People carry shopping bags from Macy’s Herald Square in Manhattan, New York City. File/Reuters
US consumer prices rose solidly in August, with the cost of used cars and trucks accelerating by the most in more than 51 years likely as Americans shunned public transportation because of fears of contracting COVID-19.
New York: Three big US banks reported strong earnings even as warning signs emerged that the playing field is beginning to tilt against the financial industry. While the biggest risk ahead is that lower interest rates will pressure banks’ bottom lines in the coming months, the squeeze is already beginning. JPMorgan Chase & Co and Wells Fargo
Turkey’s consumer inflation fell to its lowest level in a year in June thanks to a high so-called base effect and a drop in food prices, potentially paving the way for the country’s first interest rate cut since last year’s currency crisis.
A host of US consumer companies have warned that costs related to tariffs on goods imported from China would weigh on their results. The United States increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25% from 10% in May.
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.