Monday, June 24, 2024

Dollar Steadies After Powell’s Testimony; Sterling Awaits BOE Meeting

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The U.S. dollar stabilized in early European trade Thursday near a one-month low after the first day of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s semi-annual testimony to Congress, while sterling edges lower ahead of the latest Bank of England meeting. At 01:50 ET (05:50 GMT),...

Stocks Rally Stalls, Eyes Powell Testimony For Rate Clues

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Global shares drifted on Monday, consolidating gains after hitting a 14-month high last week, as investors awaited testimony from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell in markets that remain dominated by monetary policy bets. The MSCI’s broad gauge of world stocks was steady, with...

Global banks raise forecast to 4% peak for key ECB rate

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Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), BNP Paribas (OTC:BNPQY), Uncredited (BIT:CRDI) and RBC Capital Markets had earlier expected the ECB’s terminal rate to peak at 3.75%, following a 25 basis points (bps) hike in July, they said in notes after the central bank meeting. The ECB raised...

4 Big Analyst Picks: Accenture Upgraded To Neutral Ahead of Q3 Earnings

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Earlier this week, the company announced a $3 billion investment over three years in its Data & AI practice. The expansion includes new industry solutions, the AI Navigator for Enterprise platform, a Center for Advanced AI, and doubling their AI talent to 80,000 people....

Toyota Wins Over Shareholders at AGM After Questions On Strategy, Governance

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Toyota shareholders backed the board and voted down the first resolution proposed in 18 years at an annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, an endorsement of the automaker a day after it laid out an extensive electric vehicle strategy. EV ROADMAP Toyota aims to...

Nikkei Closes Above 33,000 For The First Time In 33 Years

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Japan’s benchmark Nikkei gauge surged on Tuesday, closing over 33,000 for the first time in 33 years, led by technology shares on expectations of a flood of investment in chip-related companies. SoftBank Group Corp jumped 5.25% on reports it may team up on an...

Dow Futures Little Changed, Chegg Tanks 21.5% After Earnings

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U.S. stock futures were trading in a tight range during Monday’s evening deals, after major benchmark averages finished the regular session lower as rising yields put pressure on risk-sensitive assets ahead of key speeches set to be delivered by Federal Reserve officials later in...

Taiwan Exports Seen Contracting For Fifth Straight Month in January: Reuters Poll

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Taiwan's exports in January likely fell for the fifth month in a row amid fears of a global recession, uncertainties due to the war in Ukraine, and the COVID situation in China impacting tech demand, according to a Reuters poll. Taiwan, a global hub...

Oil Prices Creep Higher As IEA Flags Chinese Demand Recovery

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Oil prices rose slightly on Monday tracking optimistic comments on a recovery in Chinese demand from the International Energy Agency, although markets were still nursing steep weekly losses on fears of tighter U.S. monetary policy. International Energy Agency head Fatih Birol reiterated the agency’s...

China Hotel, Catering Job Openings Surge On PAost-COVID Demand Recovery – Survey

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Chinese hotels and restaurants are seeking employees amid demand recovery in the services sector after the end of Beijing's zero-COVID protocols, with a survey by a leading recruiter showing a surge in job openings in the hospitality industry. During the first six days of...