Economy

Chipotle to hire 15,000 workers across North America

Reuters | January 26, 2023

(Reuters) – Burrito chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said on Thursday it was looking to hire 15,000 new full and part-time restaurant workers across North America for its busiest time of the year – March to May. The California-based chain said its staffing remains above pre-pandemic levels, with a global headcount of more than 100,000 […]

Gold hovers near nine-month high, focus turns to U.S. data

Reuters | January 25, 2023

By Seher Dareen (Reuters) – Gold reversed course to edge up on Wednesday as the dollar weakened and investors kept a close eye on a slew of upcoming U.S. economic data that could influence the Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting next week. Spot gold rose 0.2% to $1,940.49 per ounce by 1:40 p.m. ET (1840 […]

Amazon’s AWS to invest $35 billion in Virginia

Reuters | January 21, 2023

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Amazon.com Inc’s cloud services division said Friday it plans to invest another $35 billion by 2040 to expand data centers in Virginia. Amazon Web Services (AWS) said the new investment will create 1,000 jobs. Virginia Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin said AWS will establish multiple data center campuses across Virginia. In […]

Davos 2023: Europe must seize catch-up chance – EU’s Gentiloni

Reuters | January 18, 2023

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – An improved economic outlook gives Europe the chance to double-down on efforts to boost its industrial competitiveness in key sectors from clean energy to semiconductors, EU Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday. Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Gentiloni said the bloc could avoid an […]

Fund manager allocation to U.S. stocks in January collapses – BofA survey

Reuters | January 17, 2023

By Samuel Indyk LONDON (Reuters) – Fund managers’ allocation to U.S. equities collapsed in January, with 39% saying they had an underweight position, the most since October 2005, a BofA survey of global investor views on Tuesday showed. Global growth optimism hit a one-year high, while inflation expectations have peaked, according to the global Fund […]

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 […]

Oil gains 3% on global economic optimism, despite surprise U.S. crude build

Reuters | January 11, 2023

By Scott DiSavino NEW YORK (Reuters) -Oil prices rose 3% to a one-week high on Wednesday as hopes for an improved global economic outlook and concern over the impact of sanctions on Russian crude output outweighed a massive surprise build in U.S. crude stocks. Brent futures rose $2.57, or 3.2%, to settle at $82.67 a […]

S&P 500 near flat as investors weigh chances of less aggressive rate hikes

Reuters | January 9, 2023

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 index erased early gains to close nearly flat on Monday as expectations that the Federal Reserve will become less aggressive with its interest rate hikes were offset by lingering worries about inflation. The Dow ended lower, and the Nasdaq Composite ended well off the day’s […]

U.S. private payrolls beat expectations in December – ADP

Reuters | January 5, 2023

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. private payrolls increased more than expected in December, pointing to still-strong demand for labor despite higher interest rates. Private employment increased by 235,000 jobs last month, the ADP National Employment report showed on Thursday. Data for November was unrevised to show 127,000 jobs added. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast private […]

U.S. labor market remains tight; manufacturing slumps further

Reuters | January 4, 2023

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. job openings fell less than expected in November as the labor market remains tight, which could see the Federal Reserve boosting interest rates to a higher level than currently anticipated to tame inflation. There was, however, encouraging news in the inflation fight, with a survey from the Institute […]

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