UK’s Hunt says he has to raise taxes to fix economy

UK’s Hunt says he has to raise taxes to fix economy

UK finance minister says tax rises are coming ‘You have to do what is right for the country’ – Hunt New forecasts will show recession coming Priority is to bring down inflation – Hunt LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – British finance minister Jeremy Hunt said he will have to raise taxes in next week’s budget … Read more

Fed’s Powell: US housing market headed for ‘correction’

Fed’s Powell: US housing market headed for ‘correction’

US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell attends a news conference after Federal Reserve raised its target interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point in Washington, US, September 21, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 21 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday said the … Read more

Fed officials beat inflation drum; 50-basis-point rate hike ‘reasonable’ next month

Fed officials beat inflation drum;  50-basis-point rate hike ‘reasonable’ next month

Aug 3 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials voiced their determination again on Wednesday to rein in high inflation, although one noted a half-percentage-point hike in the US central bank’s key interest rate next month might be enough to march toward that goal. “I start from the idea that 50 (basis points) would be a reasonable … Read more

Putin: West cannot isolate Russia and send it back in time

Putin: West cannot isolate Russia and send it back in time

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, July 18 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that it was impossible to cut Russia off from the rest of the world, and that sanctions imposed by Western countries would not turn the clock … Read more

Bank of Canada surprises with 100bp rate hike to tame inflation

Bank of Canada surprises with 100bp rate hike to tame inflation

OTTAWA, July 13 (Reuters) – The Bank of Canada on Wednesday raised its main interest rate by 100 basis points in a bid to crush inflation, surprising markets and becoming the first G7 country to make such an aggressive hike in this economic cycle. The central bank raised its policy rate to 2.5% from 1.5%, … Read more

Russian ruble hits near 2-year high vs euro

Russian ruble hits near 2-year high vs euro

A view shows Russian ruble coins in this illustration picture taken March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 25 (Reuters) – The Russian ruble strengthened on Monday, firming past 77 against the euro to a near two-year high, helped by tax payments that companies are due … Read more