Reuters end-Q2 global sovereign bond markets poll results

investing.com BENGALURU - Reuters polled more than 100 fixed-income strategists covering major sovereign bond markets from around the world during the closing weeks of one of the worst first half of any year for bonds in...

Citi in talks with Russian buyers over sale of local operations

investing.com -Citigroup Inc is in talks with local buyers in Russia over a potential sale of its operations in the country, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The bank is in...

U.S. housing hold-ups put thousands of jobs on the line

investing.com By Niket Nishant and Abhijith Ganapavaram - U.S. mortgage lenders, refinancing companies and real-estate brokers may lay off thousands of employees in the coming months, industry sources said, as many Americans put...

Spanish factory activity grows in June at slowest pace in 17 months -PMI

investing.com MADRID - Factory activity in Spain grew in June at the slowest pace since January 2021 as a challenging economic environment, notably price increases, weighed on demand, a survey showed on Friday. S&P Global...

Russian manufacturing holds steady in June, supported by domestic demand -PMI

investing.com MOSCOW - Russia's manufacturing industry held steady in June, with a recovery in domestic demand softening the blow from a deepening export slump, a survey showed on Friday. The S&P Global (NYSE:SPGI) Purchasing...

Asia's factories feeble despite China bounce, feeds global recession fears

investing.com By Leika Kihara TOKYO - Asia's manufacturing activity stalled in June as many companies were hit by supply disruptions caused by China's strict COVID-19 lockdowns, while sharp economic slowdown risks in Europe and...

China's June factory activity expands at fastest pace in 13 months

investing.com BEIJING - China's manufacturing activity expanded at its fastest in 13 months in June, buoyed by a strong rebound in output, as the lifting of COVID lockdowns sent factories racing to meet recovering demand, a...

New Zealand building consents fall in May

investing.com WELLINGTON, July 1 - The number of new dwelling consents approved in New Zealand fell a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent in May compared with a 8.6 percent drop in the previous month, data from Statistics New Zealand...

Japan business mood worsens for 2nd quarter amid rising costs

investing.com By Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO - Japanese big manufacturers' business confidence soured for the second straight quarter in the three months to June, a central bank survey showed on Friday, hit by rising...

EU backs crypto anti-money laundering rules

investing.com -European Union negotiators on Wednesday reached a provisional agreement on anti-money laundering rules for cryptocurrencies that would spur crypto firms to check their customers' identities, in the latest regulatory...

IMF says Haiti staff-monitored program may lead to loan deal

investing.com By David Lawder WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday its management had approved a staff-monitored program for Haiti to establish a track record of policy implementation that could lead to...

BOJ's public relations crisis forces rethink on inflation message

investing.com By Leika Kihara and Kantaro Komiya TOKYO - Japan's central bank has stumbled into a rare public relations storm that has dragged debate about its ultra-low interest rates out of sterile boardrooms and into tabloid...

IMF reaches staff agreement with Cameroon that could unlock $73.6 million

investing.com WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday its staff had reached an agreement with Cameroon on the second review of its loan programs that could lead to the disbursement of $73.6 million if...

Incoming Philippine central bank governor not ruling out more rate hikes

investing.com MANILA - Incoming Philippine central bank governor Felipe Medalla said on Wednesday he was not ruling out further interest rate hikes to combat above-target inflation even as he stressed that future policy decisions...

Fed's Mester backs 75 bps hike in July if economic conditions remain same

investing.com - Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta Mester told CNBC on Wednesday if economic conditions remain the same, she will advocate for a 75 basis points (bps) hike in interest rates at the U.S. central bank's...