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The economy faces headwinds, a crucial test

As the 2022 financial year kicks off, developments on the national and international scene have raised serious concerns about Nigeria’s economic prospects. Maintaining its growth forecast at 2.6%, the World Bank reiterated its dire warnings about the sharp decline in government revenue, exchange rate volatility, fiscal deficits and the trajectory …

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Sri Lanka monitors exchange rate, appropriate current level: BC Governor

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s central bank may make changes to the exchange rate in the future if necessary, but the current level is appropriate, Central Bank Governor Nivard Cabraal said amid calls to float the currency and to stop reserve sales for imports. The Sri Lankan rupee is pegged to …

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Economic collapse gives Putin a path back to Soviet repression – POLITICO

Russian President Vladimir Putin was repeatedly warned that the West would pulverize its economy if it invaded Ukraine, but he decided to send in the tanks anyway. Why? It’s possible he made a fatal miscalculation, but there’s also the darker scenario that he could have seen benefits from an economic …

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Russian bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could be part of future sanctions

Targeting the country’s access to cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin and ether, would take the sanctions policy into uncharted territory. Blocking transactions would be difficult, as by nature private digital currencies are designed to exist without borders and mostly outside the government-regulated financial system. The Biden administration is in the early …

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Markets Today – Ukraine, PMI, Oil, Gold, Bitcoin

Stock markets in Europe are mixed, while US futures are lower on Thursday, as uncertainty remains around Russia’s intentions in Ukraine. It was a rather strange week that started with warnings of an imminent invasion – repeatedly denied by Russia – followed by allegations of troop withdrawals after the completion …

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Sri Lankan companies to sell dollar shares on stock exchange

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) will soon allow listed companies to sell shares denominated in foreign currencies as long as they have foreign currency earnings under rules approved by the regulator. The new CSE decision, which was approved by regulator Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week, …

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Alarming Inflation Both At Home And Abroad As Russia-Ukraine Crisis Drives Up Oil PricesNews

Whether it’s dining out or filling up cars at the pump, the cost of living is rising and it’s a global trend. Consumer prices in the United States jumped 7.5% in January from a year earlier, their biggest increase in 40 years. The President of the European Commission expects price …

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Covid’s effect on job numbers could leave Washington in the dark.

Jerome H. Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, compared setting monetary policy to stumbling in an unlit room: You walk out the door carefully to avoid making a painful mistake. The analogy is likely to ring particularly true after Omicron’s scrambled jobs report for January, as the virus clouds …

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FG should consider dual gas pricing to reduce subsidy payment – Yusuf

Published January 30, 2022 The Managing Director of the Center for Promoting Private Enterprise, Dr. Muda Yusuf, former Managing Director of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, tells TUNDE AJAJA his views on how government can reduce the amount paid as a gasoline subsidy Despite its limited resources, the …

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Lebanon’s draft budget applies exchange rate band, official source says

Lebanon’s draft budget for 2022 applies exchange rates of between 15,000 and 20,000 Lebanese pounds to the dollar for operating expenses, an official source told Reuters on Friday, moving away from the previously official rate of 1,500. used. The pound has lost more than 90% of its value since Lebanon …

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Opinion: Government cumbersome to blame for our monetary problems – Lanka Business Online

By Vinuja Singharachchige: There is a lot of talk these days about the pressures the Sri Lankan Rupee faces, but it is important that we understand the mechanics and the broader economic context. Currency crises have been common in our modern history with countries facing sudden devaluations to the point …

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Lanka prepares an agreement on an oil park with India; Wang to travel to Colombo after spitting, and may offer sweeteners

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Sri Lanka next week amid a crippling economic crisis that has seen Colombo look to Delhi for help and swiftly execute the long-delayed India-Sri Lanka plan to the joint development of the Trincomalee petroleum reservoir farm. Wang Yi’s two-day visit, scheduled for Jan. …

