Economy

UK launches world’s first green savings bond: What the savers can get?

 UK launches world’s first green savings bond: What the savers can get?

Highlights The UK launched the world’s first retail green savings bond, issued by the National Savings and Investments The move follows after the UK has raised a total of £16 billion in green sovereign bonds since the last month ...

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What do Rising Bond Yields Indicate About the Economy?

What do Rising Bond Yields Indicate About the Economy?

Summary Bond yields have a significant impact on the economy and the stock markets, with rising bond yields usually indicating a stock market slowdown. Interest rates are inversely linked to bond prices due to the time-honoured tradition of dem...

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Did Colonial Pipeline Attack Drive US Oil Prices Up?

Did Colonial Pipeline Attack Drive US Oil Prices Up?

Summary US gasoline prices hit a seven-year high of US$3.045 a gallon on Monday. The cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline triggered panic buying of gasoline. Russia-based hackers’ group Darkside had carried out the attack for ransom. Ga...

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What are the Factors Impacting Bond Yields?

What are the Factors Impacting Bond Yields?

Summary Rising bond yields are often associated with some pressure in the share market. When interest rates fall, investors may prefer investing in bonds rather than stocks, and bond yields fall. The bond yields rise in case of economic growth...

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Will Women’s Health Be A Priority In NZ’s Budget 2021? 5-Related NZX Stocks- TRU, OCA, TAH, FPH, and GXH

Will Women’s Health Be A Priority In NZ’s Budget 2021? 5-Related NZX Stocks- TRU, OCA, TAH, FPH, and GXH

  • May 17, 2021 10:37 PM PDT
  • Sonal

With the New Zealand Government due to announce the budget in 2 days, all eyes are set on the areas where investments will be made, and the extent to which, it will fulfil the hopes of Kiwis. In the pre-budget speech on May 4, Finance Minister Grant...

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Can inflation woes spark a firestorm in global markets?

Can inflation woes spark a firestorm in global markets?

The global equity markets are witnessing a sizeable correction. The reason? The credit may become costlier for the companies. In the past seven days, two data sets on inflation came to light, and both presented a grim picture. The United States, the...

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After 6.7% Job Decline In 2020, Where Does US Solar Industry Stand?

After 6.7% Job Decline In 2020, Where Does US Solar Industry Stand?

Year 2020 saw significant workforce reductions in nearly all sectors due to COVID-triggered shutdowns, and the solar industry wasn’t an exception. Despite record installations of solar capacity last year, the United States recorded 6.7 per cen...

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Will Higher Inflation Affect US Macroeconomic Performance?

Will Higher Inflation Affect US Macroeconomic Performance?

Summary Economists have warned if inflation persists, the situation could get worse. Rising inflation could impact key macroeconomic parameters like growth, GDP, and employment. Given the central bank’s mandate to maintain inflation typi...

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US Economy Adds Record 1.8 Mn New Jobs in March As Hiring Slows

US Economy Adds Record 1.8 Mn New Jobs in March As Hiring Slows

Summary Food and accommodation sector creates the highest number of jobs at 185,000, followed by the education department at 155,000, and entertainment and recreation at 81,000. However, the number of jobs in the healthcare and social assistanc...

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US Employment Numbers Fall Short of Expectations in April 2021

US Employment Numbers Fall Short of Expectations in April 2021

  • May 08, 2021 08:56 PM PDT
  • Damini

Against widespread forecasts of the US economy adding about 1 million jobs in April 2021, the latest employment report released by the Labor Department showed that the economy added a disappointing 266,000 jobs last month. The report came as a sur...

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Crucial events that can sway global markets this week

Crucial events that can sway global markets this week

The rally in the global equity markets has flattened in last few months. Mixed macro numbers numbers and India’s burgeoning COVID-19 numbers are holding the rally. Last week as well, the global equity markets were flat, primarily because of t...

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