Here’s what 12 ECB members said about interest rates this week

A sculpture of the Euro currency stands in the city centre of Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on January 25, 2024. Kirill Kudryavtsev | Afp | Getty Images A host of economists and monetary policymakers gathered in New York this week for the International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meetings — including numerous decision-makers from the European … Read more

Airline execs predict record summer, even more demand for first class

Travelers at LaGuardia Airport in New York on June 30, 2022. Leslie Josephs | CNBC While the aviation industry has been in the spotlight lately for a host of safety issues, airline executives say there is no sign of slowing demand for flights. United Airlines “as an airline and as an industry” will carry record … Read more

EU official warns on weaponization of trade amid U.S.-China tensions

Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Euro & Social Dialogue, photographed at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel in Wan Chai. 02DEC17 SCMP/ Xiaomei Chen (Photo by Chen Xiaomei/South China Morning Post via Getty Images) South China Morning Post | South China Morning Post | Getty Images The European Union’s trade chief on … Read more

High company valuations a ‘worry,’ IMF’s capital markets chief says

Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department Tobias Adrian hold the press briefing of the Global Financial Stability Report at the International Monetary Fund during the 2024 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group in Washington DC, United States on April 16, 2024. Anadolu | … Read more

Russia forecast to grow faster than advanced economies in 2024: IMF

Hot liquid metal flows from a blast furnace during the smelting process at the Evraz Consolidated West-Siberian Metallurgical Plant in Novokuznetsk, Russia, on July 22, 2020. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Russia’s economy is expected to grow faster than all advanced economies this year, according to the International Monetary Fund. Russia is expected to … Read more

United Airlines (UAL) 1Q 2024 earnings

A United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft lands at San Francisco International Airport. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images United Airlines on Tuesday reported strong travel demand that drove it to a narrower loss than expected in the first quarter despite a $200 million hit from the temporary grounding of the Boeing 737 Max 9 … Read more

‘Iran is in for the long haul’ with oil tanker hijacks, expert says

Iranian soldiers take part in an annual military drill in the coast of the Gulf of Oman and near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Anadolu | Anadolu | Getty Images The containership MSC Aries seized by Iran over the weekend marked at least the sixth vessel hijacked by Iran and its proxies in response to … Read more

Fed Chair Powell says there has been a ‘lack of further progress’ this year on inflation

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a press conference following a closed two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee on interest rate policy at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 13, 2023. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the U.S. economy, while otherwise strong, has … Read more

Watch Fed Chair Powell speak live during a policy forum in Washington

[The stream is slated to start at 1:15 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks Wednesday to the Wilson Center’s Washington Forum on the Canadian Economy, in what will likely be his last policy speech before the next central … Read more

IMF upgrades global growth forecast as economy proves ‘surprisingly resilient’ despite downside risks

Crowds walk below neon signs on Nanjing Road. The street is the main shopping district of the city and one of the world’s busiest shopping districts. Nikada | E+ | Getty Images The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday slightly raised its global growth forecast, saying the economy had proven “surprisingly resilient” despite inflationary pressures and … Read more