Door slams on Fed ‘put’ as market pain takes back seat to inflation fight

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – In the month since Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell laid down a hard line on inflation, stocks have suffered double-digit losses, chasms have opened in global currency markets, and yields on the safest US government debt have surged to their highest levels since the dark days of the financial crisis … Read more

IMF and Moody’s censor UK policy that sparked market turmoil

IMF does ‘not recommend’ policies like UK growth plan Moody’s: economic plan is ‘growth negative’ Pound trading down 0.5% to $1.0681 Bond strategists warn market almost untradeable LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund and ratings agency Moody’s ramped up pressure on Britain to reverse a new economic strategy that was roiling financial … Read more

EXCLUSIVE US seeks allies as split emerges over global plastics pollution treaty

WASHINGTON DC, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The United States is seeking to form a coalition of countries to drive negotiations on a global plastic pollution treaty, weeks after a similar group involving several other G7 nations was launched, according to a document seen by Reuters . The move underlines its desire to keep the treaty’s … Read more

Sterling sinks to new low as ‘mini budget’ shatters investor faith in UK markets

Pound briefly touched a record low against dollar Gilts continue to collapse LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The pound plunged to a record low against the dollar early on Monday and British bond prices collapsed as fears mounted over the new government’s fiscal plan, unleashing calls for an emergency Bank of England rate hike to … Read more

Japan warns against speculative yen moves, markets wary of further intervention

Japan’s Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki speaks at a news conference after Japan intervened in the currency market for the first time since 1998 to shore up the battered yen in Tokyo, Japan September 22, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Deeply concerned about rapid, one-sided moves – finmin … Read more

In China, home buyers occupy their ‘rotting’, unfinished properties

GUILIN, China, Sept 26 (Reuters) – For six months, home for Ms. Xu has been a room in a high-rise apartment in the southern Chinese city of Guilin that she bought three years ago, attracted by brochures touting its riverfront views and the city’s clean air. Her living conditions, however, are far from those promised: … Read more

Explainer: How climate change is fueling hurricanes

Sept 24 (Reuters) – After a quiet start to the season, Hurricane Fiona slammed into Puerto Rico and then battered the Dominican Republic, leaving more than 1 million people without running water or power. By Saturday the storm had hit Canada’s east coast, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. While … Read more

World Bank’s Malpass faces calls to resign after climate change doubts

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – World Bank President David Malpass came under heavy criticism on Wednesday after he declined to say whether he accepts the scientific consensus on global warming, rekindling concerns about the bank’s lack of a deadline to stop funding fossil fuels. Malpass appeared … Read more

Storm Fiona hammers east Canada coast, knocks out power to many

Francis Bruhm, Project Manager for general contractor G&R Kelly, places sandbags around the doors of the Nova Scotia Power building before the arrival of Hurricane Fiona in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada September 23, 2022. REUTERS/Ingrid Bulmer/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm … Read more

IDB directors unanimously recommend firing of Claver-Carone after ethics probe

Visitors walk past a screen with the logo of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The Inter-American Development Bank’s board of directors voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend firing … Read more