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US wage inflation moderate, Midwest manufacturing slumps

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 ― US labour costs rose at their slowest pace in 1-1/2 years in the second quarter, the latest sign of benign inflation that enabled the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates yesterday for the first time since 2008. Other data…


US second-quarter labour costs gain smallest in one and half years

WASHINGTON, July 31 — US labour costs rose at their slowest pace in 1-1/2 years in the second quarter, the latest indication of benign inflation that could allow the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates today for the first time in a decade. The…


US trade, services industry data underscore slowing economy

WASHINGTON, July 4 ― The US trade deficit jumped in May and trade tensions between the United States and China helped drive activity in the services sector to a two-year low in June, further signs that economic growth slowed sharply in the second…


US factory activity at 2.5-year low, points to slowing economy

WASHINGTON, May 2 — US manufacturing activity slowed to a 2-1/2-year low in April amid a sharp drop in new orders while construction spending unexpectedly fell in March, suggesting economic growth was moderating after surging in the first quarter….


S&P pauses with trade talks in focus; Nasdaq set to end five-day rally

FRANKFURT, April 5 — The S&P 500 hovered near six-month highs yesterday, with losses in technology stocks countered by gains in Boeing Co and Facebook Inc, as investors waited for more clarity on the US-China trade talks. Negotiations…


Yen eases on trade optimism, sterling edges up after Brexit vote

TOKYO, April 4 — The yen eased and the euro held firm to the US dollar today as hopes of a trade deal between the United States and China lifted risk appetite globally, while the sterling gained after the UK parliament approved legislation to seek…


US services, private payrolls data highlight slowing economy

WASHINGTON, April 4 — US services sector activity hit a more than 19-month low in March and private payrolls grew less than expected, underscoring a loss of momentum in the economy that supports the Federal Reserve's move to suspend interest rate…


Stocks stuck in worst run of the year ahead of ECB

LONDON, March 7 — World stocks were stuck in their worst run of the year and bonds were on the rise today, as investors waited for confirmation that the European Central Bank will start shovelling cheap cash at the euro zone again. The ECB was…


Asian shares sluggish as global growth concerns return

TOKYO, March 7 — Asian shares rose marginally in early trade today, with caution prevailing as investors awaited some kind of resolution to Sino-US trade negotiations, while the euro remained under pressure ahead of the European Central Bank…


US trade deficit hits 10-year high in 2018 on record imports

WASHINGTON, March 6 —  The US trade deficit surged to a 10-year high in 2018, with the politically sensitive shortfall with China hitting a record peak, despite the Trump administration slapping tariffs on a range of imported goods in an…