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TOP NEWS SUMMARY: UK inflation rate surges above 10% in July
(Alliance News) - The following is a summary of top news stories Wednesday. ---------- COMPANIES ---------- Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing reported a drop in interim profit as global financial markets struggled with high volatility and weak market sentiment. In the six months ended June 30, the stock exchange operator reported a pretax profit of HKD5.65 billion, around USD720.0 million, down 29% against HKD7.91 billion achieved the previous year. The company pointed out, however, that this figure was set against a record half the previous year. Revenue totalled HKD8.79 billion, down 13% from HKD10.50 billion the previous year. Core business revenue fell 11% year-on-year, reflecting lower trading and clearing fees, the company explained. "Our result for the first half of 2022 reflect the resiliency and robustness of our business, set against a fragile global macro economic backdrop, ongoing geopolitical tensions, market volatility and the continued impact of the pandemic," said Chief Executive Nicolas Aguzin. ---------- Uniper reported it swung to an interim loss as a result of gas curtailment losses, leading the company to have a negative outlook for the year as a whole. In the first half of 2022, the German energy firm swung to an adjusted earnings before interest and tax loss of EUR564 million from a profit of EUR580 million the previous year. Its IFRS net loss was more than EUR12.42 billion, widened year-on-year from EUR20 million. This was largely driven by its gas business which was adversely affected by reduced gas deliveries from Russia. The company explained that it has been "forced" to buy gas on spot market at high prices in order to fulfil its customer contracts, further widening its loss. In addition, the company noted significant impairments totalling EUR2.7 billion from its Nord Stream 2 loan. As a result of these challenges, Uniper's net debt rose sharply to EUR2.06 billion from just EUR324 million the previous year. ---------- CSL reported a slight fall in full-year profit on higher research and development expenses but maintained its total payout. The Melbourne, Australia-based biotechnology firm reported a pretax profit of USD2.78 billion for the year to June 30, a 6.2% decrease from USD2.96 billion the year before. Total expenses jumped 3.4% to USD2.80 billion from USD2.71 billion in the financial year. This can be put down to higher research and development expenses, as the company has grown its investment in this area over the year to ensure "innovation for a sustainable business." Further, its cost of sales stood at USD4.83 billion, up 8.1% from USD4.47 billion. More positively, total revenue rose 1.6% to USD10.14 billion from USD9.98 billion, as CSL recorded growth in the majority of its product sales categories, particularly in Haemophilia and Seqirus product sales. ---------- Ladbrokes and Coral owner Entain has been levelled a hefty fine for its failures in social responsibility and anti-money laundering, according to a UK regulator. The UK Gambling Commission said the FTSE 100-listed firm will pay GBP17 million, for failures at its online business and land-based businesses. "Our investigation revealed serious failures that have resulted in the largest enforcement outcome to date," said Andrew Rhodes, chief executive of the Gambling Commission. Entain will pay GBP14 million related to its online business, LC International, which hosts 13 sites including ladbrokes.com, coral.co.uk, and foxybingo.com. The remaining GBP3 million relates to its Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming operation, which covers 2,746 gambling premises across the UK. Responding to the announcement, Entain confirmed it has "entered into the regulatory settlement with the commission in order to bring the matter to a close and avoid further costly and protracted legal proceedings". ---------- Persimmon said strong house prices are offsetting cost inflation, though its half-year earnings declined. The FTSE 100-listed company said revenue in the half-year to June 30 fell 8.3% to GBP1.69 billion from GBP1.84 billion a year ago. Completions during the half amounted to 6,652 new homes, down from 7,406 a year earlier, as expected. "Legal completions, as anticipated, were lower than the prior year and reflect delays in achieving planning consents on our new outlet openings," it said. Pretax profit declined 8.4% to GBP439.7 million from GBP480.1 million. Despite the fall in profit, the York-based housebuilder remained optimistic: "While near term uncertainties continue the longer-term fundamentals remain strong," it said. It continues to target around 10% growth in active outlets by the end of 2022. ---------- Sanofi said it was discontinuing the clinical development of amcenestrant, an estrogen receptor degrader being investigated for the treatment of breast cancer. The Paris-based pharmaceutical company said the