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08/21/2018 08:38 AM
Daily Briefing: Odyssey not over for Greece's Tsipras
After Greece's exit from its bailout programme this week, many are looking to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to set the direction of his country's future - and with it, his own uncertain political career ahead of next year's elections.


08/20/2018 04:31 PM
With record in view, ageing U.S. bull market may still be frisky
Why settle for nine-and-a-half years when you can do an even 10 or better? That’s the thinking of a lot of investors measuring whether a historically long run in U.S. stocks still has legs.


08/20/2018 03:54 PM
With recession looming, Argentina's Macri lacks options to defend peso
With interest rates sky-high and the economy heading for recession, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri is running short of options to stem a slide in the peso, economists say, leaving the battered currency at the mercy of volatility in emerging markets.


08/20/2018 02:51 PM
Bull market beliefs - Stock experts differ on market cycles
As Wall Street prepares on Wednesday to celebrate the current U.S. bull stock market becoming the longest in history, some investors are keeping corks in their champagne bottles.


08/20/2018 08:45 AM
Daily Briefing: Greece - freedom, of sorts
Greece can now "stand on its own feet" for the first time since 2010 after exiting its final, three-year bailout programme, the euro zone's rescue fund declared today.


08/17/2018 04:33 PM
Take Five - World markets themes for the week ahead
Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them:


08/17/2018 01:34 PM
Currency shocks knock platinum to 10-year lows
Platinum prices tumbled to 10-year lows as the collapse of Turkey's lira rippled through markets and weakened the currency of top producer South Africa, underlining persistent oversupply of the autocatalyst metal.


08/17/2018 08:27 AM
Falling offshore T-bond holdings highlight U.S. cash repatriation
Dollars are going home. In low-tax jurisdictions from Ireland to the Bahamas, the stock of Treasury bond holdings is down $22 billion (£17.32 billion) this year in a sign U.S. companies are repatriating cash held offshore after changes to how foreign earnings are taxed.


08/17/2018 08:23 AM
Daily Briefing: Bridge politics - bark worse than bite
Authorities in Italy say anything between 10 and 20 people are still missing after Tuesday's bridge collapse in Genoa, as rescuers continue recovery efforts.


08/17/2018 07:14 AM
Commentary: Fuel markets confirm global growth slowdown
If the global economy starts to grow more slowly, the impact will show up first in the price of refined fuels such as road diesel, marine gasoil and jet fuel that play a central role in the freight transport system.


08/16/2018 02:08 PM
Tide about to turn for markets as easy-money decade ends
Swept along by super-easy money, investors have debated for years how world markets will react when this central bank largesse inevitably ends. Now the liquidity tide is about to turn, and they have only a few months to adjust.


08/16/2018 02:06 PM
Commentary: Is the metals rout signal or noise? The zinc perspective
The London Metal Exchange (LME) base metals markets were a scene of carnage on Wednesday.


08/16/2018 01:10 PM
New fuel rules push shipowners to go green with LNG
Tough new rules on marine fuel are forcing shipowners to explore liquefied natural gas as a cleaner alternative and ports such as Gibraltar are preparing to offer upgraded refuelling facilities in the shipping industry's biggest shake-up in decades.


08/16/2018 11:50 AM
If rupee slump persists, it can hurt India's Modi
The rupee's plunge to a record low has worried a wide cross-section of India's society: companies, importers, those going on vacation and students planning to study overseas. But if the weakness persists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's job could become a lot harder just before big state and national elections.


08/16/2018 11:08 AM
Commentary: Best commodity bets? Exposed to China and less open to trade
The recent gyrations in the world economy around Turkey's currency and the escalating U.S.-China trade dispute have taken a toll on commodity prices, especially industrial metals.


08/16/2018 09:48 AM
Trump's latest boost to the dollar: U.S.-Turkey spat
President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for a weaker U.S. dollar in a bid to help U.S. exporters, but his recent trade policies, including the imposition of import tariffs on some Turkish goods, have had the opposite effect of strengthening the greenback.


08/16/2018 08:30 AM
Daily Briefing: In Italy, bridge politics heat up
In Genoa, the bridge tragedy is being followed by controversy.


08/15/2018 02:50 PM
Commentary: Dollar surge, EM turmoil echo Greenspan's 1998 'oasis of prosperity' warning
"It is just not credible that the United States can remain an oasis of prosperity unaffected by a world that is experiencing greatly increased stress," opined Alan Greenspan almost exactly 20 years ago.


08/15/2018 02:08 PM
Commentary: Nickel is dancing to a new electric (vehicle) beat
The world used almost 2.2 million tonnes of nickel last year. Around two thirds of that metal was absorbed by the stainless steel industry, which uses it as a key alloying agent.


08/15/2018 11:06 AM
Turkey tantrum? Investors fret over contagion from lira plunge
The plunge in Turkey's lira <TRYTOM=D3> to a series of record lows over the past week sent tremors through global markets. While the currency has recovered a little lost ground since Tuesday, investors are fretting about contagion via stress on foreign banks and firesales of emerging market assets.

 

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