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Asian Stocks Slammed by Fed Rate Hike Risks

Asian stock markets sank on Wednesday, tracking overnight losses on Wall Street as investors awaited an interest rate hike and more hawkish signals from the Federal Reserve. Hong Kong’s technology-heavy Hang Seng index continued to lag behind its peers, falling 1.5%, while Japan’s Nikkei index lost 1.3%. The day’s losses also negated a soft rebound seen earlier this week. …

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The World Bank has lowered India’s GDP prediction for FY23 to 7.5 percent, citing increasing inflation

Based on inflationary pressures, supply-chain challenges, and geopolitical concerns resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the World Bank decreased India’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth prediction for 2022-23 (FY23) to 7.5 percent from 8%. The multinational agency also cut its global growth prediction for 2022 to 2.9 percent from 4.1 percent in its latest …