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John Geddie

17 Feb 2017

French hard-left presidential candidates eye cooperation, bond yields rise

PARIS/LONDON Two hard-left candidates said on Friday they were discussing cooperation in their bid for the French presidency, jolting investors already nervous over the possibility of a win for far-right, anti-globalisation candidate Marine Le Pen.

16 Feb 2017

Technically, Britain could be waving goodbye to positive bond yields

LONDON Investors may soon be paying for the privilege of lending to the British government for as long as ten years, according to a form of technical analysis known as Elliot Wave.

15 Feb 2017

U.S. rate hike prospects prop up German yields at one-week high

LONDON Europe's benchmark German bond yield hit a one-week high on Wednesday ahead of U.S. inflation data that could further increase what is still seen as an outside chance of an interest rate rise in the world's largest economy next month.

13 Feb 2017

France's euro exit debate could hurt other ratings in bloc - DBRS

LONDON Ratings agency DBRS said on Monday that proposals from France's far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen to negotiate a process for countries to leave the euro zone could have implications for France's rating and the bloc's other members.

09 Feb 2017

Banks, brokers face post-Brexit mis-selling claims over FX options

LONDON Banks and foreign exchange brokers in Britain face legal claims from small companies which allege they were mis-sold complex currency derivatives that soured when the pound fell after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, according to court filings and sources familiar with the cases.

08 Feb 2017

Sterling weathers economic warnings to hold above $1.25

LONDON Sterling held above $1.25 on Wednesday as warnings about the economic impact of Brexit failed to reverse the positive effect of suggestions that Britain's economy could sustain interest rate rises.

08 Feb 2017

Investors fear 'accident' as Greek debt repayment nears

LONDON Investors in cash-strapped Greece appear to be losing faith in a pledge from European officials five years ago that the country's default would be a one-off.

07 Feb 2017

Investors fear 'accident' as Greek debt repayment nears

LONDON Investors in cash-strapped Greece appear to be losing faith in a pledge from European officials five years ago that the country's default would be a one-off.

06 Feb 2017

Sterling dips to one-week low as MPs work on Brexit law

LONDON Sterling hit a one-week low against the dollar on Monday as Prime Minister Theresa May faced challenges over her legislative plan for taking Britain out of the European Union.

04 Feb 2017

Scotland captain Laidlaw says "changed group" has found winning ways

EDINBURGH Scotland rugby captain Greig Laidlaw said his team were "a changed group" after his side, so often the gallant losers, held on to upset Ireland 27-22 in the Six Nations on Saturday.

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