European markets open to close, data, earnings, Davos

LONDON — European stocks are expected to open lower Tuesday as U.S. markets struggle to maintain a comeback rally. The U.K.’s FTSE index is seen opening 35 points lower at 7,468, Germany’s DAX 47 points lower at 14,099, France’s CAC 40 down 28 points at 6,310 and Italy’s FTSE MIB 168 points lower at 23,945, according … Read more

Goldman Sachs expects more China real estate defaults, switches to bear case

Real estate and related industries account for more than a quarter of China’s economy, according to Moody’s estimates. CFOTO | Future Publishing | Getty Images BEIJING — Chinese real estate defaults have increased so much that Goldman Sachs analysts have shifted to their worst-case scenario for the riskiest part of the market. Twenty-two China high-yield … Read more

Broadcom in Talks to Pay About $60 Billion for VMware

Broadcom is in talks to pay around $60 billion for VMware people familiar with the matter said, in what would be one of the biggest takeover deals of the year. The two technology companies are aiming to announce a cash-and-stock deal worth about $140 a share on Thursday, assuming the talks don’t fall apart, the … Read more

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JPMorgan sees a rebound ahead

As Covid-19 cases decline in major Chinese cities and consumption in the country is expected to rebound in the weeks ahead, JPMorgan names four e-commerce stocks set to benefit as growth returns to a more normalized level. “We believe we will see a rebound in consumption in late 2Q22 or 3Q22, when the total ecommerce … Read more

U.S.-China tariffs, oil and currencies

SINGAPORE — Markets in Asia-Pacific were subdued in early trade on Tuesday, as investors weighed a possible thawing of U.S.-China trade relations as U.S. President Joe Biden floated the idea of tariff cuts on Chinese goods. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 was down 0.4% in early trading, while the Topix was lower by 0.2%. South … Read more

EV battery stocks to buy as competition heats up, Bernstein says

Automakers are increasingly piling into EV battery production, but Bernstein thinks these pure-play battery stocks will continue to dominate. “Vertical integration by auto OEMs’ [original equipment manufacturer] upstream into battery production is a risk to pure play battery makers and under increased discussion given some of the investments being made by industry players,” Bernstein’s analysts, … Read more