Fashion Retailer H&M’s Profit Tumbles As Costs Bite

Sweden’s H&M reported on Friday a much larger than expected drop in September-November profit, hit by weak consumer confidence and soaring costs that it did not fully pass on to price tags, sending its shares down 7% in early trade. Operating profit in the period, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer’s fiscal fourth quarter, was 821 […]

Oil prices rise on supply woes.

Oil prices rose in early Asian trade on Wednesday, paring losses from the previous session, as concern over tight supplies following reports of lower inventories in the United States offset fears of lower demand from top oil importer China. Brent crude futures rose 73 cents, or 0.8%, to $90.76 a barrel by 0100 GMT. U.S. […]

Oil prices extend decline on recession fears, China COVID curbs

Oil prices fell for a third straight session on Wednesday as investors fretted about a hit to fuel demand from growing risks of a global recession and tightening COVID-19 curbs in China Brent crude futures fell 51 cents, or 0.5%, to $93.78 a barrel by 0033 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was at $88.66 […]

Govt hikes DA by 4% under 7th Pay Commission; details here

The Union Cabinet has hiked theĀ  Dearness Allowance (DA) of central government employees and pensioners by 4 percent under the 7th Pay Commission, The hike takes DA to 38 percent from the current 34 percent of basic pay/pension. The Finance Ministry said that the central government employees and pensioners will become entitled to a higher […]

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