Exclusive: JPMorgan to hire about 2,000 engineers even as the economy softens

PLANO, Texas, Sept 30 (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co plans to hire about 2,000 engineers worldwide through the end of the year despite a worsening economy, its global chief information officer, Lori Beer, said on Wednesday. The biggest US lender added a net more than 5,000 software developers and data scientists last year and … Read more

Bank of England won’t make emergency rate hike but will go big on Nov 3

Economists lift peak UK rates forecast after market chaos Median forecast for 75 bps rate hike on Nov 3 BoE intervenes in UK bond markets to restore order LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The Bank of England won’t raise interest rates before its next scheduled policy announcement on Nov. 3 despite a plunge in sterling … Read more

HSBC kicks off informal investor talks for Indonesian business IPO

HONG KONG, Sept 30 (Reuters) – HSBC Holdings Plc has started briefing investors on a potential initial public offering (IPO) of its Indonesian business, said two sources with direct knowledge of the matter. Executives at HSBC Indonesia have met with a group of fund managers in Singapore since last week to discuss details of the … Read more

China forex regulator warns against illegal money outflows

BEIJING, Sept 30 (Reuters) – China’s foreign exchange regulator named and shamed 10 banks that had assisted illegal capital outflows, vowing to crack down on fake forex transactions in authorities’ latest effort to stabilize the sliding yuan. The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) listed 10 “typical” cases of misdeeds in a statement on its … Read more

UK lenders pull mortgages at record rate as market chaos worsens

LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – A record 935 mortgage products were pulled in Britain overnight, financial services provider Moneyfacts said on Wednesday, as deepening turmoil in financial markets pushed more lenders to temporarily withdraw products for new customers. The volatility comes after the new UK government announced huge tax cuts funded by borrowing, leading to … Read more

IMF and Moody’s censure UK policy that sparked market turmoil

The IMF does ‘not recommend’ policies like the UK growth plan Moody’s: economic plan is ‘growth negative’ The pound traded down 0.5% to $1.0681 Bond strategists warn market almost untradeable LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund and ratings agency Moody’s ramped up pressure on Britain to reverse a new economic strategy that … Read more

Hawkish Fed may prompt India’s RBI to deliver a 50-basis-point hike

MUMBAI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Interest rate hikes in the United States and the resultant pressure on the rupee is likely to give the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reason to deliver a 50-basis-point rate hike on Friday even as it tries to protect a recovery in growth. The RBI’s monetary policy committee (MPC) has … Read more

Exclusive: India’s inclusion into key govt bond index pushed back to next year – sources

A customer hands Indian currency notes to an attendant at a fuel station in Mumbai, India, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI/HONG KONG, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Indian government bonds will likely only be included in the JPMorgan emerging market global index early next year … Read more

Fed officials stare down market volatility, say inflation remains paramount focus

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – US Federal Reserve officials on Monday sloughed off rising volatility in global markets, from slumping US stocks to currency turbulence abroad, and said their priority remained controlling domestic inflation. Asked at a Washington Post event whether he felt US investors had … Read more

Exclusive: IDB governors vote to remove bank president Claver-Carone after ethics investigation

Visitors walk past a screen with the logo of Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MEXICO CITY, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) voted on Monday to fire … Read more