India seeks new benchmark for farm subsidy at WTO

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Institutional Portfolio Benchmarks: Slow Rabbits?

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When it comes to their benchmarking practices, US public pension funds need to find faster rabbits to chase.

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IMD predicts normal monsoon at 99% of benchmark long period average

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India will receive a ‘normal’ southwest monsoon (June-September) at 99% of the benchmark long period average (LPA), the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. in 2020-21 even as Covid-19 severely impacted other economic activities.

Falling Transport Stocks Challenge Economic Outlook

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Transportation stocks were hot in 2021 and earlier this year, driven by optimism about economic growth. The transportation benchmark in March was within 2% of a November record powered by optimism that resurgent economic growth would boost transportation companies’ profits. Now investors are turning the other way. The Dow Jones Transportation Average, which tracks 20 large U.S. companies ranging from airlines to railroads, has declined 13% from a recent high on March 29.

The Very Preventable Economic Disaster Overtaking Britain

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This week saw news of a second consecutive monthly economic contraction, of 0.3% A benchmark interest rate now up to 1.25% from 0.1% The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development expects the U.K. National economic sob stories are a depreciated dime a dozen these days, so it’s fair to ask what makes Britain’s so special. Read More Political Economics. Britain benefits from a legacy of economic reforms in the 1980s. The U.K.

On the difference between Agricultural Economics • The Berkeley Blog

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. . For fifty years, I wondered what the difference between an agricultural and resource economics (ARE) and ECON departments was? I began my working life as a computer programmer and studied economics and statistics in Israel. Economics

International COVID-19 Economic Stimulus and Relief

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This has been further compounded by an economic crisis caused by the disease’s disruption to the world economy, resulting in millions of people losing their livelihoods, exacerbating global poverty and inequality. It cut its benchmark one- and five-year prime rates twice—once on Feb.

Markets face crucial summer week, with Fed, earnings and economic data

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On top of that are several hefty economic reports, which should add fuel to the debate on whether the economy is heading toward, or is already in, a recession. That makes the economic reports in the week ahead all the more important.

RBI begins three-day monetary policy meet to decide on key rates

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It is widely anticipated that the MPC is likely to maintain the status quo on the benchmark interest rate or repo rate. Economics benchmark interest rate Centre's gross borrowing Monetary Policy RBI rbi meet repo rate review rates

China lowers new benchmark lending rate to boost economy

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China lowered its new benchmark lending rate on Wednesday, in an attempt to give a boost to the slowing economy and reduce funding costs. This wasn’t the first time that the one-year LPR was lowered—it has been lowered thrice since it became the official lending benchmark in August. The October economic and financial data that China recently released was disappointing. The post China lowers new benchmark lending rate to boost economy appeared first on FutureCFO.

“Alpha-Flation”: A Private Market Syndrome

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Alternative Investments Economics Performance Measurement & Evaluation benchmarks Investment Products and Asset Classes Private EquityWhy does investing in the "average" private market fund seem to go so poorly?

How to Recession-Proof Your Business

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Business leaders, investors, and market watchers are increasingly concerned about the possibility of an economic downturn in the relatively near future. Some of these ideas may run counter to actions that initially come to mind during periods of economic uncertainty.

Fed’s Powell: Economic Recovery Depends On Virus Containment, Coordination

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While this bounceback in economic activity is welcome, it also presents new challenges — notably, the need to keep the virus in check.”. The Fed has introduced programs to try and offset the economic decline, such as cutting its benchmark short-term loan rate to near zero.

Global economic recovery lost momentum in Q3

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Global economic recovery lost momentum in Q3 2021 though overall confidence and orders remained at high levels across regions, said ACCA and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) recently when releasing results of the latest Global Economic Conditions Survey. . When it comes to orders—which is a useful benchmark to measure real economic activity—there was a split between advanced regions and emerging markets.

The Short, the Index, and the Private Markets

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There is no valid benchmark for the unlisted private equity sector. That needs to change.

Bloomberg To Incorporate Credit Risk Data

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Bloomberg customers will now be able to use the news site's terminal to look at Credit Benchmark 's credit risk data, which comes from risk views of the world's largest financial institutions, according to a press release.

Australia Raises Interest Rates for First Time in More Than a Decade

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SYDNEY—The Reserve Bank of Australia raised its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than a decade, acting to tame elevated inflation that is threatening the country’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Stocks in China Suffer Worst Quarter in Years

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For both benchmarks, this was the biggest quarterly decline in percentage terms since the third quarter of 2015.

Growth Fears Challenge Soaring Oil Prices

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Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, finished June not far from where it came into April, rising 7.7% Markets News C&E Exclusion Filter commodity Commodity Markets Commodity/Financial Market News Content Types Crude Oil Markets economic growth Economic Growth/Recession Economic News economic performance Economic Performance/Indicators Energy Markets Factiva Filters financial market news indicators recession SYND WSJ-PRO-WSJ.com wsjfinance wsjfinance-markets

China’s Robust Growth Target Points to More Stimulus Ahead

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Given the challenges now facing China’s economic planners, a growth target of 5.5% Mr. Li said Saturday that its economic efforts “will enable us to pave the way for a successful 20th National Party Congress.”. HONG KONG—By calling for growth of 5.5%

Oil Prices Rise, Stock Futures Waver After Volatile Session

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Indexes in Asia were mixed as China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite gained 0.4% The New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Allie Joseph/Associated Press. March 11, 2022 3:38 am ET. Oil prices rose again and stock futures wavered, as Russia escalated its attacks on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.

