Flavour Maker Givaudan Beats Earnings Forecasts in a Tough Year

Swiss fragrance and flavour maker Givaudan on Wednesday reported better-than-expected earnings for a year characterized by high input costs and supply chain disruptions. The group, which so far has successfully passed steep input cost increases on to customers, however saw a slowdown in sales during the latter half of 2022, particularly in its flavours business in North America. Its annual profit rose 4.2% to 856 million Swiss francs ($927.5 million), compared with analysts’ average forecast…

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Dow Futures Trade Steady, After Nasdaq Posts 3-Session Win Streak

U.S. stock futures were trading in a tight range during Tuesday’s evening session, after major benchmark averages finished higher as investors continue their rotation toward tech stocks ahead of key CPI data and major bank earnings later this week. By 18:30 ET (23:30 GMT) Dow Jones Futures, S&P 500 Futures, and Nasdaq 100 Futures were each trading in a range of 0.1%. In extended deals, Ichor Holdings (NASDAQ:ICHR) shed 16% after the company forecast Q4…

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Oil Prices Dip as industry Data Shows Massive Build in U.S. Inventories

Oil prices fell on Wednesday after industry data pointed to a large weekly build in U.S. crude stockpiles, although losses were limited by the prospect of strong demand this year and as the dollar softened on expectations of slower interest rate hikes. Data from the American Petroleum Institute showed that U.S. crude stockpiles surged by more than four times in the first week of 2023 from the prior week. There also appeared to be a…

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Chinese Yuan hits 4-Mth High on Reopening cheer, U.S. Payrolls Awaited

The Chinese yuan jumped to a four-month high on Friday as markets bet on a strong economic boost from China reopening its borders this month, while broader Asian currencies were flat as focus turned to key U.S. payrolls data for more cues on the economy. The yuan was among the best performers for the day, rising 0.4% to 6.8533- its strongest level against the dollar since late-August. The offshore yuan also added 0.5%. Markets are…

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Dow Futures Tick Higher, Fed Minutes In Focus

U.S. stock futures were trading higher during Monday’s evening deals, with market participants looking ahead to a busy week of economic data and the release of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest meeting minutes. By 6:356pm ET (11:35pm GMT) Dow Jones Futures and S&P 500 Futures were up 0.3% while Nasdaq 100 Futures added 0.2%. Ahead in Tuesday’s session, investors will be looking towards the S&P Global (NYSE:SPGI) Manufacturing PMI and construction spending, JOLTS data as…

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Japan to Make Raising Wages a Top Priority, Says Senior Govt official

Japan’s government will make raising wages a top priority in its economic policy next year, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seiji Kihara said on Wednesday. “The biggest challenge for Japan’s economy is a lack of wage growth. Unless wages rise, consumption won’t pick up and companies won’t increase investment,” Kihara said, speaking during a television programme. While companies are responsible for deciding how much they hike pay, the government can help achieve higher wages through tax…

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Walgreens Cuts Stake in AmerisourceBergen Through $q1 Billion Share Sale

Walgreens Boots Alliance has sold some AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC) Corp’s shares for proceeds of $1 billion, the U.S. drugstore chain said on Thursday, further cutting its ownership in the drug distributor, by 3% to about 17%. Walgreens, which will remain AmerisourceBergen’ largest shareholder, said it would use the proceeds to pay down debt and to fund strategic priorities, including Walgreens-backed VillageMD’s $9 billion acquisition of urgent care provider Summit Health. Walgreens had earlier committed $3.5 billion,…

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France’s Macron Discussed Twitter Content Rules in Meeting With Musk

Emmanuel Macron said he had a “clear and honest” discussion with Twitter owner Elon Musk about the social media platform’s content moderation policies, just a day after the French president had flagged his concerns on the issue. “Transparent user policies, significant reinforcement of content moderation and protection of freedom of speech: efforts have to be made by Twitter to comply with European regulations,” Macron said in a tweet after his meeting with Musk on Friday…

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Dow Futures Dip Following Mixed Session, Nonfarm Payrolls in Focus

U.S. stock futures were trading lower during Thursday’s evening deals, following a mixed performance among major indices as market participants braced for key jobs data slated for release later in Friday’s session. By 6:25 PM ET (11:25 PM GMT) Dow Jones Futures were little changed, S&P 500 Futures eased 0.1% and Nasdaq 100 Futures dipped 0.2%. In extended deals, Samsara Inc (NYSE:IOT) popped 21.2% after reporting Q3 losses of $0.02 per share versus expected losses…

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jerome Powell to Set Stage For Slowing Fed ate Hikes Amid Hawkish Tone

Jerome Powell is scheduled to deliver a speech, nominally focused on the labor market, at an event on Wednesday hosted by the Brookings Institution in Washington. It will be one of the last from policymakers before the start of a quiet period ahead of their Dec. 13-14 gathering. Chair Jerome Powell is expected to this week cement expectations that the Federal Reserve will slow its pace of interest-rates increases next month, while reminding Americans that…

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