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UK market rout stokes contagion fears around the world

UK market rout stokes contagion fears around the world

NEW YORK/LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The scale and speed of the sale of British assets has rattled global markets, raising concerns about contagion as chaos in a major developed economy adds to the already malaise generated by the sharp rise in interest rates in the United States and elsewhere. After Friday’s UK mini-budget, which …

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Column: Fed neutral rate forecast nods to 'transitional' pivot

Column: Fed neutral rate forecast nods to ‘transitional’ pivot

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept 28 (Reuters) – Investors are scared and bond markets tumble as hopes of a Federal Reserve pivot evaporate and the amount of easing next year priced in to the US interest rate futures curve narrows to less than 25 basis points. The Fed is embarking on its most aggressive policy tightening campaign …

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IMF criticizes UK policy, Bank of England to make big response

IMF criticizes UK policy, Bank of England to make big response

Proposals likely to increase inequality, says IMF BoE pill says ‘significant’ response likely Economists and leaders call for a political reversal The pound is recovering slightly, up 0.4% on the day LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday openly criticized Britain’s new economic strategy, following a further slump in bond markets …

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Fed officials monitor market volatility, say inflation remains a priority

Fed officials monitor market volatility, say inflation remains a priority

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Reserve officials on Monday put an end to rising volatility in global markets, from falling U.S. stocks to currency turmoil overseas, and said their priority remained control. domestic inflation. When asked at a Washington Post event whether he felt …

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Britain scares away investors with historic tax cuts and borrowing

Britain scares away investors with historic tax cuts and borrowing

Kwarteng slashes top income tax rate amid growth momentum Huge increase in UK government debt issuance expected Gilts suffer biggest drop in decades Pound drops 3% to new 37-year low against dollar LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s new finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng on Friday announced historic tax cuts and huge increases in borrowing in …

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Stocks hit 2-year low as central banks step up war on inflation

Stocks hit 2-year low as central banks step up war on inflation

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MSCI All-World hits 2-year low Yen stable but traders wary of more intervention Treasuries head for eighth weekly loss LONDON/SYDNEY, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Stocks hit a two-year low on Friday and bonds suffered an eighth weekly loss as investors digested the prospect of a much …

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Analysis: Japan is chasing the intervention on the yen

Analysis: Japan is chasing the intervention on the yen

Japanese yen banknotes are seen in this illustration photo taken September 22, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, Sept 23 (Reuters) – As the Bank of Japan enters the foreign exchange markets for the first time in decades to defend a battered yen, it faces many obstacles, chiefly …

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Japan intervenes in the foreign exchange market to stem the fall of the yen after the BOJ keeps rates extremely low

Japan intervenes in the foreign exchange market to stem the fall of the yen after the BOJ keeps rates extremely low

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BOJ maintains ultra-low rates and dovish policy guidance Japanese diplomat FX said it had taken ‘decisive’ action Confirmation of the intervention causes the dollar to fall by more than 2% Analysts doubt Tokyo can continue to support the yen TOKYO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Japan intervened …

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