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

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

Bank of England seeks to stem bond market turmoil after tax cut storm

BoE starts buying bonds, delays gilt sales IMF does ‘not recommend’ policies like UK growth plan Moody’s: economic plan is ‘growth negative’ Pound trading down 0.7% to $1,065 Kwarteng meets banking bosses again LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The Bank of England sought to quell a fire-storm in Britain’s bond markets, saying it would buy … Read more

US fines 16 Wall Street firms $1.8 bln for talking deals, trades on personal apps

Sept 27 (Reuters) – US regulators on Tuesday fined 16 financial firms, including Barclays (BARC.L), Bank of America , Citigroup , Credit Suisse (CSGN.S), Goldman Sachs , Morgan Stanley and UBS (UBSG.S), a combined $1.8 billion after staff discussed deals and trades on their personal devices and apps. The sweeping industry probe, first reported by … Read more

Fed officials stare down markets, say inflation is top focus

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – US Federal Reserve officials on Monday sloughed off rising volatility in global markets, from slumping US stocks to currency turbulence abroad, and said their priority remained controlling domestic inflation. “There are interactions there,” Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said, noting that … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin miners get stuck in a bear pit

A bitcoin representation is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Sept 27 (Reuters) – Spare a thought for the beleaguered bitcoin miner. In late 2021, miners were the toast of the town with … Read more

Rampant dollar pauses for breath as bears stalk stocks

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HONG KONG, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Asian markets attempted to stabilize on Tuesday after a wild few days during which most assets, barring the dollar, fell, with the greenback easing a bit and stocks flat. Sterling , which collapsed to a record low $1.0327 on Monday, … Read more

Twitter to interview Elon Musk, known for combative testimony

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept 26 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk’s tendency to dish out insults while being questioned under oath will be tested anew this week, when lawyers for Twitter Inc (TWTR.N)are expected to interview the Tesla Inc (TSLA .O) CEO about his abrupt decision in July to ditch his $44 billion deal for the social … Read more

Wall Street ends lower, Dow confirms bear market

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Fed rate hikes have investors ‘throwing in the towel’ Casinos jump as Macau allows tour groups after nearly 3 years Indexes: Dow -1.11%, S&P 500 -1.03%, Nasdaq -0.60% Sept 26 (Reuters) – Wall Street slid deeper into a bear market on Monday, with the S&P 500 … Read more

Bank of England ‘will not hesitate’ to act as it monitors market turmoil

Pound briefly touched a record low against dollar Five-year gilts match Friday’s record daily slump Yields on 2-year and 5-year debt up 100 bps in 2 days Finance minister to detail fiscal plans on Nov. 23 BoE monitoring developments ‘very closely’ LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The Bank of England said on Monday it would … Read more

Oil prices fall for a second day on concerns for expected recession

Model of Oil barrels are seen in front of rising stock graph in this illustration, July 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Sept 26 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell for a second day on Monday on fears of lower fuel demand from an expected global recession sparked by … Read more