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Stocks rise, dollar stumbles after U.S. inflation data

Reuters | January 12, 2023

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global stocks climbed on Thursday while longer-dated U.S. Treasury yields and the dollar fell after a reading of consumer prices fed expectations the Federal Reserve may have leeway to scale back the size of future interest rate hikes. U.S consumer prices fell in December for […]

U.S. dollar down, still set for best year since 2015

Reuters | December 30, 2022

By Hannah Lang WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The dollar was on track to post its best year since 2015 on Friday in the last trading day of a year dominated by Federal Reserve rate hikes and fears of a sharp slowdown in global growth. As 2022 draws to a close, the dollar was set to notch […]

Shares, bond prices fall as U.S. data sparks rate hike fears

Reuters | December 5, 2022

By Herbert Lash and Elizabeth Howcroft NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks and Treasury prices fell on Monday as new evidence of a strong U.S. economy raised fears that interest rates will stay higher for longer, eclipsing China’s easing of pandemic restrictions. U.S. services industry activity unexpectedly picked up in November, with employment rebounding, in […]

Stocks end down, yields up as Powell sticks to hawkish stance

Reuters | November 2, 2022

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended a volatile session lower while Treasury yields were up Wednesday as the U.S. Federal Reserve delivered a three-quarters of a percentage point interest rate hike and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said it was too soon to speculate over a pause in rate hikes. The dollar […]

Stocks struggle, oil down, on rate and recession fears

Reuters | August 31, 2022

By Huw Jones and Koh Gui Qing NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stocks fell again on Wednesday, as expectations that central banks on both sides of the Atlantic will likely raise borrowing costs again next month soured sentiment and stoked recession fears, which dragged oil prices below $90 a barrel. Wall Street struggled to hang […]