LONDON (Reuters) – European fund managers lifted cash levels to a 1-1/2 year high in March and cut equity holdings as they shunned riskier assets in response to rising geopolitical tensions and rich valuations, a Reuters survey showed on Monday.
Investors boosted holdings of both European bonds and equities to their highest levels in more than three years, the monthly poll of 19 asset managers in continental Europe showed.
LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s top investors lifted cash holdings this month to their highest since July 2012 and pruned equities, seeking to cut risk at the end of a volatile quarter, a Reuters poll shows.
The monthly polls covering 51 leading investment houses in the United States, Japan and Europe showed cash holdings rose to 6.6 percent from 6.2 percent in February.
LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) – Japan’s financial markets face
a challenging new fiscal year as economic slowdown in its
emerging trading partners and a sales tax hike at home push
risk-shy investors into cash-like assets.
Almost a year after Japan unleashed the world’s most
intensive burst of monetary stimulus, the benchmark Nikkei index
stands at the bottom of the 2014 performance league,
falling 7 percent to be the biggest losing asset after copper. link.reuters.com/pat75v
LONDON (Reuters) – The euro fell on Thursday and peripheral European government bond yields hit their lowest levels in years as speculation grew that the European Central Bank may ease monetary policy soon.
Emerging market stocks edged higher and Ukraine’s sovereign government bonds rose after the International Monetary Fund said it had agreed a $14-18 billion bailout for the country.
LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – Emerging stocks hit their
highest level in almost three weeks on Wednesday and the rouble
rose as the West held off from more economic sanctions on
The lira fell as political tensions grew ahead of local
elections on Sunday. The central bank’s comments that it would
use reserve requirements and liquidity policies if economic
activity slowed down also weighed on the currency.