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Sterling falls as BoE expects recession, U.S. futures up

European stocks slip, oil recovers, traders await U.S. jobs data

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – European equities slipped slightly on Friday but were still set for a weekly gain, while traders waited for U.S. jobs data due later in the session to give clues as to the health of the world’s largest economy. The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was …

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Sterling falls as BoE expects recession, U.S. futures up

Sterling falls as BoE expects recession, U.S. futures up

Bank of England hikes rates by 50 basis points BoE expects recession throughout 2023 Fed official: 50bp hike in Sept “reasonable” Oil stabilises after hitting six-month low Lufthansa returns to operating profit LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Sterling fell on Thursday after the Bank of England followed its counterparts in the United States and euro …

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Wall Street rallies on economic data, crude falls as stockpiles jump

Wall Street rallies on economic data, crude falls as stockpiles jump

NEW YORK, Aug 3 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks jumped to a sharply higher close and Treasury yields touched two-week highs on Wednesday as robust economic data, upbeat corporate guidance and easing geopolitical concerns boosted investor risk appetite. Front-month crude futures dropped following a report that U.S. stockpiles of crude and gasoline unexpectedly surged last week. …

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Asian stocks slide with U.S. yields on Pelosi jitters; Aussie drops

Asian stocks slide with U.S. yields on Pelosi jitters; Aussie drops

A man wearing a protective face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walks past a screen showing Shanghai Composite index, Nikkei index and Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 14, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Asia stocks …

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U.S. considers crackdown on memory chip makers in China

U.S. considers crackdown on memory chip makers in China

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The United States is considering limiting shipments of American chipmaking equipment to memory chip makers in China including Yangtze Memory Technologies Co Ltd (YMTC), according to four people familiar with the matter, part of a bid to halt China’s semiconductor sector advances and protect U.S. companies. If President Joe Biden’s …

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Exclusive: Cassava Sciences faces U.S. criminal probe tied to Alzheimer's drug, sources say

Exclusive: Cassava Sciences faces U.S. criminal probe tied to Alzheimer’s drug, sources say

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Cassava Sciences Inc (SAVA.O) involving whether the biotech company manipulated research results for its experimental Alzheimer’s drug, two people familiar with the inquiry said. The Justice Department personnel conducting the investigation into Austin, Texas-based Cassava specialize in examining whether companies …

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Fed to unveil another big rate hike as signs of economic slowdown grow

Fed to unveil another big rate hike as signs of economic slowdown grow

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell takes questions during a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – With the Federal Reserve expected to hike its key …

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Chip designers warm to U.S. bill despite big benefits to Intel

Chip designers warm to U.S. bill despite big benefits to Intel

July 18 (Reuters) – Major U.S. chip firms on Monday were coming around to support a package of chip industry subsidies despite earlier concerns that legislation awaiting a vote in the Senate disproportionately benefits manufacturers like Intel Corp (INTC.O). Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has told lawmakers that a vote could come as early as …

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U.S. weekly jobless claims hit 8-month high; labor market still tight

U.S. weekly jobless claims hit 8-month high; labor market still tight

Weekly jobless claims increase 9,000 to 244,000 Continuing claims fall 41,000 to 1.331 million Producer price index increases 1.1% in June Core producer prices rise 0.3%; up 6.4% year-on-year WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased to an eight-month high last week, suggesting some cooling in …

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U.S. SEC votes to undo Trump-era curbs on shareholder advisers

U.S. SEC votes to undo Trump-era curbs on shareholder advisers

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator voted on Wednesday to rescind rules introduced under former President Donald Trump that critics said impeded the independence of firms that advise investors on how to vote in corporate elections. The move is the latest installment in a long-running battle over how to regulate proxy advisers …

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