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

Stocks up in holiday mood on resilient oil

Stocks up in holiday mood on resilient oil

Oil recovers after losing $1 a barrel in early trade Nikkei rises 0.84%, Chinese stocks up 0.7% FTSE up more than 1%, S&P futures down 0.3% Payrolls seen slowing this week, Fed minutes seen hawkish LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – World stocks rose on Monday in trade thinned by a US holiday, benefiting from a … Read more

S&P 500 limps to slightly lower close as quarter-end looms

S&P 500 limps to slightly lower close as quarter-end looms

US economy contracted in Q1; consumer spending revised lower General Mills rises as sales beat on higher prices Bed Bath & Beyond replaces CEO, shares tumble Dow up 0.27%, S&P down 0.07%, Nasdaq off 0.03% NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 ended a seesaw session slightly down on Wednesday as investors staggered … Read more

Anticipating US downturn, Elon Musk details Tesla staff cuts

Anticipating US downturn, Elon Musk details Tesla staff cuts

DOHA, June 21 (Reuters) – Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA.O), said a 10% cut in salaried staff at the electric car maker will happen over three months, as the world’s richest man predicted a US recession was more likely than not. His remarks were his most detailed explanation of job cut plans and his … Read more

Investors dump shares on growth fears as Swiss, UK hike rates

Investors dump shares on growth fears as Swiss, UK hike rates

NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) – World stocks plummeted again on Thursday and government bonds hovered near multi-year highs after a series of rate rises from global central banks rekindled fears that aggressive policy tightening could drag economies into recession. Following a relief rally on Wednesday when investors welcomed the US Federal Reserve’s aggressive move … Read more