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Western economies self-destruct with inflation, debt and taxes – OpEd – Eurasia Review

By Nikola Kedhi * Although reluctantly, current central bank governors and respected economists have stepped up their warnings that inflation is here to stay. However, while it has taken a considerable time for officials to admit the inflationary threat, despite the signs and warnings, they fail to name the root …

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Japanese want some inflation

Soaring prices are haunting consumers and baffling economic planners in the United States and other countries, but not in Japan, where triggering inflation has proven to be an elusive goal. As the Federal Reserve and most other central banks shift into a fight against inflation, the Bank of Japan said …

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Inflation is a tax on the poor – Claudio Farrugia

The recently released National Statistics Office (NSO) report on Retail price index (RPI) reveals worrying developments. Since February, the index has started an upward trend and is rising rapidly. The prices of the most essential items, including clothes and shoes, household equipment, household maintenance and food, are well over three …

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Opinion: It’s time for the Bank of Canada to make a tough choice

Breadcrumb Links PF comment The domestic political mood is too fragile to risk a sudden downturn, and the Bank must be careful not to lose public support again Author of the article: David Laidler, Financial Post Special Release date : 07 Dec 2021 • 31 minutes ago • 4 minutes …

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Sri Lankan business leaders bemoan currency shortage amid printing money

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan business leaders have said business activities have been disrupted by currency shortages from an unreliable 200-per-US dollar peg to which the central bank no longer offers full convertibility. The partial suspension of convertibility led to parallel markets of 240 per US dollar in the edge market …

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More Sri Lankans switch to hawala as money printing drives parallel exchange rates

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan migrant worker Sampath * is now determined to send his salary from Dubai to his family via hawala, a traditional net settlement system that has facilitated trade for centuries. “Last week I found out that my friends were getting an extra 10 rupees for every dirham …

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Why junk bond yields aren’t so absurd

The European Central Bank is worried about bad credit – it thinks there is too much gossip. In his financial stability review, earlier this month, the bank wrote: “Signs of exuberance are increasingly visible in certain segments of the financial markets as real yields decline and the search for yield …

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Nigeria-China $ 2.5 billion currency exchange eclipse

The success story that has eluded the very famous Nigeria-China Bilateral Currency Exchange Agreement (BCSA) signed over three years ago is a national embarrassment. This underscores the widely held view that our policies are often not well thought out and supported by sufficiently scientific evidence. Given the bilateral level at …

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Remove subsidies, cut CBN loans, raise taxes on “sin” … 7 things the World Bank wants Buhari to do in 2022

The World Bank on Tuesday released its Nigeria Development Report for November 2021, which showed, among other things, that eight million Nigerians fell into poverty in less than two years as a result of inflationary shocks. The report also found that Nigeria no longer benefits from high oil prices, with …

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The naira appreciates more and trades 530 N to the dollar on the parallel market

The naira appreciated further against the dollar on the parallel market on Thursday to trade at 530 N to the dollar. The figure is N10 or 1.8 percent higher than the N540 he traded on Wednesday. Street traders in the foreign exchange markets in Lagos who spoke to TheCable on …

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Sticky small savings interest rates protect against financial instability

Inflation returns in conversations about Indian politics. In this context, two recent observations in RBI publications are relevant. The central bank pointed out that the growth of small savings deposits has consistently exceeded bank deposits since 2018. In addition, the GoI has left interest rates on small savings instruments (SSIs) …

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High inflation anxiety creeps into Fed: Expert

At the end of a two-day meeting on Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) reiterated that inflation remains high, largely reflecting factors that are expected to be transient. But he made an addition to his last political statement on Wednesday that did not exist in the statement released after …

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Investors look to U.S. inflation metrics, view bond swings as downside looms

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the CARES Act, at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, USA , September 28, 2021. Kevin Dietsch / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (Reuters) – Investors …

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National budget forecasts 2022 | 263Chat

By Victor Bhoroma Zimbabwe’s national budget for 2021 is expected to be presented within the next 30 days amid fears of a resurgence of high levels of inflation. The country’s annual inflation fell from 363% recorded in January to 55% recorded in October, making it the most important achievement of …

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Iraq opts for clean energy in ambitious energy reform agenda

Iraqi plans to develop 7.5 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy by 2023 in accordance with the decision of the Ministerial Energy Council are on track. This was confirmed in a statement from Iraqi Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail broadcast on October 3 on SkyNews Arabia. The projects are part …

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Nigeria’s lame economy – where do we go from here?

