Economy

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 companies holding what it …

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Rail walk-out kicks off in UK amid fears of a summer of pay strikes

Forty thousand UK Network Rail staff and workers at 13 train operators have staged walkouts over pay in Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years. Jeff J Mitchell | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — A days-long rail walkout that is causing severe travel disruption across Britain could be just the beginning of …

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US recession this year is more likely than not: Nomura analysts

The US economy is more likely than not to sink into a recession this year as the Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy in its bid to cool decades-high inflation, economists warned Monday. “Disruptions in the energy and food sectors, coupled with declining consumer sentiment, are contributing to a looming economic slowdown in the US and …

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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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Millennial millionaires are delaying home, because purchases due to inflation

Millennial millionaires are temporarily shelving major purchases as interest rates and inflation rise, according to CNBC’s Millionaire Survey. Nearly half of millennial millionaires say higher borrowing costs are causing them to delay buying a car, and 44% say higher interest rates have caused them to delay purchasing a home, according to the survey. More than …

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Kevin O’Leary says there’s no evidence of a recession right now

The US economy is much stronger than people think, and there’s “no evidence” of an impending slowdown or recession yet, says celebrity investor Kevin O’Leary. “I’m not saying we won’t get one, but everybody that’s saying it’s coming around the corner next week is just wrong,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on Thursday. “There’s …

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Fed hikes its benchmark interest rate by 0.75 percentage point, the biggest increase since 1994

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday launched its biggest broadside yet against inflation, raising benchmark interest rates three-quarters of a percentage point in a move that equates to the most aggressive hike since 1994. Ending weeks of speculation, the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee took the level of its benchmark funds rate to a range of …

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Millionaire fear Fed can’t tame inflation and stave off recession

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, May 9, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters American millionaires are raising cash in response to lingering inflation fears, according to CNBC’s Millionaire Survey. Millionaires surveyed by CNBC ranked inflation as the top risk to both the economy and …

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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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Inflation, consumer woe add to worries that recession is already here

Trays of beef are for sale in the meat section of a supermarket in McLean, Virginia, June 10, 2022. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images The case that a recession is looming over the US got stronger Friday, as blistering inflation and historic lows in consumer sentiment painted an increasingly dark economic picture. As …

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