US business borrowing for equipment rises 16% in May – ELFA

The skyline is seen in Manhattan, New York City, US, August 21, 2021. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 23 (Reuters) – US companies borrowed 16% more in May to finance their investments in equipment compared to a year earlier, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) … Read more

US labor market remains tight; business activity slowing

Weekly jobless claims fall 2,000 to 229,000 Continuing claims increase 5,000 to 1.315 million Business activity slows in June; new orders plummet WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits edged down last week as labor market conditions remained tight, though a slowdown is emerging amid high inflation … Read more

Euro zone business growth slumped in June as price hikes bite

A shopping cart is pushed down the aisle in this photo illustration taken at Mercator shopping mall in Ljubljana, January 28, 2014. REUTERS / Srdjan Zivulovic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Eurozone business growth has slowed significantly this month – and by much more than expected … Read more

European stocks skid on gloomy business activity data, commodity weakness

The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, June 22, 2022. REUTERS / Staff Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register STOXX 600 on pace to confirm bear market European miners at six-month lows Aroundtown slumps after JPMorgan downgrade Norway central bank hikes by 50 … Read more

UK economy ‘running on empty’ as recession signals mount – PMI

A general view is seen of the London skyline from Canary Wharf in London, Britain, October 19, 2016. REUTERS / Hannah McKay Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s economy is showing signs of stalling as high inflation hits new orders and businesses report levels of concern … Read more

French June business activity was weaker than forecast -flash PMI

People walk through the financial and business district of La Defense in Puteaux near Paris, France, October 23, 2021. REUTERS / Sarah Meyssonnier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 23 (Reuters) – French business activity has grown less quickly than expected in June, a preliminary monthly survey by S&P Global … Read more

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

Get cracking with phasing out remaining Libor, UK watchdog says

Signage for Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulator is seen at its head office in London, Britain, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Toby Melville Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) – The financial sector should not bet on remaining deadlines changing for the phasing out of the use of Libor … Read more

BOJ policymakers warned of economic harm from excess yen moves at April meet

Some BOJ members warned of damage from excess FX moves – minutes One member said weak yen good for Japan’s economy – minutes Board divided over chance of overshoot in inflation outlook BOJ strengthened commitment to keep rates low at April meeting Govt spokesperson says rapid FX moves undesirable TOKYO, June 22 (Reuters) – Some … Read more

US Treasury’s new tribal office takes aim at tax, finance inequities -Yellen

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testifies before a Senate Finance Commmittee hearing on President Biden’s 2023 budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, June 7, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ROSEBUD, South Dakota, June 21 (Reuters) – US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Tuesday the department’s new … Read more