Morning bid: Markets go all in for disinflation

SYDNEY, Feb 2 (Reuters) – A look at the day ahead in European and global markets from Wayne Cole. Push back? What push back? The main theme ahead of the Fed announcement was that Chair Jerome Powell would definitely, totally, absolutely push back against the recent rapid easing in market conditions given inflation was still … Read more

Asian shares jump, dollar eases after Powell comments

SINGAPORE, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Asian stocks jumped on Thursday while the dollar eased after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said a “disinflationary” process was underway, boosting risk appetite and hope that the US central bank will soon end its monetary tightening streak. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) was 0.84% ​​higher, … Read more

India ramps up spending in last budget ahead of election

NEW DELHI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – India’s government on Wednesday unveiled a $550 billion budget for the next fiscal year that starts on April 1, with a plan for record capital spending while reining in the fiscal deficit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, which faces elections in key states this year and a national vote … Read more

Rupee poised to inch up on fall in US yields; budget, Fed outcome eyed

MUMBAI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – The Indian rupee is likely to open higher versus the dollar on Wednesday, helped by the decline in Treasury yields following weak US economic data. The rupee is expected to open at around 81.75-81.80 per US dollar, compared with 81.92 in the previous session. The local currency posted its worst … Read more

Stocks firm, dollar on edge ahead of Fed decision

US wage growth moderates, Wall Street rallies MSCI AxJ index up 0.6%; dollar flat All eyes on 1900 GMT Fed announcement SINGAPORE, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Asia’s stock markets steadied on Wednesday, with signs of a slowdown in US wages bolstering hopes that the Federal Reserve could hint at an end to interest rate hikes … Read more

Morning Bid: Fasten your seatbelts – Reuters

Morning Bid: Fasten your seatbeltsReuters

Asia shares turn cagey as rate hikes, earnings loom Fed seen hiking 25bp this week, ECB and BOE by 50bp Tech giants lead host of earnings results China shares up as holiday travel surges SYDNEY, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Asian shares turned cagey on Monday ahead of a week that is certain to see interest rates rise in Europe and the United States, … Read more

Ghana and capital market operators agree on domestic debt exchange terms

ACCRA, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Ghana’s government and the Ghana Securities Industry Association (GSIA) have reached an understanding on the terms of participation by capital market operators in the country’s domestic debt exchange (DDE) programme, they said on Friday. Crisis-hit Ghana has to restructure its mountain of debt in order to access a relief package … Read more

BOJ deploys funds-supply tool again as yields creep up

TOKYO, Jan 27 (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan said on Friday it will extend five-year loans against collateral to financial institutions, the second time it has made such an offer after ramping up the funds-supply operation this month as a tool to defend its yield control policy. The central bank will conduct the funds-supply … Read more