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8:24 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
Turkey's Currency Mistakes Offer a Bitter Lesson for the World Turkey's deepening currency crisis shows how not to conduct exchange-rate policy, writes Desmond Lachman of the American Enterprise Institute.
4:02 a.m. Nov. 11, 2021 - By Barry Eichengreen
Demanding that infrastructure be 'paid for' misses the whole point of investing in infrastructureThe debate over Biden's agenda is about what kind of country and government we value, but it should also be about the returns on investment from that agenda.
1:08 p.m. Nov. 8, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Ford kicks off $2.5 billion green-bond financing on heels of infrastructure dealFord Motor is among the latest to borrow in the U.S. corporate bond market to fund green projects, this time after Friday's roughly $1 trillion infrastructure deal.
7:12 a.m. Nov. 8, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
Fed board member Randal Quarles to resign, giving Biden more scope to reshape central bankFederal Reserve Governor Randal Quarles said he will resign at the end of the December, leaving another vacant spot for the White House to fill and giving President Biden a chance to reshape the leadership of the U.S. central bank.
11:10 p.m. Nov. 4, 2021 - Barrons.com
Emerging Markets and Energy Look Attractive to These Strategists As inflation rises and economic growth slows, bonds aren't the best investments now, strategists at Gavekal say.
12:38 p.m. Nov. 2, 2021 - Barrons.com
BlackRock CEO Says Public and Private Companies Must Reduce Carbon BlackRock CEO Larry Fink spoke about climate change at the conference known as COP26 in Glasgow.
5:05 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021 - By Kenneth Rogoff
Even the greenest among us have not yet confronted the hard choices of climate change The political efforts to achieve the goal of limiting the increase in global temperatures must heat up as fast as scientists tell us the planet is.
11:17 a.m. Oct. 31, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
G-20 makes commitments for carbon neutrality by mid-century, will cut coal financingLeaders of the world’s biggest economies made a compromise commitment Sunday to reach carbon neutrality “by or around mid-century” as they wrapped up a two-day summit that was laying the groundwork for the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
4:52 a.m. Oct. 30, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
G-20 meeting opens with call for more vaccines for poor countriesItaly's Premier Mario Draghi opened a conference of the world's powerhouse economies with a sharp call to pick up the pace in getting vaccines to poor countries, calling the gaping global COVID-19 vaccine gap "morally unacceptable."
10:32 a.m. Oct. 29, 2021 - By William Watts
Bill Ackman says the 'Fed should taper immediately and begin raising rates as soon as possible'Billionaire hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman tweets that he told the New York Fed it's time for the central bank to begin tapering and raising rates as soon as possible.
3:15 a.m. Oct. 29, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
G20 leaders to tackle pandemic recovery, global taxes, energy prices, supply chainsLeaders of the Group of 20 countries gathering for their first in-person summit since the pandemic took hold will confront a global recovery hampered by a series of stumbling blocks: an energy crunch spurring higher fuel and utility prices, new COVID-19 outbreaks and logjams in the supply chains that keep the economy humming and goods headed to consumers.
11:25 a.m. Oct. 28, 2021 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Every whale is worth $2 million? Why it’s time to add the value of nature to GDPGlobal powers might soon strike a ‘new deal for nature,’ while investors tag biodiversity as a growing theme
1:37 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
Bitcoin Is Jumping. A Futures ETF May Finally Be Here. The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly set to allow the first U.S. Bitcoin futures ETF to begin trading next week.
11:45 p.m. Oct. 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
How to Play India’s Stock Market Momentum Investors should consider companies with expanding digital channels in India, such as tele-medicine and fast-food chains with online ordering.
11:10 a.m. Oct. 13, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
Biden vows to prod companies if they don't act on supply chains: 'We're going to call them out'President Joe Biden on Wednesday pressed for more private companies to help alleviate supply-chain bottlenecks, as he touted expanded hours for a major U.S. port as a possible "game changer."
