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S&P posts fourth straight decline as recession talk weighs on Wall Street

S&P posts fourth straight decline as recession talk weighs on Wall Street

Meta stumbles upon EU concern report over targeted ads Energy stocks fall as crude trades at lowest level since January Indices down: Dow 1.03%, S&P 1.44%, Nasdaq 2% Dec 6 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its losing streak to four sessions, as jittery investors worried about Federal …

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Analysis: Investors look to emerging markets as planets align for end of dollar bull market

Analysis: Investors look to emerging markets as planets align for end of dollar bull market

NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) – As the U.S. dollar tumbles from multi-decade highs, some investors are betting emerging market currencies will be the big winners from a sustained reversal in the greenback. The MSCI International Emerging Market Currency Index (.MIEM00000CUS) is up nearly 5% from its lows and posted its best monthly gain in …

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The US service industry is picking up;  factory orders are accelerating

The US service industry is picking up; factory orders are accelerating

Activity in the services sector picks up in November Employment rebounds; supplier deliveries are improving Factory orders rise 1.0% in October WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – U.S. service-sector activity unexpectedly accelerated in November, with employment rebounding, offering further evidence of underlying economic dynamics. economy as it prepares for an anticipated recession next year. Monday’s Institute …

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Currency swap debt is an $80 trillion global regulator, says 'blind spot'

Currency swap debt is an $80 trillion global regulator, says ‘blind spot’

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Pension funds and other “non-bank” financial firms hold more than $80 trillion in hidden off-balance sheet dollar debt in foreign exchange swaps, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said. ). The BIS, dubbed the central bank of central banks around the world, also said in its latest quarterly report that …

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Asian equities bet on a possible opening of China;  oil gain

Asian equities bet on a possible opening of China; oil gain

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 Chinese stocks climb, dollar slides More Chinese cities ease coronavirus controls Russian oil cap goes into effect, impact uncertain SYDNEY, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Asian stocks extended their rally on Monday as investors hoped moves to lift pandemic restrictions in China would eventually improve the outlook for global growth and demand for commodities, pushing …

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Unlikely bets on breaking the Hong Kong dollar peg add up

Unlikely bets on breaking the Hong Kong dollar peg add up

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, Dec 5 (Reuters) – This is what markets call “tail risk”: a highly unlikely scenario in which Hong Kong’s currency peg suddenly collapses. Still, market prices suggest betting on such a shock is building in the hedge fund world, and some traders say that makes a lot of sense. Billionaire fund manager Bill …

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Analysis: Blackstone REIT restriction is a possible warning sign for markets

Analysis: Blackstone REIT restriction is a possible warning sign for markets

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – While there have been few larger repercussions from the spike in redemption requests this week at an unlisted Blackstone real estate income trust (REIT), some see it as a sign of Warning. Blackstone (BX.N) limited withdrawals from its $69 billion unlisted REIT on Thursday after redemption requests hit pre-set limits …

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US labor market shrugs off recession fears;  keeps the Fed on a tightening path

US labor market shrugs off recession fears; keeps the Fed on a tightening path

Non-farm payrolls increase by 263,000 in November Unemployment rate stable at 3.7%; turnout drops The average hourly wage increases by 0.6%; up 5.1% year-on-year WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in November and raised wages, ignoring growing fears of a recession, but that is unlikely to stop the Federal …

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Column: Dodging the Recession Could Whip the Markets: Mike Dolan

Column: Dodging the Recession Could Whip the Markets: Mike Dolan

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – A recession of sorts next year is quickly becoming a consensus – so much so that financial markets could find themselves whipped if they don’t materialize. The crux of most outlooks for 2023 is a year of contraction in activity at some point, disinflation and interest rate spikes. The result …

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As Fed plans to 'rise and hold,' new projections could show cost

As Fed plans to ‘rise and hold,’ new projections could show cost

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – New projections from the U.S. Federal Reserve, released later this month, alongside an expected half-point hike in interest rates, could show that the target rate for the central bank is heading towards levels last seen on the eve of the 2007 financial crisis, and will also reveal policymakers’ best estimate …

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