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The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced its first interest rate cut since 2019, reducing the key rate from 4% to 3.75%. The decision, which had been signaled for months, comes amid persistent inflationary pressures within the euro zone’s 20 nations. ECB President Christine Lagarde, speaking…

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is poised for accelerated economic growth in 2024, with the real gross domestic product (GDP) projected to surge by 3.9 percent, according to the Spring 2024 Gulf Economic Update (GEU) released by the World Bank. The report attributes this…

In a detailed analysis ahead of the final results of India’s Lok Sabha elections, UBS has projected the implications of four potential outcomes on the stock markets, with particular emphasis on the performance of benchmark indices such as the S&P BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50. According…

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) has released its latest statistics, revealing a significant surge in the assets of Islamic banks within the country. Over the past 12 months, these institutions have seen their assets rise by approximately AED86 billion. As of the end of February…

In a marked retreat from its recent surge, gold prices declined on Tuesday as the US dollar showed continued strength, tempering the momentum that had pushed the precious metal to a record high. On Monday, gold prices had soared to an all-time peak…

Two Chinese nationals, Yicheng Zhang and Daren Li, have been charged by US authorities in a massive cryptocurrency scam totaling $73 million, dubbed “pig butchering.” The scheme involved laundering funds through US bank accounts to the Bahamas, resulting in arrests in Los Angeles…

India’s stance on cryptocurrency regulation appears to be evolving, with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) advocating for multi-regulator oversight in contrast to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) concerns about potential macroeconomic risks associated with private digital currencies. Documents obtained by Reuters reveal SEBI’s recommendation that…

U.S. President Joe Biden is poised to unveil new tariffs targeting key sectors, including electric vehicles (EVs), medical supplies, and solar equipment, in a move expected as soon as Tuesday, according to sources familiar with the matter. The anticipated announcement comes against the backdrop…