Cryptoverse: The bonfire of the NFTs

Cryptoverse: The bonfire of the NFTs

July 5 (Reuters) – The NFT dream isn’t dead, but it’s taken a big non-fungible beating. The market shone gloriously last year as crypto-rich speculators spent billions of dollars on the risky assets, pumping up prices and profits. Now, six months into 2022, it’s looking ugly. Monthly sales volume on the largest NFT marketplace, OpenSea, … Read more

US consumer spending, underlying inflation slow in May

US consumer spending, underlying inflation slow in May

Consumer spending increases 0.2% in May Inflation adjusted consumers spending drops 0.4% Core PCE price index rises 0.3%; up 4.7% year-on-year Weekly jobless claims fall 2,000 to 231,000 WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – US consumer spending rose less than expected in May as motor vehicles remained scarce while higher prices forced cutbacks on purchases of … Read more

World stocks in red as consumers signal recession ahead

World stocks in red as consumers signal recession ahead

LONDON/TOKYO, June 29 (Reuters) – Global stock markets slipped for the second straight day on Wednesday and bond yields inched lower on growing fears that policymakers bent on dampening inflation will tip their economies into recession. A succession of weak data releases in Europe and the United States has not prevented central bankers from doubling … Read more

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

Crypto's latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … Read more

US gasoline average price tops $5 per gallon in historic first

US gasoline average price tops $5 per gallon in historic first

June 11 (Reuters) – The price of US gasoline averaged more than $5 a gallon for the first time on Saturday, data from the AAA showed, extending a surge in fuel costs that is driving rising inflation. The national average price for regular unleaded gas rose to $5.004 a gallon on June 11 from $4.986 … Read more

Exclusive: Elon Musk wants to cut 10% of Tesla jobs

Exclusive: Elon Musk wants to cut 10% of Tesla jobs

Tesla employed around 100,000 people at end of 2021 Musk warned staff on Tuesday to return to office or leave US executives sounding increasingly gloomy about economy SAN FRANCISCO, June 3 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk has a “super bad feeling” about the economy and needs to cut about 10% of staff at … Read more

Oil steadies as recession worry offsets higher demand outlook

Oil steadies as recession worry offsets higher demand outlook

IMF Managing Director says cannot rule recession out US gasoline demand set to climb as driving season approaches White House weighs tapping emergency diesel reserve Shanghai aims to normalize life from June 1 HOUSTON, May 23 (Reuters) – Oil prices were little changed on Monday, as worries over a possible recession offset an outlook for … Read more

TerraUSD backer says will compensate some users; bitcoin back below $30,000

TerraUSD backer says will compensate some users;  bitcoin back below $30,000

Representations of cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum, DogeCoin, Ripple, Litecoin are placed on PC motherboard in this illustration taken, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ECB officials warn of risks from cryptocurrencies Luna Foundation Guard says spent bulk of assets last week trying to prop up TerraUSD LFG … Read more

Asia stocks struggle after say China data

Asia stocks struggle after say China data

Traders are seen in front of a screen with trading figures in red at Thailand Stock Exchange building in Bangkok, Thailand March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Juarawee Kittisilpa/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Asian stock markets: China retail sales dive 11.1%, output drops 2.9% Nikkei pares gains, S&P 500 futures turn lower Dollar … Read more

Global shares fall on fears of global economic slowdown

Global shares fall on fears of global economic slowdown

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register World stocks drop to 1-1/2 yr low, down almost 20% YTD Europe down over 2%, US equity futures struggle Dollar hits 2yr highs, accelerates … Read more