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Reuters

Time to pause? Wall St grows wary of some stock bubbles
Markets

Time to pause? Wall St grows wary of some stock bubbles

  • Pockets of the market have recently demonstrated investor behavior consistent with bubble-like sentiment.
  • Elevated retail participation has contributed to soaring prices. Retail broker eToro told Reuters it registered more than 380,000 new users in the first 11 days of 2021.
Published 25 Jan, 2021 08:55pm
New Saudi central bank chief may face monetary strains in investment push
Markets

New Saudi central bank chief may face monetary strains in investment push

  • Saudi Arabia, which posted a fiscal deficit of 12% of GDP last year, plans to nearly balance its budget by 2023.
  • I think there will be more pressure on the monetary side to help revive economic activity and a greater focus on supporting the Public Investment Fund's growth objectives, including on the funding side.
Published 25 Jan, 2021 08:46pm
ECB focuses on bank credit, bonds in gauging financing conditions
Business & Finance

ECB focuses on bank credit, bonds in gauging financing conditions

  • Naturally, the focus on credit conditions in the banking system on the one side and the bond markets on the other is consistent with the main methods used by central banks in steering financing conditions.
  • If favourable financing conditions can be maintained with asset purchase flows that do not exhaust the envelope over the net purchase horizon of the PEPP, the envelope need not be used in full.
Published 25 Jan, 2021 08:36pm
China's Xi calls for greater role for G20 in economic governance
World

China's Xi calls for greater role for G20 in economic governance

  • Xi, making his first appearance at the forum since his vigorous defence of free trade and globalisation in an address in Davos in 2017.
  • We should build an open world economy ... discard discriminatory and exclusionary standards, rules and systems, and take down barriers to trade, investment and technological exchanges.
Published 25 Jan, 2021 08:29pm