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Oct 12, 2015

Oil-dependent Saudi, Norway sovereign funds selling European shares-report

LONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) – The top three oil-dependent
sovereign wealth funds have been selling European equity
holdings since May, a study showed on Monday, another sign of
petrodollars being withdrawn from world markets.

However, Asian funds have continued to add European
equities, according to the data from Nasdaq Advisory Services,
which provides analysis on shareholder and investor activity.

Oct 9, 2015

Stocks resume rally, for strongest week since 2011

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Emerging market stocks rose on
Friday and were headed for their strongest week since December
2011 as signs the United states would delay raising interest
rates led investors back to higher-yield emerging market assets.

Minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting indicated it
won’t rush to tighten policy when global economic growth appears
to be slowing. As a result, investors who pulled billions of
dollars from emerging market assets in August and September have
started to return.

Oct 7, 2015

Stocks extend rally for sixth day, currencies gain

LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Emerging market stocks extended
their rally into a sixth day on Wednesday, reaching seven-week
highs, and currencies strengthened against the dollar on
expectations U.S. rate rises would be delayed into 2016.

Last Friday’s weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data has put
off the prospect of a rate increase, helping emerging market
assets to stabilise after selling off in August and September.

Oct 7, 2015

Stocks extend rally for sixth day, currencies gain

LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Emerging market stocks extended
their rally into a sixth day on Wednesday, reaching seven-week
highs, and currencies strengthened against the dollar on
expectations U.S. rate rises would be delayed into 2016.

Last Friday’s weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data has put
off the prospect of a rate increase, helping emerging market
assets to stabilise after selling off in August and September.

Oct 1, 2015

Sovereign wealth funds double deal volumes to $24.9 billion in third quarter

LONDON (Reuters) – Sovereign wealth funds spent a total of $24.9 billion (£16.4 billion) on overseas acquisitions during the third quarter of 2015, almost double the previous quarter as they chased after trophy assets.

Thomson Reuters data shows that sovereign wealth funds, which invest windfall revenues from oil and other commodity exports for future generations, were involved in 28 deals during the July-September period, down 10 from the previous quarter.

Oct 1, 2015

Sovereign wealth funds double deal volumes to $24.9 bln in Q3

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Sovereign wealth funds spent a
total of $24.9 billion on overseas acquisitions during the third
quarter of 2015, almost double the previous quarter as they
chased after trophy assets.

Thomson Reuters data shows that sovereign wealth funds,
which invest windfall revenues from oil and other commodity
exports for future generations, were involved in 28 deals during
the July-September period, down 10 from the previous quarter.

Sep 30, 2015

European funds’ cash holdings at five-year high as markets recoil: poll

LONDON (Reuters) – European investors have raised their cash allocations to their highest in more than five years as market fears of a slowdown in China wiped millions off asset values.

A Reuters poll conducted from Sept. 18 to 28 found investors had cut overall equity allocations more than 3 percentage points to 45.1 percent, the lowest since the end of 2014.

Sep 30, 2015

Global funds cut equity holdings as growth fears mount: poll

LONDON (Reuters) – Global investors have slashed equity holdings to their lowest in at least five years and raised bond allocations to nine-month highs, responding to turbulent stock markets and the potential fallout from China’s slowdown.

The September Reuters survey of 44 fund managers and chief investment officers in the United States, Europe, Britain, Japan and China was conducted after the U.S. Federal Reserve held off raising interest rates, citing concerns about global growth, China and market volatility.

Sep 30, 2015

Investors pull $40 billion from emerging market assets in third quarter: IIF

LONDON (Reuters) – Global investors pulled an estimated $40 billion from emerging market assets in the third quarter, according to data from the Institute of International Finance, making it the worst quarter since the end of 2008.

An estimated $19 billion was pulled out of equities and $21 billion out of debt, the Washington-based finance industry body said in a report issued late on Tuesday. Dovish signals from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s September policy meeting provided only a short-lived boost to emerging market flows.

Sep 30, 2015

Investors pull $40 billion from emerging market assets in Q3 – IIF

LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Global investors pulled an
estimated $40 billion from emerging market assets in the third
quarter, according to data from the Institute of International
Finance, making it the worst quarter since the end of 2008.

An estimated $19 billion was pulled out of equities and $21
billion out of debt, the Washington-based finance industry body
said in a report issued late on Tuesday. Dovish signals from the
U.S. Federal Reserve’s September policy meeting provided only a
short-lived boost to emerging market flows.

    • About Claire

      "At Reuters I am an energy correspondent covering the oil markets and investment trends in commodities. Prior to this I focused on the asset management industry. Before joining Reuters I edited Global Investor, a monthly magazine for the institutional investment industry, and Portfolio International, a magazine for the offshore funds industry."
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      2006
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