Fed’s Williams: Pace of rate increases depends on how economy responds

John Williams, chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, speaks at an event in New York, US, November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PRINCETON, NJ, April 2 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve needs to move monetary policy towards a more neutral stance, … Read more

Wall St edges up as payrolls report keeps Fed on track

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, March 30, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Unemployment drops to 3.6% vs estimate of 3.7% Nonfarm payrolls rose by 431,000 jobs last month GameStop seeks share split amid renewed meme-stock hype … Read more

European stocks set for biggest quarterly drop since 2020

A DAX logo is pictured at the trading floor of the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – European stocks edged lower on Thursday and were set for their biggest quarterly drop since the start of 2020, while … Read more

Dow, S&P close lower after 4 days of gains as Russia bombs Ukraine

The logo for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is displayed on the floor of the NYSE in New York City, US, March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US bond market spurs recession worry Private payrolls increased by 455,000 jobs in March Dow down 0.19%, S&P 500 … Read more

Stocks rally fizzles, bond markets ponder risks for US economy

Euro STOXX 600 drops 0.6% US bond market signals economic pain ahead Treasury 10-year yields lower Ukraine-Russia negotiations earlier buoyed stocks wall street down NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) – The US and European equities rally wavered on Wednesday as investors reviewed economic and geopolitical risks, while oil prices jumped over $2 on the prospect … Read more

Inversion of key US yield curve slice is a recession alarm

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, January 10, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, March 29 (Reuters) – A closely monitored section of the US Treasury yield curve inverted on Tuesday for the first time … Read more

Shares, bond yields jump after “encouraging” Russia-Ukraine talks

Shares head higher as Russia and Ukraine talk in Turkey Bond markets continue to flag recession fears German and French consumer confidence drops Yen tries to steady, but heading for worst month since 2016 Russia signals it will default, by paying $ bond in rubles LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) – World share markets and global … Read more

Yen tumbles as BOJ interventions to keep bond yields pinned down

HONG KONG/TOKYO, March 28 (Reuters) – The Japanese yen slipped to a six-year low on Monday, after the Bank of Japan stepped into the market to stop government bond yields from rising above its key target, while bitcoin jumped to nearly its highest this year. The BOJ, on Monday morning offered to buy unlimited amounts … Read more

World stocks set for consecutive weekly gains for first time in 2022

A woman stands in front of a screen displaying Japan’s Nikkei share average, US and other countries’ stock market indicators outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) – World stocks are headed for a second consecutive week of … Read more

Wall Street powers stocks higher, oil lower as world leaders press Russia

US equities jump, with tech-led Nasdaq up nearly 2% Oil drops around 3%, still above $110 a barrel US Treasury yields inch up further Gold up more than 1% March 24 (Reuters) – US stocks rose following choppy trading abroad on Thursday, and oil prices pulled back, as investors watched Western leaders present a unified … Read more