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Asian shares skidded Tuesday following a volatile day on Wall Street. Inflation-fighting measures from the Federal Reserve and the possibility of conflict between Russia and Ukraine are overhanging markets.
NEW YORK: Wall Street bounced back from a steep sell-off late in the session to close higher on Monday, with bargain hunters pushing the indexes into positive territory by closing bell.
PETALING JAYA: Soaring food prices and energy costs may continue to drive inflationary pressure this year.
WASHINGTON: Inflation hawks are about to get what they want from the Federal Reserve (Fed) – which means emerging markets are about to get what they’ve traditionally feared.
NEW YORK: Jerome Powell (pic) and his fellow Federal Reserve (Fed) policymakers are expected to signal their first interest-rate hike since 2018, paving the way for a March move as the United States central bank tries to extinguish red-hot inflation.
PETALING JAYA: Bank Negara (pc) is not expected to follow its counterpart Bank Indonesia (BI) in raising the statutory reserve requirement (SRR) ratio, an instrument to manage liquidity in the banking system.
Upward inflation pressures, economic recovery may see rates climb again
IN an environment of rising global interest rates, an increase in the overnight policy rate (OPR) could help mitigate the risk of capital outflows and pressure on the local currency.
THE start of 2022 is an eerie echo of 2021. Omicron, the new variant of coronavirus, has raised infections in all parts of the world, threatening economic prospects for the year ahead.
BENGALURU: The United States Federal Reserve (Fed) will tighten monetary policy at a much faster pace than thought a month ago to tame persistently high inflation, now viewed by economists polled by Reuters as the biggest threat to the US economy over the coming year.