SocGen accuses Clifford Chance of negligence in £ 384m gold bullion dispute

Societe Generale has accused Clifford Chance of negligence over its work for the bank in a dispute over £ 384m-worth of gold bullion. SocGen engaged the Magic Circle law firm in 2008 to pursue Turkish jewelery maker Goldas. The bank claimed Goldas had failed to pay for 15,725 metric tonnes of gold bullion. The bank … Read more

DocuSign Stock Tumbles on Cut to Outlook

Text size DocuSign reported fiscal first-quarter earnings well below Wall Street’s estimate. Tiffany Hagler-Geard / Bloomberg DocuSign (ticker: DOCU) shares are sharply lower in late trading Thursday after the e-signature company cut its guidance for the January 2023 fiscal year. DocuSign ‘s business thrived during the pandemic, but has been slowing for the last couple … Read more

Alibaba Stock Jumps to 2-Month High. Thank Videogames.

Text size Alibaba and other Chinese tech stocks have been beaten down amid regulatory pressures. Greg Baker / AFP via Getty Images Alibaba and other Chinese tech stocks roared higher on Wednesday as a wave of videogame approvals from regulators in China boosted sentiment on the sector. China’s gaming regulator greenlit the publishing licenses for … Read more

Snowflake stock slides after earnings as company says macro issues are impacting some customer activity

Shares of Snowflake Inc. tumbled in after-hours trading Wednesday after the software company delivered a forecast for the current quarter that came in below expectations at the midpoint and acknowledged that some customers have consumed less than expected due to macroeconomic factors. The company posted a fiscal first-quarter net loss of $ 166 million, or … Read more

Good news for home buyers? Fannie Mae chief economist says the US housing market has finally turned a corner. Here’s why.

The inventory shortage, high prices and rising interest rates have finally bitten. Single-family home sales fell sharply by 16.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 591,000, according to Census Bureau data released Tuesday. That was the slowest rate of sales since April 2020 during the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, offering … Read more

Dow futures up nearly 500 points ahead of retail sales and comments from Fed’s Powell

US stock index futures surged on Tuesday, with the technology sector leading the way higher ahead of a batch of economic data, including April retail sales and comments from several Federal Reserve speakers, including Chairman Jerome Powell later in the session. Walmart’s WMT, + 0.11% earnings are also due Tuesday. How are stock-index futures trading? … Read more