Nasdaq boosted by Tesla, rate hike worries linger

Tesla gains on plans to raise production Major indexes set for third straight quarterly decline Nike slumps on margin warning, drags athletic gear makers Dow down 0.36%, S&P flat, Nasdaq up 0.32% Sept 30 (Reuters) – The Nasdaq index rose on Friday as Tesla gained on its plans to sharply increase production, even though resilient … Read more

US consumer spending rebounds, but high inflation eroding demand

Consumer spending increases 0.4% in August Personal income rises 0.3%; saving rate steady at 3.5% Core PCE price index jumps 0.6%; up 4.9% year-on-year WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – US consumer spending increased more than expected in August, but aggressive interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve as it battles stubbornly high inflation are slowing … Read more

Wall Street nosedives on mounting economic growth concerns

S&P 500 index back at near two-year lows Airlines, cruises fall on cancellations due to Hurricane Ian CarMax slumps on missing second-quarter expectations Indexes down: Dow 1.54%, S&P 2.15%, Nasdaq 3.05% Sept 29 (Reuters) – Wall Street tumbled on Thursday on worries of a global economic downturn from aggressive central bank policy and fears that … Read more

Wall Street ends sharply higher as Treasury yields dip

Apple drops on concerns about iPhone demand Treasury prices rebound after BoE decision S&P 500 records largest one-day gain since Aug. 10 Indexes: Dow +1.88%, S&P 500 +1.97%, Nasdaq +2.05% Sept 28 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended sharply higher on Wednesday following its recent sell-off, helped by falling Treasury yields, while Apple dropped on concerns … Read more

Pakistan finance minister known for propping up rupee in earlier stints

ISLAMABAD, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Ishaq Dar, Pakistan’s new finance minister, has strongly favored intervention in currency markets in three previous stints in the job, but faces a nation in economic crisis this time and the conditions of an International Monetary Fund (IMF ) programme. Dar, a seasoned politician and chartered accountant, was sworn in … 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

Reversing UK confidence crash requires policy U-turn: economists

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Rock-bottom investor confidence in Britain will only recover if finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng scraps the economic plan that unleashed such turmoil in financial markets, leading economists, investors and banks warned on Tuesday. The pound touched an all-time low of $1.0327 on Monday and British government bonds sold off at a … 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