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OIL PRICES RISE TO NEAR $90 AS OPEC CUT LOOMS

Oil Prices Rose Further On Tuesday As Markets Positioned For The Biggest Supply Cut By OPEC Since The 2020 COVID Crisis, With Weakness In The Dollar Also Helping. London-traded Brent oil futures, the global benchmark, rose 0.6% to $89.28 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.2% to $83.82 a barrel. Both contracts […]

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GOLD STEADIES ABOVE $1,650 AS SAFE HAVEN APPEAL CREEPS BACK IN

Gold Prices Steadied Above A Major Support Level On Monday As Growing Risks Of An Economic Recession Spurred Some Safe Haven Demand For The Yellow Metal. Prices also recovered marginally from a bruising September, where they dropped 3%. Bullion prices marked their worst quarter since March 2021 with a 7.5% drop Spot gold rose 0.2% […]

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Investor Sentiment on Thin Ice Amid Rate Hikes and Swoon in Stocks

Aggressive rate hikes and posturing by the Federal Reserve in an effort to bring down inflation, and the return of a bear market for U.S. equities have contributed to the most pessimistic sentiment among investors all year, according to our most recent survey of our daily newsletter readers. The survey, fielded from September 20-27, captured […]

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GOVT HIKES DA BY 4% UNDER 7TH PAY COMMISSION; DETAILS HERE

The Union Cabinet has hiked Dearness Allowance (DA) of central government employees and pensioners by 4 percent under the 7th Pay Commission, The hike takes DA to 38 percent from current 34 percent of basic pay/pension. The Finance Ministry said that the central government employees and pensioners will become entitled to higher amount of Dearness […]

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Asia FX Battered by Hawkish Fedspeak, Dollar Back at 20-Year Peak

Asian currencies plummeted on Wednesday, while the dollar surged to new 20-year highs on hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials and growing safe haven demand. The dollar index jumped 0.4% to a new 20-year high of 114.68, while dollar index futures rose in a similar range. A broad market rout in risk-driven assets also drove […]

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Indian economy showing resilience and recovery: CEA

However, there are challenges, and geopolitics is messy for which foreign investors are cautious, the CEA said. Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) V Anantha Nageswaran has said the Indian economy was on the path to recovery but cautioned that foreign investors may remain cautious because of geopolitical challenges. Speaking at a virtual seminar organised by Swadeshi Research Institute, […]

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Oil Prices Hover Near 8-Mth Low as Recession Fears Dent Outlook

Oil prices held near eight-month lows on Monday after falling sharply last week, as markets feared that slowing global economic activity will dent demand for crude. London-traded Brent oil futures rose 0.3% to $85.29 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures were unchanged at $78.67 a barrel by 21:30 ET (01:30 GMT). Both contracts […]

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CFPB Study Outlines Need for “Buy Now, Pay Later” Rules

Researchers found BNPL often relies on data collection and other consumer risks. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is gearing up to place the same type of stringent protections it places on credit card companies on the “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) industry, following the release of a recent study on the practice. Officials said […]

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Asian Stocks Slammed by Fed Rate Hike Risks

Asian stock markets sank on Wednesday, tracking overnight losses on Wall Street as investors awaited an interest rate hike and more hawkish signals from the Federal Reserve. Hong Kong’s technology-heavy Hang Seng index continued to lag its peers, falling 1.5%, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 1.3%. The day’s losses also negated a soft rebound seen earlier […]

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10-year yields highest since 2011 before expected Fed rate hike

Data last week showed higher-than-expected consumer prices in August, dashing hopes that the worst of rising price pressures may be in the past. Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields jumped to their highest level since 2011 on Monday as investors adjusted for the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will hike rates higher and for longer than […]

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