Analysis: US trucking downturn foreshadows possible economic gloom

April 25 (Reuters) – Craig Fuller monitors millions of transactions between US truckers and their customers as chief executive of transportation data company FreightWaves – and he does not like what he is seeing. There has been an unexpectedly sharp downturn in demand to truck everything from food to furniture since the beginning of March … Read more

Analysis: Dollar’s rally may be nearing ‘tipping point’ as Fed reads big hikes

An illustration picture shows euro and US dollar banknotes and coins, April 8, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register April 22 (Reuters) – A months-long rally in the dollar may be reaching its peak as the Federal Reserve gears up to deploy more interest rate hikes, according to … Read more

Analysis: Wealth shock – property bust in small Chinese cities rattles households

New home prices in lower-tier cities down for seven months Households in smaller cities hit by falling home values Inventories in lower-tier cities swell as demand stays poor BEIJING, April 20 (Reuters) – Home owners in small Chinese cities are battling a rare property market downdraft as buyers keep away, eroding the wealth of millions … Read more

Analysis: Russia’s ruble rebound not quite what it seems

Ruble rallies on Moscow Exchange to levels seen before Feb. 24 Ruble helped by emergency capital controls, cenbank rate hike Exchange rate at banks, online services remains weaker Strong ruble could pose risks for budget April 8 (Reuters) – Six weeks after Russia sent troops into Ukraine, the ruble has staged an apparently extraordinary recovery, … Read more