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Global funds raise cash and bond holdings - Reuters poll

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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.

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Summer heat for sterling if referendum backs status quo

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.

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Investors bank on bookies for Brexit trends as pollsters sow confusion

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.

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Asian bonds attract inflows despite solid dollar, Brexit risk

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.

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G7, markets face struggle to quell yen volatility

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.

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Brexit fears drive funds' UK equity holdings to 7-1/2-year low

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.

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Boeing's 787 Dreamliner faces new challenge: slow sales

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.

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Different this time? Trump candidacy could weigh on Fed thinking

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.

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Stock-buying pill tempts ECB, BOJ as deflation headache builds

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.

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Stuck with dangerous dollar dominance

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.

Markets

 

5.14
6,270.79
+0.08%
44.93
17,873.22
+0.25%
62.38
16,834.84
+0.37%

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Currencies

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1.3153
1.1113

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10,286.31
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2,099.06
123.81
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