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China’s factory activity expands at a slower pace in February, misses expectations: official PMI

China’s factory activity expanded in February at a slower pace than a month earlier, hitting the lowest level since last May and missing market expectations after brief COVID-19-related
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Growth in China’s services sector slows in February -official PMI

Activity in China’s services sector expanded at a slower pace in February, official data showed on Sunday. The official non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 51.

China’s factory activity expands at a slower pace in February -official PMI

China’s factory activity expanded in February at a slower pace than a month earlier, missing market expectations after brief COVID-19-related disruptions earlier in the year. The offic

Buffett upbeat on U.S. and Berkshire, buys back stock even as pandemic hits results

Warren Buffett’s enthusiasm for the future of America and his company Berkshire Hathaway Inc has not been dimmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Buffett used his annual letter to investor

Warren Buffett’s $10 billion mistake: Precision Castparts

Warren Buffett makes mistakes too. The 90-year-old billionaire on Saturday admitted he “paid too much” when his Berkshire Hathaway Inc spent $32.1 billion in 2016 to buy aircraft and

Stock gains power higher Berkshire profit, Buffett presses on with stock buybacks

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday said stock market gains fueled a record quarterly profit, while the billionaire signaled investors are undervaluing his company by re

Berkshire Hathaway profit rises, helped by stock gains

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday said quarterly operating income rose 14%, while soaring prices of stock holdings such as Apple Inc led to a higher overall profit. F

Tunisia’s main party holds huge rally as government row grows

Tunisia’s biggest political party assembled an immense crowd of supporters in the capital on Saturday in a show of strength that could fuel a dispute between the president and the prime

Nigeria seeks asset managers for $2.6 billion new infrastructure firm

Nigeria’s central bank is seeking asset managers for a new $2.6 bln infrastructure investment company set up to develop the country’s crumbling transport networks and boost economic g

RPT-ANALYSIS-Investors jumping the gun as TIPS, futures flag early Fed tightening

Some investors may be getting ahead of themselves as they price in a move by the Federal Reserve to pivot away from an ultra-easy monetary policy sooner than most expected just weeks ago.

U.S. authorizes J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine, making it third available

The U.S. government on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, enabling millions more Americans to be vaccinated in the coming weeks and setting the va

Factbox: Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine authorized in U.S.

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was granted emergency authorization in the United States. A lab worker holds a vial of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen coronavirus disease (COV

Explainer: What J&J’s authorized COVID-19 shot means for the U.S. vaccination campaign

Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine received U.S. authorization on Saturday and will start being administered to Americans within days. A vial of Johnson & Johnson's

Myanmar police crack down on protests for second day; one dead, several hurt

Myanmar police shot and killed one protester on Sunday and wounded several as they cracked down in a bid to end weeks of demonstrations against a Feb. 1 military coup, a politician and me

With gold-colored Trump statue, conservatives show fealty to former president

U.S. conservatives praised Donald Trump at an annual gathering on Friday, even unveiling a golden statue of the former president, showing he remains a Republican political force despite v

Cuomo calls for outside review after second former aide alleges sexual misconduct

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on Saturday for an outside review following a report of sexual misconduct allegations against him by a second former aide, compounding problems for o

Biden says Saudi announcement to come Monday; White House plays down new steps

President Joe Biden on Saturday said his administration would make an announcement on Saudi Arabia on Monday, following a U.S. intelligence report that found Crown Prince Mohammed bin Sal

Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador vows to fight after junta fired him

Myanmar’s United Nations envoy in New York vowed to fight on Saturday after the junta fired him for urging countries to use “any means necessary” to reverse a Feb. 1 coup that ouste

Nigerian schoolboys freed as forces search for 300 abducted girls

Gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school last week in the north-central state of Niger, while security forces continued to search for mo

Biden administration to appeal eviction moratorium ruling

The U.S. Justice Department said on Saturday it will appeal a judge’s ruling that the nationwide eviction moratorium during the COVID-19 pandemic is unlawful. The measure authorized by

Buffett upbeat on U.S. and Berkshire, buys back stock even as pandemic hits results

Warren Buffett’s enthusiasm for the future of America and his company Berkshire Hathaway Inc has not been dimmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Buffett used his annual letter to investor

Warren Buffett’s $10 billion mistake: Precision Castparts

Warren Buffett makes mistakes too. The 90-year-old billionaire on Saturday admitted he “paid too much” when his Berkshire Hathaway Inc spent $32.1 billion in 2016 to buy aircraft and

Stock gains power higher Berkshire profit, Buffett presses on with stock buybacks

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday said stock market gains fueled a record quarterly profit, while the billionaire signaled investors are undervaluing his company by re

