Chinese education stocks rise after business crackdown

A year and a half after Beijing’s crackdown on the after-school tutoring business, the U.S. depository receipts of Chinese education companies have recovered some of their heavy losses, thanks to a business revamp that includes selling king prawns and vegetables online. The partial recovery came as companies found new sources of revenue — such as … Read more

Air Liquide has signed a record 52 new spot gas production contracts for its Industrial Trader business line in 2022.

Regulatory News: Air Liquide (Paris: AI) signed 52 new long-term spot contracts for its Industrial Merchant business line in 2022, following a record number of 48 new contracts in 2021 and continuous progress for more than five years. On-site generation solutions are a competitive and environmentally friendly solution for customers who need a local and … Read more

Air Liquide has signed a record 52 new spot gas production contracts for its Industrial Trader business line in 2022.

Regulatory News: Air Liquide (Paris: AI) signed 52 new long-term spot contracts for its Industrial Merchant business line in 2022, following a record number of 48 new contracts in 2021 and continuous progress for more than five years. On-site generation solutions are a competitive and environmentally friendly solution for customers who need a local and … Read more

Stock futures dipped as investors analyzed earnings in anticipation of data on business activity

U.S. stock futures were lower on Tuesday after a number of major companies reported earnings and ahead of widely watched surveys of business activity. Futures tied to the S&P 500 fell 0.3 percent, indicating the broad market index was largely holding on to recent gains. It gained 1.2% the previous day to close at its … Read more

US House says businesses ‘fed up’ with Washington, calls for action on permits, immigration, trade

The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce criticized the federal government on Thursday for what she described as its polarization, overreach and failure to act strategically, as she also called for action in areas such as enabling reforms, immigration and trade. “Business demands better from our government because when it comes to Washington, the … Read more

Opinion: How big tech’s entry into healthcare can make you money

CES 2023 marked a “Back to Normal” for the annual tech event. With more than 100,000 back in Las Vegas, it felt like the CES of yesteryear, but for healthcare and digital health technology, everything was new. With several megatrends taking the spotlight at this year’s show, including automotive, devices and the metaverse, healthcare-focused tech … Read more

Merger in shared apartment business creates industry leader

One of the largest co-living companies in the US is merging with a European partner to create one of the world’s largest providers of shared apartments for young professionals. New York-based Common manages more than 4,000 apartments in the US, while Berlin-based Habyt manages about 7,000 apartments in Europe and Asia. The combined company will … Read more

Huawei has reached a technology licensing agreement with Nokia despite US restrictions

HONG KONG—Huawei Technologies Co. and Nokia corp. ENOUGH 0.65% reached an agreement to continue to license each other’s smartphones and network technology, reflecting the challenges of separating the Chinese company’s technology from global networks despite years of US sanctions. The patent licensing agreement announced Friday between the two companies extends a five-year technology-sharing agreement that … Read more

Financial advisors share their business growth expectations for 2023

The year ahead could be challenging for the financial adviser business if markets turn out to be as weak as some expect. After all, firms’ earnings are usually tied to asset levels, and flat or declining assets translate into lower fees. But there are still opportunities for growth for experienced firms, including acquiring other competitors, … Read more

Americans are lonelier than ever — and it’s bad for your health

“Happy Thanksgiving. “Merry Christmas. “Happy New Year. We are forced to think that the holidays that are soon to begin are meant to be joyous times with family and friends. TV shows, commercials, holiday music and everything in between. But that’s not necessarily true in a country where more people are alone than ever before. … Read more