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Marginal oil producers, gold investors heed caution ahead of OPEC meeting

November 13, 2014

Oil markets made history this week as Brent crude prices dipped below $78 to a four-year low. This comes ahead of a meeting by members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Nov. 27th.  Up for debate is whether or not Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s largest producer, will decide to cut production.

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Fed should take “Goldilocks” jobs report with grain of salt; wage growth still main story – Rivkin

November 7, 2014

Friday's jobs report was something that the market could take in stride and the U.S. Federal Reserve could breeze over in its interest rate policy plotting. Even as the unemployment rate sank to a six-year low, wage growth remains stagnant. Wage growth has to become more robust and consistent before the Fed embarks on raising interest rates, most analysts agree.

from Breakingviews:

Gold bulls have precious little to cling to

November 6, 2014

By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

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Sinking mortgage rates disguise investor fear – economist

October 27, 2014

A dip in 30-year mortgage rates to their lowest level in more than a year and stronger U.S. housing data on Friday appeared to be the green shoots of the next phase of U.S. economic recovery, that being the housing market.

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Ebola will not be the last global epidemic, time to hit the reset button on how we treat it – author

October 23, 2014

(Updates with current news on New York City doctor testing positive for Ebola and World Health Organization's expectations for a vaccine.)

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China economic reforms may result in $14.4 trillion GDP, growth at 6 percent – Asia Society report

October 23, 2014

Sweeping economic reform initiated by China President Xi Jinping in November 2013 marked a turning point for the world's second biggest economy. If implemented fully, China's potential GDP growth can be sustained at 6 percent through 2020. One risk: Falling short of that growth rate could result in growth at half that projection, or worse, leading to a new economic crisis, according to a new study.

from Breakingviews:

Fragility is bigger worry than volatility for the markets

October 21, 2014

By Rob Cox

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Global Investing:

Strong dollar, weak oil and emerging markets growth

October 17, 2014

Many emerging economies have been banking on weaker currencies to revitalise economic growth.  Oil's 25 percent fall in dollar terms this year should also help. The problem however is the dollar's strength which is leading to a general tightening of monetary conditions worldwide, more so in countries where central banks are intervening to prevent their currencies from falling too much.

from Breakingviews:

Commodity producer/trader boundary starts to blur

October 14, 2014

By Swaha Pattanaik

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Markets finally side with economy on bad news

By Edward Hadas
October 13, 2014

By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.