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Gold Steadies Above $1,650 as Safe Haven Appeal Creeps Back in

Gold prices steadied above a major support level on Monday as growing risks of an economic recession spurred some safe-haven demand for the yellow metal. Prices also recovered marginally from a bruising September, where they dropped 3%. Bullion prices marked their worst quarter since March 2021 with a 7.5% drop. Spot rose 0.2% to $1,663.99 an ounce, while gold futures were flat around $1,672 an ounce …

Oil Heads For Fourth Straight Monthly Loss as OPEC Meeting Looms

Oil prices rose slightly on Friday, but were set for a fourth straight month of losses amid growing concerns over weakening demand, with the focus now turning to a potential supply cut by the OPEC next week. London-traded Brent oil futures, the global benchmark,  were flat at $87.50 a barrel by 21:55 ET (01:55 GMT), …

Govt hikes DA by 4% under 7th Pay Commission; details here

The Union Cabinet has hiked the  Dearness Allowance (DA) of central government employees and pensioners by 4 percent under the 7th Pay Commission, The hike takes DA to 38 percent from the current 34 percent of basic pay/pension. The Finance Ministry said that the central government employees and pensioners will become entitled to a higher …

Oil Prices Hover Near 8-Mth Low as Recession Fears Dent Outlook

Oil prices held near eight-month lows on Monday after falling sharply last week as markets feared that slowing global economic activity will dent demand for crude. Anderson-traded Brent oil futures rose 0.3% to $85.29 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures were unchanged at $78.67 a barrel by 21:30 ET (01:30 GMT). Both contracts …

BOJ Holds Ultra-Low Interest Rates Despite High Inflation, Fed Pressures

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) held its benchmark interest rates at ultra-low levels on Thursday, as expected, citing the need for accommodative monetary policy amid continued headwinds from rising commodity prices and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The world’s third-largest central bank held its short -term policy interest rate.  at negative 0.1% after a …

Asian Stocks Slammed by Fed Rate Hike Risks

Asian stock markets sank on Wednesday, tracking overnight losses on Wall Street as investors awaited an interest rate hike and more hawkish signals from the Federal Reserve. Hong Kong’s technology-heavy Hang Seng index continued to lag behind its peers, falling 1.5%, while Japan’s Nikkei index lost 1.3%. The day’s losses also negated a soft rebound seen earlier this week. …

10-year yields highest since 2011 before expected Fed rate hike

Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields jumped to their highest level since 2011 on Monday as investors adjusted for the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will hike rates higher and for longer than previously expected as inflation remains near multi-decade highs. Data last week showed higher-than-expected consumer prices in August, dashing hopes that the worst of rising price pressures …

Dow Futures Tick Higher After Indices Post Their Worst Week Since June

U.S. stock futures were trading slightly higher during Sunday’s evening deals, after major benchmark indices posted their greatest weekly losses in 3 months, with investors remaining cautious amid persistent inflation fears ahead of Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting and rate decision later this week. By 7:10pm ET (11:10pm GMT) Dow Jonas Futures and S&P 500 Futures  were up 0.2% apiece, …

Dow Futures Tick Higher After Indices Post Their Worst Week Since June

U.S. stock futures were trading slightly higher during Sunday’s evening deals, after major benchmark indices posted their greatest weekly losses in 3 months, with investors remaining cautious amid persistent inflation fears ahead of Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting and rate decision later this week. By 7:10pm ET (11:10pm GMT) Dow Jonas Futures and S&P 500 Futures  were up 0.2% apiece, …

Will Mining Die With Ethereum 2.0?

The crypto community is celebrating the coming of Ethereum 2.0, however, there are also concerns for miners. Since Ethereum has switched to a proof-of-stake model, Ether  will no longer be necessary. Due to this, mining machinery will become obsolete, leaving miners with fewer options. WHERE WILL ETHEREUM MINERS GO FROM HERE? The Ethereum mining industry has flourished and thrived just like …