LONDON - Britain's politicians and central bankers are watching one another even more closely than usual as the timing of a general election and a headline-making interest rate rise look set to converge.
LONDON - The European Central Bank has talked up the chances of launching a bond-buying programme to ward off deflation and having led markets down that path there could be a serious adverse reaction if it does not follow through.
LONDON - Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83-year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index.
LONDON - British investment managers slashed their equity holdings in August and bumped up their bets on bonds as heightened global tensions prompted a move away from risky assets, a poll showed.
LONDON - Commodities revenue at the top 10 investment banks climbed by about a fifth in the first half of the year as a cold winter boosted business in U.S. power and gas and some investors returned to the sector, a consultancy said.
LONDON - Benchmark 10-year German government borrowing costs have never been lower, and while the prospect of them dwindling to zero and even below is highly unlikely, it is no longer inconceivable.
FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank expects banks to flock to its new ultra-long loan offering in September, regardless of the weak economic outlook for the euro zone, primarily because they need to refinance an earlier round of such borrowing.
LONDON - On most weekday mornings over the past year, Paris-based financial trader David Sibi has turned on a computer program designed to try and beat the U.S. stock market before it even opens.
LONDON - If bad economic news continues to translate into good news for investors, any sharp acceleration of the world economy from here could well kill off the long-running equity bull market.
FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank is in a policy no man's land, bombarded by news of a stagnating euro zone economy but hesitant to move forward with new stimulus until measures it loaded in June have ignited.
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