Economy

Asia shares fall on worries over inflation, Fed outlook



Asian shares declined in early trade on Tuesday as Wall Street retreated on worries about accelerating inflation, prompting investors to cut back on their exposure to growth-focused stocks on bets of higher interest rates in the not-too-distant future.

 

A host of Federal Reserve speakers this week will likely give markets plenty to consider as policymakers assess how best to respond to receding risks posed by the coronavirus in some major economies.

 

A test case on U.S. inflation will come this week when the Labor Department releases its latest consumer price index report on Wednesday.

 

"Markets reversed course overnight as inflation fears drove investors away from growth stocks, notably the tech stocks, to pick cyclicals...
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Kurdish woman stabbed to death by her husband in France


A 36-year-old woman in France was stabbed to death and the country's police arrested her husband on charges of murder.

 

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UNICEF calls on world governments to bring students back to schools


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