Dow dips ahead of Powell speech; Nasdaq kept afloat by growth stocks

Tesla up as sales in China nearly double in November – data Fed Chair Powell’s speech at 1330 ET (1830 GMT) US private payrolls growth slows in November – ADP Dow down 0.47%, S&P off 0.13%, Nasdaq up 0.26% Nov 30 (Reuters) – Wall Street was mixed on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 … Read more

Consumer inflation in Japan’s capital rises at fastest pace in 40 years

Tokyo Nov core CPI up 3.6% vs f’cast +3.5% Tokyo CPI stays above BOJ’s 2% target for 6th straight month Data underscores broadening inflationary pressure TOKYO, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Core consumer prices in Japan’s capital, a leading indicator of nationwide trends, rose at their fastest annual pace in 40 years in November and exceeded … Read more

Dollar nears 3-mth low, shares climb after Fed tests the brakes

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Shares hit a two-month high and the dollar swooped towards a three-month low on Thursday, after Federal Reserve signals of smaller interest rate rises from next month were followed by the message from Frankfurt that the ECB will plow on. With Wall Street shut for Thanksgiving, it was up to … Read more

Investors batten down ahead of Fed minutes, Eurozone recession fears growing

Fed minutes awaited US Thanksgiving public holiday on Thursday Stock eke out slim gains globally Euro zone economic data points to recession China hit by rising COVID-19 infections LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Global shares were little changed on Wednesday as investors kept their eyes peeled for the minutes of a Federal Reserve meeting that … Read more

S&P closes at more than two-month high on retail, energy lift

Best Buy up, sees smaller annual sales drop Dollar Tree drops on lower FY profit forecast Manchester United surges on sale report Dow up 1.18%, S&P 500 up 1.36%, Nasdaq up 1.36% NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) – US stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 closing at its highest level in 2-1/2 months, … Read more

Europe to be hit hardest in global slowdown -OECD

Global growth seen falling from 3.1% in 2022 to 2.2% in 2023 National outlooks vary widely, with UK lagging other economies Central banks urged to keep hiking interest rates PARIS, Nov 22 (Reuters) – The global economy should avoid a recession next year but the worst energy crisis since the 1970s will trigger a sharp … Read more

China COVID cases weigh on Wall St; Disney jumps

Disney up on Iger’s return as CEO S&P 500 energy index leads sectoral falls Grindr slips after rocketing in debut Tesla down on vehicle recall, China COVID concerns Dow up 0.01%, S&P 500 down 0.34%, Nasdaq down 1.05% Nov 21 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes started the week roughly lower on China saying it … Read more

S&P 500 ends higher, led by defensive shares

Fed’s Collins sees 75 bps hike on the table Grindr surges into market debut Gap shares rise on upbeat results Indexes up: Dow 0.59%, S&P 0.48%, Nasdaq 0.01% Nov 18 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index ended higher on Friday in a choppy trading session, as gains in defensive shares overshadowed energy declines, … Read more

ECB begins great cash mop-up as banks repay 296 bln euros of loans

Repayment much lower than expected Key money-market rate falls after announcement Move seen as first step towards bond unwind FRANKFURT, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Euro zone banks are set to repay nearly 300 billion euros ($310 billion) in loans to the European Central Bank next week, the ECB said on Friday, the biggest cash withdrawal … Read more

Japan’s inflation hits 40-year high as BOJ sticks to easy policy

Japan CPI +3.6% yr/yr vs forecast +3.5%, highest since 1982 Bulk of price hikes due to cost-push inflation, unsustainable BOJ sees consumer inflation falling below 2% next fiscal year TOKYO, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Japan’s core consumer inflation accelerated to a 40-year high in October, driven by currency weakness and imported cost pressures that the … Read more