decision was based on the outcome of a phase three trial evaluating amcenestrant in combination with palbociclib. The trial found that the combination did not meet pre-specified boundaries for continuation when compared with the control and no new safety signals were found. As a result, the company stopped the trial and have decided to discontinue all other studies of amcenestrant. "While we are disappointed by this outcome, our research will further the scientific understanding of endocrine therapies in people with breast cancer," said John Reed, global head of research & development at Sanofi. ---------- GSK said the first scheduled trial over Zantac has been voluntarily dismissed. GSK, among others, has come under pressure recently over Zantac litigation concerns. Zantac was withdrawn after the US Food & Drug Administration in 2019 warned that the product contained levels of NDMA, a probable human carcinogen - a substance which has been linked to cancer. GSK consumer healthcare spin-off Haleon is implicated, as is French firm Sanofi and US firm Pfizer. The pharma firm noted it did not pay anything in exchange for the voluntary dismissal. "GSK welcomes this outcome and believes the dismissal of Joseph Bayer's case is the correct result. The overwhelming weight of the scientific evidence supports the conclusion that there is no increased cancer risk associated with the use of ranitidine. GSK will continue to vigorously defend itself against all claims alleging otherwise," it added. ---------- MARKETS ---------- European markets were trading firmly in the red in late morning trade, following news that inflation in the UK accelerated faster-than-expected to top 10%. The pound was little moved by the data, however, amid worries over the Bank of England hiking interest rates into a slowing economy. "Real incomes are still falling at a rapid rate but the central bank will have little choice but to persevere regardless and the economy will suffer the consequences," said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda. Wall Street was pointed to a lower start after a mixed performance on Tuesday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq lagging but sentiment otherwise getting a boost from retailers Walmart and Home Depot. ---------- CAC 40: down 0.3% at 6,572.44 DAX 40: down 0.5% at 13,835.39 FTSE 100: down 0.3% at 7,515.50 ---------- Hang Seng: closed up 0.5% at 19,922.45 Nikkei 225: closed up 1.2% at 29,222.77 S&P/ASX 200: closed up 0.3% at 7,127.70 ---------- DJIA: called down 0.3% S&P 500: called down 0.4% Nasdaq Composite: called down 0.5% ---------- EUR: flat at USD1.0175 (USD1.0177) GBP: unchanged at USD1.2099 USD: up at JPY134.84 (JPY134.28) GOLD: down at USD1,773.01 per ounce (USD1,774.80) OIL (Brent): down at USD92.21 a barrel (USD93.04) (currency and commodities changes since previous London equities close) ---------- ECONOMICS AND GENERAL ---------- Eurozone gross domestic product and employment was up quarter-on-quarter, according to the latest flash estimates from Eurostat. The eurozone's seasonally adjusted GDP increased by 0.6% during the second quarter of 2022 when compared with the previous quarter. The EU recorded the same increase. This underperformed previous flash estimates published at the end of July which anticipated a growth rate of 0.7% for the eurozone area, though EU growth met expectations. Against the previous year, seasonally adjusted GDP increased by 3.9% in the euro area and by 4.0% in the EU. This matched previous estimates for growth for both areas. In the first quarter of 2022, GDP had grown by 0.5% in the euro area and by 0.6% in the EU quarter-on-quarter. ---------- UK inflation accelerated at the fastest pace in 40 years in July, hitting double-digits and heaping more pressure on the Bank of England. The consumer price index surged 10.1% on an annual basis in July, topping FXStreet-cited market consensus of 9.8% and quickening from 9.4% in June. According to the Office for National Statistics, it was a fresh high for the annual inflation rate in the current series, which began in January 1997. Modelling would suggest the last time inflation was this red-hot was in 1982, 40 years ago. A year earlier, the inflation rate was just 2.0% - matching the Bank of England's target. However, there has been an acceleration in annual inflation every month since last October. