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Consumer inflation in Japan’s capital rises at fastest pace in 40 years

Tokyo Nov core CPI up 3.6% vs f’cast +3.5% Tokyo CPI stays above BOJ’s 2% target for 6th straight month Data underscores broadening inflationary pressure TOKYO, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Core consumer prices in Japan’s capital, a leading indicator of nationwide trends, rose at their fastest annual pace in 40 years in November and exceeded …

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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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Younger Chinese are spurning factory jobs that power the economy

SHENZHEN, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Growing up in a Chinese village, Julian Zhu only saw his father a few times a year when he returned for holidays from his exhausting job in a textile mill in southern Guangdong province. For his father’s generation, factory work was a lifeline out of rural poverty. For Zhu, and …

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Japan’s inflation hits 40-year high as BOJ sticks to easy policy

Japan CPI +3.6% yr/yr vs forecast +3.5%, highest since 1982 Bulk of price hikes due to cost-push inflation, unsustainable BOJ sees consumer inflation falling below 2% next fiscal year TOKYO, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Japan’s core consumer inflation accelerated to a 40-year high in October, driven by currency weakness and imported cost pressures that the …

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Fed may cut size of rate increases, but is not ‘softening’ inflation fight, Waller says

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – The US Federal Reserve may consider slowing the pace of rate increases at its next meeting but that should not be seen as a “softening” in its commitment to lower inflation, Federal Reserve Gov. Christopher Waller said on Sunday. Markets should now pay attention to the “endpoint” of rate increases, …

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China’s trade unexpectedly shrinks as COVID curbs, global slowdown jolt demand

China’s Oct exports, imports shrink unexpectedly Frail data further blow to struggling economy Global recession risks, COVID curbs in China outlook Analysts expect further weakness in exports and imports BEIJING, Nov 7 (Reuters) – China’s exports and imports unexpectedly contracted in October, the first simultaneous slump since May 2020, as a perfect storm of COVID …

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US job growth seen smallest in nearly two years in October, unemployment rate up

Nonfarm payrolls forecast increasing 200,000 Unemployment rate seen rising to 3.6% from 3.5% Average hourly earnings expected to gain 0.3% WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – US employers likely hired the fewest workers in nearly two years in October and increased wages at a moderate pace, suggesting some loosening in labor market conditions, which would allow …

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Bank of England raises rates by most since 1989 even as long recession looms

Central bank raises Bank Rate to 3% from 2.25% BoE tells investors their rate hike bets look too big Sterling falls nearly 2% against US dollar New forecasts show recession lasting into 2024 Government due to set out fiscal plans on Nov. 17 LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – The Bank of England raised interest rates …

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Japan spent record $42.8 bln in October interventions to prop up yen

Yen weakened to 32-year lows at time of doubt intervention Japan used ‘stealth’ approach to intervention in October Data eyed for clues on Japan’s willingness to spend on FX TOKYO, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Japan spent a record $42.8 billion on currency intervention in October to prop up the yen, the finance ministry said, with …

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