Anticipating US downturn, Elon Musk details Tesla staff cuts

Anticipating US downturn, Elon Musk details Tesla staff cuts

DOHA, June 21 (Reuters) – Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA.O), said a 10% cut in salaried staff at the electric car maker will happen over three months, as the world’s richest man predicted a US recession was more likely than not. His remarks were his most detailed explanation of job cut plans and his … Read more

Wall Street set for bounceback but recession risk keeps investors cautious

Wall Street set for bounceback but recession risk keeps investors cautious

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Wall Street was set to open higher on Tuesday and European shares were set for a second day of gains, recovering slightly from last week’s 17-month lows, but major central banks’ rate hike plans and global recession risks kept investors cautious. World stocks have edged higher so far this week, … Read more

Biggest rail strike in 30 years brings UK to standstill

Biggest rail strike in 30 years brings UK to standstill

More than 40,000 rail workers set to strike Government under pressure over cost-of-living crisis Unions say strike may start ‘summer of discontent’ LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years kicked off on Tuesday as tens of thousands of staff walked out in a dispute over pay and jobs that could … Read more

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

Crypto's latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … Read more

Stocks stage small bounce as investors weigh cenbanks’ next moves

Stocks stage small bounce as investors weigh cenbanks' next moves

LONDON, June 20 (Reuters) – Stock markets chalked up modest gains on Monday after last week’s hefty losses as investors braced for a host of US Federal Reserve speakers this week, where they could underline a commitment to fight inflation whatever rate pain required. Trading was thinned by a US holiday. The euro was little … Read more

Crypto industry gripped by anxiety as bitcoin wobbles near key $20,000 level

Crypto industry gripped by anxiety as bitcoin wobbles near key $20,000 level

Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, June 20 (Reuters) – The cryptocurrency industry was on edge on Monday morning as investors feared contagion from … Read more

Fed’s Waller backs another big rate hike for ‘all in’ inflation fight

Fed's Waller backs another big rate hike for 'all in' inflation fight

The exterior of the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building is seen in Washington, DC, US, June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 18 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller on Saturday became the latest US central banker to pledge a whatever-it-takes approach to fighting … Read more

BOJ maintains ultra-low rates, warns it is closely watching yen moves

BOJ maintains ultra-low rates, warns it is closely watching yen moves

BOJ keeps interest rate targets unchanged, as expected BOJ says watching impact of FX moves on economy No change to dovish policy guidance BOJ Gov Kuroda to brief media 0630 GMT TOKYO, June 17 (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan maintained ultra-low interest rates on Friday and its guidance to keep borrowing costs at “present … Read more

Week of rate hikes has stocks on course for steepest slide since 2020

Week of rate hikes has stocks on course for steepest slide since 2020

Everyone except the BOJ is hiking Stocks sink as economy risks grow Yen slips as BOJ leaves policy unchanged SINGAPORE, June 17 (Reuters) – World stocks headed for their worst week since markets’ pandemic meltdown in March 2020, as interest rate hikes in the United States and Britain and a surprise one in Switzerland set … Read more

Shares and bonds hit after Swiss and UK rate hikes

Shares and bonds hit after Swiss and UK rate hikes

MILAN, June 16 (Reuters) – World stocks fell on Thursday and bonds resumed their slide after a surprise Swiss interest rate hike fueled concerns about surging inflation and an aggressive policy tightening outlook from global central banks. The Swiss National Bank raised its policy rate for the first time in 15 years with a 50 … Read more