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G-20 finance chiefs pledge to monitor geopolitical risks and act on inflation

Finance chiefs from the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies agreed on Friday to keep an eye on geopolitical risks amid growing concern over a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, while pledging to take the necessary steps to contain inflationary pressures as oil and food prices rise. In a …

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Sensex, Nifty end a bit lower; Cement UltraTech, M&M, Infy, RIL weight

India’s stock market continued its lackluster trading for the third straight session as it struggled for firm direction amid the absence of any major developments on the domestic or global front. Additionally, mixed signals from global peers also weighed on the market, with lingering concerns over Ukraine-Russia tensions and fears …

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Asian stocks mixed, US futures plunge as traders weigh Fed minutes, geopolitical concerns; Oil Slumps: Market Recap

Japan’s Topix index fell 0.6%, South Korea’s Kospi index rose 1.2% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.2%. While S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures fell 0.2%. U.S. stock futures fell and Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as traders weighed geopolitical concerns and the likely trajectory of Federal …

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GLOBAL MARKETS – Asian stocks fall as US jobs stunner hammers bonds

* Asian stock exchanges: https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 * Nikkei Slips, Wall St Futures Flat; China is jumping * Bonds deteriorated after U.S. jobs stun, CPI looms * The euro keeps its gain after the hawkish turn of the ECB By Wayne Cole SYDNEY, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Asian stock markets generally eased …

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IMF lowers global economic growth forecast for 2022 to 4.4% on weaker outlook for US and China

(Bloomberg) – Sign up for the New Economy Daily newsletter, follow us @economics and subscribe to our podcast. Bloomberg’s Most Read The International Monetary Fund has cut its global economic growth forecast for 2022 as the Covid-19 pandemic enters its third year, citing weaker prospects for the United States and …

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US stocks reverse heavy losses as buyers step in

Shares on Wall Street ended higher on Monday after investors took advantage of a sharp decline early in the session to snap up discounted stocks. The S&P 500 index stock gained 0.3%, reversing a midday decline of up to 4%. At its lows, the blue-chip U.S. benchmark was more than …

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China’s wild markets raise the stakes for traders buying into the rally

(Bloomberg) — The battle between fear and greed is wreaking havoc on Chinese financial markets. Bloomberg’s Most Read With China bulls finally getting some vindication as the country’s stocks and bonds rally, the past week shows that investors need to be prepared for wild swings. Take Country Garden Holdings Co., …

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Asian stocks mixed after China reports slower growth

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks were mixed in Asia on Monday after China reported its economy grew at an annual rate of 8.1% in 2021, though growth slowed to half that level in the last quarter. . Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney rose, while Hong Kong and Seoul fell. The weakness of …

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S. Korean won best day in more than a month on rate hike hopes

Thai stocks, baht gain after central bank assurance Singapore stocks gain the most, driven by Singtel’s rise Jan. 11 (Reuters) – The South Korean won dominated the gains of Asian currencies on Tuesday, as bullish economic data raised prospects for higher interest rates, while telecoms stocks held down shares of …

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Is the Fed ready for another Minsky moment if the asset price bubble bursts?

Text size People use an escalator outside a housing complex of Chinese real estate developer Evergrande, whose financial difficulties suggest that China’s real estate and credit growth pattern may be in decline. NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty Images About the Author: Desmond Lachman is a senior fellow at the …

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Central bank focuses on growth ahead of rate review

The Bank of Thailand is focused on helping economic growth amid subdued inflation and less worried about the US Federal Reserve’s monetary actions, BoT Governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput said ahead of the meeting of bank rate next week. “Most of our rate path will be dictated by national considerations,” Sethaput said, …

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Global stocks are mixed as China prepares to boost markets

BANGKOK (AP) – European stocks and US futures rose on Monday after a lackluster day in Asia, where stocks fell in Hong Kong and Shanghai after struggling Chinese real estate developer Evergrande warned it could running out of money. Take action to reassure investors and avoid blocking growth, The central …

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Asian stocks climb but Omicron worries leave markets nervous

By Alun John HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asian stocks edged up in choppy trading on Thursday, helped by advances in Chinese real estate stocks, although fears over the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus have capped gains regionally. Remarks by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell also weighed on stock markets, reiterating …

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Asian FX resists strong dollar, stocks are nervous

Thai stocks hit a high for more than 2 months Singapore posts better than expected third quarter GDP Bank of Korea rate decision expected on Thursday Nov. 24 (Reuters) – Emerging market currencies in Asia were broadly subdued on Wednesday as regional assets remained resilient, even as bets on the …

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Latest information on the global spread of the coronavirus

The resurgence of the coronavirus in Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands has warned the world that the pandemic has yet to be suppressed. Here are the latest developments. EUROPE * Germany’s health minister called for new restrictions to contain a “dramatic” increase in cases as the country’s infection rate hit …

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Land Tax Concerns for Chinese Homeowners and Buyers Amid Xi Jinping’s Common Prosperity Campaign

