Sterling falls to 21-month low vs dollar amid growth worries

Wads of British Pound Sterling banknotes are stacked in piles at the Money Service Austria company’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria, November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) – Sterling held near its lowest levels since 2020 on Tuesday against a broadly firm dollar, with … Read more

Oil slumps 4% as Shanghai lockdowns stoke demand fears

Pump jacks operate at sunset in Midland, Texas US February 11, 2019. Picture taken February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Shanghai COVID lockdowns drag into fourth week EU considers ‘smart sanctions’ on Russian oil -media US dollar hits two-year high on potential interest rate rise NEW … 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

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

UK economy stumbles as consumers, firms brace for downturn

UK retail sales fall 1.4% in March, far more than expected Consumer confidence approaches record low levels S&P Global business survey shows growth slowing, gloomy outlook Bailey says BoE walks tightrope between inflation and recession LONDON, April 22 (Reuters) – Britain’s economy is losing steam as households in the face of a tightening cost-of-living squeeze, … 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

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

Calling time on QE, central banks prep for synchronized asset cull

April 19 (Reuters) – Major central banks, already plotting interest rate hikes in a fight against inflation, are also preparing a common pullback from key financial markets in a first-ever round of global “quantitative tightening” expected to restrict credit and add stress to an already-slowing world economy. The US Federal Reserve and its major counterparts … Read more