US consumer spending rebounded by the most on record in May, but the gains are not likely to be sustainable, with income dropping and expected to decline further as millions lose their unemployment checks starting next month.
The worst of the economic crisis unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic is likely over, European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde said yesterday, warning however that the new normal will look different from what was before.
As markets worldwide are gradually opening amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Qatar-Ukraine Business Forum (QUBF) is currently working on different proposals to strengthen trade and investments relations in sectors, such as energy and innovation, among others, an official said.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has appointed a longtime veteran to replace Pierre Poignant as Lazada Group chief executive officer, the latest top-level reshuffle at the Chinese e-commerce titan’s Southeast Asian operation.
Bain Capital LP agreed to buy collapsed airline Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd in one of the biggest single bets on the industry since it was shattered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Tencent Holdings Ltd is rolling out a live-streaming service similar to Amazon.com Inc’s Twitch in the US, making a rare foray into American social media.
One of Australia’s largest pension funds plans to boost investments in private debt, concerned that stocks have rallied too far too fast and traditional bonds are offering meagre returns.
Big bank stocks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co, Bank of America Corp and Wells Fargo & Co, continued Thursday’s post-market declines into Friday after the Federal Reserve said banks can’t increase dividends or resume buybacks through at least the third quarter as uncertainty over the Covid-19 pandem
Wall Street stocks fell yesterday as a rise in coronavirus cases raised the prospect of a slower US recovery, while European stock markets bounced back yesterday from recent losses, but an increase in global coronavirus infections fanned worries about a feared second wave, dealers said.