U.S. accuses five firms in China of supporting Russia’s military

Smoke rises over the remains of a building destroyed by a military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Lysychansk, Luhansk region, Ukraine June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden’s administration added five companies in China to … Read more

Buffett’s Berkshire buys more Occidental shares, raises stake to about 16.4%

June 28 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) said on Monday it has purchased another 794,389 shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp (OXY.N), giving the conglomerate a nearly 16.4% stake in the Houston, Texas-based oil company. The purchases were made in multiple transactions and cost about $44 million, Berkshire said in a regulatory filing. … Read more

EY to pay $100 mln to settle U.S. charges of staff cheating on accountant exams

WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young will pay $100 million to settle US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charges that its auditors cheated on certified public accounting (CPA) exams and that it misled the agency’s investigators. The London-based auditor admitted to the charges and agreed to pay what the … Read more

Bankman-Fried’s FTX says no talks to acquire Robinhood

The logo of Robinhood Markets, Inc. is seen at a pop-up event on Wall Street after the company’s IPO in New York City, US, July 29, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register June 27 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX crypto exchange said it is not in talks to acquire … Read more

Stocks swing higher as China eases quarantine rules

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying graphs (top) of Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HONG KONG, June 28 (Reuters) – Asian shares swung into positive territory … Read more

Four big U.S. banks raise dividends after stress tests

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley (MS.N), Goldman Sachs (GS.N), Bank of America (BAC.N) and Wells Fargo (WFC.N) hiked their dividends on Monday after the US banks cleared their annual stress test exerciselast week. The US Federal Reserve said on Thursday the country’s largest lenders could easily weather a severe economic downturn, giving … Read more

Taiwan’s GlobalWafers to invest $5 bln in new silicon wafer plant in Texas

TAIPEI, June 28 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s GlobalWafers Co Ltd (6488.TWO) will spend $5 billion on a new plant in Texas to make silicon wafers used in semiconductors, switching to the United States after a failed European investment. The company said late Monday the new plant, manufacturing 300-millimeter silicon wafers, would start being built later this … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court again nixes Bayer challenge to weedkiller suits

WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected another Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) bid to dismiss litigation alleging that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German pharmaceutical and chemical giant tries to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages . The justices turned away a Bayer appeal and left in place … Read more

European shares hit two-week high as China eases COVID-19 curbs

The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, June 24, 2022. REUTERS/Staff Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Prosus tops STOXX 600 on Tencent stake sale plan Shanghai declares victory over COVID-19 Mining sector leads gains June 27 (Reuters) – European shares closed at … Read more

Credit Suisse found guilty in cocaine cash laundering case

Credit Suisse first major Swiss bank to face criminal trial Former banker found guilty of qualified money laundering Bank plans to appeal BELLINZONA, Switzerland, June 27 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) was convicted by Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court on Monday of failing to prevent money-laundering by a Bulgarian cocaine trafficking gang in the country’s first … Read more