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Auto stocks lead European shares lower amid US-China trade stand-off

European shares extended losses early on Monday from the biggest weekly slump this year as the US-China stand-off quelled hopes that the two largest economies will be able to resolve their trade dispute anytime soon. The STOXX 600 index fell 0.1 per cent by 0720 GMT, with Germany’s trade-sensitive DAX under pressure more than its peers. Asian shares fell and ... Read More »

Finance Chiefs Face Fresh Crisis Worries Amid Italy Turmoil

Global finance chiefs will be back in crisis-management mode this week as the Group of Seven grapples with the market shock waves from Italy’s political woes. Finance ministers and central bankers from the G-7 nations — who oversee almost half of the global economy — begin three days of meetings at the Canadian ski resort town of Whistler, British Columbia on Thursday ... Read More »

US stocks open flat amid investor caution

The broad-based S&P 500 was down less than 0.1 per cent at 2,730.36 while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index lost a hair to 7,254.87. NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks were flat in early trading Friday, threatening a five-day winning streak in a sign investors remain somewhat cautious after the volatility in equities this month. About 15 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ... Read More »

Economy on revival mode amid sprouts of green shoots in many sectors; all eyes on FY18 GDP estimates on Friday

How do you spot an economic revival? The earliest signs are visible on the highways. Are there more lorries on expressways ferrying goods across states? Latest data show truck sales grew at a robust pace in December, a sign that transport companies are buying more vehicles to rapidly move goods to meet growing consumer demand. Sample this. Homegrown auto major ... Read More »

Market Week Ahead: 10 factors to keep investors busy amid July F&O expiry

The market closed flat with a positive bias in the passing week as the rally in Reliance Industries (post solid Q1 earnings, bonus issue of 1:1 and new Jio strategy) and technology stocks (after Wipro’s buyback worth Rs 11,000 crore) offset the initial fall due to ITC that cracked 13 percent on a hike in cigarette cess. Strong progress in ... Read More »

Jamie Oliver to shut six Jamie’s Italian restaurants amid ‘tough trading’ after Brexit

Jamie Oliver has announced he is to close six of his Italian restaurants, blaming tough trading amid rising Brexit cost pressures. The celebrity chef’s company said outlets in Aberdeen, Cheltenham, Exeter, Richmond, Tunbridge Wells and Ludgate Hill, London, will close by the end of March. Simon Blagden, chief executive of Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, said: “As every restaurant owner knows, this is a tough ... Read More »

Exclusive: Supermarket watchdog faces review amid fears it is failing farmers

The remit of the supermarket ombudsman is set to be reviewed by the Government, following criticisms that it does not have the power to protect farmers from unfair trading practices. The Groceries Code Adjudicator was set up three years ago to help suppliers  squeezed on their profits and terms by powerful supermarkets. Christine Tacon is the first adjudicator, but her ... Read More »