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01/22/2018 03:53 PM
Commentary: Goldilocks conditions may be beginning to fray
LONDON (Reuters) - Even in a world of increasing political uncertainty, you could have set your 2017 financial market clock by three certainties: rising stocks, falling volatility and a flattening U.S. yield curve.


01/22/2018 08:51 AM
Daily Briefing: Reprieve for Merkel as SPD say 'Yes'
LONDON (Reuters) - At last, Angela Merkel's German conservatives get down to the formal (and final) negotiations today on a grand coalition with the Social Democrats today, who narrowly voted to go ahead with her at the weekend.


01/22/2018 09:42 AM
End of easy money sharpens focus on European earnings
MILAN (Reuters) - The European results season shifts into gear next week with equity valuations at their highest in more than a year and investors betting that the engine of earnings upgrades has plenty more fuel in the tank.


01/22/2018 09:34 AM
Emerging economies free of 'original sin' but companies still unforgiven
LONDON (Reuters) - Most developing nations have been absolved of the "original sin" that blocked them using their own currencies to raise money abroad, but their companies' sins have still not been forgiven, as the huge debt they have racked up in "hard" currency attests.


01/22/2018 09:35 AM
U.S. workforce shortages bolster case for Fed rate hikes
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (Reuters) - HydraForce Inc is going to almost desperate lengths, including offering to bus in out-of-town workers, to find the muscle it needs to meet growing demand for hydraulic valves from its three factories north of Chicago.


01/18/2018 02:20 PM
Commentary: FX-adjusted oil price rise gives ECB breathing room
LONDON (Reuters) - Energy prices are booming, but the inflationary impact from high oil is not so clear-cut.


01/17/2018 12:31 PM
Italy's election - From obstacle to opportunity for big bond investors
LONDON (Reuters) - Barely a year after French and Italian government bonds tanked on fears of a wave of anti-euro sentiment seemingly sweeping through Europe, the world's biggest bond investors are viewing Italy's election with equanimity and even some relish.


01/17/2018 11:53 AM
Euro surge threatens profitable bond trades
LONDON (Reuters) - The euro's sizzling January rally is undermining one of the most profitable bond market trades of recent years by potentially raising hedging costs and thereby eroding profits of overseas investors.


01/16/2018 02:31 PM
As stockpiles fall, which metals are really in tight supply?
LONDON (Reuters) - Stocks of industrial metals in London Metal Exchange (LME) warehouses fell more than 40 percent last year and further declines are expected in 2018, which should in theory signal tighter supplies and fuel a blistering price rally.


01/16/2018 11:21 AM
Commentary: Relax, wage boom won't unleash inflation
LONDON (Reuters) - Bond yields around the world are rising as the pieces of the inflation jigsaw fall into place: a booming world economy, high and rising oil prices, strong corporate capex spending and the lowest unemployment rates in years, even decades.

 

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