LONDON - Anyone betting on another "Great Rotation" of investment flows out of bonds and into stocks is in for disappointment: it's not happening, and isn't going to.
FRANKFURT - Investors were spared immediate pain on Sunday after the European Central Bank's landmark banking health check did not force massive capital hikes amongst the euro zone's top lenders.
GABORONE - When environmental scientist Bakang Bogopa graduated first in his class from the University of Botswana two years ago he did not expect that his first job would be moving furniture or that he would still be living off handouts from his mother.
BRASILIA - President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election by spending heavily and promising to extend the fight against poverty but she will need to restore order to public finances in her second term to get Brazil's stalled economy back in gear.
MONROVIA/JOHANNESBURG - Africa's economic growth is bounding ahead, despite the Ebola epidemic gnawing at its western shoulder, but some see the continent showing a deficit in solidarity towards the three poor and war-weakened states worst hit by the deadly disease.
NEW YORK - Some very big investors are betting on an upswing in two problematic parts of the world right now, Europe and Japan, their confidence bolstered by the brisk money-printing from central banks in both regions.
WASHINGTON - After months of focus on slack in U.S. labor markets, the Federal Reserve faces a new challenge: the possibility that weak inflation may be so firmly entrenched it upends the return to normal monetary policy.
LONDON - A dramatic upswing in volatility is putting post-crisis financial markets to the test, as curbs on banks' ability to take risks and an increase in technology-driven trading expose potential new cracks in the system.
BOSTON - U.S. corporate bond funds this year are adding Treasuries to their holdings at more than twice the rate of corporate debt amid concern that the struggling European economy and potential changes in Federal Reserve policy will drag down profits at U.S. corporations.
LONDON - Low-rated euro zone bond yields fell on Tuesday after several sources told Reuters the ECB was considering buying corporate bonds, quelling some concerns that the central bank was not doing enough to stoke inflation and growth.
Europe Market Reports
Americas Market Reports
- U.S.: US STOCKS-Wall St up on GDP, earnings; fund year-end lifts winners
- Brazil: STXNEWS LATAM-Eneva suspends debt-servicing payments for a month
- Canada: CANADA STOCKS-TSX declines as Goldcorp leads sell-off in gold miners
- Chile: STXNEWS LATAM-Chile's SQM plummets, trading halted after potash shakeup
- Mexico: Mexico stock exchange resumes trading
Asia/Pacific Market Reports
- Gold: PRECIOUS-Gold, silver tumble to 4-year lows on dollar, shares
- Oil Report: UPDATE 1-Russia may resume gas supply next week if Ukraine pays $2.2 bln -Gazprom
- British Pound Report: Sterling edges up as Fed policy expectations peg back dollar
- US Dollar Report: Euro hits six-week high vs yen after in-line inflation reading
- RBS takes 400 million-pound forex charge and warns of more to come
- Kurds' battle for Kobani unites a people divided by borders
- Russia may resume gas supply next week if Ukraine pays $2.2 billion - Gazprom
- Euro zone inflation slightly higher in October
- Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian |
- Protesters in Burkina Faso call for Compaore to step down |
- British Airways owner ups profit forecast after third-quarter profit jump
- Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves |
- World Bank to cut 500 jobs in some units as part of revamp
- UK consumer morale edges down - GfK