Asian stock markets sank on Wednesday, tracking overnight losses on Wall Street as investors awaited an interest rate hike and more hawkish signals from the Federal Reserve. Hong Kong’s technology-heavy Hang Seng index continued to lag behind its peers, falling 1.5%, while Japan’s Nikkei index lost 1.3%. The day’s losses also negated a softContinue Reading

U.S. stock futures were trading slightly higher during Sunday’s evening deals, after major benchmark indices posted their greatest weekly losses in 3 months, with investors remaining cautious amid persistent inflation fears ahead of Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting and rate decision later this week. By 7:10pm ET (11:10pm GMT) Dow Jonas Futures and S&P 500Continue Reading

U.S. equity markets rose for a third straight day on Friday, snapping a three-week losing streak for the major averages. It was a broad-based advance, with all but six of the Dow’s constituents posting gains. For the week, the Dow closed 2.7% higher, the S&P 500 added 3.7%, while the Nasdaq gainedContinue Reading

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Based on inflationary pressures, supply-chain challenges, and geopolitical concerns resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the World Bank decreased India’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth prediction for 2022-23 (FY23) to 7.5 percent from 8%. The multinational agency also cut its global growth prediction for 2022 to 2.9 percent fromContinue Reading