Inversion of key US yield curve slice is a recession alarm

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, January 10, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, March 29 (Reuters) – A closely monitored section of the US Treasury yield curve inverted on Tuesday for the first time … Read more

Cryptoverse: Buoyant bitcoin helps market cruise past $2 trillion

Representations of virtual currency Bitcoin are seen in this picture illustration taken taken March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 29 (Reuters) – As a bleak first quarter draws to a close, crypto seems to have the wind in its sails. It has pushed through the $2 … Read more

Wall Street powers stocks higher, oil lower as world leaders press Russia

US equities jump, with tech-led Nasdaq up nearly 2% Oil drops around 3%, still above $110 a barrel US Treasury yields inch up further Gold up more than 1% March 24 (Reuters) – US stocks rose following choppy trading abroad on Thursday, and oil prices pulled back, as investors watched Western leaders present a unified … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Clients plead with top custodian banks to stay in Russia

Banks face mounting pressure to commit to custody roles Banks say they will meet existing client obligations Some clients afraid exits will follow as costs soar LONDON/NEW YORK, March 23 (Reuters) – Global banks including Citigroup Inc (CN), JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and Societe Generale (SOGN.PA) face pressure to commit to remaining as custodian … Read more

US SEC to Elon Musk: Regarding your tweets, a deal is a deal

NEW YORK, March 22 (Reuters) – The top US securities regulator on Tuesday urged a federal judge not to let Elon Musk escape an agreement requiring that his Twitter use be monitored, which the Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) chief executive considers part of a campaign of harassment. In a filing in the federal court in Manhattan, … Read more

Buffett ends drought with $11.6 billion Alleghany insurance purchase

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor at Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, US, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, March 21 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Moscow sets out strict new controls on foreigners trading Russian assets

Steam rises from chimneys of a heating power plan over the skyline of central Moscow, Russia November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia temporarily stopped foreigners selling assets Foreigners now need to provide details before trading Applications for permits must be made in Russian language LONDON/NEW … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin’s scared of commitment, Mr Biden

March 15 (Reuters) – Bitcoin loves flirting with the mainstream. But now, as the US president says he wants to get serious, he may be getting cold crypto feet. When Joe Biden ordered officials to prepare reports on the role of cryptocurrencies in future finance last Wednesday, bitcoin leapt as much as 9% and ether … Read more

Investors turn to crypto funds, companies as Russia-Ukraine crisis escalates

NEW YORK, March 14 (Reuters) – Global investors are scooping up stakes in cryptocurrency funds and companies, as they seek exposure to a sector many believe could withstand the fallout from the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Research firm Fundstrat, in its latest note to clients, said venture capital (VC) buyers invested around $4 billion in the crypto … Read more

Deutsche Bank rebuked over remaining in Russia as others quit

Deutsche CEO says in Russia to serve multinational customers Deutsche CEO says exit ‘would go against our values’ Investors criticizes Deutsche’s Russia presence Deutsche Bank has said monitoring situation, may adapt CEO’s 2021 pay up 20% FRANKFURT, March 11 (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) faced stinging criticism from some investors and politicians on Friday for … Read more