“We must actively and steadily push forward land tax legislation and reform, and carry out the pilot projects well,” President Xi Jinping said in August when he explained his vision of leading the Chinese people to the so-called common prosperity, with the property tax being one of the main objectives. …

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Stable stocks, rise in US futures; Cash slip: contract envelope

(Bloomberg) – Asian stocks were flat and US futures rose as traders weighed in on European Covid brakes and the risk of a faster Federal Reserve cut. The Treasury yield curve was almost the flattest since the start of the pandemic. Bloomberg’s Most Read Shares fell in Japan on Monday …

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Second winter of woe threatens the global economy: a green week ahead

(Bloomberg) – The global economy is approaching northern hemisphere winter in disarray, unable to shake off the coronavirus crisis amid persistent supply disruptions, soaring prices and resurgence epidemics. Bloomberg’s Most Read The global surveys conducted this week among purchasing managers probably point in this direction. Among the results expected by …

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The case of the oddly calm inflation rate

INFLATION ON THE RISE around the world, with price increases now exceeding central bank targets. but Japan is a notable resistance. Although policy makers have long sought to generate inflation, consumer prices still refuse to budge. In October, they only rose 0.1% year on year, and inflation, excluding fresh produce …

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What CBDCs mean for the future of DeFi and Stablecoins

Over the past year, the narrative surrounding central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) has advanced significantly. From an almost entirely conceptual discussion, CBDCs are now in various stages of research and development to determine how they might work in practice. The Chinese digital yuan is currently leading the pack. After several …

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Asian stocks prolong global fall as inflation fears bite

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks followed Wall Street sharply lower and bonds rallied on Friday as risk sentiment deteriorated amid mounting concerns that inflation could persist even after global growth spikes . Japan’s Nikkei fell 1.86%, while the larger Topix slipped 1.95%. Australian stocks fell 2.05% and …

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U.S. Futures Rise As Volatile Quarter Ends: Markets Close

(Bloomberg) – US index futures rose as optimism grew Washington will avoid a government shutdown and central bankers have reiterated high inflation is transitory. Bloomberg’s Most Read December contracts on the S&P 500 index rose 0.4% as declining buyers returned to equity markets after Tuesday’s worst sell-off since May 12. …

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Federal Reserve plans to hike rates in 2022

This is an audio transcript of the FT News Briefing podcast episode: Federal Reserve plans to hike rates in 2022 Marc FilippinoHello from the Financial Times. Today is Thursday, September 23. And this is your FT News Briefing. [MUSIC PLAYING] The Federal Reserve’s timetable for raising interest rates appears to …

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Why Washington Is Worried About Stablecoins

Stablecoins might be the most ironically named innovation of the cryptocurrency era, at least in the eyes of many regulators and policymakers in Washington. These digital currencies promise to maintain their value, which is usually tied to a government currency like the dollar or the euro, by relying on stable …

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Fed policy and Evergrande debt weigh on sentiment

Recap: European and emerging markets were mixed on Friday as investors and global traders assessed the prospect of a reduction in US Federal Reserve stimulus and the risks of a likely default from the Chinese real estate developer riddled with Evergrande debts. The SET index traded in a narrow range …

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Stocks stretch gains, hovering near record highs

Stocks gained on Tuesday, hovering near all-time highs as optimism about earnings and the economic reopening at least temporarily offset lingering concerns about the virus and monetary policy changes. The S&P 500 rose slightly. Major tech stocks including (AMZN) increased their gains and the Nasdaq outperformed to set an intraday …

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Live Markets, Monday June 28, 2021

Asian markets appear poised to trade cautiously as they open Monday as investors assess the pace of the economic recovery. Futures were little changed in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. Australian actions will be closely watched after Sydney enters a two-week lockdown to stem a Covid-19 resurgence. The S & …

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Growing confidence drives stocks up

If you build a sandbox, will they come? Recap: Global stocks extended their record highs with the MSCI All Country World Index, poised for a fourth weekly advance amid rising confidence. European stocks rallied after the European Central Bank raised its inflation forecast and renewed its pledge to aggressively buy …

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Fed Governor: US has hurdles for CBDCs

Share Tweet Share Share Share E-mail Is the United States ready for a digital dollar? Not just yet, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said in a speech to CoinDesk’s Consensus 2021 Monday (May 24). There are a few policy considerations to take into account first, Brainard said, such as maintaining …

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Asian stocks follow Wall St lower as inflation fears escalate

BEIJING (AP) – Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower for a second day on Thursday after unexpected increases in consumer prices in the United States fueled concerns that inflation could dampen the economic recovery. Market references in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia declined. Overnight, the Wall Street …

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The first quarter in bond funds

Above all, the new year brought good news regarding a potential return to normal for economies, which largely left fixed income markets to worsen in the first quarter of 2021. The introduction of the fiscal stimulus package US $ 1.9 trillion US dollar and the ongoing deployment of the coronavirus …

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