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Dec 11, 2013
Dec 6, 2013
Dec 6, 2013

style Fed risks to hit junk bonds hardest

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Crowded junk corporate bond
markets may be most vulnerable to what could be the main
outlying risk of 2014: a Federal Reserve that is slow to
withdraw monetary stimulus and forced to play catch-up.

Juicy yields and low default rates have lured return-hungry
investors to the risky high-yield market, which has seen inflows
of $20 billion globally this year.

Dec 5, 2013
Dec 3, 2013
Dec 3, 2013

Egypt delays IMF loan decision, Gulf aid helps reform: deputy PM

LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Egypt has postponed any decision
on taking a $4.8 billion loan from the IMF as financial aid from
Gulf states has given Cairo some breathing space as it starts to
conduct economic reforms, Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Bahaa
El-Din said on Tuesday.

Bahaa El-Din said Egypt has so far received around $8
billion of a $12 billion aid package from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait
and the United Arab Emirates promised in July, days after the
army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

Dec 3, 2013
Dec 3, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
Nov 29, 2013

Global investors brace for Fed move, cut North American bonds – Reuters poll

LONDON (Reuters) – Leading global investors slashed North American bond holdings to a 3 1/2-year low in November as expectations for dwindling U.S. monetary stimulus encouraged them to buy developed-market equities, a Reuters survey showed on Friday.

The monthly poll of 52 leading investment houses from the United States, Japan and Europe also showed Latin America is bearing the brunt of the investor shift out of emerging markets, with its equity weighting hitting nearly 4-year lows.

    • 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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