China’s central bank PBOC warns against yuan speculation

The Chinese yuan weakened past the closely-watched 7.2 level against the greenback this week. Getty Images BEIJING — The People’s Bank of China has warned against betting on the yuan, after its rapid decline against the U.S. dollar this week. “Do not bet on a one-sided appreciation or deprecation of the renminbi exchange rate,” the … Read more

A sheep game is going viral in China despite tight gaming regulation

A young Beijing company’s game called “Sheep a Sheep” went viral in China in September 2022. Evelyn Cheng | CNBC BEIJING — A new game that’s gone viral in China hit people’s screens with surprising speed at a time when gaming giants such as NetEase have waited months for approval to launch games. That’s because … Read more

Keurig Dr Pepper, CSX, Li Auto and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Keurig Dr Pepper — The consumer stock fell 1.5% premarket after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to neutral from a buy rating. The Wall Street firm said it sees increased risk to Keurig’s margins as commodity inflation, especially related to coffee, remains elevated. related investing news … Read more

China’s new electric cars cost more to insure than fuel-powered cars

In China, new energy vehicles typically receive green license plates – which is often easier for residents to apply for versus the blue license plate of a traditional fuel-powered car. Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — While Chinese companies churn out new electric cars, local insurance firms think they’re more expensive … Read more

PG&E, Lyft, Las Vegas Sands, more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Planet Fitness — Shares of the gym franchise jumped nearly 3% in premarket trading after Raymond James upgraded the stock to strong buy from market perform. The Wall Street firm said the company has a resilient and recession-resistant business with no interest rate risk and very … Read more

Singapore’s Temasek leads investment in Chinese start-up Well-Link

In just three years, Beijing-based Well-Link Technologies has built a business on real-time cloud rendering, including helping miHoYo launch the cloud version of the hit game Genshin Impact. Ina Fassbender | Afp | Getty Images BEIJING — Singapore state investment firm Temasek is leading a $40 million funding round in a Chinese startup despite a … Read more

FedEx, Boeing, Domino’s and more

Visitors walk past a Boeing board during the Farnborough Airshow, in Farnborough, on July 18, 2022. Justin Tallis | AFP | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Boeing — The aerospace company was down 6% after it reached a $200 million settlement on charges of misleading investors following two of … Read more

FedEx, Costco, Boeing and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: FedEx (FDX) – FedEx remains on watch this morning after announcing a 6.9% increase in shipping rates and plans to cut another $4 billion in annual costs. FedEx fell 3.2% in the premarket. Costco (COST) – Costco lost 3.3% in the premarket despite reporting better-than-expected profit … Read more

European businesses are rethinking their plans for a ‘closed’ China

Foreign direct investment from Germany to China grew by about 30% in the first eight months of the year from a year ago, China’s Ministry of Commerce said Monday. Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — European businesses in China are revaluating their market plans after this year’s Covid controls further isolated … Read more

Ford, Change Healthcare, Cognex and more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Ford (F) – The automaker’s stock fell 4.5% in the premarket after it warned that quarterly earnings would take a hit of about $1 billion from increased supplier costs and parts shortages. Those factors contributed to a shortfall in finished vehicles ready to … Read more