ChatGPT sets record for fastest growing user base – analyst note

ChatGPT sets record for fastest growing user base – analyst note

Feb 1 (Reuters) – ChatGPT, OpenAI’s popular chatbot, is estimated to have reached 100 million monthly active users in January, just two months after its launch, making it the fastest-growing consumer app the fastest in history, according to a UBS study on Wednesday. The report, citing data from analytics firm Similarweb, says around 13 million … Read more

Adani market losses snowball to $100 billion on stock sale suspended

Adani market losses snowball to 0 billion on stock sale suspended

NEW DELHI, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Shares of Indian group Adani fell on Thursday after market turmoil forced the conglomerate to scrap a crucial $2.5 billion share offering, deepening its market losses to over $100 billion and raising concerns about the potential systemic impact. The withdrawal from the sale of Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) shares marked … Read more

Hindenburg bet against Indian Adani intrigues rival US short sellers

Hindenburg bet against Indian Adani intrigues rival US short sellers

Feb 1 (Reuters) – When Hindenburg Research disclosed a short position in Adani Group last week, some U.S. investors said they were intrigued by the actual mechanics of its trading because Indian securities rules make it difficult for foreigners to bet against companies there. Hindenburg’s bet has been lucrative so far. His allegations, which the … Read more

Adani drops $2.5bn share sale in blow to Indian tycoon

Adani drops .5bn share sale in blow to Indian tycoon

NEW DELHI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Gautam Adani’s flagship company on Wednesday called off its $2.5 billion share sale in a dramatic reversal as the rout sparked by criticism from a U.S. short seller erased billions more of the value of the Indian tycoon’s shares. The withdrawal of the Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) stock offering marks … Read more

Exclusive: Electric vehicle maker Rivian to cut 6% of jobs amid price war – internal memo

Exclusive: Electric vehicle maker Rivian to cut 6% of jobs amid price war – internal memo

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Rivian Automotive (RIVN.O) is laying off 6% of its workforce in a bid to cut costs as the electric vehicle maker, already struggling with dwindling cash reserves and an economy weak, is preparing for a full-scale industry-price war. The company is focusing its resources on ramping up vehicle production … Read more

White House slams Exxon for historic $56 billion annual profit

White House slams Exxon for historic  billion annual profit

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – The White House on Tuesday expressed outrage at Exxon Mobil Corp’s record 2022 net profit of $56 billion, an all-time high not just for the company but for the entire western oil industry. The oil majors are expected to beat their own annual records due to high prices and rising … Read more

Gautam Adani loses Asia’s richest crown as stock rout worsens to $84bn

Gautam Adani loses Asia’s richest crown as stock rout worsens to bn

BENGALURU, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Indian tycoon Gautam Adani lost his title as Asia’s richest person on Wednesday as the rout of his conglomerate’s biggest companies worsened to $84 billion following a a report on short sellers. A Hindenburg Research report last week alleged the group’s misuse of offshore tax havens and stock manipulation, as … Read more