Central banks are wrestling with inflation and sliding stocks are feeling the heat, leaving investors to ponder just where the so-called "Fed put" has gone. Meeting minutes from the world's foremost policy makers may shed some light, while New Zealand and South Korean central banks ponder how big their [...]
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A deluge of data from across major economies comes at a pivotal moment in the debate over whether central banks are jacking up interest rates into a potentially sharp global growth slowdown. And with jittery investors dumping risk assets en masse, what comes next after a crypto-currency rout is [...]
How to dampen inflation without slamming the brakes on growth? That's the tricky job central banks face. But as others grapple with soaring prices, we will see how hard China's COVID lockdowns are snarling up trade and slowing its economy. And another complication -- M&A deals worth over $400 [...]
Some big beasts of the central banking world take centre stage over the coming week, with the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the Reserve Bank of Australia holding policy meetings.A read-out on China's economic health is due as well, while an unprecedented Russian sovereign debt default looms.And [...]
The vintage ride comes with matching numbers and low miles. O’Kane Lavers If you consider modding a vintage Porsche automotive sacrilege, the Outlaw up for sale on O’Kane Lavers is one beautiful sinner. The custom coupé, which is asking roughly $234,000 (€215,000), is a far cry from [...]
From HSBC and Volvo in Europe to Apple and McDonalds on Wall Street, first-quarter earnings are coming in thick and fast. But will they give lacklustre stock markets a lift? In France, a Marine Le Pen presidency looks unlikely. Then again, what seemed impossible in January may come to [...]
Two central banks in countries at opposite ends of the Pacific Ocean meet on Wednesday and could deliver the first half-point interest rate rises in any developed nation this cycle. The U.S. Fed, expected to follow suit in May, gets March inflation data, while the ECB on Thursday will [...]
As the second quarter gets underway, the biggest question is when soaring inflation will finally peak. Federal Reserve minutes and a Reserve Bank of Australia meeting will provide insights on rate setters' thinking. Resilience in stocks and Russia's rouble could be put to the test. Here's your week ahead [...]
As a tumultuous quarter approaches its end, markets will watch U.S. and euro zone data to gauge just how aggressive central banks might get in their fight against inflation. Also in focus will be Europe's dilemma whether or not to sanction Russian energy exports, potentially causing further price surges [...]
As the Russia-Ukraine conflict rages, hectic diplomacy is underway. U.S. and European Union leaders will meet and so will the NATO alliance, while all sides are courting China for support. What kind of hit economic confidence is taking may be shown by Purchasing Managers Indexes (PMIs) for March, while [...]