World stocks bleed as lingering fears of recession haunt investors

Risk assets suffered a week of sharp falls as recession fears continued to dominate sentiment. Investors worried about the impact of monetary tightening on global growth as the US Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the Swiss central bank all raised rates. Sentiment was also doused by big macroeconomic data misses. Mercifully, a quieter week of economic releases lies ahead. hover over

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US inflation roils world markets, risks to growth rise

It was a very bearish trading week for U.S. and European stocks as mounting worries about rampant inflation and monetary tightening triggered a sell-off. U.S. inflation data disappointed investors who had been looking for price increases to slow and stoked concerns about global growth. Investors now have no illusions that central banks now care more about fighting inflation than propping up financial

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World stocks climb despite fearful headlines

Leading share indices increased this week despite growth forecasts being revised lower across the world, hot inflation, central banks’ unstoppable path to monetary tightening, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the EU’s fresh sanctions against Russia. Hover over a country to see key data and over a black round marker to see the indices. click on the plus or minus sign to

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Risk aversion as macro pressures persist

Stocks suffered sharp losses this week, particularly on Wall Street, as investors seek safety. Mounting concerns about slowing world growth, the economic implications of the war in Ukraine and tightening monetary policy continued to weigh on risk appetite. Inflation is everywhere and so are recession fears. Hover over a country to see key data and over a black round marker to see

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World stocks suffer more pain looms on the horizon

World markets wrapped up another turbulent week with more losses. Worries about dramatically slowing growth, rising interest rates, the ongoing war in Ukraine and stringent sanctions against Russia, including an embargo on Russian oil, all contributed as well to the bearish sentiment. Meanwhile, China grapples with ongoing lockdowns and the prevailing economic storm these entail, further striking global inflationary pressures. Hover over

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