S&P warns 1 in 10 US firms may default on debt

A wave of company defaults is likely to sweep the United States and Europe as measures to contain the coronavirus spark a recession, S&P Global Ratings said Friday.

Business

Deutsche Bank teams up with Google in cloud services

Deutsche Bank said Tuesday it is planning a partnership with Google where the US technology giant will provide cloud computing capabilities to Germany's largest lender, a market in which Europe is struggling to establish ...

Business

AI helped protect businesses from COVID-19 risks

A new study has found that artificial intelligence (AI) apps helped protect small and medium-sized businesses against many of the risks that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic—yet only a quarter of small firms currently ...

Automotive

China auto sales off 22.4% in first half of 2020

China's auto sales rose 1.8% in June over a year earlier but fell by double digits for the first half of 2020 after the country shut down to fight the coronavirus, an industry group reported Friday.

Business

Boeing sees more cancelled orders as MAX nears return

Boeing said Tuesday it was hit with another 12 cancelled orders for the 737 MAX, as the flagship aircraft is close to returning to the skies after being grounded since March 2019 following two deadly crashes.

Automotive

China's auto sales up 27% in 2021, but hurt by chip shortage

China's auto sales rose 27% in the first half of 2021 from a year earlier but still were below pre-pandemic levels, and production and sales fell in June due to global shortages of processor chips, an industry group reported ...

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