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War, pandemic and inflation have fueled a complex trio

By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In what now seem like the simplest days of December, when there was only a pandemic to worry about, Federal Reserve officials rallied around the idea that they could keep inflation in check with modest increases in interest rates as the economy and labor market thrive. A war in […]

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Reserve Bank of Australia won’t raise rates for now

Despite a hot labor market, soaring inflation, hikes by other central banks and rising bond yields, the Reserve Bank of Australia can still cite subdued wage growth as a reason to maintain its accommodative policy, therefore providing no assistance to Australia. dollar. We do not expect wage growth to remain weak this year. Reasons to […]

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Powell signals support for higher interest rates at Fed meeting in two weeks

The Federal Reserve will go ahead with raising interest rates at its next meeting, but how The Russian invasion of Ukraine will affect the US economy is uncertain, President Jerome Powell said on Wednesday. The central bank chief’s remarks come as the United States faces galloping inflationwith prices rising at their fastest rate in 40 […]

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Ukraine crisis may slow, but not stop, Fed increases

Band Howard Schneider WASHINGTON, February 24 (Reuters) – The US Federal Reserve’s battle with inflation, already complicated by the unpredictable impact of a once-a-century pandemic, now faces a likely energy price shock and a another layer of uncertainty following Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. Oil prices soared overnight, with U.S. crude oil futures topping $100 […]

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The alternative to payday loans has its own risks

Payday loans target consumers with no credit or low credit. According to industry research firm IBISWorld, the U.S. check cashing and payday lending industry is set to grow 5.1% in 2022. These high-interest loans promise quick cash until the next paycheck arrives, but they often create dangerous cycles of new loans to pay off old […]

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Prevent payday lenders from using trusted banks for predatory lending

Three major banks — Wells Fargo, Truist and Bank of Regions – announced in January its intention to launch low-value loan offers to its customers with checking accounts. If their loans give customers time to repay in affordable installments at fair prices, like the existing small loans from US Bank, Bank of America and Huntington […]