Shares slide ahead of US inflation data, earnings hurdles

Shares slide ahead of US inflation data, earnings hurdles

People pass by an electronic screen showing Japan’s Nikkei share price index inside a conference hall in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register European shares down 1.3%, S&P 500 futures off 0.8% Dollar tops 137 yen before US CPI, inflation expectations Banks kick off earnings … Read more

Recession? What recession? Just don’t quit before lunch!

Recession?  What recession?  Just don't quit before lunch!

A restaurant advertising jobs looks to attract workers in Oceanside, California, US, May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 8 (Reuters) – Jay Baker is not worried about a recession. He worries about whether his new workers will keep leaving before the end of their first … Read more

China’s June factory inflation cools counter to global trends

China's June factory inflation cools counter to global trends

A man walks by an iron ore blending site at Dalian Port, Liaoning province, China September 21, 2018. Picture taken September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Muyu Xu/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June PPI year-on-year eases to 15-month low June CPI year-on-year rose to 23-month high BEIJING, July 9 (Reuters) – China’s … Read more

US dollar flat in choppy trading after payrolls beat expectations

US dollar flat in choppy trading after payrolls beat expectations

US payrolls exceed expectations in June Rate futures price in 75-bps hike Yen in focus as former PM Abe gunned down NEW YORK, July 8 (Reuters) – The US dollar was little changed against a basket of currencies on Friday ahead of the weekend following a choppy session that saw the greenback posting both gains … Read more

US labor market powers ahead with strong job gains despite recession fears

US labor market powers ahead with strong job gains despite recession fears

Nonfarm payrolls increase 372,000 in June Private sector employment back above pre-pandemic level Unemployment rate holds steady at 3.6% Average hourly earnings rise 0.3%; up 5.1% year-on-year WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) – US employers hired far more workers than expected in June and continued to raise wages at a steady clip, signs of persistent labor … Read more

US labor market starts to cool as weekly jobless claims rise, layoffs surge

US labor market starts to cool as weekly jobless claims rise, layoffs surge

Weekly jobless claims increase 4,000 to 235,000 Continuing advance claims 51,000 to 1.375 million Announced job cuts jump 57% to 32,517 in June Trade deficit narrows 1.3% to $85.5 billion in May WASHINGTON, July 7 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week and there are growing … Read more

Chipmaker stocks climb, sickly euro treads water

Chipmaker stocks climb, sickly euro treads water

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – Gains in chipmakers lifted stocks to calm investors after hawkish Federal Reserve comments increased the likelihood of a hefty interest rate hike later this month and raised fears over how much this could slow the economy. The euro struggled to avoid dipping below parity with the safe-haven dollar. Sterling was … Read more

Oil prices bounce back from Tuesday tumble as supply concerns return

Oil prices bounce back from Tuesday tumble as supply concerns return

Crude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing Oil Hub, in Cushing, Oklahoma, March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Oil rises nearly 3% before paring some gains Rate hikes, recession fears still capping price gains – analyst China reports new COVID cases across … Read more

Explainer: US yield curve inverts again: What is it telling us?

Explainer: US yield curve inverts again: What is it telling us?

US dollar banknote in front of stock graph is seen in this illustration taken, June 12, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, July 5 (Reuters) – A closely watched part of the US Treasury yield curve inverted again on Tuesday, as investors continue to price in the … Read more

S&P 500, Dow slip as recession fears mount

S&P 500, Dow slip as recession fears mount

US May factory orders rise more than expected Commodity-linked stocks, banks shares tumble Indexes fall: Dow 1.59%, S&P 1.20%, Nasdaq up 0.09% July 5 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Dow fell on Tuesday, with investors fretting about the possibility of a recession as central banks across the world take aggressive actions to stem … Read more