Hong Kong’s stock market hit hard by the market rout

Hong Kong’s stock market hit hard by the market rout

Hong Kong’s stock market has underperformed this year – but its exchange operator has made it even worse. The shares in Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. is down 43% since the start of the year, even after a rally so far in November. That’s a bigger drop than Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng index, … Read more

China producer prices turn negative in warning sign for global economy

China producer prices turn negative in warning sign for global economy

SINGAPORE – Prices charged by Chinese companies at the factory gate registered their first annual decline in nearly two years, another depressing signal for the global economy, as bulging inventories and cautious consumers in the West hit overseas demand for Chinese-made goods. Chinese producer prices fell 1.3% in October from a year earlier, the National … Read more

Plodding Chinese EV shares signal speed bump ahead

Plodding Chinese EV shares signal speed bump ahead

China’s electric vehicle market is booming. But it might not be obvious from a casual glance at how the country’s EV stocks are doing. Sales of new energy vehicles, including plug-in hybrids, in China more than doubled from a year earlier in the first nine months of 2022. More than one in four cars sold … Read more

Disney’s earnings are hurt by costs at Disney+

Disney’s earnings are hurt by costs at Disney+

The Walt Disney Co. said it plans to cut marketing and content budgets after the company reported weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday, the result of larger losses in its streaming business that offset strong performance in its theme parks. “We are actively evaluating our cost base at the moment,” Christine McCarthy, Disney’s chief financial officer, … Read more

Elon Musk sells nearly $4 billion of Tesla stock after Twitter acquisition

Elon Musk sells nearly $4 billion of Tesla stock after Twitter acquisition

Elon Musk sold nearly $4 billion in Tesla Inc. TSLA -2.93% stock after buying Twitter Inc. for 44 billion Mr. Musk sold 19.5 million shares in Tesla 4.-8. Nov., according to regulatory disclosures released Tuesday. Tesla’s CEO, who has become the world’s richest person thanks in large part to his stake in the car company, … Read more

Lucid to raise up to $1.5 billion in stock sale

Lucid to raise up to $1.5 billion in stock sale

LOS ANGELES—Lucid Group Inc. said it may raise up to $1.5 billion through the sale of stock to fund future operations as the electric car maker ramps up factory spending to push out more cars. The EV startup disclosed the fundraising plans in regulatory filings after it said third-quarter losses widened from the same period … Read more

Disney shows the limits of streaming

Disney shows the limits of streaming

The streaming form may be wearing thin in the Magic Kingdom. Disney DIS -0.53% said Tuesday afternoon that it added 12.1 million net new subscribers to its flagship Disney+ streaming service during its fiscal fourth quarter. That was 36% more than analysts had expected, and this time Disney didn’t rely entirely on growth from regions … Read more

Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass is stepping down to join Levi Strauss

Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass is stepping down to join Levi Strauss

Kohl’s corp. KSS 10.88% CEO Michelle Gass is leaving the department store chain early next month to join Levi Strauss LEVI -2.05% & Co. with plans to have her take over as the jeans maker’s CEO. At Kohl’s, Ms. Gass has been under attack from activist investors because of falling sales and a steep decline … Read more

Lyft keeps pumping the wrong gas

Lyft keeps pumping the wrong gas

As the great ride-share recovery seems all but exhausted, Lyft LYFT 2.91% insisting that it has only just begun. On Monday, the ride-hailer reported the slowest revenue growth in more than a year, while adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization fell slightly year over year in the third quarter. After rising 12% on … Read more

Lyft shares slide after disappointing revenue and ridership numbers

Lyft shares slide after disappointing revenue and ridership numbers

Lyft Inc.’s LIFT 2.91% the stock fell in off-hours trading after it said its revenue growth slowed and the number of people using its service remained below pre-pandemic levels, rising at a slower-than-expected pace. The company reported revenue of $1.05 billion for the three months to September. That’s 22% over a year earlier, the slowest … Read more