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Amazon to replace Walgreens in Dow Jones Industrial Average

By Noel Randewich and Caroline Valetkevitch (Reuters) -Amazon is set to join the Dow Jones Industrial Average, replacing Walgreens Boots Alliance effective next week, S&P Dow Jones Indices said on Tuesday. Shares of Amazon rose 1.3% in extended trade after the announcement, while Walgreens dipped 3%. Adding... Read More.

Qantas appoints Treasury Wine’s John Mullen as new chairman

(Reuters) -Qantas Airways said on Wednesday John Mullen will join the company board as chairman-elect from July 1, and replace its outgoing chair Richard Goyder ahead of the Australian flag carrier’s annual general meeting in October. Mullen is currently the chairman at Treasury Wine Estate... Read More.

Amazon set to join Dow Jones Industrial Average

(Corrects to remove extraneous words from headline) (Reuters) -Amazon.com <AMZN.O> is set to join the Dow Jones Industrial Average, replacing Walgreens Boots Alliance effective Feb. 26, S&P Dow Jones Indices said on Tuesday. The change will increase consumer retail exposure as well as other areas... Read More.

Qantas appoints John Mullen as chairman-elect

(Reuters) – Australia’s Qantas Airways said on Wednesday John Mullen will join the company board as chairman-elect from July 1, and assume the role of chairman ahead of the carrier’s annual general meeting in October. (Reporting by Echha Jain... Read More.

Japan’s exports rise 11.9% year/year in January

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s exports rose 11.9% in January from the same month a year ago, Ministry of Finance data showed on Wednesday. That compared with a 9.5% rise expected by economists in a Reuters poll. Imports fell 9.6%, versus... Read More.