US new home sales rebound in May; consumer sentiment at record low

US new home sales rebound in May;  consumer sentiment at record low

Carpenters work on building new townhomes that are still under construction while building material supplies are in high demand in Tampa, Florida, US, May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Octavio Jones/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register New home sales rebounded 10.7% in May; April data revised up Median house price jumps 15.0% to … Read more

Recession fear stalks oil, copper and stocks

Recession fear stalks oil, copper and stocks

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Global markets fell on Thursday as investors worried that further rises in interest rates to what decades-high inflation would tip economies into recession. The German economy, Europe’s largest, suffered a sharp loss of momentum at the end of the second quarter, according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index, while corresponding … Read more

Stock rally fizzles on revived inflation fears

Stock rally fizzles on revived inflation fears

Employees of the foreign exchange trading company Gaitame.com work in front of monitors showing the Japanese yen exchange rate against the US dollar, the euro and Nikkei share average at its dealing room in Tokyo, Japan June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, June 22 (Reuters) – … Read more

Wall Street set for bounceback but recession risk keeps investors cautious

Wall Street set for bounceback but recession risk keeps investors cautious

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Wall Street was set to open higher on Tuesday and European shares were set for a second day of gains, recovering slightly from last week’s 17-month lows, but major central banks’ rate hike plans and global recession risks kept investors cautious. World stocks have edged higher so far this week, … Read more

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

Crypto's latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … Read more

Stocks stage small bounce as investors weigh cenbanks’ next moves

Stocks stage small bounce as investors weigh cenbanks' next moves

LONDON, June 20 (Reuters) – Stock markets chalked up modest gains on Monday after last week’s hefty losses as investors braced for a host of US Federal Reserve speakers this week, where they could underline a commitment to fight inflation whatever rate pain required. Trading was thinned by a US holiday. The euro was little … Read more

Week of rate hikes has stocks on course for steepest slide since 2020

Week of rate hikes has stocks on course for steepest slide since 2020

Pedestrians are reflected in a window in front of a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Everyone except the BOJ is hiking Stocks sink as economy risks grow Yen slips as BOJ leaves … Read more

Shares and bonds hit after Swiss and UK rate hikes

Shares and bonds hit after Swiss and UK rate hikes

MILAN, June 16 (Reuters) – World stocks fell on Thursday and bonds resumed their slide after a surprise Swiss interest rate hike fueled concerns about surging inflation and an aggressive policy tightening outlook from global central banks. The Swiss National Bank raised its policy rate for the first time in 15 years with a 50 … Read more

Wall Street rallies to close higher after Fed statement

Wall Street rallies to close higher after Fed statement

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, June 13, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Fed announces biggest rate hike since 1994 Powell: does not expect 75 bps to be the norm S&P 500 snaps five-session losing streak … Read more

Emergency ECB meeting lifts Europe, Fed ready to go big

Emergency ECB meeting lifts Europe, Fed ready to go big

News of emergency ECB meeting sends Italian markets soaring Market almost fully priced for Fed to hike 75 bps Euro rally knocks dollar off 20-yr peak, US yields off decade top China economic data slightly beat forecasts, still weak LONDON/SYDNEY, June 15 (Reuters) – European markets rallied on Wednesday on news the European Central Bank … Read more