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Thai finance ministry keeps 2022 GDP outlook at 4% growth

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BANGKOK, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Thailand’s finance ministry on Friday maintained its 2022 economic growth forecast at 4.0%, but trimmed its export outlook for the year, officials said. For 2021, the ministry estimated growth at 1.2%, slightly up from the 1.0% previously projected, Pornchai Theeravet, head of the ministry’s fiscal......

Column: Commodity prices likely to be hit by slowdown before end of 2023: Kemp

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An employee works near a mixer of fused aluminium in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, July 27, 2016. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Prices for a wide range of commodities have climbed to their highest level for seven years or more as drillers, miners......

Fiscal stimulus fuels U.S. economy in 2021 to its best performance since 1984

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Warehouse workers deal with inventory stacked up to the ceiling at an ABT Electronics Facility in Glenview, Illinois, U.S. December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Richa Naidu/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Fourth-quarter GDP increases at 6.9% rate Inventory investment accounts for bulk of growth Growth in 2021......

Gold falls as hawkish Fed lifts U.S. dollar and yields

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Gold products are pictured on display at Korea Gold Exchange in Seoul, South Korea, August 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register U.S. two-year Treasury yields at 23-month high Dollar index at six-week high Silver down nearly 2% U.S. weekly initial jobless claims data......

Spanish bank Sabadell swings to fourth-quarter profit

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A woman leaves a Sabadell bank office in Barcelona, Spain, September 7, 2021. REUTERS/ Albert Gea Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Books 2021 net profit of 530 mln euros, above 403 mln forecast TSB contributes 118 mln euros to 2021 group profit Group expects retiurn on......

U.S. yields rise, Asian shares and European futures tumble as Powell warns on inflation

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Passersby wearing protective face masks walk past a stock quotation board, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MSCI Asia ex-Japan falls 2%, lowest since Nov. 2020 Powell warns inflation above long-run goal Fed......

China shares, yuan drop after Powell vows sustained fight against inflation

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CSI300 falls to lowest level since Sept. 2020 Tech shares lead losses, IT index down 2.46% Yuan heads for biggest one-day loss vs. Dollar in 7 weeks Stock Connect shows nearly 8 bn yuan in outflows SHANGHAI, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Chinese shares slumped to nearly 16-month lows and the......

Expats head for the exit as ‘easy’ Singapore’s COVID controls bite

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SINGAPORE, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Atar Sandler arrived in Singapore in 2019, seizing the opportunity to live in a buzzing global city that is also a convenient base to jet off to more exotic locales nearby. But after two years of mask-wearing, socialising in small groups and travel restrictions to......

China’s Dec industrial profits grow at slowest pace since April 2020

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China Dec industrial profits +4.2% yr/yr vs +9% in Nov China 2021 industrial profits +34.3% yr/yr BEIJING, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Profits at China’s industrial firms grew at a slower pace in December, the statistics bureau said on Thursday, as factory-gate inflation continued to ease, pointing to cooling demand amid......

Ackman’s Pershing Square takes new position in Netflix

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Bill Ackman, CEO of Pershing Square Capital, speaks at the Wall Street Journal Digital Conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BOSTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Billionaire investor William Ackman has built a new stake in......

Wall Street, oil up as Fed signals rate hikes could come ‘soon’

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Fed says rates could rise ‘soon’ Nasdaq leads U.S. indices higher, up over 2% Oil hits highest level since 2014 WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks maintained gains Wednesday even after the Federal Reserve signaled an interest rate hike could be coming soon, while tension between Russia and Ukraine......

Fed says U.S. interest rates could rise ‘soon’

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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is seen delivering remarks on a screen as a trader works on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Central bank......

Nasdaq futures jump 2% after Microsoft’s strong forecast; Fed decision looms

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Microsoft, Texas Instruments climb on strong outlook All eyes on Fed’s policy decision at 2 p.m. ET Futures up:......

China will allow Guizhou financing vehicles to delay debt payments

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BEIJING, Jan 26 (Reuters) – China will allow local government financing vehicles (LGFVs) in the southwestern province of Guizhou to delay debt payments and undergo debt restructuring, the cabinet said on Wednesday, part of a broader plan to spur growth in one of China’s poorest regions. China’s local governments are......

Hong Kong risks exodus over extended COVID isolation, Euro chamber says

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Hong Kong skyline is pictured from Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, China January 2, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HK reopening seen delayed until China rolls out mRNA vaccine High costs include exodus of international residents Appeal as global business hub seen fading......

China’s yuan ends at highest in nearly 4 years, despite some state bank actions

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SHANGHAI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – China’s yuan finished Wednesday’s domestic trading session at the highest level in nearly four years against the dollar and a 6-1/2-year peak versus its trading basket, while markets continued to gauge authorities’ attitude towards recent gains. The onshore spot yuan ended its domestic trading session......

Oil slips as investors lock in profits ahead of Fed update

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Crude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing oil hub, in Cushing, Oklahoma, March 24, 2016. Picture taken March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register API data shows U.S. crude stocks fall – market sources Investors await Wednesday’s Fed......

Copper gains for second session, market eyes Fed move

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SINGAPORE, Jan 26 (Reuters) – London copper prices edged higher on Wednesday, in positive territory for the second session, ahead of U.S. Federal Open Market Committee’s decision on interest rates. Investors are awaiting the Fed’s update to its policy plan, likely fleshing out timing on expected rate hikes and dwindling......

Wall Street ends down as markets whipsaw ahead of Fed meeting

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Microsoft gains in after-hours trading after results American Express, IBM rise on strong earnings Indexes down: Dow 0.19%, S&P 1.22%, Nasdaq 2.28% NEW YORK, Jan 25 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks gyrated in afternoon trading to close lower with interest rate sensitive tech stocks weighing most heavily as uncertainties surrounding an......

U.S. business borrowing for equipment fell 3% in December – ELFA

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A U.S. one dollar banknote is seen in this illustration taken November 23, 2021. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 25 (Reuters) – U.S. companies borrowed 3% less in December to finance their investments in equipment, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)......

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