Porsche’s listing is a bold move into public markets, which have been largely shut to IPOs for most of the year, with companies shying away from seeking new listings because of the European energy crisis, rising interest rates and record inflation. The sale will help Volkswagen raise funds to plow into its electrification push, while … Read more
The capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu is the biggest city to have shut since Shanghai’s bruising two-month lockdown earlier this year. The lockdown in Chengdu followed that of Shenzhen and Zhengzhou, which deployed seven-day citywide restrictions. Strict, quick action to stamp out Covid is key to China’s zero-tolerance approach to the virus, which President Xi … Read more
(Bloomberg) — Jack Norton, a history professor in Minneapolis, started shopping for an electric vehicle early last year. His requirements were simple: all-wheel drive and a price tag under $55,000. At first, Norton noticed that few EVs were being shipped to Minnesota, where car companies are contending with looser emissions mandates than in much of … Read more
The picture is one of two the company removed from its schedule next year, according to a statement Thursday. The other was an untitled live-action movie. Disney added one film, “Next Goal Wins,” from its smaller Searchlight label. Another picture, “Haunted Mansion,” was delayed until Aug. 11 from its original March 10 release date.
The effects are rippling from sellers to firms that support them, including small business lenders. Amazon merchants commonly borrow about $100,000 to buy inventory and pay for marketing campaigns during the holidays, paying the loans off with their proceeds. Seth Broman, chief revenue officer of Swiftline, which offers loans to online merchants, is turning down … Read more
The shift is largely because of surging mortgage rates, which have dented affordability and kept many would-be buyers on the sidelines, forcing sellers to accept lower prices. The average sale-to-list price ratio fell to 99.8% in the four-week period ended Aug. 28. It hasn’t been below 100% since March 2021, Redfin said.
Even as forecasts for India’s aviation sector look brighter with local traffic surging 94% in July, SpiceJet, which has slipped from No. 2 to No. 5 in the rankings, may find it difficult to make a comeback. Jet Airways India Ltd. is planning to resume flying by September and Air India Ltd. is headed for … Read more
(Bloomberg Businessweek) — The All Nippon Airways lounge at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport was once an uncrowded refuge of calm for business travelers, favored for such perks as free made-to-order noodles, a private shower, and comfy chairs with views of the tarmac and planes taxiing. But on a recent Tuesday afternoon while connecting flights at … Read more