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Global funds prefer stocks on policy easing, bond rally: Reuters poll

31 Oct 2019

BENGALURU Global funds recommended an increase in equity exposure in October to obtain better returns at a time when stocks and bonds have rallied simultaneously on policy easing and monetary stimulus offered by major central banks, a Reuters poll found.

Deeper global slowdown still more likely despite round of rate cuts: Reuters poll

25 Oct 2019

BENGALURU A steeper decline in global economic growth still more likely than a synchronized recovery, even as multiple central banks dole out rounds of monetary easing, according to economists polled by Reuters in recent weeks.

Stocks out of favour again as global funds prefer bonds in September - Reuters poll

01 Oct 2019

BENGALURU Global investors recommended a cut to equity exposure in September for the sixth month in a row as growth concerns driven by the ongoing U.S.-China trade war pushed them to maintain their preference for bonds, a Reuters poll showed.

G10 currencies to dance to dollar's tune, trade-war and Fed song: Reuters poll

06 Sep 2019

BENGALURU Group of 10 currencies will be driven by the U.S.-China trade war and actions by the U.S. Federal Reserve in coming months, while economic developments in other parts of the world are likely to take second stage, a Reuters poll found.

RPT-POLL-Funds cut stocks to near 3-yr low, say correction risk significant

02 Sep 2019

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Funds cut stocks to near three-year low, say correction risk significant - Reuters poll

30 Aug 2019

BENGALURU Global funds in August recommended an increase to bonds and cash holdings to the highest since early 2013 at least and cut equities to the lowest since late 2016, penciling in a more than 45% chance of a significant correction in stock markets this year.

Stocks to rise as rate cuts beat back trade worries for now: Reuters poll

29 Aug 2019

BENGALURU World stocks will keep rising over the coming year, according to the latest Reuters polls of strategists, but wild gyrations are likely in the lift from expected central bank policy easing and drag from developments in the U.S.-China trade war.

Euro zone business growth recovers, but outlook darkens

22 Aug 2019

BENGALURU Euro zone business growth nudged up in August and may provide some modest cheer for policymakers, a survey showed, but the weakness in manufacturing and future expectations will keep the European Central Bank on track to ease policy in September.

Dollar will be cut down to size if Fed gives in to market whims - Reuters poll

08 Aug 2019

BENGALURU The U.S. dollar's dominance will come to an end if the Federal Reserve gives in to pressure from financial markets and President Donald Trump and chops interest rates another 50 basis points this year, a Reuters poll of market strategists showed.

Increasingly cautious global funds build cash buffer; cut equities - Reuters poll

31 Jul 2019

"More caution" was the mantra of global fund managers in July, with recommended equity allocations cut to the lowest since early 2017 and suggested cash holdings increased to the highest in five months, a Reuters poll showed.

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Prince Andrew halts public duties over sex scandal

Britain's Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding his "ill-judged" association with late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein had caused major disruption to the royal family's work.