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Jan 13, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
Jan 13, 2014

Global stocks rise, dollar falls as Fed rate path reassessed

LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks rose towards a six-year high on Monday and the dollar and bond yields slipped as last week’s weak U.S. jobs data strengthened the case for the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates low for longer.

Emerging markets were one of the biggest beneficiaries, having previously been under pressure as investors took funds away from those economies most reliant on external funding back into the recovering developed world.

Jan 13, 2014

Stocks rise, dollar falls as Fed rate path reassessed

LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – World stocks rose towards a
six-year high on Monday and the dollar and bond yields slipped
as last week’s weak U.S. jobs data strengthened the case for the
Federal Reserve to keep interest rates low for longer.

Emerging markets were one of the biggest beneficiaries,
having previously been under pressure as investors took funds
away from those economies most reliant on external funding back
into the recovering developed world.

Jan 13, 2014
Jan 10, 2014

Looming interest rate rises no cause for panic

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) – As the era of money printing
draws to a close, the prospect of a cycle of rising interest
rates over the next couple of years appears daunting for
investors and households so used to cheap credit.

But the anxiety may be overdone.

A tightening of monetary policy in rich economies – where
some expect rate rises as soon as the end of this year – may
only see rates climbing by around half as much as in previous
episodes.

Jan 9, 2014
Jan 9, 2014
via Global Investing

A guide to North Korean “elections” – due in March

Investors are bracing themselves this year for elections in all of “Fragile Five” countries and a number of other emerging nations that are adding political concerns to those economies already vulnerable to capital flight risks.

Perhaps a lesser-known political event that is coming up in 2014 is in North Korea, which will hold “elections” for its parliament on March 9.

Jan 7, 2014
Jan 7, 2014

Shares extend losses to 4-mth low; Turkey under pressure

LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Emerging equities hit a four-month
low on Tuesday as weaker-than-expected U.S. data hit
export-sensitive Asia while a stronger dollar weighed on the
Turkish lira and other currencies reliant on capital inflows.

The MSCI’s broad emerging equity index fell 0.2 percent
, losing ground for a fifth straight day and on track
for one of its worst five-day performances since June.

    • 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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