WASHINGTON The U.S. derivatives regulator will move on from reforms undertaken after the 2007-09 financial crisis to a new focus on U.S. competitiveness and the potential for shocks to the global $710 trillion (564.39 trillion pound) swaps markets under President-elect Donald Trump.
LONDON Britain's top share index is set to rise around 4 percent by the end of 2017, lagging this year's gains, analysts polled by Reuters said, while warning politics could upset predictions.
BERLIN The resounding "no" from Italian voters to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's referendum on constitutional reform was not a rejection of the European Union and its single currency, as jubilant populists from across the bloc claimed on Monday.
WASHINGTON Change at the Federal Reserve could come quickly with President-elect Donald Trump's team pledging to promptly fill high-level central bank jobs and roll out a tax and fiscal plan that could rewrite policymakers' core economic assumptions.
NEW YORK Oil's blistering rally of up to 10 percent to $50 a barrel on Wednesday should continue into next week, analysts and fund managers said, after the world's top producers announced a historic deal to rein in output. | Video
LONDON Global investors raised their bond exposure and held cash at high levels in November, citing uncertainty around U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's plans and worries about political risk in Europe, a Reuters monthly poll showed on Wednesday.
LONDON - British funds remain wary of calling an end to the three-decade bond bull run, having upped their debt holdings in November despite a worldwide swing towards so-called reflationary trades following Donald Trump's U.S. election win.
LONDON European investors dumped emerging market assets in November, fearing the fall-out from Donald Trump's U.S. presidential election win, and increased their euro zone bond holdings on expectations of continued European Central Bank buying.
U.S. funds increased equity allocations to a 16-month high in November on expectations that fiscal stimulus from President-elect Donald Trump will boost stocks, a Reuters poll found.
PARIS On paper, French presidential favourite Francois Fillon's free-market plans to cut business taxes, relax labour laws and shrink the public sector should give corporate France a shot in the arm and boost economic growth.
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