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Saudi Arabia, the de facto leader of OPEC, said Sunday that it would extend cuts in oil production through June, noting that it was acting “in coordination with some” other states. Saudi allies including Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates said Sunday that they would also continue their reductions. The decision to keep output cuts
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Nikkei surges through 40k mark for the first time ever, standing out in an otherwise subdued Asian session. This index was propelled by Japan’s unexpectedly robust capital spending report for Q4, which significantly bolstered investor confidence. While the surge in capital expenditure may not directly sway BoJ’s immediate monetary policy decisions as wages growth remains
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TOKYO: Oil prices eased early on Thursday after a larger-than-expected build in U.S. crude stockpiles stoked worries about slow demand, while signs that U.S. interest rates could remain elevated for longer also added to pressure. Brent crude futures fell 22 cents, or 0.3%, to $83.46 a barrel by 0124 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude
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Nvidia is already the third-most-valuable company on the planet, trailing only Microsoft and Apple. It’s the undisputed leader in the production of chips essential for powering the generative artificial intelligence revolution. Companies are throwing as much money as possible at Nvidia in order to stockpile chips in datacenters that will churn out unique images, videos,
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Spot gold rallied sharply Friday on disappointing US ISM manufacturing data (February) that showed that manufacturing orders, production, and employment contracted in February. University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment data was also short of forecast, though short-term and long-term inflation expectations were in line with the expectations. Gold prices rose to the highest in a month
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Kotak Mahindra Bank’s senior officials on Thursday said that it aims to grow its gold loan book faster than the industry. Speaking to the media, Manish Kothari, president and head of commercial banking, indicated that there is significant scope for them to expand their gold loan book in India since the market is currently dominated
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Yen ended as the best performer last week amidst intensifying discussions around BoC rate hike, spurred by comments from the central bank’s officials. The anticipation of policy tightening propelled Yen forward, although gains were tempered by uncertainties surrounding the timing of the first move, and the path of subsequent rate increases. The claimed the position
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Euro rises broadly today even though gains are so far limited. The common currency is lifted by stronger than anticipated Eurozone inflation figures, which suggests that the path to disinflation may be encountering obstacles. This development could providing ammunition to hawks within the ECB Governing Council, to advocate for a cautious approach towards rate cuts.
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