As much as one would like to see the bright side of things with a strong hope of rebirth, as the current macroeconomic data of Nigeria is not encouraging because it presents the image of a lame economy without clutches. From economic production data to investment flows, consumption levels and …

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Why the Bank of England looks unusually hawkish

23 October 2021 TIL BANK OF ENGLAND is an outlier. Investors expect interest rates to rise before the end of the year, then to 1% by August 2022, faster than the European Central Bank or the Federal Reserve (see graph). It might even start doing so before it completes its …

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RBZ closes Forex platform to stem currency decline

Bloomberg ZIMBABWEAN authorities shut down a popular black market currency tracking platform, the latest move to try and stop an accelerating decline in its currency. The central bank has ordered the shutdown of marketwatch.co.zw and other sites that publish the parallel market exchange rate, Governor John Mangudya said in a …

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Nigeria-China currency exchange collapses

Through Omodele Adigun and Uche Usim, (Abouja) Three years after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) signed a currency swap deal with the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), Nigerians have yet to feel the impact of this deal, especially that the free fall of the naira, which currently stands at …

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It’s time to unplug the black market from forex

Sunday mail Victoria Ruzvidzo Zimbabwe has a legendary penchant for miscarrying or shooting themselves in the foot at the most inopportune moment. The current chaos in the foreign exchange market is of no use and threatens to wipe out much of the economic gains recorded so far. But that shouldn’t …

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naira devaluation: the problems arise | THIS DAY

Yemi Osinbajo Obinna Chima The perennial debate on the devaluation of the naira was reignited on Monday, during the two-day retreat on the mid-term ministerial performance review, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, when the vice-president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo openly advised the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to adjust the naira …

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Economic instability set to prevail despite central bank roadmap

The rapid growth of the money supply propelled by substantial bank loans to the government since last year has been a major cause of economic stability. The Central Bank has no room for maneuver to mop up this excess liquidity, in the absence of fiscal discipline. The Roadmap did not …

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“We must fight against the factors of inflation, unemployment and insecurity”

The Nigerian economy is growing, but the reality with the common man is that life is more difficult. Are we seeing an impact of the numbers on living conditions? Yes, beyond the SNB’s GDP figures each quarter, we need to look at how the high rate, double-digit inflation at 17.38% …

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Smuggling of dollars out of Afghanistan on the rise: money changers

A number of foreign exchange bureaus in Kandahar said they are seeing an increase in the smuggling of US dollars from Afghanistan to some neighboring countries, mainly Pakistan, alarming that this will further affect the country’s fragile economic situation if it is smuggled. continues. They said “millions of Pakistani rupees” …

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How long will COVID-fueled inflation last?

Everyone is talking about inflation these days. Rising prices affect people from all walks of life, all over the world. In the United States, buying a used car now costs on average 45 percent more than in January. Europeans are bracing for a harsh winter with soaring natural gas prices …

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RBZ sees sustained decline in inflation

Sunday mail Golden sibanda The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) expects the annual inflation rate to continue falling through the end of the year, but has raised its December 2021 target to between 36% and 53 %, from 25% to 35%. But the central bank estimates that this will not …

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ENaira website goes live showing features of CBN digital currency – ::: … The Tide News Online ::: …

