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US weekly jobless claims fall to nine-month low; productivity speeds up

Weekly jobless claims fall by 3,000 to 183,000 Continuing claims decrease by 11,000 to 1.655 million Productivity accelerates at a rate of 3.0% in the fourth quarter Unit labor costs increase at a rate of 1.1% WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to a nine-month …

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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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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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Wall St rallies as Fed’s Powell nods to easing inflation after rate hike

The Federal Reserve raises rates by 25 basis points Powell says for the first time disinflation has started Indices up: Dow 0.02%, S&P 1.05%, Nasdaq 2% Feb 1 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed sharply higher on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell acknowledged that inflation was starting to subside, in remarks …

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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 seeks Tesla driver assistance documents; the company increases its investment forecast

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) disclosed on Tuesday that the U.S. Justice Department had sought documents related to its self-driving (FSD) and Autopilot assistance systems as the regulatory scrutiny intensifies. The automaker said in a filing that it “has received requests from the DOJ for documents related to Tesla’s Autopilot and FSD …

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Exclusive: Bed Bath & Beyond is preparing to file for bankruptcy this week – sources

NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY.O) is preparing to seek bankruptcy protection as early as this week and has lined up liquidators to close additional stores unless a last-minute buyer emerges, four people familiar with the issue said Monday. The timing of any bankruptcy filing was in flux Monday …

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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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