Robinhood plans confidential IPO filing as soon as March: Bloomberg News

Online brokerage Robinhood, at the centre of this year’s retail trading frenzy, is planning to file confidentially for an initial public offering as soon as March, Bloomberg News report

AMC Entertainment approves millions in bonuses to top executives

AMC Entertainment Holdings has approved millions in bonuses to its top executives and eligible employees as a means to preserve stockholder value during the COVID-19 pandemic, the theater

Wall Street Week Ahead: Investors weigh new stock leadership as broader market wobbles

A shakeup in stocks accelerated by the past week’s surge in Treasury yields has investors weighing how far a recent leadership rotation in the U.S. equity market can run, and its implic

U.S. SEC suspends trading in 15 securities due to ‘questionable’ social media activity

The U.S. securities regulator on Friday suspended trading in the securities of 15 companies because of “questionable trading and social media activity,” the latest in a string of temp

SoftBank reaches settlement with former WeWork CEO Neumann

SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday it has reached a settlement with WeWork’s special committee and the company’s co-founder and former chief executive, Adam Neumann, putting to rest a

JPMorgan CEO of Chase consumer banking leaving to head TIAA

JPMorgan Chase & Co’s Chief Executive Officer of the Chase Consumer Banking division Thasunda Brown Duckett is leaving America’s largest bank to become the head of the retirement

Nasdaq finishes higher, tech stocks retrace some losses

The tech-heavy Nasdaq index rallied in choppy trading on Friday, even as sentiment remained fragile after the index’s worst performance in four months the day before as fears of rising

U.S. Soccer scraps anthem-kneeling policy

United States Soccer on Saturday voted to end a ban on players kneeling during the national anthem, something they have done to protest racial inequality and police brutality. More than

America’s Cup races postponed after Auckland lockdown

The first weekend of America’s Cup racing between Team New Zealand and Italy’s Luna Rossa next week has been postponed because of the latest COVID-19 lockdown in Auckland, organisers

Tanak extends Arctic lead as Ogier digs himself out of a snowbank

Hyundai’s Ott Tanak extended his Arctic Rally Finland lead to 24.1 seconds on Saturday as world champion Sebastien Ogier crashed into a snowdrift and out of contention. Estonian Tanak

Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador vows to fight after junta fired him

Myanmar’s United Nations envoy in New York vowed to fight on Saturday after the junta fired him for urging countries to use “any means necessary” to reverse a Feb. 1 coup that ouste

Nigerian schoolboys freed as forces search for 300 abducted girls

Gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school last week in the north-central state of Niger, while security forces continued to search for mo

More protests against coup planned in Myanmar after hundreds arrested

Opponents of military rule in Myanmar planned protests on Sunday a day after the security forces launched their biggest crackdown, arresting hundreds of people and shooting and wounding a

Dozens of leading Hong Kong democrats brace for national security charges to be laid

Several dozen Hong Kong democrats are due to report to local police stations across the city on Sunday, with some expecting to be charged with breaches of national security as a crackdown

New Zealand’s Auckland starts second lockdown in month

Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, woke up on Sunday morning to a second lockdown in a month as health authorities try to rein in a coronavirus cluster of the more contagious UK vari

Dominican Republic to construct fence along border with Haiti

The Dominican Republic will begin constructing a fence along its 376-kilometer (234 mi) border with Haiti later this year to curb unauthorized migration and illicit trade, President Luis

Palestinians shut West Bank schools to contain coronavirus variants

Schools in the occupied West Bank will shut down for 12 days in an effort to stop a sharp rise in coronavirus variant infections, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh said on Satu

Israeli team in Greece probing ship suspected of oil spill, ministry says

Israel has sent investigators to Greece to inspect a ship suspected of causing an oil spill that has covered much of Israel’s shoreline with tar, the Environment Protection Ministry sai

Cuba approves animal welfare law after civil society pressure

Cuba has approved a long called-for decree on animal welfare in what some rights activists are hailing as an unusual triumph of civil society in the Communist-run country where animal sac

Ten arrested in Barcelona as protests over jailed rapper turn violent

Ten people were arrested in Barcelona on Saturday for assaulting police officers in fresh unrest over the jailing of a rapper for glorifying terrorism and insulting royalty in his songs.

Lady Gaga’s two abducted bulldogs returned unharmed to police

Lady Gaga’s two stolen bulldogs, snatched in a violent abduction that left the pets’ caretaker shot in the chest this week in Hollywood, were turned over to police on Friday and have

Lady Gaga’s two abducted bulldogs returned safe: Los Angeles police

Lady Gaga’s two stolen bulldogs, abducted at gunpoint in Hollywood earlier this week, were turned over to a Los Angeles police station on Friday and have been “reunited” with the po
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