Fed officials seem to have ‘no idea’ about inflation, strategist says

The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building during a renovation in Washington, DC, US, on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023. Valerie Plesch | Bloomberg | Getty Images Federal Reserve officials appear to have “no idea” what is happening when it comes to the inflation picture in the U.S., according to Julian Howard, lead investment director of … Read more

Siemens slides over 5% on profit drop, slowing automation division

15 November 2023, Bavaria, Munich: Flags with the word “Siemens” in front of the company’s headquarters. Karl-Josef Hildenbrand | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Shares in German technology giant Siemens fell by over 5% on Thursday after the company posted a decline in earnings in the fiscal second quarter and said its automation division had … Read more

China’s overseas students under pressure amid economic uncertainty

As a growing number of overseas Chinese students run into financial difficulties due to the declining wealth of their families, many go online to express their grief and seek advice on how to cope with the situation. Andersen Ross Photography Inc | Digitalvision | Getty Images When Xiao Zhang went to the U.S. to study … Read more

The U.S. is now Germany’s biggest trading partner ahead of China

The flags of the U.S. and Germany are on the table at a bilateral meeting between German Economics Minister Habeck and U.S. Secretary of State Blinken at a hotel on the Gendarmenmarkt. Photo: Christoph Soeder/dpa (Photo by Christoph Soeder/picture alliance via Getty Images) Christoph Soeder/dpa | Picture Alliance | Getty Images After years of China … Read more

10-year Treasury yield falls after April jobs data

U.S. Treasury yields were lower Monday, continuing a fall after Friday’s April jobs report showed weaker-than-expected payrolls growth and an unexpected tick higher in unemployment. The yield on the 10-year Treasury was off 2 basis points to 4.4975%. The 2-year Treasury yield was slightly lower to 4.8056%. Yields and prices move in opposite directions. One … Read more

France moves to rescue Atos as IT company struggles to stay afloat

This photograph taken on April 26, 2024 shows the headquarters of the French multinational information technology company ATOS in Bezons, near Paris. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP) (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images) Ludovic Marin | Afp | Getty Images Struggling IT firm Atos on Monday said that it had received an offer … Read more

U.S. Treasury yields fall on key inflation data

The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield fell Friday as traders parsed the closely watched inflation data released earlier in the day. The 10-year Treasury yield slipped around 4 points to 4.667%. The yield on the 2-year Treasury lost almost a basis point to trade at, 4.987%. Yields and prices move in opposite directions and one basis … Read more

Treasury yields are little changed as traders assess fresh inflation data

Treasury yields were flat Thursday as traders parsed through new U.S. inflation data in search of clues on when the Federal Reserve may start cutting interest rates. The 10-year Treasury yield inched up 1 basis point at 4.572%. The 2-year Treasury yield was last at 4.942% after falling by nearly 3 basis points. Yields and … Read more

Natural disasters caused an estimated $65 billion in losses last year for Asia-Pacific

Economic losses in the Asia Pacific region soared to $65 billion due to natural disasters, mainly fueled by floods in China and droughts in India, as reported by insurance company Aon. Hadynyah | E+ | Getty Images Economic losses in the Asia Pacific region due to natural disasters soared to $65 billion in 2023, mainly … Read more

How shipping containers can make or break the global economy

The shipping container is a logistics marvel that can affordably move thousands of items from hundreds of different companies all around the globe.  If there is a slowdown in shipping-container circulation, there could be massive supply chain bottlenecks. “The skill involved in containerization is moving that container from point A to point B and getting … Read more