Tencent wants to be foreign automakers’ go-to company for EVs in China

BMW’s iX electric SUV in China was the first global car brand to include the automobile version of Tencent’s WeChat messaging app, according to the Chinese tech company. Tencent BEIJING – Chinese internet giant Tencent wants to sell technology which the company says will help foreign automakers that want to sell cars in China’s massive … Read more

Baidu, MicroStrategy, Moderna and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Baidu (BIDU) – Baidu shares jumped 4.1% in premarket trading after Reuters reported the China-based internet search giant is in talks to sell its controlling stake in the video streaming company iQIYI (IQ). iQIYI fell 3.4%. MicroStrategy (MSTR) – MicroStrategy lost 2.2% in the premarket as … Read more

Self-driving car companies’ first step to making money isn’t robotaxis

A WeRide robotaxi with health supplies heads to Liwan district on June 4, 2021, in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Southern Metropolis Daily | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING – While governments may be wary of driverless cars, people want to buy the technology, and companies want to cash in. It’s a … Read more

American Eagle Outfitters, Unilever, Nio and more

Nio began deliveries of its new ET7, an upscale electric sedan, on Monday, March 28, 2022. Nio Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Marathon Oil, Diamondback Energy – Energy stocks rose along with oil prices after an agreement from European Union leaders to ban most crude imports from Russia stoked inflation fears. … Read more

Macy’s, Twitter, Medtronic and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Macy’s (M) – Macy’s surged 15% in the premarket after reporting better-than-expected profit and revenue for the first quarter and raising its full-year earnings forecast. Results got a boost from strong apparel demand as people returned to work and other out-of-home activities. Dollar General (DG) – … Read more

Why the first autonomous vehicles winners won’t be in your driveway

An Apollo Robotaxi runs at Shougang Park as Baidu launches China’s first driverless taxi service in the city on May 2, 2021 in Beijing, China. He Luqi | Qianlong.com | Visual China Group | Getty Images For years, Alphabet’s Waymo and other leaders have promised autonomous vehicles are just around the bend. But that future … Read more

China benchmark lending rate, Wall Street losses

SINGAPORE – Shares in the Asia Pacific markets rose on Friday, with Hong Kong stocks leading gains as a volatile trading week comes to a close. The Hang Seng index jumped 2.2% in early trade and was last up 1.85%, while the Hang Seng Tech index spiked 3.55%. Chinese stocks listed in Hong Kong traded … Read more

Tesla investor calls for $15 billion stock buyback after share price falls

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to buy Twitter and manage multiple companies at the same time. James Glover II | Reuters Billionaire Leo Koguan, who claims to be the third largest individual shareholder of Tesla stock, is calling on the carmaker to announce a $ 15 billion stock buyback as the company’s share price … Read more

Walmart, Home Depot, Citigroup and more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Walmart (WMT) – Walmart slumped 7% in premarket trading after missing bottom-line expectations for the first quarter. The retail giant earned $ 1.30 per share, 18 cents a share below estimates as inflationary pressures offset the positive impact of better-than-expected sales. Home Depot … Read more

Robinhood, Amazon, Apple, Roku and more

Vlad Tenev, CEO and co-founder Robinhood Markets, Inc., is displayed on a screen during his company’s IPO at the Nasdaq Market site in Times Square in New York City, US, July 29, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in premarket trading Friday. Apple – Apple’s stock price dipped 2% after … Read more