Lower gasoline prices are dampening consumer spending in the United States; monthly inflation slows down sharply

Consumer spending increases by 0.1% in July The decline in gas stations explains the slight increase The Core PCE price index edged up 0.1%; up 4.6 year-over-year WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending barely rose in July as falling gasoline prices hurt sales at gas stations, but monthly inflation slowed sharply, which could … Read more

Nasdaq falls more than 2% on fear of an aggressive Fed

Amazon and UnitedHealth among bidders for Signify – report AMC plummets as UK’s Cineworld plans to file for bankruptcy Benchmark 10-year US Treasury yield exceeds 3% Indices down: Dow 1.33%, S&P 1.64%, Nasdaq 2.10% Aug 22 (Reuters) – Major Wall Street indexes fell on Monday at the start of the lackluster week as investors worried … Read more

China lowers lending standards to revive faltering economy

FILE PHOTO: Employees work on the vehicle component production line during a government-organized media tour at a factory of German engineering group Voith, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID -19), in Shanghai, China July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, Aug 22 (Reuters) – China … Read more

US retail sales stable due to lower gasoline prices; resilient consumer spending

People shop for clothes at a Target chain store in Westbury, New York, U.S., May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Retail sales unchanged in July; June sales revised down Gasoline and motor vehicles account for stable sales Core retail sales increase 0.8% WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) … Read more

US housing starts near year-and-a-half low; factory production rebounds

Housing starts fell by 9.6%; building permits fall by 1.3% Single-family housing starts fall by 10.1%; permits down 4.3% The housing construction order book increases by 5.0% Manufacturing production rebounds by 0.7% WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – U.S. home construction fell to its lowest level in nearly a year and a half in July, weighed … Read more

US labor market defies recession fears as job growth surges in July

Non-farm payrolls increase by 528,000 in July Unemployment rate falls to 3.5% from 3.6% in June The average hourly wage increases by 0.5%; up 5.2% year-on-year The activity rate falls to 62.1% against 62.2% in June WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – U.S. job growth unexpectedly accelerated in July, lifting the level of employment above its … Read more

Chinese factory activity unexpectedly contracts in July as COVID flares up

Employees work on the vehicle component production line during a government-organized media tour at a factory of German engineering group Voith, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai, China July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register China July official manufacturing PMI lower than expected July official services … Read more