10:01 a.m. Oct. 13, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil prices post first loss in 5 sessions, but hold above the key $80 markOil futures fall on Wednesday, with the U.S. benchmark slipping below a nearly seven-year high to post the first loss in five sessions.
8:43 a.m. Oct. 13, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Goal to have 60% of people in every country vaccinated by mid-2022 is not impossible, heads of multilateral agencies sayThe goal to have at least 40% of people in every country vaccinated by the end of 2021 and at least 60% by mid-2022 is ambitious but not impossible, a key member of the multilateral COVID-19 response task force said Tuesday.
8:41 a.m. Oct. 13, 2021 - Barrons.com
IMF Chief Talks of Hard Economic Choices That Face the World. What to Know. Kristalina Georgieva said policy makers are facing "some of the most difficult trade-offs in decades" because of Covid-19, inflation, and years of easy money.
3:29 a.m. Oct. 13, 2021 - By Steve Gelsi
Black Rock's Larry Fink blames gig economy for stoking inflationBlackRock CEO Larry Fink says a lack of pensions and healthcare in the gig economy is leading to more polarization and pressure on workers, and could contribute to inflation as companies boost wages after years of cutting benefits.
11:15 p.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - Barrons.com
The ‘Black Monday’ Market Crash Still Defies Explanation The “Black Monday” stock market crash of Oct. 19, 1987, blindsided many investors. More than three decades later, it’s still unclear what caused it.
2:13 p.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - Barrons.com
China Is Reportedly Targeting Banks. Here’s Why That Could Worsen Its Slowdown. President XI has been cracking down on big companies even as he tries to reshape the economy.
11:37 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Christine Idzelis
Dow closes lower as U.S. stocks retreat for a third straight trading day ahead of company earningsU.S. stocks end lower Tuesday, after wavering between small gains and losses earlier in the trading session, as inflation worries ahead of third-quarter earnings appear to weigh on sentiment.
11:11 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Mark Decambre
The stock market closed lower Tuesday, logging another intraday reversal and a 3rd straight fall for the longest skid in 3 weeks U.S. stocks finished lower Tuesday, with the main indexes erasing early modest gains to close lower for the third straight decline for the three main equity benchmarks, ahead of the unofficial start of third-quarter results from American corporations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 118 points, or 0.3%, the S&P 500 index declined 0.2% to 4,350, while the Nasdaq Composite Index declined 0.1% to 14,465. The small-capitalization Russell 2000 index , however, was headed for a close in positive territory, up 0.4%. Markets have been choppy amid concerns about slowing growth here and abroad and worries that inflation may be more durable than had been previously estimated by some members of the Federal Reserve. The International Monetary Fund said that it now sees global growth of 5.9% this year - down one-tenth of a percent from its July forecast - and then slowing to 4.9% growth in 2022. For the U.S., the IMF cut its growth estimate for this year down to 6%. Atlanta Federal Reserve President Raphael Bostic said that the recent burst of U.S. inflation is likely to last longer than expected and no longer should be considered "transitory." Minutes from the Fed's Sept. 21-22 meeting are due at 2 p.n. ET on Wednesday. Before that, a report on consumer inflation, the consumer price index, is due at 8:30 p.m. ET.
10:55 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Vivien Lou Chen
Treasury's 2-year adds to rise to 52-week high yield ahead of inflation reportsThe yield on the 10-year Treasury note edges back below 1.6% Tuesday as investors return from a three-day weekend.
10:34 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - Barrons.com
IMF Trims 2021 Global Growth Forecast. It’s Worse Than It Looks. The IMF expects headline inflation for advanced and emerging economies to return to prepandemic levels by mid-2022.
10:20 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil prices tally 4th straight gain, but Brent ends lower as IMF trims global growth outlookOil futures end on a mixed note Tuesday, with U.S. prices stretching their streak of gains to a fourth session, but global crude benchmark prices settle lower after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global economic growth forecast.
9:53 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
Supply-chain bottlenecks set to be focus of Biden meeting, speechPresident Joe Biden is planning to host a meeting Wednesday on supply chains, as disruptions have led to lower world-growth forecasts and threaten to snarl the holiday-shopping season.
