Analysis: Argentina’s economic crisis whack-a-mole goes into overdrive

The facade of Argentina’s Central Bank is pictured in the financial district of Buenos Aires, Argentina December 7, 2021. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register BUENOS AIRES, June 28 (Reuters) – Argentina’s economic alarm bells are ringing loudly with fears of a global recession and spiraling inflation stoking investor fears … Read more

Stocks swing higher as China eases quarantine rules

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying graphs (top) of Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HONG KONG, June 28 (Reuters) – Asian shares swung into positive territory … Read more

Stocks extend bear market bounce as inflation angst eases

MILAN/TOKYO, June 27 (Reuters) – World shares extended their bounce on Monday, building on Friday’s strong Wall Street close as off-peak oil prices helped sentiment improve and temper fears of prolonged inflation. Strong morning gains in Europe and a rally across Asian markets after China further eased COVID-19 restrictions drove the MSCI’s benchmark for global … Read more

Russia slips into default zone as payment deadline expires

The clock on Spasskaya tower showing the time at noon, is pictured next to Moscow’s Kremlin, and St. Basil’s Cathedral, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Grace period runs out on $100 mln interest payment due May 27 Some Taiwanese bondholders did not receive payment on Monday … Read more

EU plans for life without Russian gas amid inflation spike

‘The notion of cheap energy is gone,’ Latvian PM says Inflation in euro zone has shot to all-time highs Germany warns some industries may have to close this winter BRUSSELS, June 24 (Reuters) – EU leaders on Friday warned that “cheap energy is gone” agreed to boost preparations for cuts further in Russian gas, accusing … Read more

Stocks temper their inflation expectations on copper pounding

S&P futures up 0.9%, European stocks gain 1.5% MSCI world stocks eyeing 2.5% weekly rise Copper falls more than 7% on week, oil down 2% German 10-year bond yields drop 4 bps LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – World stocks headed for their first weekly gain in a month and Wall Street was set to open … Read more

Recession fear stalks oil, copper and stocks

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Global markets fell on Thursday as investors worried that further rises in interest rates to decades-high inflation would tip economies into recession. The German economy, Europe’s largest, suffered a sharp loss of momentum at the end of the second quarter, according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index, while corresponding figures … Read more

French opposition tells ‘arrogant’ Macron: compromise to win support

Conservatives say coalition pact would be “treason” President’s office says seeking constructive solutions Far right say “we must be heard” PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) – French opposition leaders told President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday they would not make life easy for him as he sought a way to avoid political paralysis after this weekend’s election … Read more

U.S. stocks jump 2% after recent selloff; yen drops vs dollar

S&P 500 ends up more than 2% US Treasury yields rise Yen plunges against dollar Crude oil settles higher NEW YORK, June 21 (Reuters) – Stocks on global indexes rose sharply on Tuesday, with major US stock indexes each ending up more than 2% following a recent selloff, while the Japanese yen fell against the … Read more

Fed’s Waller backs another big rate hike for ‘all in’ inflation fight

The exterior of the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building is seen in Washington, DC, US, June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register June 18 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller on Saturday became the latest US central banker to pledge a whatever-it-takes approach to fighting … Read more