Russia's central bank on Friday boosted borrowing costs for the third consecutive month, lifting its benchmark interest rate to 13% as it seeks to curb inflation and shore up a weakening ruble. Market reaction was muted.
The U.S. dollar (DX-Y.NYB) has been under pressure after China's central bank made moves to push back against the dollar's strength. It's also feeling the impact of hawkish talk from the head of Japan's central bank. Yahoo Finance Markets Reporter Jared Blikre breaks down the dollar's moves.
Scope Ratings has revised up its 2023 global growth forecast modestly to 2.9% but has cut its 2024 forecast to 3%. More downside rating actions than upside are expected in the second half of this year.