China’s banks have detailed 2.11 billion yuan ($312 million) of loans at risk to the increasing number of homebuyers refusing to pay mortgages on unfinished homes, as fears grow over a potential spillover into the wider financial sector. State-owned Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. said Thursday it held 660 million yuan of overdue loans on unfinished homes, the largest among banks that have disclosed their holdings. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd., the world’s biggest bank by assets, said it held 637 million yuan of such mortgages, while smaller rival Industrial Bank Co. said 384 million yuan of mortgages on unfinished homes have become delinquent. In most cases, the overdue amount makes up less than 1% of the lender’s total mortgage portfolio.
Russia is seeking payment in United Arab Emirates dirhams for oil exports to some Indian customers, as Moscow moves away from the U.S. dollar to insulate itself from the effects of Western sanctions, Reuters reported. Russia has been hit by a slew of sanctions from the United States and its allies over its invasion of Ukraine in late February, which it terms a “special military operation”. Russian oil major Rosneft is pushing crude through trading firms including Everest Energy and Coral Energy into India, now its second biggest oil buyer after China. The United Arab Emirates, seeking to maintain what it says is a neutral position, has not imposed sanctions on Moscow, and the payments could add to the frustration of some in the West, who privately say the UAE’s position is untenable and siding with Russia.
The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today:
The major Asian currency markets had a mixed day today:
Gold increased 3.08 USD/t oz. or 0.18% to 1,712.09
Silver increased 0.104 USD/t. oz or 0.56% to 18.777
No economic news from last night:
Some economic news from today:
GlobalDairyTrade Price Index decreased from -4.1% to -5.0%
Unemployment Rate (Jun) decreased from 5.1% to 4.7%
Workers in the United Kingdom are struggling with the biggest drop in pay in more than two decades, as surging food and energy prices take a giant bite out of wages. Real pay — workers’ wages that take inflation into account — slumped by 2.8% between March and May compared to the same time last year, according to data released Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics. For months, rising global energy and commodity prices — worsened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — have helped stoke global inflation. The world’s fifth-largest economy has been one of the hardest hit among the world’s wealthiest nations. UK consumer prices hit a 40-year high of 9.1% in May, the highest among the G7 leading economies — and is forecast to climb above 11% later this year despite a series of interest rate hikes.
Starbucks is reportedly considering selling its UK business after massive price surge. The company is engaged with advisers to determine whether it could — or should — sell its business in the United Kingdom, according to UK newspaper The Times. Food prices in particular have been soaring, creating a cost of living crisis for many in the UK. Disposable incomes are on track for the second biggest fall since record keeping began in 1964, according to the Bank of England.
The major Europe stock markets had a green day:
The major Europe currency markets had a mixed day today:
Some economic news from Europe today:
Average Earnings ex Bonus (May) increased from 4.2% to 4.3%
Average Earnings Index +Bonus (May) decreased from 6.8% to 6.2%
Claimant Count Change (Jun) increased from -34.7K to -20.0K
Employment Change 3M/3M (MoM) (May) increased from 177K to 296K
Unemployment Rate (May) remain the same at 3.8%
Trade Balance (Jun) increased from 2.995B to 3.803B
Construction Output (MoM) (May) increased from -0.97% to 0.36%
Core CPI (YoY) (Jun) decreased from 3.8% to 3.7%
Core CPI (MoM) (Jun) decreased from 0.5% to 0.2%
CPI (YoY) (Jun) increased from 8.1% to 8.6%
CPI (MoM) (Jun) remain the same at 0.8%
CPI ex Tobacco (YoY) (Jun) increased from 8.2% to 8.8%
CPI ex Tobacco (MoM) (Jun) remain the same at 0.8%
HICP ex Energy & Food (YoY) (Jun) increased from 4.4% to 4.6%
HICP ex Energy and Food (MoM) (Jun) decreased from 0.7% to 0.4%
US Congress debating over legislation today that could ramp up semiconductor chip production domestically. The legislation would provide $52 billion in incentives for domestic producers and developers, and hopefully offset the supply shortage compounded by shipping delays. The bill is facing bipartisan support as some warehouses have plans to open in Republican-led states if the bill passes.
Boeing received another buy this Tuesday after Delta Air Lines announced they would purchase 100 737 Max 10 aircrafts. Boeing touts the 737 Max 10 as being 20%-30% more fuel efficient with room for 182 passengers (20 first class, 33 Comfort+, and 129 economy). Over half of Delta’s fleet is now made of Boeing aircrafts.
US Market Closings:
Canada Market Closings:
Brazil Market Closing:
The oil markets had a mixed day today:
The above data was collected around 13:45 EST on Tuesday
The above data was collected around 13:54 EST on Tuesday.
Japan 0.234%(+0.1bp), US 2’s 3.22% (+0.061%), US 10’s 3.0097% (+4.97bps); US 30’s 3.17% (+0.038%), Bunds 1.2810% (+6.7bp), France 1.8530% (+3.6bp), Italy 3.4410% (+7.2bp), Turkey 18.00% (-15bp), Greece 3.48% (+0.5bp), Portugal 2.427% (+4.8bp); Spain 2.498% (+4.4bp) and UK Gilts 2.1780% (+2.1bp).