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  • ECB's Rehn, De Cos show support for interest rate hikes

    Wednesday 18 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Two more of the European Central Bank's top policymakers added their voices to those showing support for interest rate hikes and more than one at that.

  • US housing starts fall more quickly than expected in April

    Wednesday 18 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Homebuilding activity in the States weakened more than expected last month.

  • Euro area CPI unchanged in April

    Wednesday 18 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - The cost of living in the euro area was unchanged last month, contrary to a preliminary estimate.

  • ECB's Knot opens door to possible 50bp interest rate hike

    Tuesday 17 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - One of the European Central Bank's most hawkish officials opened the door to a possible 50bp interest rate hike if needed.

  • US retail sales jump past forecasts in April

    Tuesday 17 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Americans continued splashing out much more than expected last month, especially on automobiles.

  • Cryptos look for a direction to sustain the rebound; Bitcoin struggles at $30,000

    Tuesday 17 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - The cryptocurrency market is swayed by what appears to be a consolidation after last week's brutal swings. A quiet Monday followed a weekend in which Bitcoin (BTC) settled into the price range that many analysts considered fair for the 'crypto', between $28,000 and $32,000, with $30,000 as the waterline it is struggling to maintain.

  • Eurozone economy strengthens despite Ukraine war

    Tuesday 17 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - The Eurozone economy strengthened in the first quarter, official data showed on Tuesday, despite the impact of the war in Ukraine.

  • EU Commission slashes GDP growth forecasts, blames war, says worse possible

    Monday 16 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Brussels axed its short-term growth forecasts for both the European Union and the single currency area, not least as a result of the energy price shock triggered by the war in Ukraine.

  • EU Commission slashes GDP growth forecasts, blames war, says worse possible

    Monday 16 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Brussels axed its short-term growth forecasts for both the European Union and the single currency area, not least as a result of the energy price shock triggered by the war in Ukraine.

  • New York Empire State manufacturing index unexpectedly falls

    Monday 16 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - The New York Empire State manufacturing index surprisingly fell to -11.6 in May, down from 24.6 in April to miss market expectations for a reading of 17.

  • Chinese economy slows sharply in April as Covid-19 restrictions bite

    Monday 16 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - China's economy slowed much more sharply than anticipated last month as Covid-19 mobility restrictions hampered growth, piling the pressure on policymakers in Beijing - right up to the top according to some accounts.

  • US consumer confidence falls further amid high petrol prices, rout in stock market

    Friday 13 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Americans' confidence in the economy and their finances fell further in the beginning of May, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.

  • US import prices flat in April, export prices rise 0.6%

    Friday 13 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - US import prices were flat month-on-month in April, following an upwardly revised 2.9% increase in March, missing market forecasts for a 0.6% uptick and marking the first time that import prices failed to rise year-to-date.

  • UST and Terra's collapse bears resemblance to Lehman Brothers´ and damages confidence in cryptos

    Friday 13 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - The phrase most often heard in cryptocurrency circles these past few days is something like "I'm trying to digest everything that has happened". Social networks have been filled with stories of investors caught in the Terra crisis, who have lost absolutely everything in the collapse of LUNA and the Terra dollar (UST), the two tokens of the blockchain platform. In many cases, they have also been caught up in the Bitcoin crash that resulted from this hecatomb and, despite acknowledging that "it was coming", they have not exited the market in time. Sound familiar? The episode has revived the Lehman Brothers crisis of 2008 with numerous analysts comparing what happened to a bankruptcy of the banking system.

  • "We got a buy signal for Bitcoin, but there is zero need to rush things"

    Friday 13 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - After the storm... This expression is a perfect fit for Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market today, as it has embarked on a well-deserved rebound. The queen of digital currencies is trying to consolidate at the important level of $30,000 again, the first of its resistances to overcome to leave aside the marked bearish outlook of the 'crypto' par excellence. The charts are bleak after the May 12th 17-month lows below $26,500, according to CoinMarketCap data, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. "We got a buy signal for Bitcoin," cryptoasset expert Lark Davis, founder of 'The Wealth Mastery', pointed out.

  • KPMG fined £14.4m by FRC for forging documents in Carillion audit

    Friday 13 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Consultants KPMG were slapped with a £14.4m fine by the UK accounting watchdog in response to "serious misconduct" on the part of the auditors of failed outsourcer Carillion.

  • Two more ECB rate-setters flag support for July rate hike

    Thursday 12 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Two more top policymakers at the European Central Bank said they favoured starting to hike interest rates as soon as July.

  • US wholesale inflation growth eases in April

    Thursday 12 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Growth in the US producer price index slowed as expected in April, according to figures released on Thursday by the Labor Department.

  • US jobless claims tick up in week ended 7 May

    Thursday 12 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - US first-time jobless claims ticked up by 1,000 in the week ended 7 May to hit 203,000, ahead of both the prior week's upwardly revised print of 202,000 and estimates for a reading of 195,000.

  • Crypto carnage continues with Bitcoin´s price at 17-month low

    Thursday 12 May 2022

    (Sharecast News) - It is not something that has not been seen before in the cryptocurrency market, where the most traded asset, Bitcoin, suffered huge corrections of 80%, but the drastic descents in digital assets is frightening this time, as the institutions and professional investors are leaving the market en masse. They were the last to arrive, encouraged by the dirt-cheap money guaranteed by the ultra-loose policy of the US Federal Reserve (Fed), and they are the ones jumping ship, just as they are retreating en masse from risk assets such as the stock market, especially technology stocks. However, the blow is harder on digital currencies as they, in addition to the millions of dollars lost, are seeing the fragile confidence they gained in the last year and a half evaporate.

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