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Analysis: Vietnam shifts gears on arms trade as it loosens ties with Russia

Analysis: Vietnam shifts gears on arms trade as it loosens ties with Russia

Vietnam to hold first large-scale arms fair this week The country’s nascent military industry plans to export for the first time He seeks faster diversification of Russian military supplies HANOI, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Vietnam is considering a major defense shift as it seeks to reduce its dependence on Russian weapons and launch a drive …

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Reaction to China's easing of COVID restrictions in major policy shift

Reaction to China’s easing of COVID restrictions in major policy shift

Dec 7 (Reuters) – China on Wednesday announced the most sweeping changes to its strict zero COVID policy since the pandemic began three years ago, easing rules that had curbed the spread of the virus but had hobbled the world’s second-largest economy worldwide and sparked protests. The easing of rules, which include allowing infected people …

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S&P posts fourth straight decline as recession talk weighs on Wall Street

S&P posts fourth straight decline as recession talk weighs on Wall Street

Meta stumbles upon EU concern report over targeted ads Energy stocks fall as crude trades at lowest level since January Indices down: Dow 1.03%, S&P 1.44%, Nasdaq 2% Dec 6 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its losing streak to four sessions, as jittery investors worried about Federal …

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Analysis: Russia's G7 oil price ceiling moves from revenue squeeze to market anchor

Analysis: Russia’s G7 oil price ceiling moves from revenue squeeze to market anchor

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – When U.S. officials first floated the idea of ​​capping Russian oil export prices in response to a planned European embargo in March, they pledged to cut revenue of the Russian war machine, while avoiding a devastating spike in oil prices. But keeping Russian oil on the market and global prices …

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Currency swap debt is an $80 trillion global regulator, says 'blind spot'

Currency swap debt is an $80 trillion global regulator, says ‘blind spot’

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Pension funds and other “non-bank” financial firms hold more than $80 trillion in hidden off-balance sheet dollar debt in foreign exchange swaps, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said. ). The BIS, dubbed the central bank of central banks around the world, also said in its latest quarterly report that …

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Analysis: Blackstone REIT restriction is a possible warning sign for markets

Analysis: Blackstone REIT restriction is a possible warning sign for markets

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – While there have been few larger repercussions from the spike in redemption requests this week at an unlisted Blackstone real estate income trust (REIT), some see it as a sign of Warning. Blackstone (BX.N) limited withdrawals from its $69 billion unlisted REIT on Thursday after redemption requests hit pre-set limits …

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Column: Dodging the Recession Could Whip the Markets: Mike Dolan

Column: Dodging the Recession Could Whip the Markets: Mike Dolan

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – A recession of sorts next year is quickly becoming a consensus – so much so that financial markets could find themselves whipped if they don’t materialize. The crux of most outlooks for 2023 is a year of contraction in activity at some point, disinflation and interest rate spikes. The result …

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US job growth likely slowed further in November;  labor market still tight

US job growth likely slowed further in November; labor market still tight

Non-farm payrolls forecast to increase by 200,000 in November Unemployment rate unchanged at 3.7% Average hourly wage forecast up 0.3%; up 4.6% year-on-year WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – U.S. job growth was likely the weakest in nearly two years in November as growing fears of a recession dampened demand for labor, which could give the …

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