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recession risks, housing downturn after third rate hike

The negative impact of interest rate rises on Australian housing prices, household spending and the volume of dwelling investments may hurt consumer confidence and fuel the likelihood of a recession in Australia, analysts and economists say. The Reserve Bank of Australia raised interest rates for the third time in a row on Tuesday. Joining central …

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Turkish lira whipsaws following new loan ban that’s set to affect thousands of companies

A money changer holds Turkish lira and US dollar banknotes at a currency exchange office in Ankara, Turkey December 16, 2021. Cagla Gurdogan | Reuters Turkey’s currency, the lira, enjoyed a much-welcomed boost on Monday and the preceding Friday after the country’s banking regulator announced a ban on lira loans to holding companies which it …

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Here are three things the Fed’s done wrong, and what’s still not right

The exterior of the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building is seen in Washington, DC, June 14, 2022. Sarah Silbiger | Reuters After years of being a beacon for financial markets, the Federal Reserve suddenly finds itself second-guessed as it tries to navigate the economy through a wicked bout of inflation and away from …

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A day after Powell’s assurances, markets are worried about something breaks

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell‘s insistence that the central bank is not deliberately trying to cause a recession and that the economy is on solid footing is exactly what someone in his position would be expected to say. The trouble is, the Fed’s likely to get a recession anyway as data shows the economy is …

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A day after Powell’s assurances, markets are worried about something breaks

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell‘s insistence that the central bank is not deliberately trying to cause a recession and that the economy is on solid footing is exactly what someone in his position would be expected to say. The trouble is, the Fed’s likely to get a recession anyway as data shows the economy is …

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100 bps rate hike is ‘medicine to stop this inflation’

Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel is calling for a 100 basis point rate hikeand says markets may be “close to the bottom.” A 100 basis point rate hike by the Federal Reserve on Wednesday will be “medicine to stop this inflation,” the Wharton professor of finance at the University of Pennsylvania told CNBC on Wednesday. “The Fed …

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Markets are now bracing for the possibility of bigger Fed interest rate hikes ahead

As inflation climbs to new 40-year highs, expectations for interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve are escalating as well. With the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee scheduled to hold a policy meeting this week, markets are ramping up their bets on the way things will go, particularly in the months ahead. There’s still about …

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