The Fed may slow rate hikes, but policymakers say more is needed

The Fed may slow rate hikes, but policymakers say more is needed

The Federal Reserve building is pictured in Washington, DC, US, August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kashkari sticks to his view of 3.9% fed funds rate at end-2022 Evans sees a 3.4% policy rate this year Both push back on market expectations for rate cuts next … Read more

China’s factory inflation hits 17-month low, consumer prices speed up

China’s factory inflation hits 17-month low, consumer prices speed up

A worker walks past steel rolls at the Chongqing Iron and Steel plant in Changshou, Chongqing, China August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July producer inflation at lowest since Feb 2021 July consumer inflation at 2-year high PBOC seen staying accommodative to spur growth BEIJING, Aug … Read more

Aluminum foundry fights for survival in the European gas crisis

Aluminum foundry fights for survival in the European gas crisis

Family-owned aluminum foundry trials new shift pattern Plan to maintain production and reduce gas usage Carmakers warn output cuts inevitable if suppliers close New gas-free technologies will take years to scale up Suppliers need more help to innovate, industry says SOLTAU, Germany, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Shouting over the clanging of machinery, Gerd Roeders is … Read more

Cryptoverse: Blockchain bridges fall into troubled waters

Cryptoverse: Blockchain bridges fall into troubled waters

Representations of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash plunge into water in this illustration taken, May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 9 (Reuters) – Another day, another hack – and another blockchain bridge burned. When thieves stole an estimated $190 million from US crypto firm Nomad last … Read more

Bridgewater pushes back against Chinese ‘All Weather’ copycats

Bridgewater pushes back against Chinese ‘All Weather’ copycats

SHANGHAI/NEW YORK, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio’s huge popularity in China has not only drawn local investors flocking to his funds but also spawned home-grown challengers using his “All Weather” strategy and brand to try to beat him at his own game. Now, the Connecticut-based hedge fund giant he founded, … Read more

US labor market defies recession fears as job growth surges in July

US labor market defies recession fears as job growth surges in July

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 528,000 in July Unemployment rate falls to 3.5% from 3.6% in June Average hourly earnings rise 0.5%; up 5.2% year-on-year Participation rate falls to 62.1% from 62.2% in June WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – US job growth unexpectedly accelerated in July, lifting the level of employment above its pre-pandemic level and … Read more

Sterling falls as BoE expects recession, US futures up

Sterling falls as BoE expects recession, US futures up

Bank of England hikes rates by 50 basis points BoE expects recession throughout 2023 Fed official: 50bp hike in September “reasonable” Oil stabilizes after hitting a six-month low Lufthansa returns to operating profit LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Sterling fell on Thursday after the Bank of England followed its counterparts in the United States and … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ maker Ubisoft – sources

EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ maker Ubisoft – sources

HONG KONG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) plans to raise its stake in French video game group Ubisoft Entertainment SA (UBIP.PA) as the Chinese gaming giant pivots to the global gaming market, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. China’s largest social network and gaming firm, which bought a … Read more

Fed officials beat inflation road; 50-basis-point rate hike ‘reasonable’ next month

The Fed may slow rate hikes, but policymakers say more is needed

Aug 3 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials voiced their determination again on Wednesday to rein in high inflation, although one noted a half-percentage-point hike in the US central bank’s key interest rate next month might be enough to march towards that goal. “I start from the idea that 50 (basis points) would be a reasonable … Read more

As the US eyes new China chip curbs, turmoil looms for the global market

As the US eyes new China chip curbs, turmoil looms for the global market

Any US export block may affect global chip supply – analysts Move would hinder Samsung, SK Hynix upgrading China plants Samsung, SK Hynix together supply over 50% of global NAND chips Curbs could change where future chip plants are built -analyst SEOUL, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Export restrictions being considered by Washington to halt China’s … Read more