Global banks raise forecast to 4% peak for key ECB rate

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), BNP Paribas (OTC:BNPQY), Uncredited (BIT:CRDI) and RBC Capital Markets had earlier expected the ECB’s terminal rate to peak at 3.75%, following a 25 basis points (bps) hike in July, they said in notes after the central bank meeting. The ECB raised euro zone borrowing costs to their highest level in 22 years …

Nikkei Closes Above 33,000 For The First Time In 33 Years

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei gauge surged on Tuesday, closing over 33,000 for the first time in 33 years, led by technology shares on expectations of a flood of investment in chip-related companies. SoftBank Group Corp jumped 5.25% on reports it may team up on an AI venture with Chat GPT operator Open AI and that its …

Asian Stocks Dip As Markets Weigh Fed Fears, China Stimulus Hopes

Most Asian stocks retreated on Thursday amid continued concerns over rising interest rates and slowing global economic growth, although optimism over more Chinese stimulus measures helped limit some losses. Chinese losses limited as state banks cut deposit rates China’s Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 and Shanghai Composite indexes moved in a flat-to-low range, while Hong Kong’s …

Asian Stocks Edge Past Weak Economic Signals, Chinese Shares Lag

Most Asian stocks rose slightly on Wednesday as markets weighed worsening economic conditions in the region against the prospect of a pause in the Federal Reserve’s rate hike cycle this month. But China’s Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 and Shanghai Composite indexes lagged their peers, reversing early gains after data showed the country’s trade surplus hit …

Gold Prices Dip Amid Rate Hike Uncertainty, Copper Retreats

Gold prices fell slightly on Monday amid uncertainty over whether the Federal Reserve will hold interest rates steady later this month, while concerns over weakening economic growth pulled copper prices down. The yellow metal fell on Friday after U.S. nonfarm payrolls data read much stronger than expected for May, which posited a hawkish outlook for …