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Apr 7, 2014

World stocks slip from six-year high; euro yields fall

LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks slipped from last week’s six-year high on Monday on concerns about technology shares, while speculation the European Central Bank will ease policy further pushed down European bond yields.

The Nasdaq suffered its biggest decline since February on Friday as high-flying and high-growth shares mostly in the tech and biotech sectors extended their recent sell-off, with sentiment spilling into Asia.

Apr 7, 2014

World stocks slip from six-year high

LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks slipped from last week’s six-year high on Monday on concerns about technology shares, while speculation the European Central Bank will ease policy further pushed down European bond yields.

The Nasdaq suffered its biggest decline since February on Friday as high-flying and high-growth shares mostly in the tech and biotech sectors extended their recent sell-off, with sentiment spilling into Asia.

Apr 4, 2014
Apr 4, 2014

Emerging market bounce may disappoint long-term investors

LONDON, April 4 (Reuters) – A tentative recovery in emerging
markets may paradoxically disappoint some investors who had
hoped a sell-off earlier this year would push governments into
making reforms to stimulate longer-term economic growth.

Higher asset prices and a return of portfolio investment
flowing into countries such as India may mask the urgency for
emerging economies to reduce their reliance on foreign capital
and improve productivity at home.

Apr 2, 2014

Sovereign funds wary of hidden emerging market exposure: Templeton

LONDON (Reuters) – Sovereign wealth funds see emerging market turbulence as a long term buying opportunity, but are wary of excessive exposure via some of their Western holdings such as luxury goods makers, a top investment official at Franklin Templeton said.

David Smart, who heads a team managing assets for sovereign funds and supranational clients at Franklin Templeton, said the $5 trillion sector can afford to ride out volatile swings thanks to its long-term horizons.

Apr 2, 2014
Apr 1, 2014

Panama’s sovereign wealth fund to diversify into stocks – CIO

LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – Panama’s sovereign wealth fund
expects to begin the process of investing some of its assets
into equities later this year, and would target developed
economies, its chief investment officer said on Tuesday.

The fund, set up in 2012 to safeguard the country against
negative shocks, currently invests almost two thirds of its $1.3
billion of assets in fixed income and holds the rest in cash.

Mar 31, 2014
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Mar 31, 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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