Sterling jumps on reports that the British government will reverse the cut in the highest tax rate
The Pound sterling jumped on Monday morning on reports that the UK government would reverse plans to scrap the top rate of income tax.
The pound gained 0.8% against the dollar to trade at around $1.1250 shortly after 7 a.m. London time, bringing the pound back to the level seen before. Announcement by Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng of a series of widely criticized tax cuts on September 23.
ANZ sees a significant chance of an OPEC+ cut as big as 1 million barrels per day
Ahead of an OPEC+ meeting on Oct. 5, ANZ sees a “significant chance for a cut” of up to 1 million barrels per day, company analysts said in a note.
This decision will probably be taken “to counter the excessive decline in the market”.
The note adds that any reduction in production below 500,000 barrels per day would, however, be “ignored by the market”.
– Jihye Lee
CNBC Pro: Investment Professional Claims ETFs Are a $10 Trillion Opportunity — and Reveals Areas of “Huge” Value
Exchange-traded funds offer the benefit of diversification, says Jon Maier, chief investment officer at Global X ETFs. He said the ETF market is “growing exponentially” and estimates it is worth $10 trillion.
He names several opportunities for ETF investors in this volatile market.
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— Zavier Ong
Oil prices jump on reports of planned OPEC+ production cut
CNBC Pro: Five Global Stocks Knowing the De-Globalization Trend, According to HSBC
Supply chains, geopolitical tensions and deteriorating financial conditions have forced many global companies to “substantially” turn inward in search of resilient revenue and growth, new research from HSBC says.
In a tough economic environment with recessionary pressures, the bank said looking inward is “probably helpful” for those stocks.
The report entitled “A wave of de-globalization? said overseas sales of European companies fell below 50% in 2021, the lowest level in five years.
European markets: here are the opening calls
European stocks are expected to open in negative territory on Wednesday as investors react to the latest US inflation data.
Britain’s FTSE index is expected to open down 47 points to 7,341, Germany’s DAX down 86 points to 13,106, France’s CAC 40 down 28 points and Italy’s FTSE MIB down 132 points to 22,010 , according to data from IG.
Global markets retreated after a higher-than-expected rise US consumer price index report for August that showed prices rose 0.1% for the month and 8.3% a year in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday, defying economists’ expectations that headline inflation would fall 0.1% month-on-month.
Core CPI, which excludes volatile food and energy costs, rose 0.6% from July and 6.3% from August 2021.
UK Inflation figures for August are due and Eurozone Industrial Production for July will be released.