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Stock bounce fades and the dollar gains as growth fears return

LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – A rebound in stocks ran out of steam on Wednesday as concerns about the economic growth outlook and rising inflation knocked sentiment, while a UK inflation reading of 9% underlined just how much higher interest rates might be headed. European shares were mostly lower and futures on Wall Street pointed …

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UK inflation hits 40-year high of 9.0%, squeezing households harder

UK April inflation rate likely highest in G7 Household energy bills drive up inflation Anti-poverty campaigners demand government action Inflation likely to rise further LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – British inflation surged last month to its highest annual rate since 1982, pressuring finance minister Rishi Sunak to offer more help for households and the Bank …

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EXCLUSIVE China in talks with automakers on EV subsidy extension -sources

SHANGHAI, May 18 (Reuters) – China is in talks with automakers about extending costly subsidies for electric vehicles (EV) that were set to expire in 2022, aiming to keep a key market growing as the broader economy slows, three people familiar with the matter said. The move by policymakers comes as the world’s second-biggest economy …

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Analysis: Food inflation pain puts emerging markets between rock and hard place

Food makes up 40% of CPI baskets in low income countries A food price index hits record in February, March More governments opt to introduce support measures Risk of social unrest is on the rise over food, fuel price rises LONDON / ISTANBUL / CAIRO, May 17 (Reuters) – Like for millions of people in …

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Shanghai targets June COVID lockdown exit as China economy slumps

Shanghai aims for return to normal from June 1 City’s residents frustrated with shifting schedules China’s retail sales, industrial output plunge in April SHANGHAI / BEIJING, May 16 (Reuters) – Shanghai set out plans on Monday for the end of a painful COVID-19 lockdown that has lasted more than six weeks, heavily bruising China’s economy, …

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Backer of stricken TerraUSD says spent reserves trying to salvage dollar peg

Representations of cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum, DogeCoin, Ripple, Litecoin are placed on PC motherboard in this illustration taken, June 29, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ECB officials warn of risks from cryptocurrencies Luna Foundation Guard says reserves depleted to $ 90 million …

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Surging natural gas prices squeeze US industrial sector

An LNG tanker is guided by tug boats at the Cheniere Sabine Pass LNG export unit in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, US, April 14, 2022. REUTERS / Marcy de Luna Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON / CHICAGO, May 16 (Reuters) – Skyrocketing natural gas prices have raised manufacturing and transportation costs …

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Analysis: European dealmakers face shrinking debt options as recession risk looms

M&A financing seen as costlier and harder to access Investors flee junk bond market amid monetary tightening Riskier debt sales down 77% so far this year Morrisons underwriters take a hit – source Private lenders step in with uptick in hybrid financing LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – European dealmakers are struggling to finance corporate takeovers …

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S.Korea c.bank chief says big-step rate hikes a possibility

The city skyline of Incheon is pictured early morning in an aerial view south of Seoul, South Korea, January 21, 2018. REUTERS / Fabrizio Bensch Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, May 16 (Reuters) – The South Korean central bank chief’s comment that he could consider big-step interest rate raises in …

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