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The mouse that roared: New Zealand and the world’s 2% inflation target

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jan 30 (Reuters) – More than 30 years ago, some relatively youthful central bank and Treasury economists in New Zealand were grappling with how to bring two decades of double-digit inflation under control in an economy less than 1% the size of its US counterpart. What if, they asked, they just told …

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China’s 2022 smartphone sales plunge to lowest level in a decade

SHANGHAI, Jan 30 (Reuters) – China’s smartphone sales endured a record fall in 2022, tumbling 13% to their lowest level in a decade as COVID controls and a slowing economy sapped consumer appetite, data from third-party research firms showed. The total number of devices shipped was 286 million, down from 329 million in 2022. It …

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Adani hits back at Hindenburg, says it made all disclosures

Adani issues 413-page rebuttal to Hindenburg report US short-seller’s report sparked falls in Adani shares Adani says comply with laws, necessary disclosures Adani CFO confident $2.5 bln share sale will succeed NEW DELHI, Jan 30 (Reuters) – India’s Adani Group issued a detailed riposte on Sunday to a Hindenburg Research report that sparked a $48 …

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Boeing’s 747, the original jumbo jet, prepared for final send-off

Final 747 freighter to be delivered to Atlas Air Ends more than five decades of commercial output Nearly bankrupt Boeing, before becoming a cash cow Easy to fly, says rock star-pilot Bruce Dickinson SEATTLE/PARIS, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Boeing’s (BA.N) 747, the original and arguably most aesthetic “Jumbo Jet”, revolutionized air travel only to see …

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Exclusive: Top US Treasury official to warn UAE, Turkey over sanctions evasion

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – The US Treasury Department’s top sanctions official on a trip to Turkey and the Middle East next week will warn countries and businesses that they could lose access to G7 markets if they do business with entities subject to US curbs as Washington cracks down on Russian attempts to evade …

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Analysis: ECB struggling seen to keep market on side after mixed messages

Investors see rate cut by year-end despite ECB guidance Analysts say confused messaging has damaged ECB’s credibility Blame changes in message, cacophony of voices FRANKFURT, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The European Central Bank’s policy signals don’t seem to convince investors any more, analysts say, whether it is trying to raise their expectations for interest rates …

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Alphabet cuts 12,000 jobs after pandemic hiring spree, refocuses on AI

Jan 20 (Reuters) – Google’s parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) is cutting about 12,000 jobs as it faces “a different economic reality”, it said in a staff memo, doubling down on artificial intelligence (AI) and axing staff who support experimental projects. The job cuts affect 6% of its workforce, and follows thousands of layoffs at tech …

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Exclusive: ECB union says staff losing faith in leadership over inflation, pay

40% of ECB staff has low or no trust Two-thirds say confidence is damaged 63% worried about ECB’s ability to protect purchasing power FRANKFURT, Jan 17 (Reuters) – European Central Bank staff are losing confidence in the institution’s leadership following the ECB’s failure to control inflation and a pay award that lagged the leap in …

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Asian shares rise, yen climbs as BOJ battles bond bears

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 BOJ under intense pressure as it defends yield policy Yen hits 7-mth high, yuan climbs as dollar eases Hopes for rapid China recovery aids most Asia stocks More earnings ahead, many central bank speakers SYDNEY, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Asian shares firmed on Monday as optimism about China’s reopening offset concerns the Bank of …

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