Ukraine concerns escalate, Fed remarks in focus

LONDON – European markets pulled back sharply on Monday as investors continued to track tensions in Ukraine and remarks from US Federal Reserve officials about the interest rate outlook. The pan-European Stoxx 600 slid 2.6% in early trade, with banks plunging 4.5% to lead losses as all sectors and major stock exchanges slid into negative … Read more

EU raises inflation forecasts on supply disruptions, energy crisis

A man works at the Amur Gas Processing Plant in Russia. Measuring 800ha in area, it has an estimated annual capacity of 42bln cbm of natural gas. Yuri Smityuk | TASS | Getty Images The European Commission on Thursday raised its inflation expectations for this year, but is still expecting prices to move below the … Read more

bond market heats up amid ECB tightening and political divide

Italian Special Air Force aerobatic unit spreads smoke with the colors of the Italian flag over the city of Rome. AB Pool – Corbis | Corbis News | Getty Images An eventual result in Italy’s presidential elections may have averted political instability for now, but market watchers are wary over the economic and political future … Read more