LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) – The Turkish lira hovered close
to record lows on Friday, hurt by investors’ fears of political
interference in monetary policy and by general jitters about
emerging markets which face headwinds from a resurgent dollar.
U.S. jobs data later in the day is expected to show an
increase in payrolls and a fall in the jobless rate, which could
signal the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates by
LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) – Falling oil production remains
the most important risk to Mexico’s economy this year and may
force the government to tighten spending further into 2016,
Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters at the London Stock Exchange,
Videgaray said the risk was that oil production could fall
further, following January’s output decline which sent
production to the lowest since mid-1990s.
LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) – A decade-long period of
rock-bottom default rates on emerging- market debt looks to be
coming to an end.
All the factors that fed a boom in overseas borrowing –
fast economic growth, a weak dollar, booming commodity prices,
and low U.S. interest rates — appear to be changing. And if the
past is any indication, the $3 trillion emerging-market debt
sector could be headed for trouble.
LONDON, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Monetary easing expectations
weighed on the Israeli shekel and Turkish lira on Tuesday amid
broader weakness among emerging market currencies, though the
rouble stabilised after recent heavy falls.
Russian dollar bonds also firmed modestly, a day after
losses triggered by Moody’s, the second agency to cut Russia to
junk status. Markets shrugged off an announcement that Barclays
would eject 10 dollar-denominated and one euro-denominated
Russian bond from its Global Aggregate Indices.
ALMATY/LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Facing early elections,
Kazakhstan has been steadfast in refusing to devalue the tenge
but the dangers of an over-valued currency are already evident
and may ultimately force official action.
Kazakhstan’s biggest trade partners, notably Russia, have
seen their currencies fall sharply against the dollar in the
past year. On the weekend, fellow ex-Soviet energy exporter
Azerbaijan became the latest to devalue.
LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Russian and Ukrainian sovereign
bonds sold off heavily on Monday, with the latter now trading
around 40 cents in the dollar as continued fighting in eastern
Ukraine raised fears for both credits.
The violence, and sanctions imposed for Russia’s role in it,
have exacerbated economic problems caused by falling oil prices,
with Moody’s cutting Russia’s rating to junk late on Friday.
LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) – European share markets hovered
near seven-year highs on Friday as investors grew more confident
that euro zone finance ministers would reach a deal that would
allow Greece to receive funding and stay in the euro zone.
U.S. stock futures indicated a slightly firmer opening on
Wall Street, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq index closing in on the
all-time high touched 15 years ago
as investors also focused on signs of economic improvement
across the developed world.
LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks fell from five-month highs on Friday and the euro weakened before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers that could put Greece on its way to exiting the euro zone.
European equity markets were a touch higher, however, and U.S. stock futures indicated a firmer open on Wall Street, as investors focused on signs of economic improvement across the developed world.
LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) – World stocks fell from five-month
highs on Friday and the euro weakened before a meeting of euro
zone finance ministers that could put Greece on its way to
exiting the euro zone.
European equity markets were a touch higher, however
, and U.S. stock futures indicated a firmer
open on Wall Street , as investors focused
on signs of economic improvement across the developed world
LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks eased off five-month highs on Friday and the euro fell before a European finance ministers’ meeting that could potentially cut Greece adrift and set it on the path to exiting the euro zone.
European equity markets opened a touch higher however, focusing on continued signs of economic improvement across the euro bloc, as data showed robust private sector growth in France and Germany.