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US weekly jobless claims at nine-month low; productivity accelerates

Weekly jobless claims drop 3,000 to 183,000 Continuing claims decrease 11,000 to 1,655 million Productivity accelerates at a 3.0% rate in the fourth quarter Unit labor costs grow at 1.1% pace WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a nine-month low last week as the …

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US job openings increase to five-month high as labor market remains tight

Job openings increased by 572,000 to 11 million in December Manufacturing activity slumps further in January Private payrolls increased by 106,000 in January WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – US job openings unexpectedly rose in December, showing demand for labor remains strong despite higher interest rates and mounting fears of a recession, which could keep the …

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Stocks in Asia surge, dollar eases on Powell’s “disinflationary” comment

SINGAPORE, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Asian shares soared on Thursday while the dollar eased after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said a “disinflationary” process was underway, boosting risk appetite as investors hope the climb in US interest rates will come to an end soon . MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) was …

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Wall Street dips as Fed decision looms; AMD boosts chipmakers

Fed’s rate decision expected at 1400 ET AMD expects a strong second half of 2023 Amgen weighs on Dow as Q4 revenue falls slightly EA cuts bookings view, shares slide Indexes down: Dow 0.64%, S&P 0.26%, Nasdaq 0.15% Feb 1 (Reuters) – US stock indexes fell on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision on …

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People who posted Sam Bankman-Fried’s bail should be named, US judge rules

NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – A US judge on Monday said the names of two people who helped guarantee bail for indicted FTX cryptocurrency exchange founder Sam Bankman-Fried should be made public, but put his ruling on hold pending an expected appeal. US District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan ruled in favor of several …

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Disillusioned at home, super-rich Chinese set their sights on Singapore

SINGAPORE, Jan 31, (Reuters) – Like many rich Chinese, graduate student Zayn Zhang thinks Singapore could be ideal to park his family’s wealth. He’s hoping that studying at a university in the Asian financial hub will lead to permanent residency and while the 26-year-old hits the books, his wife is out looking for a S$5-7 …

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Samsung to keep up chip investment, undeterred by 8-year-low profit

Chip profit lowest since Q1 2009 Analysts expect chip business to report Q1 loss Company flags organic chip production curb Says demand to recover starting H2 SEOUL, Jan 31 (Reuters) – South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Tuesday indicated it has no plan to cut investment in chips this year, even as a …

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