The U.S. average interest rate on a fixed-rate, 30-year mortgage reached 7.08 percent during the week ended 28 October, according to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac).
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Selection bias. In the case of COVID mRNA and DNA treatments deceptively labeled “vaccines,” it means that reported effects of heart problems are only the tip of the iceberg.
Consider the conflict that seems to be shaping up. The Russian offensive is on hold as the Kremlin went to war without sufficient soldiers and no reserves.
China continues its strict zero-tolerance policy of anti-COVID lockdowns as new closures closeted 200 million people in 28 cities as of 24 October, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The value of Egypt’s currency, the pound, fell 15 percent last week to a record low of 23.09 to the U.S. dollar after the central bank raised a key interest rate by two percentage points.
Inflation in Australia rose to 7.3 percent in this year’s third quarter, its fastest clip since the same period in 1990, which at the time caused the country’s central bank to raise interest rates so high that the economy lurched into recession.
Adjusted for inflation, Canada’s economy expanded by 0.1 percent in August as continued growth in service industries spending barely offset declining sales by companies making goods, Statistics Canada reported last week.
On 26 October, the Bank of Canada (BoC) added a half-point to its benchmark policy rate, raising it to 3.75 percent and surprising analysts who had widely predicted a three-quarter-point bump.
At its meeting last week, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) held its key interest rate at -0.1 percent, made no changes to its program of bond purchases, and continued to cap the yield on 10-year bonds at zero percent, as predicted by 49 economists Bloomberg had polled.
The European Central Bank (ECB) raised two key interest rates three-quarters of a point last week, the second such raise in the ECB policy committee’s last two meetings.