Tag: economic news
9 months ago
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Decline in Global Trade Extended Into July, According to WSJ Indicator

Global trade flows fell 0.4% in July, as rising prices and a series of rate rises by central banks weighed on demand ...

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10 months ago
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A Simpler, Sleeker Japan Inc. Could Reward Investors

Japan’s corporate structures are getting simpler—and probably more valuable, too

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11 months ago
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Oil Prices Perk Up as Recession Worries Ebb and Supply Tightens

High oil prices have been beneficial for OPEC+, an alliance of oil-producing countries that controls more than half o...

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11 months ago
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Beijing Is Still Too Confident About China’s Economy

Even after second-quarter malaise, Beijing still seems inclined to stick to half measures. That could be a historic m...

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11 months ago
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Europe Returns to Timid Growth, but Bigger Headwinds Loom

Lower energy bills helped drive expansion in activity, but Europe faces litany of challenges

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11 months ago
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Bernanke Tapped to Find Out Why U.K. Central Bank Misjudged Inflation

Core inflation is rising in the U.K. while falling in other big economies like the U.S. WSJ's Anna Hirtenstein explai...

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11 months ago
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Stocks Creep Higher After Interest-Rate Increase

FOMC raises rates by a quarter-percentage point; Dow seeks 13th straight rise

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11 months ago
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Global Trade Slumped Again In May, According To WSJ Indicator

Global trade flows fell sharply for the second straight month in May, a sign that the global economy is slowing as a ...

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11 months ago
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How Long Does Inflation Anger Linger? Spanish Voters May Have the Answer

Spain has brought its inflation rate down to target earlier than most, but it is taking time for voters to feel the b...

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11 months ago
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Can EVs and Solar Panels Save China’s Economy?

China’s bet on hard tech like chips—and against property and internet tech—isn’t going well. But the story could be d...

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11 months ago
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Europeans Are Becoming Poorer. ‘Yes, We’re All Worse Off.’

An aging population that values its free time set the stage for economic stagnation. Then came Covid-19 and Russia’s ...

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11 months ago
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Global Migration Boom Keeps Housing Costs High

Surging immigration is boosting rents and supporting home prices, complicating inflation flight

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11 months ago
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Chinese Oil Demand Doesn’t Make Sense

Global crude need and prices could soon take a hit

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11 months ago
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Stocks Little Changed to Start Week

U.S. stocks opened mostly lower after slipping last week, as investors await remarks from Federal Reserve officials.

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12 months ago
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U.S. Is Top Investment Destination Despite Falling Inflows

Worldwide foreign direct investment fell less sharply than feared last year but there are few signs of a rebound this...

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12 months ago
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China’s Brain Drain Threatens Its Future

China has been the most populous nation in the world since at least 1750. But in April, India’s population is set to ...

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12 months ago
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Bank of Japan Needs More Confidence Inflation Will Stay High to Change Policy, Ueda Says

The BOJ is starting to see changes in inflation expectations and in the price-setting behavior of businesses, the cen...

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12 months ago
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Powell, Other Central Bankers Face Uncertain Inflation Outlook

Jerome Powell, as the chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, appears to hold the country’s economic health in his hands. ...

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12 months ago
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ECB Likely to Hike Rates in July, Says Lagarde

Central bank president warned that recent economic shocks were still working their way through Europe’s economy

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12 months ago
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Europe—and Tiremaker Pirelli—Struggle to ‘De-risk’ From China

U.S. diplomats have been working to counter Beijing’s influence in ports that increase its economic power and could p...

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12 months ago
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Germany Is Dragging Down Europe’s Economy

New problems undermine the country’s old playbook as manufacturing powerhouse

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12 months ago
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Central-Bank Action Finally Cooling Global Economy, Data Indicate

Surveys of purchasing managers point to sharper-than-expected slowdowns in the eurozone, Japan and Australia

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12 months ago
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British Pound Swings After Bank of England Raises Rates

The British pound oscillated after the Bank of England lifted interest rates by a half percentage point to 5% in an e...

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12 months ago
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U.K. Bond Yields Gain as Inflation Data Reinforces Rate-Rise Expectations

U.K. gilt yields rise as stronger-than-forecast U.K. inflation data increases the prospect that the Bank of England w...

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12 months ago
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Global Stocks Slip as China Stimulus Hopes Fade

U.S. markets are closed for the Juneteenth holiday

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about 1 year ago
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Global Trade Slumped in April, According to WSJ Indicator

An indicator of goods trade flows points to a 3.5% decline in April from March

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about 1 year ago
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European Central Bank Raises Key Interest Rate by Quarter Percentage Point

The European Central Bank raised its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point, pressing ahead with its campaig...

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about 1 year ago
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U.S. Stocks Mixed Ahead of Interest-Rate Decision

FOMC expected to hold rates steady; Dow opens lower

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about 1 year ago
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China’s Recovery Is in Real Peril Now

China’s central bank cut its key short-term rate on Tuesday. On top of weak lending data for May, that should be ring...

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about 1 year ago
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Nasdaq Opens Higher With Fed Move Eyed

U.S. stocks inched higher after the opening bell, with gains in technology shares helping offset losses among real es...

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about 1 year ago
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Inflation Drags Eurozone Economy Into Recession

Contraction in Germany, sharp fall in factory output in Ireland more than offset growth in other economies at start o...

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about 1 year ago
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China’s Spring Stall Darkens Employment Picture

New data confirms the nation’s post-Covid recovery has lost significant momentum

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about 1 year ago
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Germany Enters Recession in Blow to Europe’s Economy

Second straight quarter of contraction in eurozone’s largest economy might prompt greater caution by central bankers

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about 1 year ago
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It Just Had an Energy Crisis, Now Europe Faces a Food Shock

Food prices continue to rise at a rapid pace, surprising central banks and pressuring debt-laden governments

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about 1 year ago
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U.S. Default Could Supercharge These Stocks and Spook Allies

As Democrats and Republicans debate raising the debt ceiling, they both agree that a default would be disastrous for ...

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about 1 year ago
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Global Trade Jumped in March, According to WSJ Indicator

The jump in flows reflects a sharp rise in exports from China and Brazil

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about 1 year ago
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Global Trade Jumped in March, According to WSJ Indicator

The jump in flows reflects a sharp rise in exports from China and Brazil

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about 1 year ago
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A Rally in the British Pound May Be Winding Down

If persistent inflation prompts further aggressive interest-rate rises, the U.K. economy could be in for a hard landing

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about 1 year ago
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Bank of England Raises Interest Rates by Quarter Point

U.K. central bank expects economy to grow next year, having previously forecast contraction

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