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Chips drive highest Samsung Q2 profit since 2018, but demand cooling

Server chip demand remains solid on cloud appetite -analysts Smartphone demand slows as inflation rises -analysts Strong dollar likely aided profits -analysts SEOUL, July 7 (Reuters) – South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) turned in its best April-June profit since 2018 on Thursday, underpinned by strong sales of memory chips to server customers even …

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US FDA allows pharmacists to prescribe Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill

July 6 (Reuters) – The US Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it had authorized state-licensed pharmacists to prescribe Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 pill to eligible patients to help improve access to the treatment. The antiviral drug, Paxlovid, has been cleared for use and available for free in the United States since December, but …

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Grubhub gets Amazon investment; Prime members to get fee-free food

July 6 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has secured the right to buy a 2% stake in Just Eat Takeaway.com’s (TKWY.AS) Grubhub and will offer no-fee access to the service for a year to US Prime members, hoping to boost subscriptions with a renewed push into meal delivery. Announced ahead of Amazon’s July “Prime Day” …

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Ben & Jerry’s sues parent Unilever to block sale of Israeli business

NEW YORK, July 5 (Reuters) – Ben & Jerry’s on Tuesday sued its parent Unilever Plc (ULVR.L) to block the sale of its Israeli business to a local licensee, saying it was inconsistent with its values ​​to sell its ice cream in the occupied West Bank. The complaint filed in the US District Court in …

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Tesla plays ‘whack-a-mole’ with snags as deliveries fall for first time in two years

July 5 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) faces a series of hurdles rising from production snags to inflation that may hit profits, Wall Street analysts said on Tuesday, as the electric-car maker reported a fall in deliveries for the first time in two years. Stung by China’s COVID-19 lockdowns and soaring costs, Tesla said on …

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Airline SAS files for US bankruptcy protection as strike grounds flights

Airline files for Chapter 11 in the United States Filing comes after pilot strike began on Monday Strike grounding roughly half of airline’s flights STOCKHOLM, July 5 (Reuters) – Scandinavian airline SAS (SAS.ST) has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States to help cut debt, it said on Tuesday, warning strike action by pilots …

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Inflation at 24-yr high adds to strains in South Korea’s economy

A woman wearing a protective mask is seen at a fish market amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Seoul, South Korea April 5, 2020 REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register June inflation at highest since 1990s Asia financial crisis Foreign exchange reserves fall in June by most since …

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Norwegian oil and gas workers start strike, cutting output

OSLO, July 5 (Reuters) – Norwegian offshore workers began a strike on Tuesday that will reduce oil and gas output, the union leading the industrial action told Reuters. The strike, in which workers are demanding wage hikes to compensate for rising inflation, comes amid high oil and gas prices, with supplies of natural gas to …

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Airline SAS says survival at stake as pilot strike grounds flights

Strike to ground roughly half of airline’s flights SAS says will affect about 30,000 passengers per day Strike raises uncertainty of loss-making airlines future Biggest airline strike since BA pilots in 2019 STOCKHOLM, July 4 (Reuters) – Wage talks between Scandinavian airline SAS (SAS.ST) and its pilots collapsed on Monday, triggering a strike that puts …

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