EXCLUSIVE Sri Lanka to seek $3 billion to stave off crisis -finance minister

EXCLUSIVE Sri Lanka to seek  billion to stave off crisis -finance minister

Seeks further $500 mln from India for fuel Government priority to ensure supply of essentials To raise taxes and fuel prices within six months COLOMBO, April 9 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka will need about $3 billion in external assistance over the next six months to help restore supplies of essential items including fuel and medicine, … Read more

Global stocks rebound goal set for weekly loss

Global stocks rebound goal set for weekly loss

LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – European shares rebounded on Friday but world stocks were still on track for their first weekly loss in four as the prospect of aggressive global rate hikes and geopolitical risks rattled investors. Global risk appetite declined during the week as minutes from the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank showed … Read more

Stocks rally late, 10-yr US Treasury yield hits 3-yr high

Stocks rally late, 10-yr US Treasury yield hits 3-yr high

US stocks end higher 10-year Treasury yield rises Investors still digesting Fed signals NEW YORK, April 7 (Reuters) – Stock indexes mostly rose on Thursday as investors snapped up beaten-down shares, while the US dollar climbed to its highest in nearly two years and the US Treasury 10-year yield touched a three-year high following hawkish … Read more

Fed officials to take clearer to balance sheet; ‘many’ back big rate hikes

Fed officials to take clearer to balance sheet;  ‘many’ back big rate hikes

April 6 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials in March “generally agreed” to cut up to $95 billion a month from the central bank’s asset holdings as another tool in the fight against surging inflation, even as the war in Ukraine tempered the first US interest rate increase. Minutes of the Fed’s March 15-16 meeting showed … Read more

Stocks slip, bonds hit as bets on Fed action rise

Stocks slip, bonds hit as bets on Fed action rise

The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, February 28, 2022. REUTERS/Staff Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US treasury yields hit multi-year highs Dollar at its strongest in nearly two years Fed minutes eyed as bets on big rate hike increase Oil gains … Read more

Stocks rise with growth names, dollar up on talk of more Moscow sanctions

Stocks rise with growth names, dollar up on talk of more Moscow sanctions

US stocks gain with megacaps Oil prices jump, US dollar strengthens 2yr/10yr Treasury yield curve remains inverted NEW YORK, April 4 (Reuters) – Stocks on global indexes rose on Monday, with the Nasdaq and growth names leading gains on Wall Street, while the US dollar strengthened on talk of more sanctions against Moscow following international … Read more

Sri Lanka gets new finance minister, cenbank governor as unrest grows

Sri Lanka gets new finance minister, cenbank governor as unrest grows

President calls all parties to take up ministerial roles President’s brother replaced as finance minister Central bank governor offers to resign ahead of policy meet Spontaneous protests continue across country Coalition partner rejects new cabinet COLOMBO, April 4 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa dropped his brother as finance minister and sought a new … Read more

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

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

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

Cucumber crisis: surging energy prices leave British glasshouses empty

Cucumber crisis: surging energy prices leave British glasshouses empty

Cost of growing a cucumber to jump from 25p to 70p High energy costs mean crops not planted Pressures likely to push food prices higher ROYDON, England, March 31 (Reuters) – In a small corner of south-east England, vast glasshouses stand empty, the soaring cost of energy preventing their owner from using heat to grow … Read more