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Nov 7, 2015

Martinez hails Everton’s wanted man Lukaku

LONDON (Reuters) – Roberto Martinez praised Romelu Lukaku after the Belgium striker scored Everton’s goal in a 1-1 draw at West Ham United on Saturday, saying it was no surprise that his player was attracting the attention of other clubs.

Media reports this week said French champions Paris St Germain and other leading European sides were looking to prise Everton’s most expensive signing away from Goodison Park.

Nov 7, 2015

Soccer-Martinez hails Everton’s wanted man Lukaku

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Roberto Martinez praised Romelu Lukaku after the Belgium striker scored Everton’s goal in a 1-1 draw at West Ham United on Saturday, saying it was no surprise that his player was attracting the attention of other clubs.

Media reports this week said French champions Paris St Germain and other leading European sides were looking to prise Everton’s most expensive signing away from Goodison Park.

Nov 7, 2015

Soccer-Martinez hails Everton’s wanted man Lukaku

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Roberto Martinez praised Romelu Lukaku after the Belgium striker scored Everton’s goal in a 1-1 draw at West Ham United on Saturday, saying it was no surprise that his player was attracting the attention of other clubs.

Media reports this week said French champions Paris St Germain and other leading European sides were looking to prise Everton’s most expensive signing away from Goodison Park.

Nov 6, 2015

Banks still struggling to make money in the bond market

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Banks struggled again to make
money trading bonds, currencies and commodities in the third
quarter, as regulatory changes squeezed liquidity and
intensified the pressure to cut costs, staff and activity.

Revenue and profit fell for most of the world’s major
trading banks in the three months to September, and the outlook
for next year points to further declines, especially in Europe.

Nov 4, 2015

Watchdogs struggle to explain ‘optimism bias’ in rosy GDP forecasts

LONDON (Reuters) – Chances are, the world economy has been in worse shape than you thought for years. Especially if you were reading the headline forecasts from the IMF, World Bank and OECD.

Having repeatedly overestimated the world economic rebound since the 2007-08 crisis, they say they are gradually gaining a better understanding of why their forecasts were so wrong, and are working to fix their models.

Nov 3, 2015

Investors most relaxed in two years over Fed ‘liftoff': survey

LONDON (Reuters) – The risks to financial markets posed by a rise in U.S. interest rates are at their lowest point in two years, according to a survey of investors published on Tuesday, with slowing growth in China by far the greater concern.

This suggests an increasing degree of complacency over the looming move, which may come next month and would be the Federal Reserve’s first rate rise since June 2006, Barclays said.

Nov 3, 2015

Investors most relaxed in 2 years over Fed “liftoff” – survey

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – The risks to financial markets
posed by a rise in U.S. interest rates are at their lowest point
in two years, according to a survey of investors published on
Tuesday, with slowing growth in China by far the greater
concern.

This suggests an increasing degree of complacency over the
looming move, which may come next month and would be the Federal
Reserve’s first rate rise since June 2006, Barclays said.

Nov 2, 2015

Big banks cut euro, German yield outlook as ECB easing looms

LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Big investment banks are cutting
their forecasts for the euro and euro zone bond yields as the
divergence between U.S. and euro zone monetary policy looks set
to widen, potentially in dramatic fashion next month.

Morgan Stanley on Monday said it now expects the single
currency will fall to $1.03 early next year, and Citi said
10-year the German Bund yield could go as low as 0.1 percent.

Oct 31, 2015

No complaints from Van Gaal as United fire blanks again

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United’s goal drought continued with a scoreless draw at Crystal Palace on Saturday but manager Louis van Gaal brushed off criticism that his squad lacks firepower.

The Premier League stalemate was the team’s third 0-0 draw in a row, highlighting fans’ frustration with Van Gaal’s more deliberate style of play and his decision to sell three strikers and replace them with just one.

Oct 31, 2015

Soccer-No complaints from Van Gaal as United fire blanks again

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Manchester United’s goal drought continued with a scoreless draw at Crystal Palace on Saturday but manager Louis van Gaal brushed off criticism that his squad lacks firepower.

The Premier League stalemate was the team’s third 0-0 draw in a row, highlighting fans’ frustration with Van Gaal’s more deliberate style of play and his decision to sell three strikers and replace them with just one.