Central banks meeting in the United States, Japan and Britain must tread a fine line between rising inflation and heightened risks to the economic outlook from Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Emerging markets, from oil importer Turkey to sanctions-hit Russia, may also have to step up measures to protect their [...]
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The war in Ukraine, and its fallout, remains central for markets. How much more pain is about to hit Russia's economy? Can oil rise even higher? U.S. inflation data is due on Thursday, the same day the European Central Bank holds a crucial policy meeting. Here's your week ahead [...]
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has wide-ranging implications for the economy and financial markets. Oil's spike above $100 a barrel may exacerbate inflation and hurt economic growth. But expect no extra oil from OPEC+ when it meets on Wednesday. The shift in the growth-inflation equation is a quandary for policymakers, [...]
Tensions over Ukraine are set to keep markets on edge in the week ahead while U.S. consumer data and results from major U.S. retailers will give fresh insights into shoppers' minds as well as inflation and supply chains. PMI data could show how major economies are faring as governments [...]
Markets now appear to be gunning for a big U.S. rate hike in March, so Federal Reserve minutes and policymaker comments in the days ahead will be the key focus. European and Japanese bond markets may keep testing policymakers' resolve to contain rising borrowing costs, UK data could shed [...]
Shaky U.S. stock markets may get another curveball in the form of U.S. inflation data while on the other side of the pond, markets wait to see if British Prime Minister Boris Johnson manages to shore up support after a string of scandals. In China, the Winter Olympics are [...]
Hot on the heels of the Federal Reserve, British, euro area and Australian central banks are lining up to meet next week. The Bank of England is tipped to lift rates for the second time in less than two months. And as investors try to guess just how aggressive [...]
Inflation is front and centre: Markets will look to the U.S. Federal Reserve for hints on when and how much it may tighten policy to combat inflation at 40-year highs, whether CPI data forces Australia to admit the need for earlier rate rises, and what PMIs say about spiralling service [...]
With U.S. earnings season well underway, banking heavyweights such as Goldman Sachs are lining up to report next. The Bank of Japan is the first major central bank to meet in 2022 and investors get a slew of China data to pour over. Davos goes virtual for a second [...]
It didn't take long for speedbumps to appear as markets rev up for 2022. Rising U.S. Treasury yields, sparked by growing speculation the Federal Reserve could start its rate hike cycle as early as March have doused early enthusiasm, just as the U.S. earnings season is about to kick off. [...]