9:45 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil futures score back-to-back settlements above the key $80 mark U.S. oil futures for a second consecutive session, but global benchmark Brent crude ended the day modestly lower after the the global economy is losing momentum. "Oil price volatility remains elevated as investors await to see how the global energy crisis unfolds," said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda. West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery rose 12 cents, or nearly 0.2%, to settle at $80.64 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. December Brent crude lost 23 cents, or 0.3%, to settle at $83.42 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe.
9:24 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices post first gain in 4 sessions to settle at highest in nearly a weekGold futures mark their first gain in four sessions on Tuesday, with prices for the precious metal settling at their highest in almost a week after the International Monetary Fund said the global economy is losing momentum.
9:20 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Risks to global economy from financial markets at a 'worrisome juncture,' IMF official saysThe risks to the global economy from financial markets are at a 'worrisome juncture,' a top IMF official said Tuesday.
9:01 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Greg Robb
IMF says global economy is losing momentumThe global economy is losing momentum, hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.
8:37 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures settle at highest in nearly a weekGold futures to mark their highest settlement in almost a week after the is losing momentum and slightly lowered its economic growth outlook for this year. "Any data indicating economic slowdowns, including the IMF's latest update, are generally good for gold in that they imply further easy-money policies from central banks," said Brien Lundin, editor of Gold Newsletter. "That said, most of the IMF's downgrade was due to low-income developing countries, which aren't generally big demand sources for gold," he said. "In short, while the news is helping gold today somewhat, it shouldn't imply much of an effect on demand going forward." December gold climbed by $3.60, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,759.30 an ounce. Prices for the most-active contract marked their highest finish since Oct. 6, FactSet data show.
7:06 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Fed's Clarida defends himself from insider-trading allegationsFed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida on Tuesday defended himself from insider-trading allegations.
4:49 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
These 10 innovative trends will be 'game changers' for society. Here are the stocks that will benefit.NFTs, psychedelic drugs, artificial intelligence in airlines. Citi's exhaustive look at 10 new disruptive innovation ideas includes a batch of stock ideas.
4:36 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Mark Decambre
Dow drifts higher Tuesday but stock market gains capped as IMF dials back global growth outlook U.S.stocks rose tenatively Tuesday morning as inflation worries dogged bullish investors ahead of third-quarter earnings and as the International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for global growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 36 points, or 0.1%, at 34,533, the S&P 500 index inchded 0.1% higher at 4,364, and the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 0.1% at 14,505. The IMF on Tuesday said it expects global GDP to grow by 5.9% in 2021---0.1 percentage point lower than its previous estimate. "This modest headline revision masks large downgrades for some countries," wrote Gita Gopinath, chief economist at the IMF, in a Tuesday blog post. The report comes as investors are wrestling with surging energy prices, which are contributing to pricing pressures across the globe in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
4:29 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Failing to bring COVID-19 under control will cost $5.3 trillion in lost global growth over next five years, IMF estimatesA failure to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to a close would cost the globe $5.3 trillion in lost growth over the next five years, according to a new estimate released by the International Monetary Fund Tuesday.
2:53 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - Barrons.com
IMF Board Keeps Embattled Georgieva in Top Job U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen expects transparency and data integrity at the IMF.
1:00 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Mike Murphy
IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva to keep post after board clears her of accusationsInternational Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva received a vote of confidence Monday from the IMF's board, following accusations that she improperly favored China when she previously worked at the World Bank.
1:30 a.m. Oct. 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
Sentiment Toward China Is Changing, as Tech Names Rally After Major Fine The extent of the fear that has built around China’s crackdown and its potential impact is perhaps best characterized by the relief spreading across Hong Kong markets amid signs it may not actually be that bad.
8:00 p.m. Oct. 10, 2021 - Barrons.com
JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Delta, Morgan Stanley, Walgreens, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week Third-quarter earnings season begins with results from several big banks. Plus, the latest inflation data, sentiment surveys, September retail sales, and the latest FOMC minutes.
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