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.6% in July, slowing from growth of 0.8% in June. Still, this had been expected by analysts to slow further, to 0.4%. ---------- UK house price growth slowed considerably in June, figures on Wednesday showed, lapping a tough comparative which was turbocharged by a rush to seal deals ahead of the end of the stamp duty holiday. According to the Office for National Statistics, UK house prices rose 7.8% year-on-year in June, slowing from May's 13% jump. Growth fell short of FXStreet cited consensus of another 13% rise. On a monthly basis, however, prices rose 1.0% in June from May, taking the average price to GBP286,000. "Despite UK house prices increasing between May and June 2022, annual house price inflation has slowed due to the rises in prices seen in June 2021, which were the result of tax break changes," the ONS explained. ---------- Amid an economic slowdown, China must adopt special measures in order to offset "shocks beyond expectation" in the second quarter, according to Premier Li Keqiang. "Now is the most critical juncture for economic rebound," he told provincial leaders at a meeting in Shenzhen, according to official statements on Wednesday. Officials must "coordinate Covid-19 response with economic and social development to ensure effective Covid containment, economic stability and development security," he said, referring to the lockdowns imposed under China's strict zero Covid policy which have dampened growth. Li called on the six strongest provinces, which together make up 45% of economic output, to "proactively" drive growth. "They should effectively implement the policy package for stabilizing the economy and unlock their own policy potential," he said. ---------- Factories in China's south west have shut down and a city imposed rolling blackouts after reservoirs to generate hydropower ran low in a worsening drought. Companies in Sichuan province, including makers of solar panels and cement, closed or reduced production after they were ordered to ration power for up to five days, according to news reports Wednesday. That came after reservoir levels fell and power demand for air conditioning surged in scorching temperatures. "Leave power for the people," said an order from the provincial government dated on Tuesday. In Sichuan, which has 94 million people, water levels at hydropower reservoirs are down by as much as half this month, according to the Sichuan Provincial Department of Economics and Information Technology. The power company in Dazhou, a city in Sichuan with 3.4 million people, imposed two-and-a-half hour power cuts this week and expanded that on Wednesday to three hours, according to the Shanghai news outlet The Paper. ---------- North Korea fired two cruise missiles Wednesday, Seoul's defence ministry said, ending a month-long lull in Pyongyang's record-breaking spate of weapons tests this year. "Early this morning, we detected that North Korea fired two cruise missiles into the West Sea from Onchon, South Pyongan province," a ministry official told AFP. "The US and South Korean military authorities are analysing detailed specifications such as flight distance." North Korea has not tested a cruise missile - which are not banned under United Nations sanctions on the country - since January, the Yonhap News Agency reported. The last time Pyongyang conducted a weapons test was July 10, when they fired what appeared to be multiple rocket launchers. ---------- Republican rebel Liz Cheney lost her seat in US Congress Tuesday to an election conspiracy theorist, but vowed to fight on and do "whatever it takes" to ensure that former president Donald Trump is never returned to power. Once considered Republican royalty, the lawmaker from Wyoming has become a pariah in the party over her membership on the congressional panel investigating the January 6 assault on the US Capitol - and Trump's role in fanning the flames. "I have said since January 6 that I will do whatever it takes to ensure Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the Oval Office, and I mean it," the Wyoming congresswoman said in a concession speech after losing her bid at reelection. Defeat for the 56-year-old daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney in the Wyoming Republican primary marks the end of the family's four-decade political association with one of America's most conservative states. ---------- US President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law a big climate change and health care spending bill, giving Democrats another boost ahead of midterm elections in which Republicans are suddenly less certain of their predicted crushing victory. The law, dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act, was touted by the White House as the biggest commitment to mitigating climate change in US history, as well as targeting long sought changes in the way medicines are priced and adding fairness to the tax system, with a minimum 15% tax for corporations. "A nation can be transformed. That's what's happening now," Biden said in a White House speech likely to form the basis of his campaign ahead of the November polls, which are expected to result in Democrats losing their narrow control of Congress. "It's about tomorrow. It's about delivering progress and prosperity to American families. It's about showing America and the American people that democracy still works in America," Biden said. ---------- UK Conservative MP Liz Truss, the favourite to become prime minister next month, suggested Britons lacked "skill and application" and needed to work harder, in a leaked audio recording released Tuesday. In the two-minute audio