Economic operators and actors in the productive sector of the economy deplore the difficulties they encounter in accessing foreign currency to do their business.They noted that the situation worsened when the Central Bank of Nigeria banned the Bureau de Change from not trading in forex.Speaking on the matter, a businessman, …

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CBN governor fails, but finance and trade ministers fail to play their part

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele bears most of the blame for his mismanagement of the foreign exchange market, but Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed and Trade and Investment Minister Niyi Adebayo should not be absolved of the guilt of economic mismanagement in the country, the findings of ICIR …

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Opinion: Inflation is not over yet. Here’s when we should finally see lower prices

Total Consumer price index (CPI) rose 5.3% year-on-year in August after reaching 5.4% year-on-year two months earlier. The core index, which excludes the volatile components of food and energy, rose 4% year-on-year in August after peaking at 4.5% in June. Importantly, the month-to-month rates of increase for each of these …

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US issues additional sanctions against Russian pipeline projects and chemical weapons programs

In recent weeks, the US government has imposed a series of additional sanctions on Russia consisting of additional measures focused on the energy pipeline sector, as well as other measures in response to the alleged poisoning of Alexy Navalny. This latest escalation in sanctions against Russia builds on the April …

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Too much inflation? Just increase the inflation target – OpEd – Eurasia Review

By Ryan McMaken * In late August, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell suggested that the Federal Reserve would start to decline before the end of the year, an admission that price inflation exceeded the target of 2%. Nonetheless, the Fed took no immediate action the following month. This week, Powell again …

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The average Nigerian can feed on N500, the naira still strong – former CIBN chairman

Posted September 22, 2021 Former Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria President Professor Segun Ajibola said the naira is still strong in the Nigerian economy, adding that an average Nigerian can still feed himself on N500. Babcock University economics professor spoke on NTA’s “Good Morning Nigeria” breakfast show on Wednesday, …

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Asean News Headlines at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21

Malaysia Parliament: M’sia will ratify RCEP treaty by this year, says Azmin Lack of quorum forces temporary suspension of Dewan Rakyat proceedings Cost of performing Haj will increase due to inflation and Saudi Arabia regulations Covid-19: 15,759 new cases bring the total to 2,127,934 Covid-19: Death toll in Malaysia reaches …

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Evergrande is a Lehman-style lesson for China

gGlobal markets faced a massive selloff on Monday as investors feared the collapse of a major Chinese real estate company could have a contagious effect and undermine the financial stability of the world’s second-largest economy. A large real estate developer in China, Evergrande, which has unusually large debt, is in …

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It’s not just China Evergrande. Why the S&P 500 is collapsing and what to do – the Madison Leader Gazette

The stock market is crashing and a correction may be in sight. While China Evergrande is getting all the attention, the real issue could be the risks to earnings and valuations. S&P 500fell 1.7% on Monday. Although the decline is bad, the index is only down 3.9% from its all-time …

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Fed to unveil new projections with investors on alert

U.S. Federal Reserve officials to reveal when and how often they think the economy will need an interest rate hike over the next three years when they release new forecasts at their policy meeting Wednesday, with investors on alert for a faster pace of tightening. The dot plot, published quarterly, …

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Global sales, BoE uncertainty and gas prices push sterling down

LONDON (Reuters) – The British pound hit a one-month low against the dollar on Monday as a global sell-off sparked by Evergrande’s struggles in China hit risky currencies as uncertainties over the Bank of England’s monetary policy and soaring gas prices also weighed on. FILE PHOTO: British five pound banknotes …

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CBN remains hawkish on BDCs and FX arbitrageurs as MPC keeps rates stable – Businessamlive

Exchange rates now come from CBN, not speculators Analysts say Nigerians and businesses face tough short-term period The general expectations of the economic experts of the monetary policy committee (MPC) of the CBN were ultimately not exaggerated, as the committee moved in the direction anticipated by several analysts who had …

