Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul on Thursday. Associated Press
World shares slipped off 21-month highs on Wednesday as the prospect of a US interest rate cut was offset by reports a Sino-US trade deal may be delayed,
Global stocks rose on Friday after a top Federal Reserve official cemented expectations of a US interest rate cut later this month, fuelling appetite for riskier assets and keeping a cap on the dollar.
For the first time since the Great Recession a decade ago, the US Federal Reserve is poised to cut interest rates, shoring up America’s defenses as the global economy weakens.
The US economy grew at a record pace in the third quarter as the government injected more than $3 trillion worth of pandemic relief which fueled consumer spending, but the deep scars from the COVID-19 recession could take a year or more to heal.
Aircraft manufacturers are hit by the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation industry. The number of global commercial aircraft orders was zero during the month of September.
Peugeot manufacturer PSA Group returned to revenue growth in its core autos division in the third quarter, recovering from a slump during coronavirus lockdowns, though the prospect of new restrictions hit French shares.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) trimmed its economic growth and inflation forecasts for the current fiscal year (2020-21) on Thursday but offered a more upbeat view on the recovery outlook, signalling that it has delivered enough stimulus for the time being.