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Biden announces ban on Russian energy

US bans energy imports from Russia

"Russian oil will no longer be acceptable at US ports," President Biden said.
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Sberbank’s European subsidiaries placed under payment moratorium amid sanctions

EU’s Single Resolution Board has enforced payment moratorium on three European subsidiaries of Russian bank Sberbank, which is under US-led sanction, and is accessing whether any resolution action would be need to to protect public interest.

US CPI decelerates further in March to close 2 year low

Consumer price index grew for March 5% over the past year, reaching the lowest level since May 2021. Nonetheless, Core CPI recorded a 5.6% increase, up from 5.5% in February.

OECD governments borrowing expected to hit record $11tn

Gross borrowing of OECD governments from the markets is set to surpass $11tn this year. This would be a new record, above the current record of $10.9 trillion set in 2010.

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%.

Bank of Canada holds rate at 5% after September meeting

Bank of Canada maintained its benchmark interest rate at 5% but warned about persistent underlying inflationary pressure.

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.

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.

Bank of England raises interest rate by 0.5%—notes on the Bank’s decision

Bank of England on Thursday decided to raise its benchmark interest rate by 0.5% to 5%, larger than the market expectation of a 0.25% increase. The decision followed Office of Nation Statistics' publication of a 8.7% CPI inflation reading for the year to May on Wednesday.

US Core CPI rises 3.9% in January

Core CPI: 3.86% YoY (Dec: 3.93%) | 0.39% MoM (0.28%)

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