US, UK, Europe, Japan will be in recession over next 12 months: Nomura

Thomas Calomiris, a third generation produce vendor, weighs an onion at Eastern Market as the US struggles with rising inflation May 20, 2022, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Many of the world’s leading economies will fall into a recession within the next 12 months as central banks move to aggressively … Read more

China cuts quarantine for overseas travelers, easing Covid controls

For more than two years, overseas travelers have had to quarantine upon arrival in China because of Covid restrictions. Pictured here at Beijing International Airport on June 18, 2022, are passengers waiting to be taken to quarantine-designated destinations. Leo Ramirez | Afp | Getty Images BEIJING — China cut the quarantine period for international travelers … Read more

New G-7 infrastructure plan offers alternative to China Belt & Road

The Group of 7 has announced a new infrastructure funding program that could rival China’s Belt and Road Initiative. One expert says the G-7’s plan offers hope to developing countries but it remains to be seen whether it can match the BRI. On Sunday, the US and the other members of the G-7 including Canada, … Read more

G-7 nations face threat of Russia shutting down more gas

Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a toast as he takes part in the XIV BRICS summit in virtual format via a video call, in Moscow on June 23, 2022. Michael Metzel | AFP | Getty Images The Group of 7 nations need to brace for a complete shutdown of Russian gas pipelines in the near … Read more

European markets open to close, data, earnings, G-7, Ukraine

LONDON — European stocks moved higher on Monday, continuing a positive trend seen at the end of last week’s trading. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index added 0.7% in early trade, with basic resources jumping 2.9% to lead gains as all sectors and major bourses entered positive territory. The higher open on Monday comes after the … Read more

European stocks open to close as recession fears continue

LONDON — European stocks were lower Thursday, as global markets see renewed volatility after a brief recovery following last week’s tumultuous trading. The pan-European Stoxx 600 dropped 0.5% by late morning, having recovered more than half of its earlier losses. Banks fell 1.5% while travel and leisure stocks gained 1.1%. In terms of individual share … Read more

Travel demand unlikely to dissipate despite airport chaos

Emirates has said it doesn’t see travel demand dissipating any time soon, even as the industry battles a string of challenges that have already sparked airport chaos ahead of the busy summer holiday season. Tim Clark, president of the Dubai-based carrier and an airline veteran, said that he had “never seen anything” like the headwinds … Read more

Executives defend industry as airlines cancel flights around world

Air travel is roaring back, but not without some significant hiccups. Particularly in North America and Europe, travelers have described chaos at airports, with scores of flights canceled or delayed, luggage lost and wait times to board plans exceeding four hours. That’s partly the result of labor shortages from the pandemic, as layoffs have put … Read more

May retail, industrial production, fixed asset investment

New energy vehicles, which include hybrid and battery-powered cars, have seen sales surge in China despite a slump in the overall car market. Pictured here is an unnamed new energy vehicle factory in Jiangsu province on June 13, 2022. Wan Shanchao | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — China released economic data for … Read more

Russia cuts key interest rate back to prewar level

National flag flies over the Russian Central Bank headquarters in Moscow, Russia May 27, 2022. Maxim Shemetov | Reuters The Central Bank of Russia on Friday cut its key interest rate by 150 basis points to 9.5% — the level it was at when Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began. Although acknowledging that the external environment … Read more