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28  mai     02h24
World shares hold firm, traders await inflation prints
   World shares held near all time highs on Tuesday and U.S. Treasury yields ticked lower as investors awaited inflation data from both sides of the Atlantic due later in the week.Traders were keeping an eye on the shift to a shorter settlement in U.S. trading but there were few major moves in advance...
27  mai     00h25
No Reuters global markets report in U.S. hours on May 27
   There will be no global markets report during U.S. hours on Monday, May , as markets are closed for a public holiday.Reuters will resume the report in Asian trading hours on Tuesday, May . File photo: A media person stands in front of the stock quotation board during a ceremony marking the...
28  mai     01h49
New Zealand tightens some home loan rules
   New Zealand’s central bank on Tuesday introduced limits on how much housing finance lenders can provide for borrowers who want to take on a high amount of debt relative to their incomes.The new rules come as policymakers seek to reduce default risk in New Zealand’s housing market, which has seen...
27  mai     23h49
Japan net external assets hit record high in 2023, remains world’s top creditor
   Japan’s net external assets rose to a record . trillion yen trillion in , increasing for a sixth straight year, as a weak yen and overseas corporate acquisitions boosted the value of its foreign assets, the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday.As a result, Japan retained its position as...
    11h34
Toronto market ends higher as commodity prices climb
   Canada’s main stock index rose on Monday as higher commodity prices boosted resource shares and the market transitioned to a faster trade settlement standard, while investors looked ahead to bank earnings reports this week.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S P TSX composite index .GSPTSE ended up ...
    18h10
Canada, Mexico, Argentina halve trade settlement to one day
   Canada, Mexico and Argentina on Monday started to settle securities trades faster, halving settlement time to one day, in a move designed to reduce counterparty risk and improve market liquidity.Settlement is the final stage of a trade, when buyers get their securities delivered and sellers are...
    18h42
Argentina markets keep wary eye on Milei reform bill hold-ups
   Argentina’s markets have a wary eye on President Javier Milei’s sprawling reform bill that is grinding through Congress and facing likely amendments in the Senate that will push it back to the lower house and gum up its final approval.The country’s bonds and peso, which rallied strongly in the...
    18h26
Brazil inflation expectations to improve over time, says central bank chief
   Brazil’s central bank chief Roberto Campos Neto said on Monday that policymakers believe inflation expectations should stabilize and improve over time, after recently citing concerns about them deviating from the official target. It is generally possible to be optimistic when we look at the reasons...
24  mai     07h37
Take Five: Inflation watch
   Inflation data from the U.S., the euro zone and Japan in the days ahead will guide investors’ expectations over the scale and pace of interest rate changes to come in major economies.Markets are bracing for the shortening of trade settlements for U.S. securities, while South Africans will head to...
27  mai     03h01
Australia’s Lendlease exits offshore markets to focus on local growth
   Australian developer Lendlease LLC.AX will retreat from its overseas construction businesses and free up to A . billion . billion in capital for shareholders, putting a lid on its international ambitions to shift focus on local operations.Lendlease will form a new capital release unit CRU...
25  mai     16h28
EU should follow U.S. on tariffs over Chinese goods, Italy minister says
   The European Union should follow the example of the United States and protect its industry by imposing tariffs on Chinese products, Italian Industry Minister Adolfo Urso said on Saturday.U.S. President Joe Biden unveiled steep tariff increases this month on an array of Chinese imports including...
    12h36
Turkey’s Erdogan says fiscal policy will not stoke inflation
   Turkish fiscal policy will not add to inflationary pressure as the country begins to experience some disinflationary relief in the second half of the year, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.Addressing the Foreign Economic Relations Board, Erdogan said annual inflation should peak in May...
24  mai     10h49
Financials help TSX rebound, index still posts weekly decline
   Canada’s main stock index rose on Friday as heavily weighted financials led broad based gains and after domestic inflation data this week raised expectations the Bank of Canada would soon cut interest rates.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S P TSX composite index .GSPTSE ended up . points, or ...
15  avril     08h13
Ghana’s debt restructuring takes another step forward
   Ghana’s long running debt restructuring inched another step closer to the finish line on Friday after the country’s bilateral creditors the likes of France and China sent over a draft ’memorandum of understanding’ for their . billion part of the deal.Below is a condensed timeline of key...
24  mai     12h55
Canada March retail sales down 0.2% as spending falls across sectors
   Canada’s retail sales contracted for a third consecutive month, missing expectations, data showed on Friday, underscoring the softness in economic growth and impact of high interest rates on consumer spending.Retail sales in March dropped by . as consumers curtailed purchases of furniture, home...
