Economic News Category

Stock and oil prices fall as Omicron threatens growth
December 20, 2021

Stock and oil prices fall as Omicron threatens growth   Asian stocks fell to a one-year low on Monday and oil prices fell nearly 3% as an increase in Omicron COVID19 cases caused tighter restrictions in Europe and threatened to flood the economy. Beijing eased the mood somewhat by cutting its one-year lending rate during

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Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey acts as an inflation rocket, the highest in 30 years at 6%
December 17, 2021

Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey acts as an inflation rocket, the highest in 30 years at 6%   The pound sterling has risen against the dollar and euro as the Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time since the pandemic.  Warning that inflation is approaching its highest level in 30 years,

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The Fed is expected to take a huge step towards raising rates
December 16, 2021

The Fed is expected to take a huge step towards raising rates The Federal Reserve is, of course, expected to announce dramatic changes on Wednesday, which will pave the way for the first rate hike next year. The market expects the Fed to accelerate its bond purchase program and change its end date from June

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The Federal Reserve of the United States is bracing itself to face the Inflation Challenge
December 15, 2021

The Federal Reserve of the United States is bracing itself to face the Inflation Challenge After more than a decade of subdued inflation, a wave of price increases has swept through the US economy, affecting automobiles, housing, and food, and shaking policy makers intent on selling a reassuring message of recovery. President Joe Biden has

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USA November, inflation rose 6.8%, much higher than expected, and reached its highest level since 1982
December 14, 2021

USA November, inflation rose 6.8%, much higher than expected, and reached its highest level since 1982 The Labor Department said Friday that inflation accelerated at its fastest pace since 1982, putting pressure on economic recovery and raising interest rates by the Fed. The Consumer Price Index, which measures the value of a diverse basket of

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