Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … Read more

Crypto industry gripped by anxiety as bitcoin wobbles near key $20,000 level

Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, June 20 (Reuters) – The cryptocurrency industry was on the edge on Monday morning as investors feared contagion … Read more

Week of rate hikes has stocks on course for the steepest slide since 2020

Pedestrians are reflected in a window in front of a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Everyone except the BOJ is hiking Stocks sink as economy risks grow Yen slips as BOJ leaves … Read more

Swiss National Bank raises rates in shock move, ready for more

The building of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) is pictured in Bern, Switzerland June 16, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SNB hikes rates for first time since 2007 Chairman says franc is no longer highly valued Safe-haven franc surges after decision Economists surprised by move, expect more hikes … Read more

Shares and bonds hit after Swiss and UK rate hikes

MILAN, June 16 (Reuters) – World stocks fell on Thursday and bonds resumed their slide after a surprise Swiss interest rate hike fuelled concerns about surging inflation and an aggressive policy tightening outlook from global central banks. The Swiss National Bank raised its policy rate for the first time in 15 years with a 50 … Read more

Bitcoin sinks to fresh 18-month low as crypto meltdown deepens

LONDON/NEW YORK, June 15 (Reuters) – Bitcoin slumped on Wednesday to a new 18-month low, dragging smaller tokens down with it and deepening a market meltdown sparked by crypto lender Celsius this week freezing customer withdrawals. The world’s largest cryptocurrency fell as much as 7.8% to $20,079.72 , its lowest since December 2020. It has … Read more

Emergency ECB meeting lifts Europe, Fed ready to go big

News of emergency ECB meeting sends Italian markets soaring Market almost fully priced for Fed to hike 75 bps Euro rally knocks dollar off 20-yr peak, US yields off decade top China economic data slightly beat forecasts, still weak LONDON/SYDNEY, June 15 (Reuters) – European markets rallied on Wednesday on news the European Central Bank … Read more

Asian stocks slide as Fed hike fears tip Wall St into bear market

HONG KONG, June 14 (Reuters) – Asian shares slid sharply and the safe-haven dollar held near a two-decade peak on Tuesday after Wall Street hit a confirmed bear market milestone on fears aggressive US interest rate hikes would push the world’s largest economy into recession. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (MIAPJ0000PUS.) fell … Read more

LIVE MARKETS A green future: private finance and getting retail investors involved

DJI edges up; S&P 500, Nasdaq down; banks rally, chips, NYFANG slide Energy leads S&P 500 sector gainers; tech weakest group Euro STOXX 600 index down ~1.3% Bitcoin, crude gain; dollar ~flat; gold falls US 10-Year Treasury yield rises to ~1.65% Nov 23 – Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of markets brought to … Read more

World stocks hit two-week lows on inflation jitters, policymakers boost yen

World stocks eye 2% loss for a week Dollar drops 0.64% vs yen S&P futures up 0.19%, European stocks down 1.1% LONDON/BEIJING, June 10 (Reuters) – World stocks hit a two-week low on Friday as rate hike guidance from the European Central Bank and jitters over upcoming US inflation data stoked concerns about global growth, … Read more