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ECONOMYNEXT – Shocking details of how state-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, which has no foreign exchange earnings to speak of, ended up with billions of US dollars in debt every time the central bank printed money to create currency shortages have now been revealed. Sri Lanka has long engaged in a practice of prohibiting the CPC …

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is expected to table in parliament a national economic report from the International Monetary Fund to be submitted to the Washington-based lenders’ board on February 25, and propose a program to save the economy, the MP said. opposition Harsha de Silva. The IMF has prepared a country report as part of …

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka registered 2,300 SUVs and imported 10,000 tractors in 2021, data shows import controls prevented heavily taxed imports like cars and three-wheelers from entering the country. Sri Lanka has banned imports of most automobiles, including three-wheelers and motorbikes which bring large revenues to the state, as money printing increased from February 2021 …

U.S. stock markets fell on Thursday as data showed inflation hit a four-decade high, raising fears the Federal Reserve could act aggressively with interest rate hikes. Consumer prices in the United States have risen at an annual rate not seen since February 1982, rising 7.5% in the 12 months to January, according to government figures. …

ECONOMYNEXT – Sales of Sri Lanka’s foreign exchange reserves to commercial banks defend a 200 peg to the US dollar that soared to $736 million from September to November 2021, official data shows, forcing money to be printed to maintain a fixed interest rate. In November and December alone, $664 million of reserves were sold …

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports soared 24.17% to US$12.47 billion in 2021, official data shows, as the country is mired in the worst currency shortages in recent memory, dragged down by printed money to maintain fixed interest rates. “The hard work and commitment of industrialists along with the government’s decision to quickly vaccinate the …

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s import surge continued in November 2021 as capital goods rose 40% to US$433 million, central bank data showed, amid rising interest rates. low interest and sterilized foreign exchange interventions. The trade deficit narrowed for the third consecutive month as low rates and liquidity injections put pressure on a peg on which …

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ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s imports are estimated to have soared to US$2.2 billion in December 2021, the central bank said amid sales of sterilized currencies to maintain a 6.0% policy rate as the inflation reached 12.1%. The central bank said imports in December 2021 are expected to have reached $2.2 billion, compared to $1.7 billion …

Market Commentary from Today’s Market Quick Take: Crude Oil (OILUSFEB22 & OILUKMAR22) Trades Mixed with Brent Crude Briefly Challenges Double Top at $86.75, a Seven-Year High, Before Repricing as China’s GDP and Retail Sales Slow as part of ongoing measures to curb the spread of the omicron variant. Early spreads on WTI and Brent remain …

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s imports soared to US$21.6 billion in 2021 amid what is commonly referred to as a “currency shortage”, the highest since the year of money printing in 2018, according to provisional data in the public domain. Central Bank Governor Nivard Cabraal in a post on Twitter.com said 2021 imports are estimated at …

Overall, the global risk appetite has remained stable over the past 24 hours, which has supported the UK currency. There has also been optimism that the UK government’s stance on the coronavirus will reduce economic damage and allow the Bank of England to raise interest rates further. The exchange rate of the British Pound against …

The writer is chief economist at the Bank of Singapore How long will China maintain its zero Covid policy? Beijing’s pick is one of the biggest wild cards for 2022. The consensus is that China’s stance will soften after the Winter Olympics in February. This would stimulate consumption and stabilize the economy after its sharp …

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s imports increased 24.3% from the previous year to reach US $ 1,693 million in October 2021, despite trade controls, amid a recovery in private credit and exports, according to official data. Exports rose 40.4% to $ 1.2 billion, a trade deficit of $ 495 million, from $ 509 million a year …

Trans people in India without caste and class privileges have been made vulnerable during the pandemic. The tough and strict public health regulations put in place by the Indian government during the first phase of the pandemic resulted in a loss of livelihoods for trans people. This has led to food and housing insecurity for …

What are STIR futures and options? STIR stands for “short-term interest rate,” and institutional traders refer to options or futures on these rates as STIR futures or STIR options. Categories of STIR derivatives include futures, options and swaps. Key points to remember Short-term interest rate derivatives (STIRs) are most often based on securities with three-month …

BREAKING UNIONS The joint operation followed “extensive collaboration” and information sharing between the SPF and the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP), police said. During the operation in Malaysia, SPF’s Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) and RMP’s Commercial Crime Investigation Department raided several locations. They arrested seven men and a woman, aged 22 to 24. Simultaneously in Singapore, …

Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav told Glasgow what Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not do in his summit speech. The message was evident from the Prime Minister’s remarks, although not in so many words. If the trillions of dollars the Prime Minister spoke of does not come, then India cannot be blamed if its stated goals …

