Inflation data spurs stock gains, US yields fall

US inflation cools in February Two-year US Treasury yields post their biggest monthly decline since 2008 S&P 500 on track for back-to-back quarterly gains NEW YORK, March 31 (Reuters) – A measure of global stocks was poised to make its biggest weekly percentage increase in two months on Friday. data fueled hopes that the Federal … Read more

In Beijing, the Spanish Prime Minister urges Xi to talk to Ukraine’s Zelensky

Sanchez tells Xi: Spain supports Kiev peace plan Xi urges end to ‘extreme’ sanctions, ‘Cold War’ mentality – CCTV Sanchez is pushing for a more balanced economic relationship between the EU and China BEIJING, March 31 (Reuters) – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday encouraged Chinese President Xi Jinping to speak with Ukrainian leaders … Read more

Morning offer: Banks leak money

A look at the day ahead at Wayne Cole’s European and global markets It’s been a quiet Monday so far with mixed Asian stock markets, but US and European stock futures higher, perhaps because they made it through a weekend without another bank failure. There is some relief that First Citizens BancShares Inc (FCNCA.O) is … Read more