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Ritvik Carvalho

RPT-GRAPHIC-Safety first: markets wary of world politics and policy and dash for bunkers

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LONDON, June 25 Gold, Switzerland's franc, Japan's yen, top-rated government bonds, and even bitcoin -- investors have dashed for havens and alternative assets this week as anxiety grows about trade wars, U.S.-Iran tensions and negative interest rates.

Safety first: markets wary of world politics and policy and dash for bunkers

25 Jun 2019

LONDON Gold, Switzerland's franc, Japan's yen, top-rated government bonds, and even bitcoin -- investors have dashed for havens and alternative assets this week as anxiety grows about trade wars, U.S.-Iran tensions and negative interest rates.

Dashboard of a downturn: global recession signals

21 Jun 2019

As the U.S.-China trade war erodes confidence and central banks prepare to unleash another wave of stimulus, investors are checking which advance warning indicators might be forecasting a global economic recession.

Rise of smaller rivals throws up fresh challenge to bitcoin

15 May 2019

LONDON Bitcoin's weathered hacks, heists, booms and busts to reign as the king of cryptocurrencies through its first decade. But now there's a fresh challenge to its dominance of the fledgling market: some 2,000 smaller digital coins.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Fed's slipstream leaves stocks beaming, dollar subdued

05 Jun 2019

* Italy bonds, bank stocks fall as EU says Italy broke debt rules

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks gain in Fed's cheery slipstream, dollar subdued

05 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 5 Global stocks gained for a third straight day on Wednesday, bolstered by investors' growing hopes that the Federal Reserve might cut interest rates this year to boost a slowing global economy, while the dollar languished near seven-week lows.

Keep it easy! Emerging central banks keep cutting rates in May

03 Jun 2019

LONDON Interest rate cuts by emerging market central banks outstripped rate hikes for a fourth straight month in May, taking their cue from the dovish turn of major central banks as fears over the health of the global economy and trade tensions take their toll.

Drum roll for TLTRO 3: Five questions for the ECB

03 Jun 2019

(This June 2 story refiles to fix typographical error in paragraph 31, no other changes to text)

Reading the Brexit tea leaves - Moves in sterling

24 May 2019

LONDON Sterling has been the focus for global investors rattled by Britain's planned departure from the European Union, plunging immediately after the vote to leave and then moving wildly ever since on Brexit-related headlines.

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