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Zera probe finds fuel scam

Sunday mail Martin Kadzère An investigation by the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has uncovered a “massive abuse” of the Zimbabwean dollar fuel facility by oil traders who insist on payments in US dollars despite access to foreign currencies on the auction market. There are huge gaps between the currencies …

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UK retailing falters after fourth consecutive monthly decline

Updates on the economic impact of the coronavirus Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about news about the economic impact of the coronavirus. Coronavirus Business Update is changing! Starting Monday, the new ‘Road to Recovery’ newsletter will continue to provide the latest reports from …

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Lebanese new government raises oil price, signs audit agreement

Newly appointed Lebanese Finance Minister Youssef Khalil attends a handover ceremony in Beirut, Lebanon on September 14, 2021. REUTERS / Mohamed Azakir Rising gasoline prices reduce unaffordable subsidies Government signs new contract for central bank audit IMF says it had “courtesy calls” with members of the government Depleted reserves bolstered …

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Shell pledges 7.5 MW of electricity to Rivers community to quell protests

By Adedapo Adesanya On July 27, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, in his usual attire of black suit and lemon tie announcement that the bank will stop selling foreign exchange (FX) to exchange bureaus (BDC). This was not without precedent, as such an …

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Analysis: Nigerian economy grows 5%, but human development continues to stagnate under Buhari

Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 5% in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), but economists think there is not much to celebrate on this subject. Indeed, unless the 5% GDP growth is sustained in the third and fourth quarters of 2021, …

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The naira remains under pressure in the forex market as foreign exchange reserves lose $ 63.11 million

The Naira traded negatively this week as it depreciated in both the parallel market and the 0.97% I&E window and0.21%, respectively to close Friday at 520 / USD and 411.67 / USD. The currency was listed at 505 naira on the unofficial market ahead of Tuesday’s announcement. The central bank …

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PIA: Financial Experts Increase Prospects for Foreign Exchange Market Stability

The enthusiasm for the entry into force of the long-awaited Petroleum Industry Law has sparked a new wave of optimism that the planned wave of investment in the petroleum sector and the planned removal of fuel subsidies will boost simultaneously the supply of currencies and will reduce market pressure. , …

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Foreign exchange market: experts urge CBN to deepen market reforms

FINANCIAL analysts have called on the Central Bank of Nigeria to move beyond stopping dollar sales to Bureau de Change operators, BDCs and pursue reforms that tackle price distortions on the market. Nigerian foreign exchange market. They further called on the Central Bank to guarantee a market determined price that …

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Optimism is here to stay

Stock markets once again made small gains on Thursday as investors continue to reap the rewards of staying positive despite Monday’s worrying sell-off. The European indices are all making decent gains, with the FTSE rising above 7,000 despite underperforming the rest of the region. It looks like investors are yet …

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The virus is skyrocketing and yields are dropping; is inflation already yesterday’s news?

The last time there was so much panic in the markets over higher inflation was probably in the 1970s, when oil shocks were a common occurrence. While inflation isn’t as likely to hit double digits this time around, major central banks have for the first time in decades been faced …

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Argentina’s central bank will use “all its strength” to tame foreign exchange markets, source says

BUENOS AIRES, July 19 (Reuters) – Argentina’s central bank will use “all its might” to streamline runaway demand for dollars and tame the country’s volatile parallel currency markets, which have heated up due to tight capital controls, a banking source told Reuters. Monday. Earlier this month, the bank tightened the …

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Lebanon is slowly dying

Lebanon is currently in the throes of the worst economic crisis in its history. There are daily fuel and electricity shortages, a chronic lack of medical supplies and a lack of essential drugs in hospitals. Some 77% of Lebanese households are unable to buy enough food. The Lebanese pound has …

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Year in Review: Australia – The Bull

Most recently, in June, I celebrated the 18the anniversary of the Fidelity Australian Equities Fund. I have always managed the Evolution rather than Revolution Fund, and it has served us extremely well, especially during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. While the impact of the coronavirus on people’s lives has been …

