A turbulent week ahead

By Craig Erlam    It’s been a volatile start to the week which is unlikely to abate considering what’s to come over the next few days. Central banks are lining up to

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Langya virus no cause for concern

There is no cause for special concern from the new Langya virus detected in China, the Ministry of Health said, as it closely monitors the situation. After reports that the virus was

An underwhelming start to the week

By Craig Erlam   It’s been an underwhelming start to the week in financial markets with the eternal optimism of investors clashing with the reality of Chinese economic data. There’s a ​ bizarre

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Welcome relief

By Craig Erlam Investors are in a more upbeat mood Thursday as the relief from the US inflation data ripples through the markets. Positive surprises have been hard to come by on

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Beijing reopening dulls NFP retreat

By Jeffrey Halley Wall Street had another schizophrenic day on Friday as May US Non-Farm Payrolls outperformed, rising by 390,000 jobs, slightly less than April, but well above market forecasts of 325,000.

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China Covid hopes boost Asia

By Jeffrey Halley  Asian markets are mostly positive Monday morning as Shanghai announced a raft of stimulus measures and both Shanghai and Beijing eased Covid-19 restrictions. The devil is in the detail

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Asia starts week cautiously

By Jeffrey Halley Recessionary concerns continue to hold back the buy-the-dippers in Asia on Monday, with stock markets ignoring the strong rally by US index futures. It is always worth taking the

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