1. Elevator maker Kone sees flat or slightly higher sales in 2024

    (Reuters) -Finnish elevator and escalator maker Kone on Friday said it expected 2024 sales to be stable or to grow slightly from last year's level on the back of strong order growth. Its 2023 sales reached 10.95 billion euros ($11.86 billion), slightly below analysts' estimate of
  2. Red Sea attacks disrupt world trade, more ships vow to avoid waters

    By: Vera Eckert, Jonathan Saul and Lisa Baertlein FRANKFURT/ATHENS/LONDON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Germany's Hapag-Lloyd and Hong Kong's OOCL said on Thursday they would avoid the Red Sea, the latest shipping companies to do so after attacks by Yemen's Houthi group on vessels disrup