BOJ Downgrades View on 8 Regional Economies amid COVID, Supply Issues

The Bank of Japan on Monday downgraded its view on eight of the nine regional economies, citing the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on service consumption and supply bottlenecks. The quarterly report on regional economies, the first since Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, included comments from Japanese companies fretting about higher energy and […]

SF’s Tradeshift, a Supply Chain Finance Platform, Raises $200M

Tradeshift has a portfolio of enterprise SaaS, marketplace and fintech products serving a B2B marketplace.

Pfizer Asks US Officials to OK Promising COVID-19 Pill

Pfizer is seeking U.S. authorization of its experimental COVID-19 treatment pill.

Independent Grocery Sales Climbed 17% in 2020

Driving the upsurge was a boost in transaction size to an average of $31 and a “big upswing” in online orders, NGA said.

U.S. Homebuilding Stumbles as Supply Constraints Mount

Housing starts fall 1.6% in September; August revised down.