    12h33
Canada March retail sales down 0.2% on furniture; seen up 0.7% in April
   May Reuters Canadian retail sales decreased by . in March from February at C . billion . billion , led by decreases at furniture, home furnishings, electronics and appliances retailers, Statistics Canada said on Friday. Sales were likely up . in April, the agency said in a...
    12h32
Canada April factory sales most likely up 1.2% - Statscan flash estimate
   May Reuters Canadian factory sales most likely rose . in April from March, largely driven by higher sales in the transportation equipment subsector, Statistics Canada said in a flash estimate on Friday.The estimate was calculated based on a weighted response rate of . . The average...
    11h11
Implementation of global minimum tax deal is Germany’s priority, finmin says
   The implementation of the second pillar of the global minimum tax deal is Germany’s priority and further ideas should not be discussed until there is an agreement on the first pillar, German Finance Minister Christian Lindner said on Friday. In the second pillar we already have this in national...
    10h05
Global equity funds see strong weekly inflows on U.S. rate cut hopes
   Global equity funds secured robust inflows in the week ended May , driven by optimism over slowing inflation and expectations of U.S. Federal Reserve rate cuts in the latter half of the year.According to Lipper data, global equity funds attracted . billion in inflows, a increase from the...
    06h05
June to test markets’ election nonchalance
   In a year of elections worldwide, June turns up the heat several notches and will test global markets’ seemingly nonchalance toward the process to date.With European Parliament elections as an early appetizer on June , Britain heads to the hustings next month too ahead of July ’s freshly...
23  mai     15h18
Sinking volatility rings cross-asset complacency warning
   If you want evidence of how much the ’soft landing’ narrative is driving bullish investor sentiment, look no further than benchmark measures of implied volatility.In equities, bonds, credit and currencies, ’vol’ has not been this low in years, clearing the way for investors to push up asset prices...
    02h22
Wall Street tumbles as AI fervor dampened by rate jitters
   U.S. stocks ended sharply lower on Thursday as enthusiasm over Nvidia’s NVDA.O quarterly results faded and robust economic data fueled concerns over tighter for longer monetary policy.U.S. Treasury yields turned higher after the data.All three major U.S. stock indexes gathered downward momentum...
    10h30
TSX hits 3-week low as interest rate jitters hit commodities
   Canada’s main stock index fell to a near three week low on Thursday, with resource shares among the biggest decliners as commodity prices fell and economic data fueled worries the Federal Reserve would delay a move to interest rate cuts.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S P TSX composite index .GSPTSE ...
    09h12
Yellen wants G7 ’wall of opposition’ to China’s excess industrial capacity
   U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Thursday that she wants market driven countries to present a wall of opposition to China over its state driven industrial policies, a key issue she is pushing at a G finance meeting this week.Yellen also told a news conference that she is looking for ...
    16h00
Bank of Israel rate cuts seen on hold next week, possibly for all of 2024: Reuters poll
   The Bank of Israel BOI will leave short term interest rates next week for a third straight meeting and further rate reductions the rest of are in jeopardy due to re emerging inflation pressures, a Reuters poll forecast.
    10h28
Improved business activity casts doubt over rate cuts
   Businesses across the globe broadly enjoyed an improved performance this month with activity picking up in the United States and across parts of Asia and Europe, surveys showed on Thursday, giving central banks room to potentially defer cutting interest rates.Borrowing costs were raised following...
    12h25
POLL Global stocks fatigued from bull run, but no correction expected
   The global equity bull run is showing signs of fatigue, with most major stock indexes not expected to repeat last year’s stellar performance, according to a Reuters poll of stock analysts who also said a near term correction was unlikely.With financial markets paring back rate cut expectations...
    11h54
Bigger investors pouring money into emerging markets belie EM outflows
   Big money investors are beginning to place more cash in emerging markets as they chase returns in what could be a structural shift in the way they allocate their money, a veteran Bank of America economist told Reuters.Large global fixed income funds, which have more firepower than those dedicated...
22  mai     02h46
US stocks close down, oil tumbles after Fed minutes; Nvidia reports
   Wall Street ended lower and oil prices fell on Wednesday as investors parsed minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting.Nvidia Corp’s NVDA.O shares rose over in extended trading after the megacap chipmaker forecast quarterly revenue above estimates.All three major U.S....
    10h36
Toronto market pulls back as resource shares slide
   Canada’s main stock index fell on Wednesday as a drop in commodity prices weighed on resource shares and as investors worried that the Federal Reserve would take its time before cutting interest rates.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S P TSX composite index .GSPTSE ended down . points, or .,...