Written by Penelope Graham Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine has dramatically heightened geopolitical tensions, not to mention economic uncertainty; NATO members reacted quickly with sanctions, while Germany announced it was delaying progress on the Nord Stream-2 pipeline, cutting off what was expected to be a major supply of Russian naturalRead More →

Darryl Dyck/AP Protests are taking place around the world following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine could raise global inflation by around 1%, but still slow interest rate hikes by central banks around the world, according to Singapore-based Capital Economics. Capital Economics said there wasRead More →

According to the January 2022 edition of the HousingIQ survey of Kentucky realtors, two in five Kentucky realtors say buyers are racing to beat mortgage rate hikes while realtors’ expectations for price growth housing continues to moderate. Compared to a year ago: • 42% expect house prices to rise –Read More →

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 7, 2022– Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of market data, technology and infrastructure, today announced that futures and options on the ICE SONIA Index, the benchmark contract to manage sterling interest rate risk hit a record single-day volume of 916,964 contracts on February 3,Read More →

Yesterday, the Bank of England raised interest rates for the second time in three months, to 0.5% from 0.25%. The decision came as the Bank warns that rising energy bills could push inflation to more than 7% by April. Warning that families face the biggest drop in their disposable incomeRead More →