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World Markets Daily News – In Brief – Monday 18/04/2022



Asia stocks decline as investors react to mixed Chinese economic data

Asia markets largely slipped in Monday trade, with investors reacting to the release of Chinese economic data, including first-quarter gross domestic product figures.

S&P 500 futures slide ahead of a huge week of earnings reports

Stock futures fell Sunday evening as investors braced for a week of major first-quarter earnings reports ahead.


Oil prices hit near three-week highs on supply fears amid deepening Ukraine crisis

Oil prices climbed to nearly three-week highs on Monday as fears over tight global supply grew, with the deepening crisis in Ukraine raising the prospect of heavier sanctions by the West on top exporter Russia.


Sri Lanka’s international bondholders brace for a haircut

Debt-ridden Sri Lanka has stepped into uncharted waters. Negotiations begin this week in Washington between government officials and the International Monetary Fund for a relief program, against the backdrop of protests at home and the decision to stop paying its overseas debts.


FTSE 100 chief executive pay recovers to pre-pandemic levels

PwC analysis reveals median awards of £4.1mn as investor scrutiny increases