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People visit China Telecom’s booth during 2019 World 5G Convention at Beijing Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center on November 21, 2019 in Beijing, China. VCG | Getty Images BEIJING — Global investors are stepping up their bets on Asia, particularly China, regardless of the coronavirus pandemic’s shock to growth or growing geopolitical tensions.  Just this
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Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Costco (COST) – Costco reported quarterly earnings of $3.04 per share, 20 cents a share above estimates. The warehouse retailer’s revenue also beat Wall Street forecasts. Comparable-store sales rose 11.4% compared to the 7.8% consensus estimate of analysts polled by Refinitiv. Costco also
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A computer-generated image from interiors contractor Portview shows how office space may be segregated as people go back to the workplace after the coronavirus lockdowns are eased. Portview What will the post-Covid workplace look like? Steelcase is one of the largest manufacturers of office furniture — desks, chairs, storage products and office pods — and
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Economist Stephen Roach warns next year will be brutal for the dollar. Not only does he see growing odds of a double-dip recession, the Yale University senior fellow believes his “seemingly crazed idea” that the dollar would crash shouldn’t be so crazy anymore. “We’ve got data that’s confirmed both the saving and current account dynamic in
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TransferWise co-founders Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus. TransferWise LONDON — TransferWise, one of Europe’s most valuable private financial technology firms, just posted its fourth consecutive year of profitability. The online money transfer service said Wednesday that its net profit more than doubled to £21.3 million ($27.1 million) in the fiscal year ending March 2020. Annual
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Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Amazon.com (AMZN) – Bernstein upgraded Amazon to “outperform” from “market perform,” saying a 16% drop in the stock over the past few weeks has created an attractive entry point. Bernstein highlights Amazon’s growth prospects, noting a 50% increase this year in fulfillment capacity.
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While the stock market continues to struggle, the dollar is kicking off the week around six-week highs.  However, Brown Brothers Harriman’s Win Thin warns the greenback won’t stay there because the backdrop supports another leg lower. He expects the U.S. Dollar Index  to test Feb. 2018 lows — which would be around the “88 and change”
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