US inflation eases further in February as energy prices drop, PCE index shows
Inflation in the US showed further signs of easing as the yearly growth of core PCE price index slowed to 4.6% in February, while the headline number increased by 5%.
Fed-preferred PCE price index accelerated in January
Core PCE inflation rose 4.7% in January YoY, beating expectation of 4.4% increase. The Fed-preferred price index rose 0.6% MoM compared to the market expectation of 0.5%.
Market sees Bank of England to raise rate to 4% by May
The financial market expecting the UK policy interest rate UK will break 4% by May, more than double the current level of 1.75%. Financial Times reported.
The sizes of Sept rate hike to be decided on upcoming data, Fed officials...
Ahead of Jay Powell's keynote speech in Jackson Hole on Friday, two Fed officials said more rate hikes are still warranted, but they said it's too early to decide on the size rate increase yet.
US bans energy imports from Russia
"Russian oil will no longer be acceptable at US ports," President Biden said.
The G7 statement on coronavirus
The G7 finance ministers and central bankers held a call to discuss the coronavirus, but the statement doesn't provide any surprise to investors.
ECB on impact of Coronavirus (March 2)
Luis de Guindos, vice president of the European Central Bank, depicted the coronavirus as an additional " layer of uncertainty to global and euro area growth prospects,"
Signs of Eurozone Recession is More Apparent
The latest Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) for the two largest economies, Germany and France, is showing a clear sign of looming recession.
Japan’s Inflation Rate is still Far From BOJ’s 2 Percent Target
Japan's core inflation rate was on 0.7 percent in February, remaining distant from the Bank of Japan's 2 percent target.
Americans have not been this optimistic about their financial situation — for the last...
69% of American is financially optimistic, reaching the highest level for the last 16 years.
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