Inflation Collides With Growth Fears to Trigger Big Swings in the Bond Market

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In just one 15-hour stretch on Thursday, the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Markets News Banking Banking/Credit Central Banking credit Economic News economic performance Economic Performance/Indicators Financial Services indicators inflation figures Inflation Figures/Price Indices Jerome Powell Jim Vogel price indices Roger Aliaga-Diaz SYND WSJ-PRO-WSJ.com Zach Griffiths

U.S. and Chinese Bond Yields Converge, Reversing a Decadelong Pattern

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The yield on benchmark 10-year Chinese government bonds closed at 2.767% that day, while the yield on the 10-year Treasury note ended at 2.779%. For more than a decade, government bonds in China yielded substantially more than their U.S. counterparts, making the yuan-denominated debt securities a big draw for global investors wanting exposure to the world’s second-largest economy. That yield advantage vanished on Monday this week—at least in nominal terms.

Fed’s Collins Signals Support for Slowing Pace of Interest Rate Increases

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The Fed raised its benchmark federal-funds interest rate this week by 0.75 That level is high enough to slow economic activity, and the question now is how much higher rates must go to sufficiently restrain demand to bring down inflation, said Boston Fed President Susan Collins in an interview Friday. CFO News Banking Banking/Credit Central Banking credit Economic News Financial Services inflation Interest Rates Monetary Policy PRO Susan Collins SYND WSJ-PRO-CB WSJ-PRO-WSJ.com

Fed Signals Half-Percentage-Point Increases Could Be Warranted at Coming Meetings

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Officials last month approved their first interest rate increase in more than three years, raising their benchmark rate by a quarter percentage point to a range between 0.25% and 0.5%. CFO News Economic News Interest Rates Lael Brainard Monetary Policy SYND WSJ-PRO-WSJ.com

Stock Losses Accelerate Ahead of Friday Inflation Report

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stock benchmarks posted their biggest declines in more than three weeks Thursday as investors awaited inflation data that will help determine the pace of the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate increases this year. The S&P 500 closed down 2.4%, or 97.95 points, at 4017.82, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.9%, or 638.11 points, ending at 32272.79. The technology-focused Nasdaq Composite Index retreated 2.7%, or 332.05 points, to finish at 11754.23.

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey: Job openings declined in October

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Although the quits rate remains above historic benchmarks, it’s been coming down for months. EconomicsPosted November 30, 2022 at 10:55 am by EPI Staff. Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey : Job openings declined in October. Below, EPI senior economist Elise Gould offers her initial insights on today’s release of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) for October. Read the full Twitter thread here. .

U.S. Treasury Yields Climb After Strong Jobs Report

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In recent trading, the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Shorter-term Treasury notes led the yield gains following the jobs report. The Treasury Department building in Washington. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News.

Inflation and the Fog of War

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In announcing the move, Fed officials rightly admitted there is no “exact science” for applying rigid inflation benchmarks. With inflation at 8.5%, observers are debating what the Federal Reserve did wrong. But here’s one thing the Fed did right: In August 2020, it announced a major shift in how it sets interest rates by dropping its longstanding practice of pre-emptively lifting them to head off inflation. But while that was necessary, it wasn’t sufficient.

MSCI: Russia’s Stock Market is “Uninvestable”

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Russia has a weighting of 3.24% in MSCI’s emerging market benchmark and a 30 bps weight in global benchmarks. Economics . . Reuters is reporting that MSCI is considering removing all of Russia’s listed stocks from its indexes.

Japan Gets a Taste of the Wrong Type of Inflation

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But that selloff lost steam after the central bank reiterated its resolve to defend its benchmark, including by buying unlimited government bonds. Japan’s central bank has won its first round against bond speculators. The result—a weaker yen—means the battle isn’t over yet.

Stock Futures, Bond Yields Rise Ahead of More Earnings

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The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.947%, putting it on course for its highest closing level since 2019, after settling at 1.915% Monday.

Are Reindeer Good Stock Pickers?

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Beating a passive benchmark is hard. Drivers of Value Economics Equity Investments Performance Measurement & Evaluation Portfolio Management Active vs. Passive Investing equities Investment Management Strategies Portfolio Management Techniques

FM Sitharaman to meet PM Modi to discuss Russia-Ukraine conflict situation

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The 30-share benchmark Sensex crashed over 2,700 points in line with global meltdown amid invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Economics economy news india on Russia-Ukraine conflict Latest Economy News Russia-Ukraine conflict Russia-Ukraine conflict impact on india

Day after repo rate hike: Banks, NBFCs start raising loan rates

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On Thursday, HDFC increased its retail prime lending rate (RPLR) on housing loans, to which its adjustable rate home loans (ARHL) are benchmarked, by 50 basis points, with effect from June 10. As a result, most banks have adopted the repo rate as their benchmark.