Analysis: Record numbers of Chinese graduates enter worst job market in decades

10.8 mln Chinese graduates to enter job market in weak economy Youth unemployment at 18.4%, 3 times higher than overall rate Graduates’ jobs a top government priority amid stability risks BEIJING, June 23 (Reuters)-Jenny Bai was among 10 high-performing computer science students from different Chinese universities selected by a Beijing-based internet firm for a job … Read more

Analysis: Why us? Italy seeks way out of low-wage economy trap

Italy is the only European country where wages have fallen since 1990 Tried to compete with Asia by cutting costs Most new jobs on temporary, low paid contracts Country has no minimum wage ROME, June 16 (Reuters) – Diana Parini left her waitressing job at an Italian Alpine resort last month because she was fed … Read more

Analysis: Investors brace for recession, more market turmoil after Fed’s supersized hike

The exterior of the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building is seen in Washington, DC, US, June 14, 2022. REUTERS / Sarah Silbiger Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) – Investors’ faith in a soft landing for the US economy is being heavily tested, as a … Read more

Analysis: S.Korea truckers’ win no harbinger of labor market peace

SEOUL, June 15 (Reuters) – South Korea’s unionized truckers drove a strong bargain with their largely peaceful strike action proving effective without antagonizing a public largely unsympathetic towards unions after years of militant action. But the group of aging drivers are often seen as outliers in the country’s combative and politicized industrial landscape and their … Read more

Analysis: As shortage persists, Reckitt tightens grip on the US baby formula market

Cans of Enfamil baby formula, produced by Mead Johnson, is partially empty shelves in a Target store, amid continuing nationwide shortages in infant and toddler formula, in San Diego, California, US, May 25, 2022. REUTERS / Bing Guan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 27 (Reuters) – The US baby … Read more

Analysis: BOJ’s dovish isolation draws public heat ahead of leadership change

A man wearing a protective mask walks past the headquarters of the Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 2020.REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BOJ under political scrutiny for weak yen Feasibility of easy policy may affect … Read more

Analysis: Pain not over for the US bond market but some of it yields nearing their peaks

An eagle tops the Federal Reserve building’s facade in Washington, July 31, 2013. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 10 (Reuters) – Interest rate jitters keep hammering the US bond market but some investors are starting to think a possible slowdown in price pressure as … Read more