US inflation roller coaster prompts fresh look at long-ignored money supply

NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) – The amount of money sloshing around the US economy shrank last year for the first time on record, a development that some economists believe bolsters the case for US inflation pressures continuing to abate. The Federal Reserve’s main measure of the nation’s money stock – known as M2 money … Read more

Lab-grown meat moves closer to American dinner plates

WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Once the stuff of science fiction, lab-grown meat could become reality in some restaurants in the United States as early as this year. Executives at cultivated meat companies are optimistic that meat grown in massive steel vats could be on the menu within months after one company won the go-ahead … Read more

New suppliers race to plug into the electric car market

WOKING, England, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The global auto industry has committed $1.2 trillion to developing electric vehicles (EVs), providing a golden opportunity for new suppliers to grab contracts providing everything from battery packs to motors and inverters. Startups specializing in batteries and coatings to protect EV parts, and suppliers traditionally focused on niche motorsports … Read more

US home sales slump to 12-year low; glimmers of hope emerging

Existing home sales drop 1.5% in December Sales fall 17.8% in 2022, sharpest annual decline since 2008 Median house price rises 2.3% from last year WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – US existing home sales plunged to a 12-year low in December, but declining mortgage rates raised cautious optimism that the embattled housing market could be … Read more

Davos 2023: Cowed crypto crowd feels winter freeze at WEF

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Reuters) – In the snow and ice on the main drag in Davos, the impact of the crypto winter is plain for WEF attendees to see. Last May, the dressed-up shop fronts that line both sides of the Promenade street running through the Swiss ski resort were dominated by crypto firms, … Read more

Exclusive: Vietnam market risks missing 2025 deadline for upgrading to emerging status – sources

Vietnam wants its stock market to obtain emerging economy status HCMC stock exchange is classified in top indexes as a frontier market Upgrade would trigger initial cash inflows of $5 billion Infighting may delay possible upgrade by one to five years HANOI, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Vietnam risks missing a self-established 2025 deadline to complete … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin is back with a bonk

Jan 17 (Reuters) – Bitcoin is on the charge in 2023, dragging the crypto market off the floor and electrifying bonk, a new meme coin. The No.1 cryptocurrency has clocked a 26% gain in January, leaping 22% in the past week alone, breaking back above the $20,000 level and putting it on course for its … Read more

Shares rise, yen climbs as BOJ battles bond bears

BOJ under intense pressure as it defends yield policy Yen hits 7-month high, yuan climbs as dollar eases More earnings ahead, many central bank speakers Britain’s FTSE flirts with record highs SYDNEY/LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Shares firmed on Monday as optimism over corporate earnings and China’s reopening offset concerns the Bank of Japan (BOJ) … Read more