The FSA has started advising borrowers of changes to their federal student loan repayment plans. Here’s what you need to know if your loan manager changes. (iStock) Federal student loan borrowers have started receive notices of the Federal Student Aid Office (FSA) of the Department of Education about the significant changes to their direct loans. …

Bank of England: an expert analyzes the forecasts for the British economy Last week, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey hinted at the idea of ​​raising interest rates for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The numbers before the news looked promising, with the UK proudly boasting the strongest growth in …

Americans have experienced a long period of low inflation, but the economic landscape is changing. A higher level of inflation is likely to be with us, at least in the medium term, due to a number of structural changes. Snapping up on inflation and saying it’s temporary won’t change the current trajectory towards higher prices …

ECONOMYNEXT – The reserve liabilities of Sri Lanka’s central bank exceeded its net reserves by around $ 400 million (Rs 83.6 billion) in July 2021, data shows, putting the monetary authority on track insolvency, which can lead to significant losses and possible default. . The negative $ 400 million difference in the central bank’s dollar …

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Sept. 30 (Reuters) – Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen agreed on Thursday that any default on US debt would cause irreparable damage and the ensuing financial crisis and recession. Yellen, to whom a member of the House financial services committee asked if the damage caused by the federal government’s failure to meet debt obligations would be …

Summary: US bond yields are on the rise, with the 10-year note hitting 1.5% (1.45% yesterday), a level not seen since June. The yield on benchmark Treasury bonds was 1.49%. (Source: Tradingview) More and more Fed officials are anticipating an improvement in the economy, ensuring a moderation in the pace of asset purchases. Fed Governor …

Tamil Nadu Transport Development Finance Corporation Ltd Tamil Nadu Transport Development Finance Corporation Limited (TTDFC) is a non-bank finance company 100% owned by the government of Tamil Nadu. This state-owned company offers two types of deposit systems that are attractive to investors, such as the Periodic Interest Payment System (PIPS) and the Money Multiplication System …

Home buying and selling decisions will almost always have significant financial implications. For active-duty military personnel who are frequently uprooted, these deliberations become even more complicated. Since you may not be staying in one place for very long, it becomes essential to think about the long-term consequences of buying a home. It is also important …

The strong relative performance of growth stocks over the past few years has raised concerns about an overvaluation and the potential reappearance of the dot-com twenty years ago. This memo provides an update on the valuation picture with respect to growth stocks – as represented by the NASDAQ-100. At first glance, NASDAQ-100 valuations look high …

August 21, 2021 WASHINGTON DC IYOUR SUMMER a few long months for the emerging world. Punitive temperatures – July was the hottest month on record in the world, according to recent analysis – stoked fires on Turkey’s Mediterranean shores and scorched Russia’s wheat fields. Covid-19 is raging in countries with low vaccination rates. Only 24% …

Sooner or later AI-economist machines will replace human economists in many areas. Unsupervised or reinforcement learning algorithms that can brutally force the infinite set of relationships and variables will revolutionize economics. AI bias in economic policy making can be reduced but will be inevitable. A practical approach could be to use AI with transparency on …

By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON (Reuters) – The pound hit its highest level in more than a month against the dollar on Thursday, extending gains driven by lower coronavirus cases in Britain and as an accommodating US Federal Reserve weighed on the greenback. The British currency has gained for five consecutive sessions and was up 1.4% …

ECONOMYNEXT – Some Sri Lankan businesses could be affected while essential goods businesses could be less affected and import substitution businesses could benefit if import controls are tightened on weak external finances, Fitch said, a rating agency. “… The weak external finances of the ruler of Sri Lanka will affect more businesses that import non-essential …

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka saw some recovery in government revenues in the first four months of 2021 as the economy operated with minimal control of the coronavirus, but spending accelerated rapidly compared to 2019, before a fiscal “stimulus”, according to official tax data. Sri Lanka collected 116.2 billion rupees in tax and non-tax revenue in …

ECONOMYNEXT – The capacity of radial tires has been increased by 16% to 600,000 per year to meet the high demand, said Sri Lanka-based CEAT Kelani Holdings, as import controls were lifted as the money printing created currency shortages. The addition of two tire presses and a tire making machine will add the capacity to …

The centenary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the 30th anniversary of India’s liberalization should give us the opportunity to correct some misconceptions. On the one hand, the idea that because of its authoritarian regime, China can “get things done”, while India suffers from “too much democracy”, does not quite hold up when it …

