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Investor flows to emerging markets cool after China stocks fever – IIF

Investor money flows into emerging markets have slowed in recent days after scaling dizzying heights in mid-February thanks to Chinese equities attracting foreign funds, data from the Institute of International Finance showed. Emerging markets had a torrid 2018 when crisis in Turkey and Argentina as well as rising borrowing costs battered riskier assets around the globe. Yet a dovish turn by the U.S. Federal Reserve in early February saw investors pile back into riskier assets in recent weeks. In mid-February, fund managers surveyed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch named ...

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Global stock market resurgence to be short-lived, 2019 outlook cut – Reuters Poll

Global stock markets in 2019 will at best only recoup losses from the deep sell-off late last year, according to equity market analysts in Reuters polls, who reckon the risk is skewed more toward a sharp fall by mid-year. Optimism among ever-bullish equity strategists has been dented after 2018 marked the worst year for most markets since the global financial crisis, when nearly $7 trillion (5 trillion pounds) was wiped off world stock markets. The Feb 12-27 Reuters polls of over 200 equity strategists, analysts and fund managers from around ...

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Global Stocks Move Higher After a Bumpy Week

Global stocks ticked up on Friday after a tumultuous week in markets, when investors had grappled with mixed news from U.S.-China trade talks, a breakdown in conversations on denuclearization in North Korea and a slew of new economic data. In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 was up 0.5 % in morning trading. Futures pointed to opening rebounds of 0.4% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. Asian stocks also gained, with the Shanghai Stock Exchange rising 1.8%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index up 0.6% and Japan’s Nikkei ...

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Europe’s Rallying Stock Market Leaves Many Investors Skeptical

European stocks are enjoying their best start to a year since 2015, sparking concerns that threats such as slowing growth and a disruptive Brexit could bring the rally to a skidding halt. The Stoxx Europe 600, which tracks large, mid- and small-cap stocks, has gained 10.3% in 2019, putting it on course for its best combined January and February in four years. The index is within striking distance of surpassing the S&P 500, which is up 11.4%. Analysts attribute the rebound to relief that the Federal Reserve and European Central ...

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Stocks fall for third day as investors dial down trade hopes

Global stocks retreated for a third straight day on Thursday as investors reduced their optimism over U.S.-Sino trade talks, while an early end to a U.S.-North Korean summit in Vietnam and weak economic data out of China also hit sentiment. The Japanese yen and the Swiss franc – both safe-haven currencies – gained after the United States and North Korea failed to reach an agreement on denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula after two days of meetings. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had constructive discussions ...

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Investors are digging in for an age of anxiety: Kemp

Financial markets remain cautious despite reports of progress in trade talks between the United States and China and a much more dovish tone in recent comments from Federal Reserve policymakers. Reaching a bilateral trade deal or at least postponing the implementation of punitive tariffs is probably necessary to avert the threat of a global recession or an extended slowdown, but will it be sufficient? Most financial and real indicators show the United States and other major economies slowing sharply over the fourth quarter of last year as tariff threats, volatile ...

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Investors counting on a big rally when China and US trade talks conclude could be disappointed

A trade agreement between the U.S. and China could result in a “sell the news” market reaction, if the deal comes up short or does not remove existing tariffs, traders said. President Donald Trump indefinitely dropped his threat to raise tariffs to 25 percent from 10 percent on $200 billion in Chinese goods, ahead of the March 1 deadline for trade progress. The president said talks were productive and he looks forward to signing an agreement with China’s President Xi Jinping. Stocks surged Monday after the weekend announcement, with the ...

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China urged to avoid cautionary tale of Japan and the Plaza Accord in currency deal with US

Amid reports that the United States will demand that China stop devaluing its currency as part of any trade agreement, Beijing has been urged to learn from the cautionary tale of Japan, which in 1985 agreed to a currency deal which has shouldered a good portion of the blame for its economy’s disastrous “lost decade”. The US demands that China limit the yuan’s depreciation have been compared with the Plaza Accord, under which Japan, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the US agreed to push the value of the US ...

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Global Stocks Decline as Violence Erupts in Kashmir

Global stocks fell on Wednesday as a violent confrontation escalated between India and Pakistan, even after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell affirmed a wait-and-see approach to interest-rate changes. The Stoxx Europe 600 shed 0.5% in the opening minutes of trading. U.S. futures pointed to opening losses of 0.2% both for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. In Asia, major indexes bucked a positive trend seen earlier in the day following reports that the Pakistani military shot down two Indian aircraft that had entered its airspace over the ...

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UBS Forecast Has S&P 500 Climbing to a Record by June

The rebound in stocks since Christmas has been breathtaking. Sentiment among Wall Street analysts is being repaired with similar speed. The latest example is Keith Parker at UBS Group AG. The strategist in January slashed his 2019 forecast for the S&P 500 from the second-highest among those tracked by Bloomberg to below consensus. Now, he says the benchmark will climb to new highs by the end of June, approaching his year-end target of 2,950. The index recently traded close to 2,805, about 4 percent below the record 2,930 reached in ...

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Global Stocks Give Back Some Early-Week Gains

Global stocks slipped Tuesday, relinquishing some of Monday’s gains as investors awaited further news on trade talks between the U.S. and China. The Stoxx Europe 600 fell 0.4% in the opening minutes of trading, weighed down by weakness in its trade-exposed constituents. The autos and parts sector fell 0.8% to reverse its early-week gains. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 index underperformed its counterparts, falling 1% as the British pound rose 0.3% against both the dollar and the euro. That came after the U.K.’s leading opposition party signaled its support for a ...

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Brexit Won’t Stop the Multitrillion Dollar Derivatives Market From Trading

The U.K. and U.S. sought to allay fears of disruption in the multitrillion-dollar derivatives market, vowing to put in place emergency policies to ensure trading continues uninterrupted in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The heads of the Bank of England, Financial Conduct Authority and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission promised a seamless transition after the U.K. leaves the European Union, whatever form it takes. The moves would help traders use many key exchanges and clearinghouses, including those run by the London Stock Exchange Group Plc., CME Group Inc. and ...

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Global Stocks Pushed Higher by Tariff Delay

Global stocks rose and Chinese stock indexes enjoyed their largest daily gains in years on Monday, surging more than 5% on easing trade tensions and top-level support for the country’s financial sector. President Trump’s statement Sunday that he would delay a planned increase in tariffs on Chinese goods helped allay many economists’ biggest concern for global growth in coming months, leading to modest gains in other markets. The Stoxx Europe 600 rose 0.2% in midday trading, while futures pointed to opening rises for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the ...

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Dollar crown intact as central banks emulate Fed tightening pause

It was supposed to be the start of a dollar downturn. Instead, investors are scaling back those bets as a dovish shift by the Federal Reserve is emulated by central banks worldwide – keeping intact the greenback’s interest rate premium over other currencies. The dollar gained 4.4 percent in 2018 – its best year since 2015 – as strong economic growth allowed the Fed to raise rates repeatedly, even as most other developed economies struggled with weaker momentum. Traders began in late 2018 to bet the dollar was heading for ...

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World shares breathe easy as Trump pushes out tariff deadline

Equity markets across Europe and Asia rose on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would hold off on hiking tariffs on Chinese imports, buoying hopes of a resolution to a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. European stocks climbed 0.4 percent to their highest since October, led by a 0.5 percent bump in Germany’s trade-sensitive DAX, where China-exposed sectors from industrials to autos made ground. Trump said on Sunday he would delay an increase in U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods planned for March 1 thanks to ...

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