Asia’s markets are partly losing their high gains from the previous day

Markets Asia Asian investor sentiment is depressed going into the weekend. (Photo: Reuters) Such Asian markets pared some of yesterday’s high gains in early Friday trading. The weak template from the USA in particular dampened the buying mood of Asian investors. Japan’s leading index, the Nikkei 225, fell by 2.4 percent to 25,064.74 points by … Read more

ECB reduces bond purchases faster: key interest rate at zero percent

Dhe European Central Bank (ECB) is paving the way for a turnaround in interest rates – but still leaves a lot of leeway for possible reactions to the consequences of the Ukraine war. As the Governing Council of the ECB, the central bank’s top monetary policy body, announced on Thursday after its interest rate meeting, … Read more

Inflation in the US rises to 7.9 percent in February

Jerome Powell High inflation in the US is putting pressure on the Fed chair to raise interest rates. (Photo: dpa) Düsseldorf The price level in the USA continues to rise rapidly. In February, consumer prices (CPI) rose by 7.9 percent compared to the same month last year – the strongest increase since 1982, the US … Read more

Dax still in downtrend despite yesterday’s rally

Düsseldorf After jumping by more than 1000 points on yesterday’s trading day, investors on the German stock market are immediately taking profits again. Accordingly, the Dax was down 3.3 percent on Thursday afternoon and is trading at 13,385 points, around 460 points less. The Frankfurt benchmark was only seven points behind after trading yesterday Wednesday … Read more

ECB is curbing bond purchases faster than previously announced

EZB The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt. (Photo: dpa) Frankfurt, Dusseldorf The European Central Bank (ECB) wants to throttle its bond purchases faster than planned. They will fall to 20 billion euros a month by June, the central bank said in a statement on Thursday. Originally, this level should not be … Read more

Increased interest rates: Bond owners face enormous losses

Frankfurt Even the war in Ukraine will probably not avert the forthcoming turnaround in interest rates: For the first time in decades, the major central banks are planning an abrupt change in monetary policy. The British central bank has recently raised interest rates twice in a row, and the US Federal Reserve will follow suit … Read more