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Jul 28, 2015

Stocks rebound, ignoring decline in Chinese markets

LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – European stocks snapped a
five-day losing streak on Tuesday, with merger activity and
earnings news lifting major markets by more than 1 percent, as
investors shrugged off another fall in Chinese stocks and Brent
oil’s slide to a six-month low.

The rebound in Europe looked set to extend to the United
States. Futures markets pointed to a rise of more than 0.5
percent on Wall Street.

Jul 28, 2015

Global stocks rebound, shrugging off volatile and weak China

LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks rose on Tuesday, with Europe snapping a five-day losing streak as investors shrugged off further weakness in commodity markets and Chinese shares to focus on more encouraging merger activity and earnings.

Oil languished at four-month lows and China’s benchmark stocks fell for a third straight day, but developed market equities and commodity currencies recovered.

Jul 28, 2015

Stocks rebound, shrugging off volatile and weak China

LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks rose on Tuesday, with Europe snapping a five-day losing streak as investors shrugged off further weakness in commodity markets and Chinese shares to focus on more encouraging merger activity and earnings.

Oil languished at four-month lows and China’s benchmark stocks fell for a third straight day, but developed market equities and commodity currencies recovered.

Jul 27, 2015

Deflation threat returns to stalk investors and policymakers

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Fear of falling prices in a
debt-laden world has returned to unnerve investors and central
banks alike, as the slide on oil and commodity markets that set
off a deflation scare last year has resumed with a vengeance.

This summer’s Shanghai stock market shock is also deepening
anxiety that a cooling of the Chinese economy will lead to
sharply lower global growth, while weak consumer prices are
undermining assumptions that U.S. interest rates will soon rise.

Jul 27, 2015

Sterling slips to two-week low versus resurgent euro

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Sterling continued its 10-day
decline against a resurgent euro on Monday, falling to its
lowest in two weeks, as investors looked ahead to British growth
data later in the week.

With Chinese market turmoil and a slide in commodity prices
throwing doubt over the strength of global growth, some sterling
traders are starting to question whether the Bank of England
will raise interest rates as soon as many had pencilled in.

Jul 23, 2015

Central banks dump up to $260 billion FX reserves in second quarter: Citi

LONDON (Reuters) – Central banks dumped as much as $260 billion of foreign exchange reserves in the second quarter as emerging market central banks tried to mitigate the impact of capital fleeing their own economies, according to Citi.

The decline is the largest drop in global FX reserves in more than a decade, outstripping the depletion in 2008-09 when central banks frantically tried to manage the fallout from the global financial crisis.

Jul 23, 2015

Central banks dump up to $260 billion foreign exchange reserves in second quarter – Citi

LONDON (Reuters) – Central banks dumped as much as $260 billion of foreign exchange reserves in the second quarter as emerging market central banks tried to mitigate the impact of capital fleeing their own economies, according to Citi.

The decline is the largest drop in global FX reserves in more than a decade, outstripping the depletion in 2008-09 when central banks frantically tried to manage the fallout from the global financial crisis.

Jul 23, 2015

Central banks dump up to $260 bln FX reserves in Q2 -Citi

LONDON, July 23 (Reuters) – Central banks dumped as much as
$260 billion of foreign exchange reserves in the second quarter
as emerging market central banks tried to mitigate the impact of
capital fleeing their own economies, according to Citi.

The decline is the largest drop in global FX reserves in
more than a decade, outstripping the depletion in 2008-09 when
central banks frantically tried to manage the fallout from the
global financial crisis.

Jul 22, 2015

Global stocks sour as Apple results leave bitter aftertaste

LONDON (Reuters) – Disappointment over U.S. corporate earnings, most notably at Apple Inc, the world’s largest company, pushed stocks lower on Wednesday and investors towards the shelter of bonds.

Retrenchment and caution dominated trading in other assets, with the dollar slipping a little further from its recent highs and commodities such as gold and oil resuming their downturn.

Jul 22, 2015

Stocks sour as Apple results leave bitter aftertaste

LONDON (Reuters) – Disappointment over U.S. corporate earnings, most notably at Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the world’s largest company, pushed stocks lower on Wednesday and investors towards the shelter of bonds.

Retrenchment and caution dominated trading in other assets, with the dollar slipping a little further from its recent highs and commodities such as gold and oil resuming their downturn.