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  • FOREX-Dollar soft as China reopening hopes boost risk sentiment

    The dollar struggled to gain a foothold on Monday and was languishing at five-month lows as traders looked past stronger than anticipated U.S. jobs data, while growing hopes of China reopening boosted risk sentiment. The dollar index, which measures the currency against six major peers including the yen and euro, was down 0.18% at 104.28, its lowest since June 28.

  • China services activity shrinks to 6-month lows - Caixin PMI

    China's services activity shrank to six-month lows in November as widening COVID containment measures weighed on demand and operations, a private-sector business survey showed on Monday, pointing to a further hit to economic growth. The Caixin/S&P Global services purchasing managers' index fell to 46.7 from 48.4, marking the third monthly contraction in a row.

  • China services activity shrinks to 6-month lows - Caixin PMI

    China's services activity shrank to six-month lows in November as widening COVID containment measures weighed on demand and operations, a private-sector business survey showed on Monday, pointing to a further hit to economic growth. The Caixin/S&P Global services purchasing managers' index fell to 46.7 from 48.4, marking the third monthly contraction in a row.

  • Japan's service-sector activity growth hits 3-month low -PMI

    Japan's service sector activity grew in November at the slowest pace in three months, as relentless inflation dampened a part of the economy that was benefiting from the return of domestic and foreign shoppers and easing COVID-19 restrictions. The final au Jibun Bank Japan Services purchasing managers' index fell to a seasonally adjusted 50.3 from October's 53.2, hitting the lowest since August.

  • Japan's service-sector activity growth hits 3-month low -PMI

    Japan's service sector activity grew in November at the slowest pace in three months, as relentless inflation dampened a part of the economy that was benefiting from the return of domestic and foreign shoppers and easing COVID-19 restrictions. The final au Jibun Bank Japan Services purchasing managers' index fell to a seasonally adjusted 50.3 from October's 53.2, hitting the lowest since August.

  • ECB's Villeroy says in favour of 50 bp rate hike on Dec. 15

    The European Central Bank should raise interest rates by 50 basis points on Dec. 15, French central bank chief Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Sunday, reinforcing expectations for the ECB to slow the pace of monetary tightening.

  • Canada's deep yield curve inversion adds to BoC rate hike dilemma

    As the Bank of Canada considers ditching oversized interest rate hikes, it is dealing with an economy likely more overheated than previously thought but also the bond market's clearest signal yet that recession and lower inflation lie ahead. Canada's central bank says that the economy needs to slow from overheated levels in order to ease inflation. The bond market could be flagging that risk.

  • Canada's deep yield curve inversion adds to BoC rate hike dilemma

    As the Bank of Canada considers ditching oversized interest rate hikes, it is dealing with an economy likely more overheated than previously thought but also the bond market's clearest signal yet that recession and lower inflation lie ahead. Canada's central bank says that the economy needs to slow from overheated levels in order to ease inflation. The bond market could be flagging that risk.

  • BoE's Dhingra warns of deeper and longer recession with higher rates

    Bank of England rate-setter Swati Dhingra said in an interview published on Saturday that higher interest rates could lead to a deeper and longer recession, adding there were few signs that demands for higher wages risked a wage-price spiral. "You do see a much deeper and a longer recession with rates being much higher," she told the Observer newspaper.

  • U.S. labor market shrugs off recession fears; keeps Fed on tightening path

    U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in November and increased wages, shrugging off mounting worries of a recession, but that will probably not stop the Federal Reserve from slowing the pace of its interest rate hikes starting this month.

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