Stock Markets Sink, Dollar Jumps On Central Bank Watch

Written by on November 3, 2022

Asian and European stock markets sank and the dollar rallied Thursday after the Federal Reserve warned US interest rates would go higher than previously expected in its fight against decades-high inflation.

The Fed on Wednesday unveiled a fourth straight 0.75-percentage-point increase as expected – the sixth hike this year to cool rampant prices.

The dollar on Thursday rose strongly against main rival including the pound and as the Bank of England was set to deliver its own bumper interest-rate hike in a decision due at 1200 GMT.

Oil prices also fell heavily on Thursday as aggressive rate hikes increase expectations of a global recession.

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