S&P 500 firms have discussed inflation a record number of times this quarter amid a 900% surge in mentions, BofA says

S&P 500 firms have discussed inflation a record number of times this quarter amid a 900% surge in mentions, BofA says

Mentions of labor-related inflation soared by 117% year-over-year this past quarter, BofA said.

Many German firms have no women on boards despite quota, study shows

Many German firms have no women on boards despite quota, study shows

Many German firms have no women on boards despite quota, study shows

Japanese firms turn more positive in May – Reuters Tankan

Japanese firms turn more positive in May – Reuters Tankan

TOKYO — Sentiment among Japanese manufacturers rose to its highest since December 2018 in May, the Reuters Tankan poll found, as the rollout of coronavirus vaccines around the world and improved global demand boosted prospects for exporters. The Reuters Tankan index readings are derived by subtracting the percentage of respondents who say conditions are poor…

Iraq in talks with U.S. firms over buying of Exxon shares in West Qurna 1 oilfield – statement

Iraq in talks with U.S. firms over buying of Exxon shares in West Qurna 1 oilfield – statement

BAGHDAD — Iraq said on Thursday it is in discussions with U.S. oil companies over a possible purchase of ExxonMobil shares in the southern West Qurna 1 oil field. It did not say which companies were interested in buying the shares, and provided no further details. (Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed, John Davison. Editing by Jane…