LONDON Global investors have raised their holdings of cash and bonds, citing fears about potential shock waves from a Brexit vote rippling beyond Britain and the increased likelihood of a rise in U.S. interest rates this summer.
LONDON Keeping the status quo may well be what the British government wants after its June 23 referendum on European Union membership, but a sigh of relief in the financial world could bring its own short-term economic policy headaches.
LONDON Investors seeking guidance on whether Britons will vote to leave the European Union are relying as much on bookmakers and punters as the established trackers of political trends, opinion pollsters.
SINGAPORE Foreign funds flowed into most Asian bond markets in April as investors sought higher yielding assets, shrugging off Brexit risks and a strengthening U.S. dollar.
LONDON For world markets, the main focus at this week's Group of Seven meeting in Japan will be how much leeway the host nation is given to boost economic growth and inflation, specifically through depreciation of the yen.
LONDON Investors have slashed holdings of UK equities to the lowest level since November 2008 on fear Britons will vote next month to leave the European Union, a monthly survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) showed on Tuesday.
SEATTLE Boeing Co's high-tech 787 Dreamliner has had its share of trouble, from early production delays to batteries that smoked and burned, grounding the worldwide fleet for months in 2013.
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Donald Trump's rise to de-facto Republican nominee for president poses an unusually high level of uncertainty for investors and businesses, potentially weighing on the economy and the Federal Reserve's plan to raise interest rates this year.
LONDON The European Central Bank and Bank of Japan may soon be spending as freely on shares as they already are on bonds, especially if the weapons so far deployed from their monetary policy arsenals continue to fire blanks.
LONDON The world is getting an object lesson on the problems of having one dominant global currency and even the supposed prime beneficiary, the United States, can see the downside.
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