China startup Nio sheds 1,000 jobs, months after NY listing

The struggles of an automaker dubbed China’s answer to Tesla cast a shadow over the outlook for the country’s electric vehicle industry. The company, established in 2014, listed on the New York Stock Exchange last September. The restructuring came amid a steep decline in sales. Nio moved only about 4,000 units of its mainstay ES8 sport utility vehicle in the January-March quarter and 3,000 in April through June, down from around 8,000 in the last three months of 2018. Source Asian Review

Germany sells new 30-year bond with negative yield, a first

Germany sold 30-year bonds with a negative yield for the first time at an auction on Wednesday, a milestone for a fixed-income market where the entire curve now yields less than zero. The euro zone’s benchmark bond issuer sold 824 million euros of the new long-dated bonds against a target of 2 billion euros, with an average yield of -0.11%. The coupon on the bond was set at 0% earlier this week. Source Reuters