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ECB cuts interest rates for first time since 2019

The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced a quarter-point interest rate cut amid slowing inflation. However, it said that high prices continued to put pressure on consumers despite increases in wages. The European Central Bank (ECB) on...

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ECB’s Turn

The Fed’s hawkish hold and signal that it may raise rates two more time this year sent ripples through the capital markets. Risk appetites have been dealt a blow. However, China’s rate cut and likely...

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Risk-Off Mood Dominates

Perhaps it was the extent of First Republic Bank’s loss of deposits that were reported with earnings yesterday, but risk appetites dried up today. Asia Pacific equities were trounced outside Japan today. Hong Kong and...

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ECB hikes interest rates again in anti-inflation bid

The European Central Bank (ECB) has raised deposit interest rates by half a percentage point to 2.5%. The move comes despite slowing inflation in the eurozone. The European Central Bank on Thursday announced a large...

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Eurozone inflation jumps to record-high 10.7%

Eurozone: The increase outpaced the predictions from economists. The European Central Bank hinted that another interest rate hike was likely on the horizon. Inflation reached 10.7% across the 19 countries that use the euro currency,...

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Fed Minutes were Not as Dovish as Initially Read

The sell-off in European bonds continues today. The 10-year German Bund yield is around four basis points higher to bring the three-day increase to about 22 bp. The Italian premium over Germany has risen by...

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Dollar: Greenback Jumps Back

With the exception of Japan, Taiwan, and India, the large equity markets in the Asia Pacific region traded higher today. The Hang Seng led the move (1.65%) amid reports that Alibaba will seek its primary...

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European Central Bank raises interest rates amid inflation

The bank has ended an era of negative interest rates with a higher-than-expected hike. The move could put a brake on rising prices but might also dampen economic growth. The European Central Bank on Thursday raised its key...

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As inflation bites, ECB may increase interest rate in july

The European Central Bank has left the interest rate unchanged but indicated that it will rise in July — the first hike since 2011. It is also halting a program which ultimately amounts to printing...

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Ukraine war: EU lowers its economic growth expectations

Rising energy and commodity prices resulting from Russia’s war in Ukraine are slowing Europe’s economic growth and increasing inflation. The European Commission on Monday lowered the eurozone growth forecast for 2022 down to 2.7% from a...

Eyes Turn to the ECB and the First Look at Q3 US GDP

The market awaits the ECB meeting and the first look at the US Q3 GDP.  The pullback in US shares yesterday was a drag on the Asia Pacific equities.  It is the first back-to-back loss...

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Markets Turn Cautious

After a couple of sessions of taking on more risk, investors are taking a break today.  Equities are mostly lower today after the S&P 500’s six-day advance took it almost to its record high, while the...