EXCLUSIVE Germany to hike 2022 inflation forecast to 6.1% – document

The skyline is pictured at the end of the first day under a partial lock down of the city by authorities due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Frankfurt, Germany, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, April 25 (Reuters) – The German government … Read more

Higher inflation factors into review of tariffs on Chinese goods- White House

WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is carefully studying the inflationary impact of tariffs imposed on China by former President Donald Trump’s administration given a surge in consumer prices, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday. PSAKI said she had no news on tariff reductions since US Trade Representative Katherine Tai … Read more

Thousands of farmers stage anti-tax protest in Argentina capital

BUENOS AIRES, April 23 (Reuters) – Thousands of Argentine farmers protested in Buenos Aires on Saturday against President Alberto Fernandez, whose policies to contain food prices to curb rampant inflation have been criticized by the agricultural sector. Argentina is one of the world’s top food exporters and the sector is key to Latin America’s third-largest … 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

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

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

Home prices seen rising, renters see purchase prospects fade: NY Fed survey

Newly constructed single family homes are shown for sale in Encinitas, California, US, July 31, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 18 (Reuters) – US households expect home prices and rents to rise sharply this year, and while growth in both are then seen slowing, renters see … Read more