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Adani’s market losses top $100bn as discontinued stock sale spooks investors

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Adani Group’s market losses hit more than $100 billion and raised concerns about their potential systemic impact on Thursday, a day after its flagship company quit a $2.5 billion stock offering. The withdrawal from the Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) stock sale caps a dramatic setback for founder Gautam Adani, the …

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Honda will start producing a new hydrogen fuel cell system co-developed with GM

TOKYO, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Japan’s Honda Motor Co (7267.T) said it would start producing a new hydrogen fuel cell system jointly developed with General Motors Co (GM.N) this year and increase gradually its sales this decade, into an offer to develop its hydrogen activity. Honda will target annual sales of around 2,000 units of …

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Hindenburg bet against Indian Adani intrigues rival US short sellers

Feb 1 (Reuters) – When Hindenburg Research disclosed a short position in Adani Group last week, some U.S. investors said they were intrigued by the actual mechanics of its trading because Indian securities rules make it difficult for foreigners to bet against companies there. Hindenburg’s bet has been lucrative so far. His allegations, which the …

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Adani drops $2.5bn share sale in blow to Indian tycoon

NEW DELHI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Gautam Adani’s flagship company on Wednesday called off its $2.5 billion share sale in a dramatic reversal as the rout sparked by criticism from a U.S. short seller erased billions more of the value of the Indian tycoon’s shares. The withdrawal of the Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) stock offering marks …

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Gautam Adani loses Asia’s richest crown as stock rout worsens to $84bn

BENGALURU, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Indian tycoon Gautam Adani lost his title as Asia’s richest person on Wednesday as the rout of his conglomerate’s biggest companies worsened to $84 billion following a a report on short sellers. A Hindenburg Research report last week alleged the group’s misuse of offshore tax havens and stock manipulation, as …

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US stops granting export licenses to Chinese Huawei – sources

Jan 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has stopped approving licenses allowing U.S. companies to export most items to China’s Huawei, according to three people familiar with the matter. Huawei has faced U.S. export restrictions on items for 5G and other technologies for several years, but U.S. Commerce Department officials have granted licenses to some …

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Crucial sale of Adani shares 85% subscribed as institutions inject funds

MUMBAI, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s $2.5 billion share sale edged closer to full subscription on Tuesday as investors pumped in after a tumultuous week for his group in during which its shares were ravaged by a scathing report on short sellers. The secondary sale of shares in flagship Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) …

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China smartphone sales in 2022 plunge to lowest level in a decade

SHANGHAI, Jan 30 (Reuters) – China’s smartphone sales suffered a record slump in 2022, falling 13% to their lowest level in a decade as COVID controls and a slowing economy sapped appetite of consumers, according to data from third-party research companies. The total number of devices shipped was 286 million, down from 329 million in …

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