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Dollar nears 3-mth low, shares climb after Fed tests the brakes

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Shares hit a two-month high and the dollar swooped towards a three-month low on Thursday, after Federal Reserve signals of smaller interest rate rises from next month were followed by the message from Frankfurt that the ECB will plough on. With Wall Street shut for Thanksgiving, it was up to …

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US weekly jobless claims at 3-month high; equipment spending resilient

Weekly jobless claims increase 17,000 to 240,000 Continuing claims rise 48,000 to 1.551 million Core capital goods orders rebound 0.7% in October Shipments of core capital goods surge 1.3% WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits increased to a three-month high last week amid rising layoffs in …

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Oil slides over 3% on Russian price cap talks, US gasoline build

EIA US gasoline stocks data shows higher-than-expected build G7 price cap on Russian oil could be above current trading level Chinese demand concerns weigh as COVID-19 cases surge Majority of Fed officials see rate hikes slowing soon HOUSTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell more than 3% on Wednesday, continuing a streak of volatile …

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Investors batten down ahead of Fed minutes, Eurozone recession fears grow

Fed minutes awaited US Thanksgiving public holiday on Thursday Stock eke out slim gains globally Eurozone economic data points to recession China hit by rising COVID-19 infections LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Global shares were little changed on Wednesday as investors kept their eyes peeled for the minutes of a Federal Reserve meeting that could …

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Oil rises as OPEC+ focus on supply cuts outweighs recession concerns

Saudi Arabia, other OPEC producers deny output hike talks Beijing shuts parks and museums as China’s COVID cases rise Coming up: API supply report LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Oil rose on Tuesday after top exporter Saudi Arabia said OPEC+ was sticking with output cuts and could take further steps to balance the market, outweighing …

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Exclusive: China set to fine Ant Group over $1 billion, signaling revamp nears end-sources

HONG KONG, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Chinese authorities are poised to impose a fine of more than $1 billion on Jack Ma’s Ant Group, said six sources with direct knowledge of the matter, setting the stage for ending the fintech company’s two-year long regulatory overhaul. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), which has been driving …

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Oil prices ease to trade near 2-month lows on China demand fears, dollar strength

Brent, WTI contracts earlier fell by $1 a barrel Beijing districts close schools as China’s COVID cases rise Higher dollar weighs on prices LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Oil prices dropped to trade near two-month lows on Monday, having earlier slid by around $1 a barrel, as supply fears receded while concerns over fuel demand …

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Asia shares, oil prices skid on China COVID outbreaks

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 China stocks skid as Beijing coronavirus cases rise Dollar, bonds shade firmer before Fed minutes Oil prices fall again after losing 10% last week SYDNEY, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Asian share markets and oil prices slipped on Monday as investors fretted about the economic fallout from fresh COVID-19 restrictions in China, with resulting risk …

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