This is why investors shrugged off Powell's 'reset' of Fed rate-cut expectations 

Investors largely took Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's comments on the outlook for interest rates in stride on Tuesday - a development that might have come as a surprise to some market watchers.

A Fear Trade as Tensions Rise in the Mideast 

Investors could consider a two-pronged options strategy that seeks to turn fear of a wider Mideast war into a long-term opportunity.

U.K. Inflation Eases as BOE Readies for Rate Cuts 

The U.K.'s annual rate of inflation cooled to a two-and-a-half year low in March, a contrast with hotter-than-expected recent prints in the U.S. that makes it likely that the Bank of England will lower its key interest rate later this year.

Chinese Regulators Downplay Effects of New Equities Rules 

Chinese regulators sought to reassure investors in the wake of new rules governing its beleaguered equities markets, saying the once-in-a-decade changes will affect relatively few of the country's thousands of publicly traded companies.

Japan's Exports Extend Run of Growth 

Japan's exports grew for a fourth straight month in March, propelled by heightened demand for autos and semiconductors.

Inflation in New Zealand Eases But Near-Term Rate Cuts Unlikely 

New Zealand's consumer prices rose by less than expected in the first three months of this year, giving the country's central bank more latitude to join global counterparts which have either cut interest rates or are considering doing so.

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Dials Back Expectations on Interest-Rate Cuts 

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said firm inflation had introduced new uncertainty over whether the central bank would be able to lower rates this year.

Canada Lifts Capital-Gains Tax to Finance New Housing Measures, Keep Deficit Steady 

Canada said it would raise capital-gain taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals to finance multibillion-dollar spending measures aimed at addressing rising disillusionment among younger Canadians about their financial prospects.

Canada Inflation Ticks Up in March to 2.9% 

Canadian inflation heated up last month as prices at the pump jumped, yet expectations that a first rate cut could come as soon as June are undimmed after closely watched measures of underlying price pressures eased each month this year.

U.S. industrial output rises modestly for second straight month in March 

There are signs that manufacturing is starting to pick up.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

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