Fed's latest rate decision ahead

Fed’s latest rate decision ahead

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China’s manufacturing facility exercise contracts once more

China’s manufacturing facility exercise in January signaled an extra contraction from earlier readings, albeit at a slower tempo, marking the sixth month-to-month contraction in a row.

The Caixin manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index for January got here in at 49.2 on Wednesday, a barely greater studying than December’s 49.0 however nonetheless lacking Reuters’ expectations of 49.5

“Both manufacturing provide and demand continued to shrink final month. Fallout from the pandemic was a drag on manufacturing and gross sales,” Caixin reported in the press release.

—Lee Ying Shan

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European markets: Here are the opening calls

European markets are heading for the next open Wednesday as traders deal with the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest financial coverage announcement right this moment.

The U.Okay.’s FTSE 100 index is predicted to open 10 factors greater at 7,781, Germany’s DAX 30 factors greater at 15,154, France’s CAC up 10 factors at 7,096 and Italy’s FTSE MIB up 75 factors at 26,721, in response to knowledge from IG.

Earnings come from Vodafone, GSK and Novartis. The major knowledge launch in Europe Wednesday is flash inflation figures from the euro zone for January.

— Holly Ellyatt