Stocks, China Assets Face Rough Open as Covid Unrest Hits Mood

The dramatic turn of events adds fresh uncertainties to the outlook of the world’s No. 2 economy and its markets, just as some recent loosening of virus controls and sweeping property rescue efforts have helped Chinese stocks stage a remarkable rebound. The protests, triggered by a deadly fire in an apartment block under lockdown in … Read more

Pakistan Surprises With Steep Rate Hike to Stop Inflation Spiral

Street vendors set up outside closed stores in Karachi, Pakistan, on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. Pakistan’s central bank is expected to hold its key interest rate for a seventh straight meeting even as an economic recovery from the pandemic is fanning Asia’s fastest inflation.

Charting the Global Economy: OECD Raises Inflation Forecast

(Bloomberg) — Central banks around the world must be steadfast in their inflation fight even though economies will suffer as a result, the OECD said this week. The organization boosted its 2023 inflation estimates and said it expects price increases the following year will remain above the targets set by many global central banks. While … Read more

Fed’s Waller Says There’s a ‘Ways to Go’ Before Rate Hikes Done

Christopher Waller, governor of the US Federal Reserve, speaks during a Fed Listens event in Washington, D.C., US, on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Federal Reserve officials this week gave their clearest signal yet that they’re willing to tolerate a recession as the necessary trade-off for regaining control of inflation.

Here’s Why Elon Musk’s Talk of a Twitter Bankruptcy Is Premature

As the world’s richest man, Musk also has plenty of firepower to keep the company afloat, and he could potentially inject more cash into Twitter if things became dire. That, however, would likely require selling more shares of Tesla Inc., a threat to the electric carmaker’s stock price.

Russia’s Crude Shipments Hit Five-Month High Before Sanctions

Cargoes shipped from Russia rose to 3.6 million barrels a day, the highest since early June, while the less volatile four-week average was also up, reaching the most since August.The UK has followed the EU’s lead in banning its companies from providing insurance and other service to ships carrying Russian crude, unless the cargo is purchased at a price … Read more

India’s Move to Slash Sugar Export Quota to Tighten World Supply

Sacks of refined sugar at a store in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. India will restrict sugar exports as a precautionary measure to safeguard its own food supplies, another act of protectionism after banning wheat sales just over a week ago.