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Only a third of new CEOs admit being prepared for the job, says new survey

Only a third of new CEOs admit being prepared for the job, says new survey

Survey of 402 sitting CEOs in 11 countries reveals a majority are overwhelmed and say the job is harder than they expected ...

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Futures flat as geopolitical risks weigh; earnings eyed

Futures flat as geopolitical risks weigh; earnings eyed

By Yashaswini Swamynathan (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as rising geopolitical tensions and the approaching earnings season weighed on investors' ...

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World trade seen growing 2.4 percent in 2017, uncertainty weighs: WTO

World trade seen growing 2.4 percent in 2017, uncertainty weighs: WTO

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - World trade is on track to expand by 2.4 percent this year, though there is "deep uncertainty" about economic and policy developments, particular ...

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United Airlines faces mounting pressure over hospitalized passenger

United Airlines faces mounting pressure over hospitalized passenger

By Alana Wise (Reuters) - United Airlines <UAL.N> and its chief executive faced mounting pressure on Tuesday from a worldwide backlash over its treatment of a passenger who was dr ...

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Airbnb signs dozens more tax agreements in the U.S., France

Airbnb signs dozens more tax agreements in the U.S., France

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb has reached new deals with dozens of jurisdictions in the United States and France to collect and pay taxes, doubling down on its ...

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Western Digital says Toshiba breaching contract, wants exclusive chip talks

Western Digital says Toshiba breaching contract, wants exclusive chip talks

By Makiko Yamazaki TOKYO (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp <WDC.O> has warned Japan's Toshiba Corp <6502.T> that splitting off its chip unit prior to a planned sale of the bu ...

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Wal-Mart offers discounts for online orders picked up in store

Wal-Mart offers discounts for online orders picked up in store

By Nandita Bose CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc will offer 'pickup discounts' to U.S. shoppers on items they order online and pick up in-store, as it revamps its e-commerce offe ...

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Rebel shareholders seek dismissal of AkzoNobel chairman in PPG takeover fight

Rebel shareholders seek dismissal of AkzoNobel chairman in PPG takeover fight

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Rebel shareholders in Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel <AKZO.AS> want to oust the company chairman after Akzo refused to engage in takeover talks with U.S. rival ...

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Western Digital says Toshiba chip unit sale violates joint venture contract

Western Digital says Toshiba chip unit sale violates joint venture contract

By Makiko Yamazaki TOKYO (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp <WDC.O> has warned Japan's Toshiba Corp <6502.T> that splitting off its chip unit prior to a planned sale of the bu ...

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Cyber breaches have cost shareholders billions since 2013: report

Cyber breaches have cost shareholders billions since 2013: report

LONDON (Reuters) - Cyber security breaches erode companies' share prices permanently, with financials the worst hit, a study issued by IT consultant CGI and Oxford Economics has found. ...

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Skittish investors seek safe harbor in yen, gold, bonds

Skittish investors seek safe harbor in yen, gold, bonds

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Investors ducked for cover on Wednesday as a drumbeat of alarming geopolitical news sent the safe-haven yen and gold to five-month highs and yields on t ...

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Akzo Nobel receives request from Elliott for shareholder meeting

Akzo Nobel receives request from Elliott for shareholder meeting

(Reuters) - Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel <AKZO.AS> said on Wednesday that it had received a request from a group of shareholders led by Elliott Advisors to hold a special sharehol ...

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Exclusive: Inside edge – Trump advisor Icahn’s big bet against biofuels credits

Exclusive: Inside edge – Trump advisor Icahn’s big bet against biofuels credits

By Chris Prentice and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn's oil refining company, CVR Energy, made a massive bet in 2016 that prices for U.S. government biofuels ...

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Inside edge: Trump advisor Icahn’s big bet against biofuels credits

Inside edge: Trump advisor Icahn’s big bet against biofuels credits

By Chris Prentice and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn's oil refining company, CVR Energy, made a massive bet in 2016 that prices for U.S. government biofuels ...

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Trump’s message to bankers: Wall Street reform rules may be eliminated

Trump’s message to bankers: Wall Street reform rules may be eliminated

By Jeff Mason and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told a group of chief executives on Tuesday that his administration was revamping the Wall Street reform l ...

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