Economy

Sterling rallies for 3rd day after BoE bond buys; U.S. dollar down

Reuters | September 29, 2022

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sterling rose sharply in volatile trading on Thursday, rallying from record lows hit on Monday, after the Bank of England conducted a second day of bond buying to stabilize financial markets. The pound posted its largest one-day percentage gain since March 2020 and last traded at $1.1076, up […]

Fed to take rates higher than previously expected; more pain ahead

Reuters | September 28, 2022

By Indradip Ghosh BENGALURU (Reuters) -The Federal Reserve will hike its key interest rate to a much higher peak than predicted two weeks ago and the risks are skewed towards an even higher terminal rate, according to economists polled by Reuters. That change in expectations came after the Fed raised rates by 75 basis points […]

Just Eat Takeaway shares leap 10% on forecast of underlying profit

Reuters | September 27, 2022

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -Just Eat Takeaway.com NV, Europe’s largest online food ordering and delivery company, said on Tuesday it expected to make an underlying profit in the second half of 2022, sooner than previously forecast. The company’s shares jumped by 10% to 15.74 euros in Amsterdam shortly after the announcement. Just Eat said in a statement […]

Group of countries to push EU for gas price cap -letter

Reuters | September 26, 2022

By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A group of European Union countries want to push Brussels to produce plans this week for a bloc-wide cap on the price of gas, according to a draft letter seen by Reuters. The EU proposed a package of emergency measures to tackle soaring energy prices earlier this month, but […]

Wall St slumps as investors fret on rate hikes and recession

Reuters | September 23, 2022

By David French (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes slumped to close well down on Friday, as rattled investors continued repositioning themselves to reflect fears the U.S. Federal Reserve’s hawkish rate policy to curb inflation will push the American economy into recession. The Dow narrowly avoided ending more than 20% lower than its Jan. 4 […]

Hedge fund Ancora seeks ouster of Kohl’s CEO, chairman

Reuters | September 22, 2022

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss (Reuters) -Ancora Holdings, one of the hedge funds that spearheaded a board shake-up last year at Kohl’s Corp, is now pushing for the removal of the U.S. retailer’s chief executive and board chairman, according to a letter sent to the company on Thursday. The move marks the beginning of a new round […]

Oil prices down, investors expect big Fed rate hike

Reuters | September 20, 2022

By David Gaffen NEW YORK (Reuters) -Oil prices dipped on Tuesday, following other risk assets lower, as the dollar stayed strong and investors anticipated more central bank interest-rate hikes designed to quell inflation. The U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates by another 75 basis points on Wednesday to rein in inflation. Those […]

As markets churn, investors hide in cash despite surging inflation

Reuters | September 18, 2022

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) -A tough year in markets is leading some investors to seek refuge in cash, as they capitalize on higher interest rates and await chances to buy stocks and bonds at cheaper prices. The Federal Reserve has roiled markets in 2022 as it implements huge rate hikes in an effort […]

Industry says EU plan to tackle energy crisis falls short

Reuters | September 16, 2022

By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Industry groups have warned the European Union’s package of emergency measures to bring down energy costs does not go far enough, and they urge Brussels to do more to tame gas prices. The European Commission on Wednesday proposed cuts in electricity use and applying windfall-profit levies on energy firms, which […]

U.S. import prices fall for second straight month in August

Reuters | September 15, 2022

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. import prices fell for a second straight month in August, weighed down by declining costs for petroleum products and a strong dollar, which overtime could help to lower inflation. Import prices dropped 1.0% last month after declining 1.5% in July, the Labor Department said on Thursday. In the 12 months through […]

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