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Column: Oil recovery waits for international flying to return

Jet fuel consumption remains the hardest hit section of the global oil market as passengers avoid air travel as a result of the pandemic and government travel restrictions.

What are the Fed's new hurdles for rate hikes? Only the Fed knows

福利网站The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday effectively established a three-part test that must be met before it will raise interest rates: the economy must be at "maximum employment," inflation must have "risen to 2 percent" and it must be "on track to moderately exceed 2 percent for some time."

Take Five: IPOs: Peak Optimism

IPOs are back. And how. A market that was enduring its worst slump in eight years has been revived by red-hot equity markets and floods of central bank stimulus, with listings coming thick and fast. Alibaba's fintech arm Ant Group is planning for what could be the largest ever IPO, while e-commerce firm The Hut Group gave London its biggest IPO in seven years, its shares immediately rallying 30%.

Burps to burgers: food companies wrangle climate-warming cattle emissions

福利网站Looking to improve milk production, California farmer John Verwey turned to a Swiss-made feed additive designed to make a cow more efficient while reducing methane emissions from cattle burps.

Argentina currency crackdown dims investor hopes of economic rebound

Argentina's standing in global markets is at risk once again after it moved this week to further restrict access to dollars as foreign reserves dry, a move analysts say will hit its much-needed economic revival and investor sentiment.

Japan's 'Suganomics' will target quick wins, not grand visions

福利网站Japan's new prime minister will pursue economic structural reforms through a mixed bag of policies that target specific industries, rather than a grand strategy to reshape society and boost long-term growth.

Argentina's honeymoon with IMF about to get a reality check

Argentina's honeymoon with the International Monetary Fund is about to be tested as it looks to update a $57 billion agreement struck two years ago that failed to prevent a slide into recession and the country's ninth sovereign default.

Pandemic upends emerging market investment thesis

The years-old trade of piling into emerging markets to capture higher returns afforded by faster growth may be losing its lustre, putting capital flows at risk as investors take a more nuanced approach to the asset class.

Column: U.S.-Canada truce but aluminium is ever more politicised

The United States has had another change of heart about how to deal with aluminium imports from its neighbour and largest supplier Canada.

Bruised dollar may bounce if U.S. election gets chaotic, investors say

福利网站Some investors are betting that a bout of election-induced volatility may be just the thing to give the battered dollar a reprieve from its months-long decline.

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Sterling under pressure as COVID-19 cases jump

福利网站Sterling edged lower on Friday as rising COVID-19 cases and the Bank of England signalling it is examining negative interest rates kept the currency under pressure.

Dollar falls against the yen, sterling dips on COVID worries

Sterling regains lost ground after BoE negative rate talk