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  1. China's "dragon" baby boom may boost population in 2024- report
    Reuters | 12:04 AM EST

    More babies are being born in hospitals across China in the Year of the Dragon, financial news outlet Yicai reported, an increase which could soften the decline in population in 2024 and bring cheer to policymakers.

  2. Goldman Sachs no longer expects US interest rate cut in May
    Reuters | 02/22/24 11:01 PM EST

    Goldman Sachs' (GS) analysts no longer expect a U.S. interest rate cut in May and see four 25 basis point cuts this year, as policymakers' rhetoric suggests they are in no rush. Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller said on Thursday he needed to see a few more months of inflation data to check the economy was on track toward price stability.

  3. Goldman Sachs no longer expects US interest rate cut in May
    Reuters | 02/22/24 10:58 PM EST

    Goldman Sachs' (GS) analysts no longer expect a U.S. interest rate cut in May and see four 25 basis point cuts this year, as policymakers' rhetoric suggests they are in no rush. Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller said on Thursday he needed to see a few more months of inflation data to check the economy was on track toward price stability.

  4. China's new home prices extend declines despite policy support
    Reuters | 02/22/24 10:27 PM EST

    * Jan home prices declined both in monthly and annual terms. * Fewer cities saw monthly prices falls in January. By Liangping Gao and Ryan Woo. China's new home prices slowed their month-on-month declines in January with the biggest cities seeing some stabilisation, but the nationwide downward trend persisted despite Beijing's efforts to revive demand.

  5. Oil falls after US Fed governor says no rush to cut interest rates
    Reuters | 02/22/24 09:16 PM EST

    Oil prices fell on Friday after a U.S. Fed official said interest rate cuts should be delayed at least two more months.

  6. China's new home prices extend declines in January
    Reuters | 02/22/24 08:59 PM EST

    China's January new home prices fell for the seventh straight month, official data showed on Friday, even as policymakers stepped up support to restore confidence to the debt-ridden sector. New home prices fell 0.3% month-on-month after dipping 0.4% in December, according to Reuters calculations based on National Bureau of Statistics data.

  7. Dollar dips, data stays in focus for Fed clues
    Reuters | 02/22/24 08:52 PM EST

    The dollar index dipped on Thursday but came off of a three-week low as investors waited on new data catalysts for clues on when the U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to begin cutting interest rates. The greenback has bounced this year as strong growth and sticky inflation lead traders to push back expectations on when the U.S. central bank will begin easing.

  8. PRECIOUS-Gold set for weekly gain on safe-haven inflows, softer dollar
    Reuters | 02/22/24 08:31 PM EST

    Gold prices on Friday were set for their first weekly gain in three, supported by a softer dollar and safe-haven buying, as investors awaited further clues on when the U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to begin cutting its interest rates. FUNDAMENTALS. * Spot gold was up 0.1% at $2,026.5 per ounce, as of 0100 GMT, and has gained 0.7% for the week so far.

  9. Argentina president to push bill penalizing cenbank financing of treasury
    Reuters | 02/22/24 07:58 PM EST

    Argentine President Javier Milei said on Thursday he will propose a bill to penalize the central bank from financing the nation's treasury. Milei, speaking in an interview with local news broadcaster TN, said he would look to stop the monetary authority from printing more bills in a bid to rein in inflation, which currently tops 200% annually.

  10. Fed's Waller sees 'no rush' to cut interest rates
    Reuters | 02/22/24 07:37 PM EST

    - U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers should delay interest rate cuts by at least another couple more months to see if a recent uptick in inflation signals stalling progress toward price stability or is just a bump in the road, Fed Governor Christopher Waller said on Thursday.

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