Jim Chanos Says This Is The Biggest Investment Story No One Is Talking About

Amid all the buzz about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and efforts to curb inflation, investors are largely missing out on a huge story in China, famed short-seller Jim Chanos said on Wednesday. The problems in the Chinese real estate market are a distant third of the war and interest rate hikes designed to contain inflation. … Read more

Larry Summers denounces the UK’s ‘utterly irresponsible’ tax policy

Larry Summers Cameron Costa | CNBC LONDON – Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers warned on Tuesday that the UK has lost its sovereign credibility after the new administration’s fiscal policies sent markets into a tailspin. The British pound hit an all-time low against the dollar in the early hours of Monday morning before recovering … Read more

The ‘real cure’ for inflation has been ignored, says Steve Forbes

The British pound plunged to a record low in Asia on Monday morning, following last week’s announcement by the new British government that it would implement tax cuts and investment incentives to boost growth. By focusing on raising interest rates to cool inflation, central banks and governments have overlooked the importance of maintaining stable currencies, … Read more

How India is trying to turn itself into a semiconductor powerhouse

The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought to increase the country’s chip production. Money Sharma | AFP | Getty Images India could play a big role in the semiconductor industry, analysts say, as the world’s fifth largest economy looks to boost its domestic chip sector. Along with other countries such as the … Read more

From the Fed to the currency crisis in Europe, here’s what’s behind this sell-off in the financial markets:

Trader on the floor of the NYSE, June 7, 2022. Source: NYSE Stocks fell sharply, bond yields rose and the dollar strengthened Friday as investors heeded the Federal Reserve’s signal that the battle with inflation could lead to much higher interest rates and a recession. The sell-off was global on Friday, in a week in … Read more

2-Year Treasury surpasses 4.2%, 15-year high as Fed drives up short-term rates

Yields moved higher on Friday, with the 2-year Treasury yield reaching a new 15-year high as markets assessed the latest Federal Reserve rate hike and what it means for the economy going forward. The policy-sensitive 2-year Treasury hovered above 4.2%, reaching a 15-year high of 4.266% earlier in the session. It last gained 12 basis … Read more

British pound drops below $1.11 after new economic reforms

Sterling hit its lowest level since July 1, 2020. Matt Cardy | Getty Images The controversial British pound fell 1.95% against the dollar on Friday after the new British government announced a radical economic plan to boost growth. The pound fell to $1.1032 at noon London time, about an hour after the measures were unveiled … Read more

Turkey cuts interest rates again as country struggles with inflation

The number of Russian tourists to Europe dropped dramatically during the summer, but rose in several other destinations, including Turkey (here). Onur Dogman | Sopa images | Light rocket | Getty Images Turkey’s central bank surprised markets again with its decision Thursday to cut its key interest rate, despite inflation in the country soaring above … Read more

Fed hike, Bank of Japan, interest rates, currencies

Japanese Yen Strengthens Amid Reports Of Official Announcement Of FX Intervention The Japanese yen rose more than 2% against the dollar on reports from officials announcing immediate intervention to defend the currency. That comes after the yen weakened to 145 levels against the greenback, following the Bank of Japan’s decision to keep interest rates stable. … Read more

Military gains in Ukraine could amplify Russia’s economic problems

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the heads of member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at a summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, September 16, 2022. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan | via Reuters Ukraine’s counter-offensive, which has recaptured large parts of Russian-occupied territory, could exacerbate Russia’s economic problems as international sanctions … Read more