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Brazilian markets soar as Bolsonaro's strong performance triggers second round of voting

Brazilian markets soar as Bolsonaro’s strong performance triggers second round of voting

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Brazil’s real currency and stock market surged on Monday after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro topped polls and clinched his place in a tense runoff, denying the leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva an outright victory in the first round. Bolsonaro’s unexpected performance on Sunday dashed hopes for a quick …

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Wall Street takes a nose dive amid growing concerns over economic growth

Wall Street takes a nose dive amid growing concerns over economic growth

S&P 500 back to nearly two-year low Airlines and cruises fall on cancellations due to Hurricane Ian CarMax collapses on missing Q2 expectations Indices down: Dow 1.54%, S&P 2.15%, Nasdaq 3.05% Sept 29 (Reuters) – Wall Street fell on Thursday on fears of a global economic slowdown from aggressive central bank policy and concerns that …

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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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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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EU watchdog proposes emergency brake for energy markets

EU watchdog proposes emergency brake for energy markets

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ESMA wants more control over energy markets Overwatch flags need more drastic changes Increase transparency in OTC and physical markets LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – A temporary curb on gas and power derivatives when prices spike could improve the functioning of energy markets, the Union securities …

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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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