European Central Bank correspondent, Frankfurt
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Feb 11, 2014

Analysis: In emerging Europe, danger seen in policy rather than capital needs

LONDON (Reuters) – Central and eastern Europe may have weathered the latest emerging markets squalls better than most but Hungary and Romania show the region is not immune and capital flight is not the only worry on investors’ minds.

While most central European markets have fared better over the past year than the ‘fragile five’ countries of Indonesia, South Africa, Brazil, India, and Turkey with their urgent need to finance current account gaps, many have still been dragged through the wringer over the past couple of weeks.

Feb 10, 2014

Global Shares, Bunds edge higher, plenty of risk ahead

LONDON (Reuters) – World shares made guarded gains on Monday, encouraged that Wall Street was able to weather a seemingly disappointing U.S. jobs report last week but with more than enough event risk ahead to keep investors cautious.

European stocks got off to steady start, holding their ground along with safe-haven German Bunds as moves remained limited ahead of the week’s bigger events.

Feb 10, 2014

World stocks edge higher, plenty of risk ahead

LONDON (Reuters) – World shares made guarded gains on Monday, encouraged that Wall Street was able to weather a seemingly disappointing U.S. jobs report last week but with more than enough event risk ahead to keep investors cautious.

European stocks got off to steady start, holding their ground along with safe-haven German Bunds as moves remained limited ahead of the week’s bigger events.

Feb 10, 2014

Shares, Bunds edge higher, plenty of risk ahead

LONDON, Feb 10 (Reuters) – World shares made guarded gains
on Monday, encouraged that Wall Street was able to weather a
seemingly disappointing U.S. jobs report last week but with more
than enough event risk ahead to keep investors cautious.

European stocks got off to steady start, holding
their ground along with safe-haven German Bunds as
moves remained limited ahead of the week’s bigger events.

Feb 5, 2014

Upbeat data help European shares hold gains

LONDON (Reuters) – Upbeat economic data helped European shares break a three-day run of losses on Wednesday, offsetting some unconvincing company earnings and jitters about emerging markets.

Overnight trading in Asia had been mixed despite a rebound on Wall Street, but January purchasing manager index (PMI) data helped settle European nerves before the European Central Bank’s monthly meeting on Thursday.

Feb 4, 2014

U.S. stocks rebound from rout, dollar rises

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street stock prices rose on Tuesday, helping world shares steady after they hit a near four-month low, while the yen and U.S. and German government debt prices fell as jitters over emerging markets retreated.

Renewed bids for U.S. equities bolstered the dollar and oil and pared demand for gold.

Feb 4, 2014

Shares steadier as emerging market sell-off eases

LONDON (Reuters) – World shares steadied after falling to a near four-month low on Tuesday as a bounce in battered emerging market currencies and a positive start for Wall Street helped lift some of the recent gloom.

A weaker-than-expected report on U.S. factory activity had hit global equity markets and the dollar hard on Monday but European shares had clawed back most of their morning losses by the time Wall Street reopened.

Feb 4, 2014

Shares plunge as U.S. slowdown adds to EM woes

LONDON (Reuters) – World shares slumped to a near four-month low on Tuesday as signs the U.S. economy was stuttering compounded already frayed nerves following a sharp sell-off in emerging markets.

A weaker-than-expected report on U.S. factory activity hurt global equity markets and the dollar on Monday and left investors scurrying for traditional safe-haven assets such the U.S. and German government bonds and the Japanese yen.

Feb 4, 2014

Global shares plunge as U.S. slowdown adds to emerging markets woes

LONDON (Reuters) – World shares slumped to a near four-month low on Tuesday as signs the U.S. economy was stuttering compounded already frayed nerves following a sharp sell-off in emerging markets.

A weaker-than-expected report on U.S. factory activity hurt global equity markets and the dollar on Monday and left investors scurrying for traditional safe-haven assets such the U.S. and German government bonds and the Japanese yen.

Feb 4, 2014

Global shares plunge as U.S. slowdown adds to EM woes

LONDON (Reuters) – World shares slumped to a near four-month low on Tuesday as signs the U.S. economy was stuttering compounded already frayed nerves following a sharp sell-off in emerging markets.

A weaker-than-expected report on U.S. factory activity hurt global equity markets and the dollar on Monday and left investors scurrying for traditional safe-haven assets such the U.S. and German government bonds and the Japanese yen.