Fidelity fund’s big bet on Juul looms large amid controversy

BOSTON (Reuters) – Juul Labs Inc has become one the biggest bets in the portfolio of Fidelity’s $28 billion Blue Chip Growth Fund, whose exposure to the troubled e-cigarette maker has climbed to $761 million amid a regulatory backlash and departure of its top executive. FILE PHOTO: A sign marks Continue Reading

Hyundai Motor Group, Aptiv to set up $4 billion self-driving car venture

SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Group will invest $1.6 billion in a joint venture to develop self-driving vehicle technologies with Aptiv (APTV.N), the biggest overseas investment by the South Korean carmaker to catch up to rivals in the autonomous car market. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Hyundai Motor is Continue Reading

China, U.S. had ‘constructive’ trade talks in Washington: Xinhua

FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the United States had “constructive” discussions on trade in Washington, state news agency Xinhua said Continue Reading

House Democrats ask if Trump interfered in DOJ automaker antitrust probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Thursday asked the White House to turn over documents that would show if President Donald Trump interfered or directed a Justice Department antitrust probe of four automakers that struck voluntary agreements with California to reduce tailpipe emissions, according to a letter seen Continue Reading

Guggenheim’s Minerd says aggressive Fed moves can delay recession, but not avoid it

FILE PHOTO: Scott Minerd, Chairman of Guggenheim Investments and Global Chief Investment Officer, speaks during the Reuters Global Investment 2019 Outlook Summit, in New York, U.S., November 12, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – Guggenheim Partners global chief investment officer Scott Minerd warned on Tuesday the firm’s recession Continue Reading

Oil soars after Saudi facility attacks, weak China data hits shares

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Oil surged to four-month highs on Monday after weekend attacks on crude facilities in Saudi Arabia sparked supply fears, while shares in Asia extended losses as bleak economic data from China sapped investors’ risk appetite. FILE PHOTO – Passersby are reflected on a stock quotation board outside Continue Reading

Investing green is all the rage, but benchmarks still hazy

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Global money managers and companies are rushing to meet a deadline to report on their carbon footprint, but the lack of a standard metric raises concerns their efforts could just be a box-ticking exercise in the transition from brown to green. FILE PHOTO: Power-generating windmill turbines are Continue Reading