More overseas companies
investigated by U.S. authorities for national security concerns
have abandoned investments in the United States since President
Donald Trump took office, a report showed on Friday, signaling
headwinds for key sources of funding for U.S. companies.
Private equity groups and other investors
have grown emboldened by the lithium industry's malaise, forging
plans to invest billions of dollars in mining projects to
develop the electric vehicle battery metal.
Airbnb's business excluding the United
States and China turned a net profit of $46.47 million in 2018
compared with a loss of $97.22 million the previous year,
according to an earnings statement the company filed in Dublin,
Ireland, and made public on Friday.