Finance

China’s five largest banks reported their biggest profit declines in at least a decade as they brace for further increases in bad loans in an economy weakened by the coronavirus pandemic. The five lenders — Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China and Bank of Communications —
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Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Coca-Cola (KO) – The beverage giant announced a reorganization which will see the current 17-unit business structure changed to nine business units. The realignment will result in an undetermined number of both involuntary and voluntary job cuts, with Coca-Cola planning to offer voluntary
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Patrick T. Harker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Charles Mostoller | Bloomberg | Getty Images Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker said Friday that it will take a significant amount of time before the U.S. sees unemployment figures return to their pre-coronavirus lows. Harker, a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, also
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An employee demonstrates the Wirecard AG online payment smartphone app on the company’s exhibition stand at the Noah Technology Conference in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Krisztian Bocsi | Bloomberg via Getty Images Wirecard Card Solutions, the U.K. unit of disgraced German payments company Wirecard, has announced it will sell some assets to
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Economic forecaster Lakshman Achuthan is delivering an encouraging outlook. He finds a surge in commodity prices suggests the industrial space will lead the next leg of the recovery. “[It] is really firing on all cylinders,” the Economic Cycle Research Institute co-founder told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Wednesday. He builds his bullish case in a chart
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With or without the Federal Reserve’s involvement, Peter Boockvar of the Bleakley Advisory Group sees signs inflation is making a comeback. His call comes two days before Fed Chair Jerome Powell is scheduled to deliver a key policy speech at this week’s virtual Jackson Hole event. During his comments, Powell is expected to tackle how
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The coronavirus pandemic has thrown into sharp focus the role of government in supporting the economy during periods of crises. But it has also highlighted the role big business can play. Look at Singapore. As the Asia-Pacific headquarters for many major corporations, the country has long invested in business stability even as geopolitical tensions flare globally. So when
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A firefighter rubs his head while watching the LNU Lightning Complex fires spread through the Berryessa Estates neighborhood of unincorporated Napa County, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Noah Berger | AP Photo Some of California’s largest wildfires in state history are growing larger and more destructive, with no end in sight as emergency response
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is overseeing program funding, had approved 13 states to offer the extra unemployment benefits as of around noon ET on Friday.  Those states are: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Utah. Seven others — Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Indiana, Texas and West
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Inmate firefighters prepare to put out flame on the road leading to the Reagan Presidential Library during the Easy Fire in Simi Valley, California on October 30, 2019. Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images Deadly wildfires are still ripping through California, decimating land and homes and forcing thousands of people to evacuate.  But first responders lack
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An exterior view of the Oracle Field Office at Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia, October 18, 2019. Tom Brenner | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.  Oracle — Shares of Oracle rose 2.5% on news the company is discussing a deal for TikTok’s U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand operations, sources told CNBC.
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Allianz Global Investors’ Mona Mahajan sees four “hybrid” plays designed to produced profits whether the market moves higher or lower – without taking on too much risk. “It’s important for investors looking for diversification away from both sides of this barbell of growth and value,” the firm’s U.S. investment strategist told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Monday.
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Mark Bristow, chief executive officer Barrick Gold. Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines midday Monday: Barrick Gold — Shares of the gold mining company surged more than 10% on Monday after Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway revealed a $562 million stake in the company. While the position is small for Berkshire, the conglomerate is
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