US job market in spotlight as weekly jobless claims hit 4-month high

Signage for a job fair is seen on 5th Avenue after the release of the jobs report in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 3, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Weekly jobless claims increase from 21,000 to 218,000 Continuing claims drop 25,000 to 1.317 million Mid-Atlantic factory activity slows … Read more

Stock market rebound falters, UK inflation hits 40-year high

LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – A rebound in equities petered out on Wednesday as concerns over the outlook for economic growth and rising inflation rattled sentiment, while a British inflation reading of 9 % highlighted just how much interest rates could rise. Asian stocks managed to post their fourth consecutive session of gains, but in … Read more

Stocks rally even as growth and inflation fears persist

Pristine prices are displayed on the stock quotation boards of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) after the TSE temporarily suspended all trading due to system problems in Tokyo, Japan October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Files Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) – Global stocks rallied on Tuesday on optimism … Read more

Analysis: The pain of food inflation puts emerging markets between a rock and a hard place

Food accounts for 40% of IPC baskets in low-income countries UN food price index hits record high in February and March More governments choose to introduce support measures Risk of social unrest is rising over food, fuel prices are rising LONDON/ISTANBUL/CAIRO, May 17 (Reuters) – Like millions of people in developing and emerging countries around … Read more

Stock markets struggle as fears over the economy grow

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – European stocks fell on Monday and Wall Street was poised to open lower as investor sentiment struggled to recover from last week’s sell-off on fears. a slowdown in economic growth. Global stocks hit their lowest point in 18 months last week as investors worried that raising interest rates to counter … Read more

The US labor market continues to tighten; moderate increases in producer prices

An ‘Apply Now’ sign sits outside the new Faccia Brutta Bar Pallino seeking to hire employees on Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 27, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Weekly jobless claims rise by 1,000 to 203,000 Continuing claims drop 44,000 to 1.343 million Producer prices increase … Read more

Stocks plummet, dollar soars as fears of hard landing grow

A broker reacts while trading on his computer terminal at a securities brokerage firm in Mumbai, India February 1, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Global stocks fall to a year-and-a-half low, down almost 20% since the start of the year Europe opens 2% lower on US stock futures … Read more

Stocks rise, yields edge lower after US inflation data

NEW YORK/MILAN, May 11 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Dow Jones gained ground on Wednesday and the dollar index fell after data showed U.S. inflation slowed year-on-year last month, giving investors some hope that the price surges will peak. US equity futures initially lost ground after underlying inflation, excluding items such as oil prices, … Read more

Analysis: The pain is not over for the US bond market, but some see yields approaching their highs

An eagle tops the facade of the Federal Reserve Building in Washington, July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 10 (Reuters) – Interest rate jitters continue to hammer the U.S. bond market, but some investors are beginning to speculate that a possible easing in price … Read more

Dollar Rising in Choppy Trade as Inflation Data Watched

U.S. dollar banknotes are displayed in this illustration taken February 14, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 10 (Reuters) – The dollar rose on Tuesday, after fluctuating between modest gains and declines earlier in the session as it held on to a nearly two-decade high ahead … Read more