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US Weekly Jobless Claims Increased Moderately to 207,000

Market participants have been particularly attentive to any signals that the Federal Reserve may continue to raise interest rates. A recent report from the Labor Department has revealed that initial filings for jobless claims or unemployment benefits for the week ended September 30th reached a seasonally adjusted 207,000. While this statistic represents a 2000 rise over the previous figure, it fell short of the Dow Jones consensus projection of 210,000, indicating that the job market...

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ECB Announces 10th Consecutive Interest Rate Hike amid Inflation Battle

High energy prices can have a cascading effect on other sectors of the economy, contributing to the overall rise in consumer prices. The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced its 10th consecutive hike in its main interest rate. This decision has catapulted the Central Bank’s main deposit facility rate from -0.5% in June 2022 to a historic 4%. The ECB’s Commitment to Tackling Inflation While this decision may seem drastic, it reflects the ECB’s unwavering commitment to controlling...

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US Treasury Yield Falls amid Rate Hikes and Debt Ceiling Concerns

The ongoing negotiations surrounding the US debt ceiling have been a key focal point for investors as the June 1 deadline approaches. The United States Treasury bond market experienced a decline in yields on Friday as investors eagerly await the release of key inflation data and updates on debt ceiling negotiations. According to reports, the yield on the 10-year Treasury fell by 3 basis points to 3.829%, while the 2-year Treasury yield dropped by nearly 6 basis points to 4.57%. It is...

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US Treasury Yield Spikes as Investors Fear Recurring Banking Crisis

Amid the broader banking crisis, investors are still concerned about the next move of the government in terms of Federal Reserve policy. United States Treasury yields spiked earlier today after fluctuations experienced on Thursday. The yield on the 10-year Treasury went up by almost 5 basis points or 3.407% while that of the 2-year Treasury jumped by 9 basis points or 3.823%. The percentage surge covered up some of the losses encountered in the previous trading day. The Treasury yield...

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