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Navigating Dangerous Legal Waters | Above the law

The US economy is, not to be too technical, in a strange place. A number of traditional economic indicators all point in the direction of continued bullish growth. Others are bearish or downright scary. If you’re looking for good news, consider the Dow Jones is up over 13% year-to-date, while …

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Bank of Israel keeps rates unchanged, says COVID still poses “risk” to economy

The Bank of Israel said on Monday it was leaving its key rate unchanged at a record 0.1%, saying the central bank would continue to conduct “very accommodative monetary policy” for an extended period. The Bank of Israel has also released updates to its macroeconomic forecasts for 2021 and 2022, …

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5 smart money moves before the Fed starts raising interest rates again

5 smart money moves before the Fed starts raising interest rates again Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell (pictured) and his colleagues have said the central bank will keep its benchmark interest rate close to zero for now, despite the gains the US economy has made in recent months. But rates …

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Large-scale measures to strengthen foreign exchange reserves

The government announced several wide-ranging measures to support foreign exchange reserves and curb outflows earlier this week following the deal reached at the Cabinet of Ministers meeting on Monday (June 28). Several innovative non-indebtedness measures have been introduced to attract more investment and foreign funds. The Cabinet decision was in …

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Ford, Micron, Didi and Walgreens: 5 things to know

Here are five things you need to know for Thursday, July 1: 1. – Stock Futures Flicker As S&P 500 Closes Strong First Half Equity futures wobbled Thursday as Wall Street entered the third quarter ahead of the release of the US jobs report for indications of the economy recovering. …

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ASX avoids COVID gloom to cap record year

Mining and Telstra helped support the index, while big banks and CSL biotech lost some heat. The session closed a ninth consecutive monthly gain for the stock market, with 11 of the past 12 months ending higher as investors continue to invest in stocks, supported by an unprecedented river of …

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Lebanon: gas stations forced to reopen despite shortages

A Lebanese judge has forced some gas stations to reopen due to severe fuel shortages and clashes with customers who have had to wait hours to refuel. Raids took place after Attorney General Ghassan Oueidat issued a decision on Monday to prosecute gas station owners who refuse to sell fuel, …

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Dollar catches its breath as traders wait for Powell’s testimony

Four thousand US dollars are counted by a banker counting change at a bank in Westminster, Colorado on November 3, 2009. REUTERS / Rick Wilking / File Photo Chart: Global exchange rates https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E SINGAPORE, June 22 (Reuters) – The dollar came to a standstill on Tuesday as traders turned to …

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What is the fair value of gold? Markets reevaluate prices as inflation expectations change

(Kitco News) Gold space has felt the ground shift under its feet this week as the precious metal shed $ 100 on the Federal Reserve’s surprisingly hawkish stance. Investors are now busy trying to reassess the fair value of gold, with August Comex gold futures trading last at $ 1,771.10, …

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Trade in the era of the pandemic: a year in review

Many countries, including Sri Lanka, started practicing mobility restrictions from March of last year. As a result, along with the slowdown in global merchandise production, trade volume also contracted from the second quarter of 2020. However, the World Trade Organization (WTO) estimates that the trade contraction achieved in 2020 was …

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When Americans took to the streets because of inflation

By Jon Hilsenrath In the fall of 1966, a wave of protests swept across the United States, drawing the attention of Washington politicians, corporate executives and newspaper editors. But these Americans were not expressing their anger at the Vietnam War or racial discrimination. The protests were against rising food prices, …

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Is this bull market in equities just too good to last?