clip, which dates from her time as a senior minister in the finance ministry between 2017 and 2019, Truss said workers' "mindset and attitude" were partly to blame for the UK's relatively poor productivity. "It's working culture basically," she said in the recording, obtained by the Guardian newspaper, adding British workers needed "more graft". The embarrassing leak comes as Truss emphatically leads rival Rishi Sunak in numerous polls in the race to become prime minister when Boris Johnson stands down early next month. ---------- Thames Water, which supplies 15 million people, will put a hosepipe ban in place next week. Despite two days of rain and thunderstorms, the company said water levels in its reservoirs were "much lower than usual" and the ban will come into effect on August 24. It joins Welsh Water, Southern Water and South East Water in implementing bans, with South West Water and Yorkshire Water following suit on August 23 and 26 respectively - meaning more than 29.4 million customers across the UK will be prohibited from using hosepipes by the end of next week. The announcement comes after a drought was officially declared across most of England following the driest July for 50 years and the driest first half of the year since 1976. Parts of the UK have faced two days of heavy downpours and flooding, and the Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for Wednesday and forecasts 20-30mm of rain is possible within an hour. ---------- By Lucy Heming; [email protected] Copyright 2022 Alliance News Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Emissione News: 2022-08-17 11:59:07
 

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Negli Stati Uniti calano di nuovo le richieste di mutui
(Alliance News) - Le richieste di mutui negli Stati Uniti sono scese del 2,3% nella settimana conclusasi il 12 agosto, trascinate da un calo del 5,4% nell'indice dei rifinanziamenti e dello 0,8% in quello degli acquisti. Lo hanno mostrato i dati di mercoledì della Mortgage Bankers Association of America. Nel frattempo, il tasso medio di un mutuo a tasso fisso a 30 anni è sceso di 2 bps al 5,5%. Rispetto all'anno precedente, i rifinanziamenti sono diminuiti dell'82% e le richieste di acquisto di una casa del 18%. Di Claudia Cavaliere; [email protected] Copyright 2022 Alliance News IS Italian Service Limited. Tutti i diritti riservati.

Emissione News: 2022-08-17 13:20:52
 

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UK, inflazione prezzi alla produzione ai massimi in 42 anni a luglio
(Alliance News) - I prezzi di fabbrica dei beni prodotti nel Regno Unito sono aumentati del 17% su base annua a luglio, accelerando dall'aumento del 16% di giugno e superando le aspettative del mercato del 16%, indicando l'inflazione alla produzione più alta dal giugno del 1980, come erso noto dall'ONS mercoledì. La pressione al rialzo è arrivata da nove gruppi di prodotti su 10, con i prodotti alimentari che hanno fornito il maggior contributo al rialzo per il 4,5% e hanno registrato una crescita annua dei prezzi del 14%, la più alta dal gennaio del 1997, sostenuta principalmente dalle carni conservate e dai prodotti a base di carne per il mercato interno. Il secondo maggior contributo alla variazione del tasso è venuto da metalli e macchinari e attrezzature, del 3,3%, mentre i prodotti petroliferi hanno contribuito per il 2,0% e con una crescita annua dei prezzi del 103%. Nonostante forniscano un contributo al ribasso al tasso annuo, tabacco e prodotti alcolici sono aumentati del 4,0%. I prezzi alla produzione core nel Regno Unito sono aumentati del 14,6% su base annua a luglio 2022, rallentando dall'aumento del 14,9% del mese precedente, che era una cifra record. Su base mensile, i prezzi alla produzione core sono aumentati dell'1,0% a luglio dopo l'aumento dello 0,7% di giugno. Il tasso principale dei prezzi di input nel Regno Unito è aumentato del 23% rispetto all'anno precedente a luglio dopo l'aumento marginalmente del 24% del mese precedente, una cifra record e che si confronta con le aspettative del mercato del 24%. Su base mensile, i prezzi degli input sono cresciuti dello 0,1% a luglio, in forte rallentamento rispetto all'aumento dell'1,8% di giugno. Di Giuseppe Fabio Ciccomascolo; [email protected] Copyright 2022 Alliance News IS Italian Service Limited. Tutti i diritti riservati.

Emissione News: 2022-08-17 13:39:53
 

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Un tempo notizie del genere sarebbero state salutate con entusiasmo. Spingono infatti le esportazioni, migliorando la competitività delle imprese italiane nel mondo e il nostro turismo. Due fattori fondamentali per la crescita realizzata nel 1 semestre (e che continuerà anche nel 3 trimestre). Però siamo in campagna elettorale e tutto fa brodo, compreso l'andamento del debito in rapporto al Pil (in calo come mai negli ultimi 25 anni). Basta, infatti, prendere l'aumento nominale - in crescita da sempre - e si fa un poco di propaganda
 

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