India’s economic growth slows in FY 21-22 fourth quarter; full year GDP growth at 8.7%

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Covid-related restrictions, global supply shortages and higher input costs due to uncertainties triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraines further slowed India’s economic growth in the fourth quarter of the 2021-22 fiscal (April-March) with full-year gross domestic product (GDP) growth hitting 8.7% after contracting by 6.6% in the previous financial year, government data showed. The GDP […]

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Asia growth slows on commodities, Covid and rising interest rates

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Economic growth in Asia and the Pacific is poised to slow more than previously estimated this year amid headwinds from the war in Ukraine, a resurgent pandemic, and tightening global financial conditions, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. “Regional gross domestic product will expand by 4.9 percent, 0.5 percentage points less than we forecast in […]

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Global gold prices rose 8% in Q1; rate hikes a risk, but inflation, geopolitics remain key drivers – WGC

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Global gold prices rose 8% in the first three months of 2022, the best quarterly performance since Q2 2020, after rising a further 2% in March, as rapidly rising inflation and unexpected geopolitical risks more than offset the drag from higher nominal rates, the World Gold Council (WGC) said in its latest monthly report, adding […]

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COMMENT – No real impact on gold and silver from virtual Jackson Hole

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CARSTEN MENKE, Head of Next Generation Research, Julius Baer Even though the central bankers’ famous symposium in Jackson Hole lifted gold and silver prices on Friday last week, there should be no major fundamental impact on the markets. The key question remains whether the economy continues to recover or whether it slips back into recession. […]

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