Eurodollar futures have always been an important benchmark for interest rates and credit risk. Investors will be watching them even more vigorously in today’s highly volatile COVID economy. While the average investor may not know much, Eurodollar futures prices are an important indicator of interest rates and credit demand for professional investors. As such, they …

What is the Chicago Mercantile Exchange? The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), colloquially known as the Chicago Merc, is an exchange organized for the trading of futures and options. The CME trades futures, and in most cases options, in agriculture, energy, stock indexes, forex, interest rates, metals, real estate. and even the weather. Key points to …

– HSBC remains pessimistic on the GBP– Traders guilty of “optimistic frenzy”– GBP / USD drops back below 1.40– GBP / EUR could dip below 1.10 before the end of the year Image © Pound Sterling Live Market rate at publication: GBP / EUR: 1.1665 | GBP / USD: 1.3927 Bank transfer rate: 1.1438 | …

AUD shines, COT report sees further sell off of USD Summary: the Dollar dived again, spread his weakness who followed a disappointing us Payroll report at Friday. Markets have settled familiar trading ranges. the Dollar Index (USD / DXY) who measures the greenback value against one basket of 6 major currencies, relaxed at 89.95 (90.12 …

~~ ~ Small island states face unique development challenges due to their small populations and economic bases, making them particularly vulnerable to exogenous shocks. This has been the case for the small island nations of the Pacific. It should come as no surprise, then, that China’s growing political and economic presence, primarily through “development” aid, …

As bewildered families search for ways to save for their children’s growing education costs, 529 college savings plans – tax-advantaged investment accounts specifically for education spending – look more appealing than ever. During 2020, after an initial drop and dramatic recovery in equity and bond markets, total assets of 529 plans rose 18% to a …

Text size The Marco Polo arrives under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and in New York Harbor on May 20, 2021. Spencer Platt / Getty Images Apparently, economists love Scrabble. Throughout the pandemic, they have described the path of the US economy with letters. If drawn on a graph, an L-shape indicates free-falling growth. The V shape? …

Dear Dave, My husband and I are on Baby Step 2, and we’ve paid off about $30,000 in consumer debt since March. We were wondering if we should refinance our mortgage. Our current rate is 4.875%, with 28 years remaining on the loan. We found a 15-year refinance at 2.5%, which would increase our monthly …

the collapsing interest rates last week opened the door to a historic surge in new mortgages, perhaps approaching the manic surge in loan production seen in the early 2000s. While house prices have rallied since 2008, production volumes are only beginning to truly return to previous levels last year due to lower interest rates. New …

The Reserve Bank (RBNZ) recognizes that quantitative easing (QE) has its limits, and is therefore “actively” preparing to venture into new territory to keep the economy supported. It was only in March that the RBNZ launched its QE, or large-scale asset purchase program, to lower interest rates and provide liquidity to financial markets. She followed …

The Learn4Life Chula Vista Entrance / Photo by Megan Wood John Helgeson, a charter school principal, has a lot for a public servant. In 2007, he helped found Charter School Capital, an Oregon for-profit company that lends money to charter schools and buys school property. In May 2015, he also began earning $300,000 a year …

OPERATIONS The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the “Selected Financial Data” above and our accompanying consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto. Also see “Forward-Looking Statements” preceding Part I and Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors.” Overview We were formed on December 22, 2009 as a Maryland corporation that elected …

Daniel Axelrod | Times Herald-Record CITY OF BETHEL — No Stone Pony, no Springsteen. No Bitter End, no Lady Gaga. No Troubadour, no Elton John. No Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts? Well, no Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration in 2019, to begin with. Small and medium-sized national concert halls face enormous financial challenges. That’s …

Although average mortgage refinance rates have increased slightly for 30- and 15-year refinance loans, rates remain extremely competitive on January 19. Over the past few months, mortgage refinance rates have been extremely low. Although they have been on a slight upward trend for several days, homeowners who wish to refinance can still obtain very affordable …

Gary Sandler | Real Estate Connection Thinking of buying a new vehicle or installing an inground pool? Maybe you need cash for your school fees, growing debts, or an extreme makeover for your pet. Maybe you would like to improve your home by remodeling it or adding more space. These uses and many more can …

Equity Bank has set up a 200 billion shillings pot to lend to small businesses as part of helping them weather the ravages of Covid-19. While revealing the prize pool over the weekend, the lender said borrowers eligible for the line of credit should be assessed. They must also be members of the Kenya National …

Lenders are once again focusing on gold loans, expecting there to be higher demand for this product in the coming months as small businesses and individuals face cash flow issues. On June 11, ICICI Home Finance began offering gold loans through its 70 branches. Last month, Canara Bank restructured its operations to launch a gold …

