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Fed to shutter pandemic support asset purchases by end-2022

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands The Federal Reserve will shutter its asset purchases program by the end-2022, according to a Reuters poll, with a few more economists now predicting a rate hike as early as next year, but they pegged new COVID-19 variants as the biggest economic risk. However, Fed chair Jerome Powell said on Wednesday withdrawing monetary policy support was a long way off, with 7.5 million jobs still missing from before the pandemic. Following his testimony, where he also concluded that high inflation would be transitory, the US…

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Dollar holds near two-week high, U.S. jobs data eyed for Fed clues

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands The dollar hovered below a two-week high on Thursday, consolidating ahead of a key U.S. jobs report that may provide clues on when the Federal Reserve will dial back monetary stimulus. The greenback has rebounded from a one-month low over the past week, swung by U.S. economic data that has largely supported the case for a rapid recovery from the pandemic, with traders weighing whether a lift in inflation may force the Fed’s hand earlier than policymakers have so far suggested. The dollar index, which measures…

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Dollar near multi-week lows before Fed, bitcoin reclaims $54,000

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands The dollar hovered near multi-week lows versus major peers on Tuesday, weighed by subdued Treasury yields, as investors consolidated positions ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy decision this week. The safe-haven greenback was also out of favor after world stocks started the week hitting a record high, amid increasing investor confidence in a rapid global recovery from the pandemic. In cryptocurrencies, bitcoin traded around $54,000 following a 10% surge on Monday, driven by reports that JPMorgan Chase  is planning to offer a managed bitcoin fund.…

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