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General Dynamics wins $1.1 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

General Dynamics wins $1.1 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

FILE PHOTO: A General Dynamics NASSCO ship yard entrance is shown in San Diego, California, U.S., June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Dynamics Corp (GD.N) has been awarded a $1.1 billion contract…

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Wall Street plunges as U.S.-China trade war intensifies

Wall Street plunges as U.S.-China trade war intensifies

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street tumbled on Friday after the U.S.-China trade war escalated in dramatic fashion, with President Donald Trump demanding that American companies seek alternatives to doing business with China after Beijing…

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Responding to Trump, UPS and FedEx say they already fight illegal drug shipments

Responding to Trump, UPS and FedEx say they already fight illegal drug shipments

(Reuters) – FedEx Corp (FDX.N) and United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) said on Friday they already work closely with law enforcement to stop illegal shipments from entering the country after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered…

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UEMOA : Hausse de 4,3% de la production industrielle en 2018

UEMOA : Hausse de 4,3% de la production industrielle en 2018

La production industrielle dans l’Union économique et monétaire ouest africaine (UEMOA) a enregistré une hausse de 4,3% au terme de l’année 2018, selon les données de la Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO).…

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Qualcomm wins a pause in enforcement of FTC ruling

Qualcomm wins a pause in enforcement of FTC ruling

(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc won a partial stay against the enforcement of a sweeping antitrust ruling in a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), according to a court filing on Friday. FILE…

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Trump presses U.S. companies to close China operations

Trump presses U.S. companies to close China operations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ordering U.S. companies to look at ways to close their operations in China and make more of their products in the United States instead,…

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TIMELINE-Key dates in the U.S.-China trade war

TIMELINE-Key dates in the U.S.-China trade war

(Adds Aug. 23 developments on Chinese tariffs) Aug 23 (Reuters) - Hopes for an early settlement of the yearlong U.S.-China trade war dimmed this week after the United States accused China of manipulating its currency,…

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Oil prices slides 3% as U.S.-China trade war escalates

Oil prices slides 3% as U.S.-China trade war escalates

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices fell nearly 3% on Friday after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, marking another escalation of a protracted trade dispute between the world’s…

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Hong Kong families form peaceful human chains ahead of airport protest

Hong Kong families form peaceful human chains ahead of airport protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of chanting Hong Kong protesters joined hands to form human chains on Friday in a peaceful protest, with almost three months of anti-government demonstrations showing no sign of let-up across…

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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Oyo, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management, Gazprombank, Sul America SA; Updates Entertainment One, Thyssenkrupp, Frontline) Aug 23 (Reuters) – The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Friday: **…

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