Equity markets started June on a positive note and, so far at least, ignore the fact that June is traditionally the weakest month of the year. Global stocks rose 0.7% in local currency last week and are now about 1% above their peak a month ago. The good performance was …

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Yen down 6% versus dollar ignores global trade recovery

As the global economic recovery from the coronavirus accelerates, Japan appears to be standing still as its currency retreats. The yen has already fallen nearly 6% against the dollar this year, the worst performance among the Group of 10 currencies, as global markets brace for an interest rate hike almost …

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Make no mistake, the risk of inflation is real: Mervyn King

Price stability is when people stop talking about inflation and their decisions reflect real economic factors. It had been a long time since inflation was a topic of discussion but, especially in the United States, it has returned to the public debate. In several advanced economies, it is easy to …

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The G7 agreement on corporate tax reform, a major step forward

Allowing countries to tax companies that generate value in their jurisdictions without paying tax is pillar 1 of the proposed tax reform. A minimum tax in every country is pillar 2 of tax reform The G7 deal might not immediately bring countries like India on fairy wings to a land …

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The ECB is not about to falter at the first sign of recovery: ecological week

Subscribe to the New Economy Daily newsletter, follow us @economy and subscribe to our podcast. European Central Bank officials will debate whether to extend their high pace of emergency bond purchases this week, a judgment that rests on the fragility they determine for the economy’s recovery. Confidence has been the …

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U.S. tech stocks lead Wall Street down

US stocks came under pressure on Thursday as investors digested a new investment ban from the Biden administration, new economic data pointing to a strengthening labor market and prospects the Federal Reserve may begin to consider scaling back its political support as inflationary pressures intensify. The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite led …

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Analysis: Fed’s accommodative approach to inflation complicates BOJ debt reduction plans

TOKYO (Reuters) – The recent pledge by the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep interest rates low despite rampant inflation has created new headaches for the Bank of Japan, which is trying to quietly wean the economy from its massive stimulus measures. FILE PHOTO: A one hundred US dollar bill and …

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Economists sound the first alarm bells on inflation

He is now worried. “Financial markets are going to have to get used to the return of troublesome problems which, until recently, seemed long dead,” he wrote in May. Central bankers have not had to deal with an inflation problem in their careers. After averaging around 10% per year in …

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The days of record high fixed mortgages are over, if the outlook for the Reserve Bank is good

Fixed mortgage interest rates have already bottomed out in the near future, if the Reserve Bank’s outlook on Wednesday materializes. The Reserve Bank left the official treasury rate (OCR) at 0.25% as expected, but signaled that the OCR would start rising at the end of next year and reach 1.75% …

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The Story of Growth in India: What Next?

Daily confirmed cases peaked in early May at 415,000 in India and yesterday at 196,000 Image Credit: Shutterstock The Covid epidemic in India is an obvious calamity. Still, from their highs in mid-February, the rupee is down -0.8 percent and the stock market (Nifty) is down -0.8 percent. There are …

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Malaysia stocks rise as full lockdown avoided to allow recovery

Bloomberg Race to avert disaster at China’s biggest ‘bad bank’ (Bloomberg) – It was past 9 p.m. on Financial Street in Beijing when the character inside the Huarong Tower took an ink brush and, with trained strokes, began to put characters on paper. entrepreneur, Chinese Communist Party official – and, …

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Dow and S&P 500 end lower in turbulent week, but Nasdaq posts four-week losing streak

Topline Stock indexes ended the week mostly in the red as traders were rocked by the extreme volatility in the cryptocurrency markets, some mixed economic data and rumblings the Federal Reserve may consider tightening amid fears. rising inflationists. Pedestrians walk past the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, …

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#BTColumn – Dependency state

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by this author are their own and do not represent the official position of Barbados Today Inc. through Ralph jemmott The 1960s are considered the decade of independence. The Caribbean states, in relatively rapid succession, acquired political sovereignty. It was good to be young …

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Dow Industrials Increase 300 Points, But On Track For Weekly Loss

Stock indexes rose on Friday morning, aiming to mark a second day of gains in a choppy trading week that continues to be marked by concerns about Federal Reserve policy in the face of rising inflation in the recovery COVID of the economy. How are stock market indices performing? The …

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