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Sep 11, 2015

Brief stock rally fades; investors watch Fed, emerging c.banks

LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – A two-day rally on emerging
equities faded on Friday as caution prevailed ahead of key
Chinese data and next week’s meeting of the U.S. Federal
Reserve, though the key equity index was set for its best week
since April.

MSCI’s benchmark emerging market index were flat
but remained on track to return over 2 percent for the week on
the back of improved sentiment across global equity markets.

Sep 9, 2015

Nigerian bonds fall on index ejection, bucking firmer EM trend

LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Nigerian bond yields rose around
100 basis points on Wednesday after JPMorgan said the country
would be ejected from a key debt index, while a general uptick
in investor sentiment boosted emerging stocks for the second day

Markets have generally benefited from hopes for more
stimulus from Beijing as well as a possible delay to U.S.
interest rate rises. That helped MSCI’s benchmark emerging
market index up 2.6 percent, while Shanghai’s index
climbed 2.3 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng
added 4.1 percent.

Sep 3, 2015

Emerging stocks edge off one-week lows, China closed

LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Emerging equities inched off
one-week lows on Thursday, snapping a three-day losing streak as
volatile Chinese markets were shut and Asian tech stocks gained.

MSCI’s emerging equity index rose 0.26 percent,
with a 2 percent Wednesday rally on Wall Street improving
overall equity sentiment.

Sep 2, 2015

Emerging stocks fall for third day on growth fears

LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Emerging equities fell for the
third day running on Wednesday, approaching six-year lows on
deepening concerns about global growth, as oil price weakness
fuelled another drop in the Russian rouble.

Data this week showed manufacturing and exports contracted
in several emerging economies. Chinese output contracted in
August at the sharpest pace in three years while European and
U.S. growth also eased. That has kept emerging assets close to
multi-year or record lows.

Aug 17, 2015

Investors dump gold ETPs in July but oil inflows rebound

LONDON (Reuters) – Investors withdrew a whopping $2.3 billion from gold exchange-traded products (ETPs) in July as the dollar strengthened, but energy ETP inflows surged by some $1.9 billion after oil futures sold off.

Investors have taken a contrarian approach to oil ETPs this year, shoveling in $8 billion in the first quarter on expectations of an oil price rebound, then withdrawing $2.67 billion in the second quarter.

Aug 10, 2015

Brent edges up off six-month low

LONDON (Reuters) – Crude oil futures touched multi-month lows on Monday after a weekend of mixed data from China showing higher oil imports in July but weaker trade figures overall.

Brent LCOc1 then edged up 24 cents to $48.85 a barrel at 0705 ET, after dipping to $48.24 earlier in the session, the lowest in over six months.

Aug 10, 2015

Brent oil hits six-month low after Chinese trade data

LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Crude oil futures touched
multi-month lows on Monday after a weekend of mixed data from
China showing higher oil imports in July but weaker trade
figures overall, hurting sentiment across the commodities

Brent was down 19 cents at $48.42 a barrel at 0854
GMT, after touching $48.24 earlier in the session, the lowest in
over six months.

Aug 6, 2015

Oil trades close to multi-month lows, Brent below $50

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil traded near multi-month lows on Thursday with Brent at under $50 a barrel as a supply glut persisted despite record U.S. refinery runs, and little sign of any reduction in production.

U.S. crude CLc1 was down 17 cents at $44.96 a barrel at 0855 GMT (4:55 a.m. EDT) after touching an intraday low of $44.82, the weakest since March 20.

Jul 14, 2015

Low oil price domino effect to shut more North Sea fields early

LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) – Low oil prices have tightened
the screws on some of the most depleted and costly oilfields in
Britain’s North Sea, forcing operators to cease production
earlier than planned and adding to fears of a domino effect in
mature areas.

For years North Sea producers have delayed expensive
decommissioning projects, supported by high oil prices that have
helped paper over soaring operating costs.

Jul 13, 2015

Slowing China, supply gluts limit upside for commodities in third-quarter

LONDON (Reuters) – A slowdown in China, a strong dollar and high inventories will limit the upside for commodity price performance in coming months, although leading fund managers still see pockets of value in areas such as refined oil products.

The bearish cocktail could choke off resurgent investor interest in commodities. Net inflows topped $7.8 billion in the first half of the year, Barclays data showed, the highest in four years.

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      "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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