Here’s the scoop: Businesses employ various strategies to soften economic conditions before resorting to mass layoffs. These measures include reducing job postings, hiring less, cutting temporary help, and reducing hours worked. Average weekly hours have decreased, potentially indicating a return to normal or a slackening labor market depending on future trends.
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July is right around the corner, and it heralds the start of the year's second half. In this article, I hope to share with you, my dear readers, a few of my trade ideas for July in hopes that it fetches you all some sizable profits and makes your July fun and fruitful. Let’s go!
Exciting news from Mastercard: they are launching a Multi-Token Network (MTN) to explore the potential of tokenized bank deposits, stablecoins, and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The MTN will begin with testing tokenized bank deposits and will be available in beta mode this summer in the UK. They have invited banks and financial institutions to participate in the initiative.
Here's the latest news from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. While speaking at a conference in Portugal, Powell expressed optimism about the US economy and decreased the possibility of a recession, stating that the economy has shown resilience and is still growing, albeit at a modest pace. He acknowledged the possibility of a recession but emphasized that it is not the most likely scenario.
Let's dive into the latest developments shaping the global economic landscape. Good news first: the threat of an unprecedented US debt crisis has receded, as US lawmakers passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a catastrophic default. Phew! But don't pop the champagne just yet, because storm clouds are still looming. High inflation, rising interest rates, and sluggish growth are challenges that have yet to disappear.
On Friday, March 10, the 16th largest US bank suddenly burst. The bankruptcy became the second largest in history among American commercial banks. In this article, we look at what happened and how it could affect all of us.
Inflation in New Zealand is the highest since 1990, edging to 7.3% in Q2 2022. The currency is under heavy pressure as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is trying to reverse the inflationary spiral. The week ahead will give us a valuable clue about the country’s monetary policy, and we are here to talk about that.
The EU plans to intervene in markets directly to curb rising energy costs, threatening to push the Euro area's economy into a deep recession.
Who will save the global economy if the main engine of global economic growth, China, is slowing down?
The e-commerce giant has recently faced a lot of pressure, starting from global uncertainty in China amid lockdowns and geopolitics. The company has been added to the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) delisting queue. Finally, there’s an earnings report coming on August 4. Let’s discuss everything and prepare for the next move.
The US central bank will lift interest rates at its next meeting on Wednesday, July 27. We'll watch if the Federal Reserve goes with a 75-basis-point or a 100bp hike. Several factors influence the Fed's decision. In theory, the Fed's goal in using a rate hike tool is to tame inflation without causing a recession.
US stocks have delivered their worst first half of a year in more than 50 years triggered by the Fed's attempt to control inflation and growing concerns about recession.