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Commentary: U.S. banks get second-quarter trading boost but more volatility needed

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LONDON Banks have not had much to cheer when it comes to market trading in recent years, but the batch of U.S. second quarter earnings just out is providing some good news.

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'Reverse Yankee' bond sales shrivel as U.S. firms take home dollars

LONDON This year's near-collapse in U.S. companies' euro and sterling-based borrowing is being linked to Trump administration tax changes that are raising the appeal of bringing home cash held offshore to invest instead of tapping bond markets.

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Firmer U.S. dollar boosts corporate interest in currency hedging

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jessica DiNapoli and Caroline Valetkevitch

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Bumper wheat harvest may ignite Argentina economy

BUENOS AIRES A record wheat harvest expected in Argentina this year could arrive just in time to jumpstart the ailing South American economy in the fourth quarter, after growth has been hit by low investment, high inflation and a soy crop devastated by drought.

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Emerging market volatility fuelling currency trading boom

LONDON Emerging market foreign exchange trading is growing at a double-digit clip this year, as economic and political worries stoke volatility and sell-offs in currencies such as the Chinese yuan, Turkish lira and Mexican peso, industry data shows.

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Greece prepares to fly solo on bond markets

LONDON Once the outcast of European bond markets, Greece appears firmly on the road to redemption.

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Commentary: Markets wary of trade war risks, but complacent too

LONDON A global trade war would hit financial markets hard, potentially wiping trillions of dollars off the value of stocks and other assets. So it's a wonder investors appear relaxed at the prospect which, ominously, is growing more likely by the day.

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Tame UK inflation knocks BoE rate hike expectations

LONDON British inflation unexpectedly held steady last month, denting market confidence about a Bank of England interest rate hike next month and sending sterling to a 10-month low against the dollar.

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Not dead yet - Home of Brent crude gets new lease of life

LONDON Oil giant BP's Eastern Trough Area Project off the coast of Scotland wasn't supposed to be viable beyond 2018. But government and industry working together have given ETAP a new lease of life that is being closely watched by countries and companies eyeing other ageing projects around the world.

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Commentary: As trade war escalates, China's steel exports are rising again

LONDON The European Commission will this week unveil its proposed provisional "safeguard" measures to limit steel imports in response to the imposition of 25 percent tariffs on steel imports by the United States.

Markets

 

-5.18
7,678.79
-0.07%
-6.38
25,058.12
-0.03%
-66.80
22,697.88
-0.29%

Most Actives

Currencies

1.3138
1.1207
1.1726

Other Indices

28,224.48
12,561.42
5,398.32
2,801.83
150.85
179.54

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