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‘Yellow vest’ protests slow French economy, piling pressure on Macron

‘Yellow vest’ protests slow French economy, piling pressure on Macron

Published 10/12/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - The anti-government protests convulsing France will slow growth to close to a standstill in the final quarter, the central bank said on [more…]

Onset of recession may take longer than expected after yield curve…

Onset of recession may take longer than expected after yield curve…

Published 10/12/2018

(Reuters) - The onset of a U.S. recession could take longer than usually thought after key points of the Treasury yield curve invert, as a [more…]

Trump backs $750 billion defense budget request to Congress: official

Trump backs $750 billion defense budget request to Congress: official

Published 10/12/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has backed plans to request $750 billion from Congress for defense spending next year, a U.S. official said [more…]

Investors flee bonds and stocks in turbulent week for growth and trade

Investors flee bonds and stocks in turbulent week for growth and trade

Published 07/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Investors pulled billions from bonds and stocks this week as U.S. bond movements triggered fears over global growth and a trade tussle [more…]

BlackRock’s Rieder buying longer-term bonds as Fed pause seems likely

BlackRock’s Rieder buying longer-term bonds as Fed pause seems likely

Published 06/12/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc’s (BLK.N) Rick Rieder is buying longer-term bonds because softening inflation could force the U.S. Federal Reserve to pause interest [more…]

Global markets surge on China-U.S. trade truce, dollar dips, yuan up

Global markets surge on China-U.S. trade truce, dollar dips, yuan up

Published 03/12/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A temporary ceasefire in the U.S.-China trade war boosted global stocks to their highest in about three weeks on Monday, while [more…]

S&P sees Turkish banks’ bad loans doubling in next 12-18 months

S&P sees Turkish banks’ bad loans doubling in next 12-18 months

Published 03/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Rating agency S&P Global expects the amount of bad loans on Turkish banks’ books to double over the next 12-18 months and [more…]

Bank of Canada to lift rates three times in 2019, but cautiously:…

Bank of Canada to lift rates three times in 2019, but cautiously:…

Published 03/12/2018

(Reuters) - The Bank of Canada will next raise interest rates early next year, and twice again by the end of 2019, according to economists [more…]