Shares fragile, dollar soars on growth scare and Fed bets

World shares steady, earnings prop up Europe, US futures dip China stocks fall further as Beijing races to battle COVID Dollar hits fresh 2-year peak on China COVID fears, Fed bets Yuan above 1-year low after PBOC cuts FX reserve ratio Graphic: Global asset performance MILAN, April 26 (Reuters) – World shares steadied on Tuesday … Read more

Exclusive: ECB policymakers keen for quick end to bond buys, early rate hike

The logo of the European Central Bank (ECB) is pictured outside its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, December 8, 2016. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) – European Central Bank policymakers are keen to end their bond purchase scheme at the earliest possible moment and raise … Read more

Argentina will not modify $45 billion debt deal with IMF, finance minister says

FILE PHOTO – Demonstrators sit near the National Congress as the senate debates the government’s agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Buenos Aires, Argentina March 17, 2022. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUENOS AIRES, April 23 (Reuters) – Argentine economy minister Martin Guzman said late on Friday … Read more

Gold marks weekly dip on looming rate hikes, dollar rally

Spot gold hits two-week trough Silver on track for biggest weekly drop since late January April 22 (Reuters) – Gold fell 1% on Friday and was set for its biggest weekly decline since mid-March as signs of faster policy tightening by the Federal Reserve lifted Treasury yields and the dollar. Spot gold was down 0.9% … Read more

Chinese markets continue to see foreign investment outflows in April

Coins and banknotes of China’s yuan are seen in this illustration picture taken February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 22 (Reuters) – Overseas investors extended their selling of Chinese shares into April, after dumping them in the previous month, on mounting worries about the impact of … Read more

World Bank estimates Ukraine physical damage at roughly $60 billion so far

Rescuers work at a residential building damaged during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermoshenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) – Physical damage to Ukraine’s buildings and infrastructure from Russia’s invasion has reached roughly $60 billion and will … Read more

‘Panicked’ Russians withdraw $9.8 bln in FX from banks in March

A man uses his smartphone near a board showing currency exchange rates of US dollar against the Russian ruble in Saint Petersburg, Russia February 28, 2022. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 20 (Reuters) – Russian households withdrew foreign currency worth $9.8 billion from their accounts in March … Read more

Yellen, BoE’s Bailey, Canada’s Freeland walk out of G20 meeting as Russians speak

WASHINGTON/LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) – Top finance officials from Britain, the United States and Canada walked out of Wednesday’s G20 meeting as Russian representatives spoke, UK finance minister Rishi Sunak said, exposing deepening divisions over Russia’s continued presence in the body. read more Ukrainian officials in attendance also walked out of the meeting of top … Read more

Morning Bid: More of the same

US dollar and Japan yen notes are seen in this photo illustration June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register A look at the day ahead in markets from Julien Ponthus. Many recent trends seem to be accelerating across financial markets this morning with notably the dollar climbing … Read more

One dead after police fire on protesters in Sri Lanka amid bailout talks with IMF

A dozen protesters injured in clashes with police Sri Lanka hit by unrest over worsening economic crisis IMF and Sri Lanka officials start talks in Washington IMF agrees to consider request after Indian intervention COLOMBO, April 19 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan police fired live ammunition to scatter protesters on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring … Read more