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Mar 18, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
via Global Investing

Liquidity needs to pick up in EM

Emerging markets have seen heavy selling in the past few months, with political and economic crises hitting the region’s currencies and asset markets.

The obvious question now is: Is all the bad news in the price?

London-based CrossBorder Capital, who publishes monthly liquidity and risk appetite data for developed and emerging economies, thinks not.

Mar 18, 2014

Investors slash equity holdings as Ukraine tensions weigh – poll

LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – Investors cut equity
allocations to a 15-month low and kept their cash levels high in
March as tensions in Russia and Ukraine cut risk appetite, a
survey showed on Tuesday.

A monthly fund managers survey by Bank of America Merrill
Lynch showed investors’ equity holdings fell to a net 36 percent
overweight in March from a net 45 percent overweight last month.

Mar 17, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
Mar 17, 2014

Stocks rise, yen slips after peaceful Crimea vote

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) – World stocks rose from a
one-month low and the yen slipped on Monday as risky assets
bounced, relieved that Sunday’s referendum in Crimea passed
without major violence but waiting to see whether Western powers
will impose sanctions on Russia.

The euro came under pressure after data showed euro zone
consumer inflation dropped back in February to the level that
triggered a surprise interest rate cut in November, underlining
deflation risks in the bloc.

Mar 17, 2014

Global stocks near one-month low as western sanctions on Russia loom

LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks traded near a one-month low on Monday and the dollar and German bonds held firm as investors worried about the economic impact of possible western sanctions on Moscow after Crimea voted to separate from Ukraine.

U.S. Treasury yields ticked higher from a 1-1/2 week low set last week. Friday’s data showing a record drop in foreign governments’ holdings of Treasuries underscored the appetite of emerging countries like Russia for cashing in their holdings to defend their currencies.

Mar 17, 2014

Stocks near 1-month low as western sanctions on Russia loom

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) – World stocks traded near a
one-month low on Monday and the dollar and German bonds held
firm as investors worried about the economic impact of possible
western sanctions on Moscow after Crimea voted to separate from
Ukraine.

U.S. Treasury yields ticked higher from a 1-1/2 week low set
last week. Friday’s data showing a record drop in foreign
governments’ holdings of Treasuries underscored the appetite of
emerging countries like Russia for cashing in their holdings to
defend their currencies.

Mar 17, 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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