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May 15, 2014

Stocks inch up, euro and yields fall on ECB easing bets

LONDON, May 15 (Reuters) – European stocks edged higher on
Thursday while the euro and debt yields fell as weak euro zone
growth data intensified expectations that the European Central
Bank will cut interest rates next month.

Investors are betting that central banks in developed
markets – including the Federal Reserve – will extend their
monetary support, while some also expect China to unveil
stimulus measures.

May 15, 2014

World stocks inch higher; euro falls on ECB easing bets

LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks followed Asia higher on Thursday while the euro fell as investors bet central banks in developed markets would continue their monetary support, with the European Central Bank poised to cut interest rates next month.

Emerging stocks were the biggest winners from expectations for more stimulus, hitting a 6-1/2 month high, while stronger-than-expected German first-quarter economic growth data pushed the benchmark German bond yield off one-year lows.

May 15, 2014

Stocks inch higher; euro falls on ECB easing bets

LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks followed Asia higher on Thursday while the euro fell as investors bet central banks in developed markets would continue their monetary support, with the European Central Bank poised to cut interest rates next month.

Emerging stocks were the biggest winners from expectations for more stimulus, hitting a 6-1/2 month high, while stronger-than-expected German first-quarter economic growth data pushed the benchmark German bond yield off one-year lows.

May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014

Investors cut risks; wary of crowded periphery euro debt -survey

LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) – Global investors cut back on
overstretched bets in May, reducing U.S. equities while adding
back emerging market assets and raising cash, a closely watched
survey showed on Tuesday.

They also viewed peripheral euro debt as the most crowded
trade.

The monthly survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which
polled 170 fund managers with combined assets of $455 billion,
showed investors boosted cash levels to the highest since June
2012.

May 12, 2014
May 9, 2014

Air getting thinner as yield hunt reaches new terrain

LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) – Investors may be stretching too
far for higher returns in what some are terming a worldwide
“Yield Grab-athon”, closing their eyes to the risk of heavy
potential losses when interest rates eventually drift higher.

This week’s message from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen
that the U.S. economy still needed support has only served to
spur on the yield fever that has taken hold in recent weeks.

May 8, 2014

Emerging stocks hit 2-week high; Russia, Turkey assets firm

LONDON, May 8 (Reuters) – Emerging stocks reached a two-week
high on Thursday as growing optimism over Ukraine and
supporting remarks from the Federal Reserve attracted investors
to riskier assets.

Declining risk aversion lifted Turkey’s lira to a 4 1/2-
month high against the dollar and boosted stocks, which also got
support from robust industrial output data, pointing to
stronger-than-expected economic growth.

May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014
    • About Natsuko

      "Since joining Reuters as a graduate trainee in 2000, Natsuko has reported on issues surrounding global financial markets, monetary policy and central banking from Tokyo, Singapore, London, Paris, Madrid, Davos, Dubai, Moscow and Istanbul. She won the Reuters best scoop of the year in 2007 for a story on China's foreign exchange reserves policy and was also given State Street\'s best journalist of the year award in the same year. Currently based in London, she covers global investment issues and sovereign wealth funds on the Investment Strategy Desk."
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      2000
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