Shanghai Covid cases fall

According to China’s National Health Commission, the number of Covid cases in Shanghai is significantly falling. The same applies for the country as such, since healthcare authorities pointed out that on Tuesday, that numbers of Covid cases are slowing down. This can have a positive impact on lockdowns in cities such as Shanghai.

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European PMI declines

Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) declines more than expected in Spain, Germany, Italy, and France. As a result, the whole European PMI falls directly due to the aggressive monetary policy adopted by central banks.

German inflation is sky-high

The rate of consumer price inflation in Germany increased to 10.0% year-over-year in September 2022. Inflation surpassed market predictions of 9.4% and marked the highest level since 1951 when it peaked at roughly 11.0%.

PMI falls in several countries

Eurozone Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 48.9 in September of 2022 from 49.8 in August, and Germany Services PMI also dropped to 45.4 from 47.7. UK Services PMI also falls from 50.9 to 49.2, but France surprises with a rebound from 51.2 to 53.

Beyond Meat COO arrested for battery

Doug Ramsey, the COO of Beyond Meat, was detained this weekend. Ramsey is accused of biting a man’s nose in a parking garage in Arkansas following a college football game. He was lodged in the Washington County jail after being accused of third-degree battery.

Spain’s trade deficit rose sharply

Spain’s trade deficit increased from EUR 1.60 billion in July 2021 to EUR 6.56 billion in July 2022. Spain’s imports rose 37.1% to an almost record high. This created the greatest trade deficit since December 2008, led by energy products, capital goods, non-chemical semi-manufactures, food, drinks and tobacco.

EU inflation is still high

The annual inflation rate in the Euro Area was confirmed at a record of 9.1% in August of 2022, compared to 8.9% in July. The highest contribution came from energy again. The Eurodollar holds around the parity level.

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NEAR Protocol x Google Cloud

NEAR Foundation just announced a brand new partnership between Google Cloud and NEAR Protocol. Google Cloud will provide technical support for NEAR grant recipients and developers as they build and scale their Web3 projects and decentralized applications (dApps).

Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44b 🔥

Elon Musk has decided to carry out his $44 billion plan to purchase Twitter. The announcement caused Twitter’s shares to soar, increasing by more than 22% in a single day. In addition, Carl Icahn reportedly bought a stake in Twitter worth more than $500 million and made a large profit from this news.

RBNZ hiked interest rates but NZD falls

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced its fifth consecutive 50 bps rate hike. This move was strongly anticipated, and the New Zealand dollar stayed close to $0.57 during the day. To lower the high inflation, the RBNZ has raised the cash rate to a seven-year high of 3.5% and hinted another tightening.

European PMI declines

Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) declines more than expected in Spain, Germany, Italy, and France. As a result, the whole European PMI falls directly due to the aggressive monetary policy adopted by central banks.

EUR/USD reclaims parity

Amid a massive bounce of stocks and commodities, Eurodollar reached parity for the first time in two weeks. The Euro gained 5% against the US dollar in this period.

US stocks surge sharply 🔥

Right after the American stock market opened, S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose 2.7% and 3%. This growth may be explained by expectations that weaker-than-expected US economic statistics will soften the Federal Reserve’s extreme hawkish tone.

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Correlation of Bitcoin and gold reached 12-months high
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Correlation of Bitcoin and gold reached 12-months high

Bitcoin, like any other asset, is correlated to other asset classes, and lately, it has been correlated with gold more than usual.
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NZD/USD fails to strengthen despite 50bps rate hike

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Azerbaijan urges to increase gas pipeline capacity to Europe

Azerbaijan has begun talks with partners to double the capacity of its gas pipelines to Europe. Could this be a lifeline for Europe?

Mastercard with new crypto fraud protection

Crypto Secure will enable card issuers to identify and block suspicious transactions with crypto exchanges.