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UBS posts an increase in net profit of 40 per cent in the first quarter as wealth shows resilience
2020-04-28
UBS, the world's largest wealth manager, reported a 40 percent increase in profit on Tuesday January-March, bolstered by ultra-rich customers reshuffling portfolios to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, and as a revamp helped its core business to reach its best quarter since 2008.
Tesla's Musk approaches $750 million pay-day options ahead of results
2020-04-28
Elon Musk, Chief Executive of Tesla Inc, is on the cusp of a payday of about $750 million as the stock of the electric carmaker recovers from a slump caused by the coronavirus that led the company to close its factories and furlough workers.
BP raises debt, keeps dividends as coronavirus profits hammer
2020-04-28
BP's first-quarter profit tumbled by two-thirds and its debt climbed to its peak in at least five years as the coronavirus crisis hammered demand for oil, but the energy major maintained its dividend despite warning of exceptional uncertainty.
Norwegian Air slightly amends conversion plan terms after negotiations with bondholders
2020-04-28
Norwegian Air, the budget carrier struggling to survive, made some changes to the terms of its debt-to-equity conversion plan in response to bondholders' demands, it said on Tuesday.
The U.S. economy is facing historic shock, with an unemployment rate of 16 percent, Trump advisor says.
2020-04-27
The U.S. economy's shuttering due to the coronavirus pandemic is a shock of historic proportions that will likely push the national unemployment rate to 16 percent or higher this month and require more stimulus to ensure a strong rebound, a Sunday White House economic adviser said.