ECB begins great cash mop-up as banks repay 296 bln euros of loans

ECB begins great cash mop-up as banks repay 296 bln euros of loans

Repayment much lower than expected Key money-market rate falls after announcement Move seen as first step towards bond unwind FRANKFURT, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Euro zone banks are set to repay nearly 300 billion euros ($310 billion) in loans to the European Central Bank next week, the ECB said on Friday, the biggest cash withdrawal … Read more

Shares cautious, US yield curve deep in recession territory

Asia shares mixed on Fed warning, China hopes

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 Markets choppy after Fed warnings on rates US yield curve most inverted since 1981 Dollar runs into fresh selling, but off week’s lows SYDNEY, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Asian shares were in a cautious mood on Friday after US Federal Reserve officials fired more warning shots on interest rates, while rising coronavirus cases in … Read more

Exclusive: How FTX bought its way to become the ‘most regulated’ crypto exchange

Exclusive: How FTX bought its way to become the 'most regulated' crypto exchange

FTX bought a 10% stake in IEX with an option to acquire 100% FTX spent $2 billion on ‘acquisitions for regulatory purposes’ Documents show FTX saw its regulatory status as a way of luring new capital from major investors Nov 18 (Reuters) – Before it collapsed this month, FTX stood apart from many rivals in … Read more

Asian stocks shaken by blast in Poland; dollar gains

Asia shares mixed on Fed warning, China hopes

HONG KONG, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Asian stocks dropped and the dollar gained on Wednesday after a blast in Poland that Ukraine and Polish authorities said was caused by a Russian-made missile. Worries over a potential ratcheting up of geopolitical tensions spurred a drop of 1% in MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan … Read more

Asia shares mixed on Fed warning, China hopes

Asia shares mixed on Fed warning, China hopes

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 Fed’s Waller plays down CPI as just one number Beijing lays out property support, COVID steps Biden to meet Xi at G20 meeting SYDNEY, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Asian share markets were mixed on Monday as a top US central banker warned investors against getting carried away over one inflation number, while Chinese stocks … Read more

Sam Bankman-Fried’s sudden turn from white knight to washout

Sam Bankman-Fried's sudden turn from white knight to washout

Nov 11 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried earned a reputation as a savior of the crypto industry when he bailed out two platforms earlier this year. But when FTX, the exchange he co-founded and led until Friday, needed a lifeline, none was forthcoming. Until this week, the 30-year-old American was seen as a darling in digital … Read more

Nasdaq, S&P 500 end sharply higher, fueled by inflation optimism

Nasdaq, S&P 500 end sharply higher, fueled by inflation optimism

Growth stocks lead value, Nasdaq rallies Nasdaq and S&P 500 gain for second day Indexes end: S&P 500 +0.93%, Nasdaq +1.88%, Dow +0.10% Nov 11 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended sharply higher on Friday, extending a rally started the day before after a soft inflation reading raised hopes the Federal Reserve would … Read more

EXCLUSIVE At least $1 billion of client funds missing at failed crypto firm FTX – sources

EXCLUSIVE At least $1 billion of client funds missing at failed crypto firm FTX – sources

FTX founder Bankman-Fried secretly moved $10 billion in funds to trading firm Alameda – sources Bankman-Fried showed spreadsheets to colleagues that revealed shift in funds to Alameda – sources Spreadsheets indicated between $1 billion and $2 billion in client money is unaccounted for – sources Executives set up book-keeping “back door” that thwarted red flags … Read more

US stops taking student debt forgiveness applications after ruling

US stops taking student debt forgiveness applications after ruling

Nov 11 (Reuters) – The United States government has stopped taking applications for student debt relief, after a federal judge blocked President Joe Biden’s loan forgiveness plan, according to a notice on a government website. A judge in Texas who was appointed by former President Donald Trump ruled on Thursday that Biden’s plan to cancel … Read more

Musk warns of Twitter bankruptcy as more senior executives quit

Musk warns of Twitter bankruptcy as more senior executives quit

Nov 10 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc’s new owner Elon Musk on Thursday raised the possibility of the social media platform going bankrupt, capping a chaotic day that included a warning from a US privacy regulator and the exit of the company’s trust and safety leader. The billionaire on his first mass call with employees said … Read more