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European Stocks Largely Flat; Ryanair Reports Record June Numbers

July 6, 2023

European stock markets traded largely unchanged Tuesday, with investors searching for cues given a light data calendar and a U.S. holiday. At 03:30 ET (07:30 GMT), the DAX index in Germany traded flat, the CAC 40 in France rose 0.1%, while the FTSE 100 in the U.K. traded largely unchanged. There’s little economic data due […]

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Dollar Steadies After Powell’s Testimony; Sterling Awaits BOE Meeting

June 22, 2023

The U.S. dollar stabilized in early European trade Thursday near a one-month low after the first day of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s semi-annual testimony to Congress, while sterling edges lower ahead of the latest Bank of England meeting. At 01:50 ET (05:50 GMT), the Dollar Index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of […]

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Stocks Rally Stalls, Eyes Powell Testimony For Rate Clues

June 19, 2023

Global shares drifted on Monday, consolidating gains after hitting a 14-month high last week, as investors awaited testimony from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell in markets that remain dominated by monetary policy bets. The MSCI’s broad gauge of world stocks was steady, with Wall Street markets closed for the Juneteenth holiday. In Europe, the […]

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European Stock Futures Edge Higher; Central Bank Decisions Seen Key

June 12, 2023

European stock markets are expected to drift higher at the open Monday, at the start of a week dominated by a series of key central bank meetings in the U.S., Asia and Europe. At 02:00 ET (06:00 GMT), the DAX futures contract in Germany traded 0.4% higher, CAC 40 futures in France climbed 0.3% and […]

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Kim Kardashian seeks Secret of Private Equity Success As Rising Rates Bite

June 9, 2023

Reality star Kim Kardashian’s arrival at a gathering of the globe’s top deal brokers in Berlin failed to dispel their dark mood as the rising cost of money puts the brakes on the private equity industry. Flanked by bodyguards, Kardashian drew a crowd of hundreds of executives at the Super Return industry event, saying she […]

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Exclusive-Accounting For War: Ukraine’s Climate Fallout

June 6, 2023

The war in Ukraine is deepening the climate crisis at time when global greenhouse gas emissions are already running at a record high, according to report by carbon accounting experts who have tallied the overall impact of the conflict. The report, which is due to be released on the sidelines of the U.N. climate summit […]

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Gold Prices Dip Amid Rate Hike Uncertainty, Copper Retreats

June 5, 2023

Gold prices fell slightly on Monday amid uncertainty over whether the Federal Reserve will hold interest rates steady later this month, while concerns over weakening economic growth pulled copper prices down. The yellow metal fell on Friday after U.S. nonfarm payrolls data read much stronger than expected for May, which posited a hawkish outlook for […]

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Germany Leads Big Bond Rally As Inflation Finally Heads Down

June 2, 2023

Germany is leading the biggest rally in global bond markets since March’s banking rout as cooling inflation and a weakening economy suggest European Central Bank rate hikes are nearing an end. Borrowing costs, or bond yields, in the benchmark euro area issuer are down at least 20 basis points (bps) this week. Alongside British and […]

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Gold Edges Lower, Copper Slides On Disappointing Chinese Data

May 31, 2023

Gold prices crept lower on Wednesday as markets awaited more cues on the raising of the U.S. debt ceiling, while copper prices slid after data offered more signals of a slowing economic rebound in China. Copper futures sank 0.7% to $3.6338 a pound, and were set to lose about 6% in May as data showed […]

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Economic Development In Asia Still Faces Many Challenges, China Minister Says

May 27, 2023

Economic and trade development in the Asia-Pacific still faces many disturbances and challenges, China’s commerce minister Wang Went said. Wang made the comments at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Detroit, where he met with several leaders and exchanged views on multilateral and bilateral economic and trade issues amid wider global trade rifts and […]

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