Crypto CEOs are leaving their jobs. Here’s why

Hello, welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m Frances Yue, crypto reporter at MarketWatch. I’ll walk you through the latest and greatest in the digital asset world this week. During the past few weeks, chief executives at several major crypto companies left their positions. I caught … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey will keep cutting interest rates, mocks British pound

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey May 18, 2022. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT Murat Cetinmuhurdar | Reuters Turkey will keep cutting interest rates, … Read more

China’s central bank PBOC warns against yuan speculation

The Chinese yuan weakened past the closely-watched 7.2 level against the greenback this week. Getty Images BEIJING — The People’s Bank of China has warned against betting on the yuan, after its rapid decline against the U.S. dollar this week. “Do not bet on a one-sided appreciation or deprecation of the renminbi exchange rate,” the … Read more

Larry Summers blasts UK’s ‘utterly irresponsible’ fiscal policy

Larry Summers Cameron Costa | CNBC LONDON — Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers on Tuesday warned that the U.K. has lost sovereign credibility after the new government’s fiscal policy sent markets into a tailspin. The British pound hit an all-time low against the dollar in the early hours of Monday morning, before recovering slightly on Tuesday, while the U.K. … Read more

Fed’s Evans nervous about going too far, too fast with rate hikes

Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans says he’s feeling apprehensive about the U.S. central bank raising interest rates too quickly in its quest to tackle runaway inflation. Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” on Tuesday, Evans said he remains “cautiously optimistic” that the U.S. economy can avoid a recession — provided there are no further … Read more

Bank of England monitoring markets ‘very closely’ after pound falls

Analysts expect the Bank of England may need to raise interest rates more aggressively following market turbulence on Monday morning. Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images LONDON — The Bank of England on Monday said it is monitoring financial market developments “very closely” after a dramatic morning of turmoil saw the British pound fall to an … Read more

U.S. stock futures dip, dollar rises as Italian election results add to uncertainty

U.S. stock-index futures fell late Sunday, suggesting losses Monday, as the projected victory of a far-right party in Italy added to uncertainties about rising interest rates and recession fears. After falling nearly 200 points earlier in the session, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, -0.54% were down about 150 points, or 0.5%, around midnight Eastern, … Read more

‘The U.K. is behaving a bit like an emerging market turning itself into a submerging market,’ Larry Summers says

“‘Between Brexit, how far the Bank of England got behind the curve and now these fiscal policies, I think Britain will be remembered for having pursued the worst macroeconomic policies of any major country in a long time.’” — Larry Summers, former U.S. Treasury secretary That was former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers speaking to … Read more

Don’t look for a stock market bottom until a soaring dollar cools down. Here’s why.

It will be difficult for the stock market to stop its slide and find a bottom as long as the U.S. dollar keeps soaring versus its rivals, according to market analysts. Global stocks suffered a bruising week, with the S&P 500 on Friday narrowly avoiding its lowest close of the year. At the same time, a … Read more

Britain’s lurch to Reaganomics gets thumbs down from markets

Truss has now put the country on an economic road completely at odds with most, if not all, major global economies. Hannah Mckay | Reuters LONDON — New U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss may have talked big on “trickle-down economics” during her campaign trail this summer, but no-one could have predicted the swathe of tax … Read more