The downfall of Chinese property giant’s $658 million man

Xia Haijun was long considered the closest associate of China Evergrande Group founder Hui Ka Yan. He accompanied Hui for a Harvard University visit in 2018, bought company bonds to boost market confidence and was the one sent to Hong Kong last year to discuss the developer’s asset sales. All told, Xia was a valued member of the Evergrande family. […]

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The US just plunged into a recession. Or maybe it didn’t

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen gave a glass-half-full assessment of the US economy, acknowledging a slowdown that she called necessary to tame inflation while rejecting the notion the country had entered a recession. “We do see a significant slowdown in growth,” Yellen said at a press conference on Thursday. But a true recession is a “broad-based weakening of the economy,” she […]

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U.S. New Home Sales Pull Back To Two-Year Low In June

After reporting an unexpected rebound in U.S. new home sales in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing new home sales pullback by more than expected in the month of June. The report said new home sales plunged by 8.1 percent to an annual rate of 590,000 in June after jumping by 6.3 percent to […]

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Pulling the strings: Putin is gaming Europe’s energy crisis

Vladimir Putin is gaming and pressuring Europe by throttling, but not cutting off completely, the already-constrained supplies of Russian gas into Europe. Earlier this month Russia’s Gazprom cut supply into Europe by 60 per cent for 10 days, blaming the reduction on a turbine that had been sent for maintenance in Canada being stranded there by the West’s sanctions. Russia […]

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Canon Q2 Net Profit Down, Sales Rise; Lifts FY22 Outlook; Stock Down

Shares of Canon Inc. (CAJ) were losing more than 1 percent in Japanese trading after the imaging equipment maker reported Tuesday weak profit in its second quarter, despite higher net sales. Further, the company lifted fiscal 2022 outlook. For the second quarter, net income was 59.03 billion Japanese yen or $430.84 million, down 3.5 percent from last year’s 61.15 billion […]

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Used cars costing consumers $10,000 more than 'normal' as inflation rages

video Four stocks that will add inflation protection to your portfolio Independent Advisor Alliance CIO Chris Zaccarelli discusses if the Fed’s efforts to reduce inflation are working on ‘The Claman Countdown.’ It's a bad time for consumers looking to buy a used car.  Prices for used vehicles have skyrocketed over the past two years, with consumers shelling out an average […]

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ECB Delivers Bigger Than Expected 50 Bps Hike, Unveils Crisis Tool

The European Central Bank raised its interest rates for the first time in over a decade on Thursday, by a bigger-than-expected 50 basis points, and unveiled an anti-fragmentation tool called the Transmission Protection Instrument, or TPI. ECB President Christine Lagarde had said in June that the bank would hike interest rates by 25 basis points in July and follow up […]

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RBA Needs To Chart Credible Path To Bring Inflation To 2-3%, Says Lowe

The Reserve Bank of Australia should chart a credible path to bring inflation back to 2-3 percent range without hurting the economy and the labor market, Governor Philip Lowe said Wednesday. Although it is possible to do this, but the path ahead is a narrow one and it is clouded in uncertainty, Lowe said at the Australian Strategic Business Forum […]

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