The yuan’s the new dollar as Russia rides to the redback

The yuan’s the new dollar as Russia rides to the redback

Russia turns to the Chinese currency amid sanctions Moscow becomes No.4 offshore trading center for yuan Yuan’s share of Russian FX market jumps from 1% to 45% Russian central bank supports trend but warns of risks This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW/SHANGHAI, Nov … Read more

FTX collapse being scrutinized by Bahamas investigators

FTX collapse being scrutinized by Bahamas investigators

Nov 13 (Reuters) – The collapse of FTX is the subject of scrutiny from investigators in the Bahamas, who are looking at whether any “criminal misconduct occurred,” the Royal Bahamas Police said on Sunday. FTX filed for bankruptcy on Friday, one of the highest profile crypto blowups, after traders rushed to withdraw $6 billion from … Read more

Lula’s market lure fades after Brazil’s ‘Liz Truss moment’

Lula’s market lure fades after Brazil’s ‘Liz Truss moment’

BRASILIA, Nov 11 (Reuters) – There is growing investor pessimism that Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will govern with fiscal discipline as the country’s central bank chief likened a market selloff to a “Liz Truss moment for Brazil.” Brazil’s real currency , and Bovespa stock index (.BVSP) both lost around 4% on Thursday, … Read more

Lula’s honeymoon with Brazil markets ends amid spending plan fears

Lula’s honeymoon with Brazil markets ends amid spending plan fears

BRASILIA, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s brief honeymoon with financial markets looked finished on Thursday, as he pushed for more room to grow social spending without setting long-term fiscal rules or naming his top economic policymakers . Brazil’s currency and benchmark Bovespa stock index (.BVSP), which rose last week … Read more

Musk sells Tesla shares worth $3.95 bln days after Twitter takeover

Musk sells Tesla shares worth .95 bln days after Twitter takeover

Nov 8 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has sold 19.5 million shares of the electric vehicle maker worth $3.95 billion on Tuesday, according to US securities filings, days after he completed the $44 billion takeover of Twitter Inc. Musk, the world’s richest man, had about $20 billion in cash after … Read more

Buffett’s Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Buffett’s Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Saturday posted a $2.69 billion third-quarter loss as rising inflation, falling stock investments and a big loss from Hurricane Ian offset improvement in many of the conglomerate’s businesses. Operating profit nevertheless rose by 20%, topping analyst forecasts. Berkshire benefited from increased demand and prices … Read more

Ukraine conflict, sanctions set to blow hole in Russia’s finances

Ukraine conflict, sanctions set to blow hole in Russia’s finances

This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine Nov 2 (Reuters) – The cost of Russia’s military mobilization and the impact of Western sanctions are set to blow a hole in the government’s budget forecasts and drain Moscow’s reserves to their lowest level in years, according … Read more

‘Perfect storm’ swirls as Canadians face hot inflation, rising rates

‘Perfect storm’ swirls as Canadians face hot inflation, rising rates

OTTAWA/WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct 30 (Reuters) – At a warehouse on an industrial stretch in Ottawa, giant metal crates of donated groceries are piled high as volunteers sort canned goods, pasta and other foods to be distributed to pantries around the Canadian city . Demand has surged 33% at the Ottawa Food Bank from pre-COVID-19 pandemic … Read more

“60/40” portfolios are facing worst returns in 100 years: BofA

“60/40” portfolios are facing worst returns in 100 years: BofA

LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Investors with classic “60/40” portfolios are facing the worst returns this year for a century, BofA Global Research said in a note on Friday, noting that bond markets continue to see huge outflows. “2022 (is) a simple tale of “inflation shock” causing “rates shock” which in turn threatening “recession shock” … Read more

HSBC eyes sale of multibillion-dollar Canadian business

HSBC eyes sale of multibillion-dollar Canadian business

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – HSBC is considering selling its business in Canada, worth billions of dollars and one of the biggest international banking brands in the country, as it looks to beef up returns as demanded by its largest shareholder. “We are currently reviewing our strategic options with respect to our wholly owned subsidiary … Read more