U.S Economy

 China is seriously concerned about Japanese export restrictions on chip manufacturing equipment and called on it to correct its “wrong practice”, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Tuesday. “China will take decisive measures to safeguard its rights and interests if Japan insists on obstructing the chip industry cooperation between the two countries,” it said in […]

 The U.S. and EU pledged on Tuesday to confront any attempts to destabilise global energy markets, after meeting in Brussels to discuss the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Cooperation on energy between the United States and the European Union has intensified since Russia slashed gas deliveries to Europe after its invasion of Ukraine last […]

Futures edge higher

U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday as some technology and growth stocks rebounded from a selloff in the previous session, while investors awaited key economic data that could determine the Federal Reserve’s monetary tightening path. Tesla Inc rose 1.6% in premarket trading, bouncing back from 6% declines on Monday after disclosing March-quarter deliveries, […]

U.S. labor market

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to continued labor market strength, though financial markets turmoil is casting a shadow over the economy. Other data on Thursday also struck a fairly upbeat note on the economy, with homebuilding surging in February, potentially setting the stage […]

first hearing

A new U.S. congressional select committee on competition with China held its first hearing with a focus on human rights on Tuesday, amid tense bilateral ties weeks after a suspected spy balloon flying over North America was shot down. “This is not a polite tennis match. This is an existential struggle over what life will […]

inflation data

Wall Street’s main indexes fell more than 1% on Friday as a surge in consumer spending and inflation in January sparked concerns that the Federal Reserve will stick to its hawkish stance for longer. The personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index, the Fed’s preferred gauge of inflation, shot up 0.6% last month after gaining 0.2% […]

U.S. stocks

Signs of strength in the U.S. economy have buoyed stocks in the face of rising Treasury yields and hawkish Federal Reserve expectations, though some investors believe the rally may be on borrowed time. Stronger-than-expected reports on employment, retail sales and inflation have pushed up expectations for how much higher the Federal Reserve will need to […]