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LONDON (Reuters) - It's rare for German elections to be exciting, market-moving events but the one on Sept. 26 may prove the exception if its outcome completes the transformation of a nation long wedded to austerity into a big spender.
WASHINGTON: The twin surprises of weak jobs growth and strong inflation in April has not dented the U.S. central bank's plans to keep its support for the economy wide open, Fed vice chair Richard Clarida said on Wednesday, adding it will still be "some time" before the economy is healed enough for that to change.
NEW YORK: U.S. stocks suffered the biggest slump in at least 11 weeks on Wednesday and benchmark Treasury yields jumped after data showed consumer prices in April unexpectedly rose by the highest level in nearly 12 years, prompting bets on earlier interest rate hikes.
Wall Street's major averages fell on Wednesday after stronger-than-expected inflation data stoked fears of tighter monetary policy to combat a possibly longer period of inflation.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) kept the rate on the overnight reverse repurchase facility at 2.0% for a fourth consecutive meeting
HONG KONG (AFP): Fears about surging inflation continued to trouble Asian markets Wednesday (May 12), with investors nervously awaiting crucial US price data later in the day that could ramp up expectations the Federal Reserve will have to taper its monetary policy earlier than flagged.
NEW YORK: U.S. stocks hit a one-month low on Tuesday as speculation that rising inflation pressure could prompt interest rate hikes sooner rather than later dragged on shares and hobbled the dollar, which hovered near a 2-1/2-month low.
Public Bank Bhd posted a net profit of RM1.53bil in the first quarter ended March 31,2021, which was 15.12% higher than RM1.33bil in the previous corresponding quarter on the back of further expansion of its loans and deposits businesses as well as fee-based revenue growth.