Russia’s ruble is at strongest level in 7 years despite sanctions

Russian one ruble coin and Russian flag displayed on a screen are seen in this multiple exposure illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on March 8, 2022. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images Russia’s ruble hit 52.3 to the dollar on Wednesday, an increase of roughly 1.3% on the previous day and its strongest … Read more

China real estate troubles sent debt indicator to record high

Fixed asset investment data for the first five months of 2022 showed real estate investment declined at a greater scale than it did during the first four months of the year. Pictured here on May 16 is a development in Huai’an City in Jiangsu province in east China. CFOTO | Future Publishing | Getty Images … Read more

Stock futures inch higher after Fed raises rates by most since 1994

US stock index futures were modestly higher during overnight trading on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve implemented the largest interest rate hike since 1994. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.22%. S&P 500 futures were up 0.23%, while Nasdaq 100 futures advanced 0.29%. The major averages ended Wednesday’s session higher, with … Read more

Global markets are tanking ahead of a huge week for central banks

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, June 1, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters LONDON – Global stock markets are falling sharply after May’s US inflation print reignited fears that central banks will be forced into aggressive monetary policy tightening. Friday’s highly-anticipated consumer price index … Read more

What is the Indo-Pacific framework, who’s in it, why it matters

US President Joe Biden formally introduced the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, or IPEF, this week during his first Asia tour, revealing Washington’s long-awaited Asia-Pacific economic strategy. It comes five years after the US unilaterally withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal signed by 12 countries in Asia-Pacific, North America and South America. With the US … Read more

Here’s what a 3% yield on the 10-year Treasury means for your money

d3sign | Moment | Getty Images As the yield on the 10-year US Treasury pushes ever closer to 3% – a symbolic level not seen since late 2018 – financial analysts have described how it could affect people’s finances in a number of ways. Last week, the 10-year rate hit 2.94%, its highest point in … Read more