US strategy on Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has disrupted decades of peace and stability in Europe, threatening years of economic and social progress in the region. Russia benefited enormously from the cooperation with its European

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Wild week ends

By Craig Erlam It’s been another wild ride in the markets this week, but indices are on course to end it roughly where they started. There has been a lot to digest

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Stability amid tech earnings

By Craig Erlam Equity markets stabilised a little in the middle of the week, with big tech earnings failing to steer them significantly one way or another. It’s been a mixed bag

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Meta makes Asia feel better  

By Jeffrey Halley  Equity markets were higher in Asia Thursday as US index futures rallied after Facebook-parent Meta posted minuscule growth in user numbers, along with robust financials. The results came too

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Jumpin’ Vlad flash cuts his gas

By Jeffrey Halley The Ukraine/Russia conflict has suffered some headline fatigue of late, and more than a little complacency by the world’s financial markets, as China’s slowdown fears grabbed centre-stage. The economic

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Russia sanctions hurt Cyprus firefighters

The war in Ukraine and sanctions imposed on Moscow are taking a toll on the Cyprus forestry department that will be deprived of two Russian-owned firefighting helicopters it leases every year. The

A Bullard in a China shop

By Jeffrey Halley The ‘who can be the most hawkish Fed President’ quiz continued overnight as James Bullard came out swinging, suggesting that Fed Funds may need to rise to a “neutral”

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