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Finance News Roundup, March 22

Finance News Roundup, March 22

This week’s finance news roundup covers Reddit’s stock market debut, mortgage rates on the rise, and more

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Dive into this week’s finance news roundup, featuring hot topics shaping the future of finance through transformative shifts and strategic recalibrations. Reddit’s IPO highlights the changing investment landscape, while rising Rising US mortgage rates raise concerns for the housing market, among other top news of the week.

Reddit’s Big Debut

After nearly twenty years of losses, management turmoil, and user backlash, social media platform Reddit finally went public this week, making its wildly successful Wall Street debut. Its stock price skyrocketed by 48 percent on the first day of trading, company value close to $9 billion. As such, Reddit’s kickoff reignites interest in the potential of social media companies as investments.

Read more on AP News

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Isaac Torres Expands InterCambio Express into California

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Founder and President Isaac Torres shares the successes that his money transfer company InterCambio Express has seen over the past eight years, including its endless mobile app improvements, service extension to California, and placement on Inc. 500, a prestigious list of fastest-growing private companies. Built by and for Latinos, this is a story that shows Latinos can be more than just participants in the labor sector.

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Mortgage Rates on the Rise

After a brief dip, mortgage rates in the US are starting to climb again, reaching nearly 7 percent in March. That’s bad news for potential homebuyers, as experts don’t see these rates lowering for the foreseeable future. As a result, this could potentially cool down the hot housing market as borrowing becomes more expensive.

Read more on Newsweek

China Sets Its Growth Target

China, the world’s second-largest economy, has announced an economic growth target of 5 percent for 2024. This target is below forecasts by some international institutions and highlights a global shift towards stability over rapid growth. The success of achieving this target could influence global markets.

Read more on Reuters

Blackrock Pushes Back

Investment giant BlackRock is defending itself against Texas, pulling $8.5 billion billions in funds due to alleged bias against fossil fuel companies. BlackRock Vice Chairman Mark McCombe said in a letter that Texas’s decision puts “short-term politics over your long-term fiduciary responsibilities.” This highlights the growing debate around ESG investing (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and policies.

Read more on Fox Business

This article was created with assistance from AI.

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