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Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning?</i> <i>Sign up here</i><p>Central bankers have seen the future of trade friction and don’t like it, OPEC’s …

Economy

Powell, Draghi, Kuroda, Lowe Speak at ECB Forum

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and Reserve Bank of …

Economics

U.S. Trade Brawls Get Top Central Bankers Worried for Growth

The world’s most-powerful central bankers warned that escalating international trade tensions have started damaging confidence among companies, …

Economy

BOJ minutes: One member says more easing needed but central bank seen on hold

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO - A man runs past the Bank of Japan (BOJ) building in Tokyo<p>By Stanley White<p>TOKYO (Reuters) - A lone Bank of Japan policymaker …

Economic Data

Top central banks see growing gloom global trade war | Reuters

SINTRA, Portugal (Reuters) - A developing trade war between the world’s biggest economies is weighing on business confidence and could force central banks to downgrade their outlook, the world’s most powerful policymakers argued on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: A container truck moves past containers at …

Economy

Dollar hovers near 11-month high as trade concerns weigh

The dollar was little changed on Wednesday, hovering near an 11-month peak against a basket of major currencies as China's signal of a tolerance of a …

Stock Markets

Central bankers play waiting game with low inflation here to stay | Financial Times

A group of the world’s top central bankers think low inflation is here to stay for a while yet — and some of them think that there is little that …

Economics

Fed’s Powell says U.S. economy not on verge of repeating 1970s inflation

The U.S. economy is not on the verge of repeating the outbreak of inflation last seen in the 1970s, despite the obvious parallel of tight labor …

Economics

Flea-Market App Mercari Jumps More Than 70% in Tokyo Debut

Japanese startup begins trading after the country’s biggest tech IPO in two years<p>By<p>Mayumi Negishi and<p>Mayumi Negishi<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@meiyume<p>Google+<p>mayumi.negishi@wsj.com<p>Takashi Mochizuki<p>Takashi Mochizuki<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@mochi_wsj<p>takashi.mochizuki@wsj.com<p>TOKYO—Japanese …

Market Capitalization

Real Time Economics: Trump Thinks He Has the Upper Hand In Trade Dispute

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Good morning! Today’s highlights: The Trump administration is sounding confident as it ratchets up pressure on China, though some investors are worried about potential fallout; American …

Economy

'Strong Case for More Rate Hikes,' Says Fed Chair Jerome Powell

Powell the hawk.<p>Jerome Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, continued his hawkish tone at the European Central Bank Forum on Central Banking …

Economy

World's largest asset manager sees Aussie falling further

The Aussie dollar is at risk of sliding to 70 US cents this year as China's economy slows and the Federal Reserve keeps raising rates, according to …

Markets

Stocks- U.S. Futures Attempt Recovery as Trade Tensions Lull

© Reuters. U.S. futures pointed to a higher opening bell on Wednesday.<p>Investing.com – U.S. futures were higher on Wednesday as trade tensions died …

Stock Markets

Need Someone to Build a Japanese Bath? There’s an App for That

One of Yosuke Kobayashi’s biggest headaches has been finding enough workers to build hotels, restaurants and bath houses for his construction company.<p>…

Japan

Longer-term issues, shorter-term market reactions

Financial market reactions to the threat of more taxes on trade remain relatively muted. Listed company profits would be hurt far more than the …

Bank of Japan

Schwab Market Update Audio Podcast Subscription: Charles Schwab

U.S. stocks traded mostly higher, with the Dow dipping and the Nasdaq hitting a fresh all-time intraday high as trade tensions seemed to ease a bit.<p>U.S. stocks finished off their lows, but well below the flatline amid some broad-based global equity pressure as global trade worries continued after …

Stock Markets

Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies

ISE, Japan (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations plan to voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive.<p>Aging workforces, sagging …

Economics

US businesses are putting off investment because of trade war worries, Fed chief warns

US businesses are now holding off on vital investment decisions because of increasing worries about a global trade war, according to Jerome Powell, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve.<p>Central bankers have noted a chilling effect on business investment as tit-for-tat tariffs are exchanged between …

Economy

BOJ's Kuroda says 'deflationary mindset' will take time to dispel

© Reuters. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda attends a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo<p>SINTRA, Portugal (Reuters) - A …

World Economy

Flat yield curve sends a grim message for investors in 2019 | Financial Times

Of all the fashionable alarm bells that market-watchers keep an eye on, the yield curve is the most timeless. It is Coco Chanel’s proverbial “little …

Economics

8@eight: ASX set to open higher

The S&P/ASX 200 Index closed at 6172, up 70 points. or 1.2 per cent, topping the previous 10-year high set in January of 6135 points.<p><b>3. Aussie Dollar</b> …

Reserve Bank of Australia

Investors May Think Tariffs Are Part of Trump's 'Art of the Deal'

<b>Tariffs & Financial Markets</b><p>Why are financial markets not reacting more to President Donald Trump’s threats of more and more tariffs on trade?<p>The …

Economy

European Shares Seeking Rebound Ahead Of OPEC And BoE Meetings

(RTTNews) - European stocks look set to rebound from three-week lows hit the previous day, although a burgeoning trade war between the U.S. and China showed little signs of slowing down.<p>Asian stocks recovered from early losses to trade mostly higher even as Chinese markets extended a rout from the …

Stock Markets

Stocks Rebound: China Bolsters Confidence, Disney Sweetens Fox Bid

The Nasdaq led as stocks rebounded briskly at Wednesday's open, after positive currency moves by China's central bank triggered gains across global …

Stock Markets

Stocks Recover as Trade Angst Eases; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap

Stocks in Asia rebounded in a choppy session as investors awaited the next development in U.S.-China trade tensions after a ratcheting up of rhetoric …

Stock Markets

Daily Briefing: May faces Brexit rebels | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - It looks as though British PM Theresa May will finally face pro-EU rebels in her party head-on today after rejecting their call for parliament to have a greater say in the Brexit process and pushing ahead with a vote on her own, much watered-down proposal.<p>Anti-Brexit …

Angela Merkel

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THE story of rich-world central banks and their protracted entanglement with near-zero interest rates was given another twist this week. One of their …

Economics

Central Banks Are Emptying the Punchbowl, Not Removing It

Last week – as widely anticipated - the European Central Bank announced that by the end of the year it will end its quantitative easing program, …

Research Papers

Central Banks Take Center Stage

<i>Posted by</i> <i>Kristina Hooper, Chief Global Market Strategist</i> <i>on Jun 18, 2018, in</i> <i>Market & Economic</i><p><b>Weekly Market Compass: Many major banks are tightening,</b> …

Business

DIARY-Top Economic Events to August 16 | Reuters

June 20 (Reuters) -<p>For other diaries, please see:<p>Top Economic Events<p>Emerging Markets Economic Events<p>Government Debt Auctions<p>Political and General News<p>U.S. Federal Reserve<p>Today in Washington<p>—————————————————————————————- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events …

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