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Baidu revenue contracts but beats estimates on cloud business growth
Business

Baidu revenue contracts but beats estimates on cloud business growth

Men interact with a Baidu AI robot near the company logo at its headquarters in Beijing, China April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Florence Lo/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAug 30 (Reuters) - China's search engine giant Baidu Inc (9888.HK) beat quarterly revenue estimates on Tuesday, underpinned by growth in its cloud business, even as it reported its first year-on-year quarterly revenue contraction in two years.Total revenue shrank by 5% to 29.65 billion yuan ($4.43 billion) in the second quarter, compared with analysts' average estimate of 29.30 billion yuan, according to Refinitiv data.U.S.-listed shares of the company rose 3.2% in premarket trading.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterEven as Baidu's core advertising sales continu...
Australia’s Star Entertainment flags lower revenue on COVID, regulatory costs
Entertainment

Australia’s Star Entertainment flags lower revenue on COVID, regulatory costs

A tourist poses for pictures at the main sign of The Star Casino, owned by Echo Entertainment, at Pyrmont Bay in Sydney July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: BUSINESS)Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterJuly 29 (Reuters) - Australia's Star Entertainment Group Ltd (SGR.AX) said on Friday its annual revenue would dip from year-ago levels, pulled down by long spells of operating restrictions, pandemic-led border closures and high regulatory costs.The country's no.2 casino operator expects a normalized revenue of A$1.53 billion ($1.07 billion) for fiscal 2022, compared with A$1.55 billion last year.The company further cautioned that total costs for its mega-project Queen's Wharf Brisbane are expected to shoot about 10% higher from previous outlook of...