BERLIN, March 16 (Reuters) – Investor confidence in Germany rose more than expected in March, economic research institute ZEW said on Tuesday, encouraging prospects for a widespread recovery in Europe’s largest economy. ZEW said its survey of investor economic sentiment reached 76.6 points from 71.2 the previous month. A Reuters poll had indicated an increase …

In the end, the Fed was better at hosting events than listening or really reforming. In August, during the Fed’s exclusive annual retreat, Fed Chairman Powell unveiled the results of the framework review. The supposed big revelation was that the Fed would now try to achieve inflation that on average 2 percent, instead of exactly …

Payday lenders have always straddled the line between need and operation. Cash advances can cover a medical emergency or help pay rent, but they can also come back to bite. Whether it’s a loan of several thousand dollars or a hundred dollars, recurring fees and stratospheric interest rates can trap desperate borrowers in a never-ending …

SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LPLA) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, LPL Holdings, Inc. (“LPL Holdings”), has finalized the amendment previously announced of its Revolving Credit Facility (the “Credit Agreement Amendment”) and its Senior Unsecured Note Offering (the “Senior Notes”). LPL Holdings used the net …

Are you considering investing in some sort of business opportunity? Are you considering starting another branch of your existing and growing business? Or do you just need to create a cushion on your cash flow? Whatever investment-related business drives your entrepreneurial spirit, a small business loan could be the practical and calming solution. After all, …

Through Shu Zhang, Elias glenn * The popularity of cash loans is increasing despite the risks, high interest rates * Regulators are considering measures to restrict non-bank online platforms * Online cash lending industry could reach 2.3 trillion yuan by 2020 (adds reference to new restrictions, details on China Rapid Finance) BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Reuters) …

Bank of Cairo, one of Egypt’s state-owned banks, was days away from announcing its long-awaited IPO in March. Then the coronavirus scuttled the plan to list up to a quarter of its shares on the Egyptian stock exchange. Tarek Fayed, chairman of the bank, which has undergone extensive restructuring in recent years, said a new …

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Forward-looking statements Certain information contained herein includes forward looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Liquidation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”). Forward looking statements in this report, or which management may make orally or in written form from time to time, reflect management’s good faith belief …

Trends in the residential mortgage market seem worrying. The rise in interest rates is fueling fears of a slowdown in lending activity, affecting refinancing activities particularly hard. Rocket companies (ticker: RKT), a residential lender, has become a battleground between mortgage bulls and bearers. Another facet of the mortgage market, commercial loans for the acquisition and …

MONT-LAUREL, NJ, March 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Freedom Mortgage, one of the nation’s largest full-service mortgage companies, was ranked number one among VA and FHA (government insured) lenders in the country, funding more VA and FHA loans in 2020 than any. another lender, according to Inside Mortgage. Financial review. Stanley C. Middleman, Founder …

Endnotes and quotes are available in PDF and Scribd versions. This report contains a correction. Millions of Americans are financially vulnerable. Yet the credit options available to borrowers in some cases further reduce their financial security. The story of 60-year-old Arizona woman Susan Fronczak shows how expensive and risky consumer credit can be. She borrowed …

Millennials’ assets are higher than ever, but they also face significant debt. Here are some financial tips you can use to pay off debt, build savings, and reach your financial goals. (iStock) While every generation faces economic barriers that impact their personal finances, the challenges that Millennials face are particularly unique. A Federal Reserve report …

If you have a mortgage for more than the value of your property, what do you do? If you’re the owner of Manhattan’s largest residential property, you might decide to walk away, leaving your creditors in a mess while you go about your business. In fact, this is precisely what happened when Tishman Speyer, the …

Often, the language used in credit reports can be confusing for consumers. Indictment is one of those somewhat confusing terms. Let’s take a close look at credit card debits and what they mean in terms of your credit reports and scores. Charge-off is the term used in credit reports to mean that an account has …

Market highlights Two-year yields have hedged their previous six-month range over the past week alone – and whether this move is sustainable or not matters a lot. Investors have a full data ledger to deal with this week, and signs of higher than expected inflation could hit the market like a ton of bricks It …

yields hedged their previous 6-month range last week. Whether or not this movement is sustainable matters a lot. While risky assets might ignore long-term stocks, they will have a harder time ignoring “Blues and 2” moves (2-year yields) without a doubt. (The blues are a sequence of individual futures contracts grouped together over a 4-year …

What is the international money market? The International Money Market or IMM is a division of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) that deals with the trading of futures and options on currencies and interest rates. Trading on the IMM began in May 1972, when the CME and IMM merged. Explanation of the international money market …