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      May 27, 2016

      Asian markets higher despite oil's retreat

      Asian shares were mostly higher on Friday morning, overcoming a soft lead from Wall Street and a retracement in the...

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      May 26, 2016

      Surprise drop hits US capital goods orders

      US orders for business equipment excluding aircraft and defense suffered a sharp and unexpected drop in April, the...

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      May 19, 2016

      Indonesia leaves interest rates unchanged

      Indonesia’s central bank has decided to hold interest rates at its two-day policy meeting. Bank Indonesia last cut its...

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      May 19, 2016

      Economists react: Philippines Q1 GDP revs up

      With first-quarter growth clocking in at 6.9 per cent, the Philippines’ economy looks to be humming along happily in...

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      May 19, 2016

      Philippines Q1 GDP expands by 6.9%

      The Philippines economy grew more than expected in the first quarter of 2016, and at the fastest pace since 2014. GDP...

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      May 18, 2016

      Chile grows 2% in first quarter, topping forecasts

      Chile’s economy regained some of its vigor during the first three months of the year despite the persistent weakness in...

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      May 16, 2016

      Oil rally: reasons to be wary

      Oil prices have been rallying hard since hitting a 12-year low in January, with Brent crude, the gl0bal benchmark,...

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      May 16, 2016

      Gilts extend rally to fourth week while peers dip

      UK government bonds are extending their rally to the fourth week, advancing while sovereign bonds elsewhere slip. The...

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      May 12, 2016

      Philippines leaves rates unchanged after Duterte election

      Political risk? What political risk… Philippines’ central bank has opted to leave rates unchanged on Thursday, in its...

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      May 12, 2016

      Eurozone industry slumps in March

      Painful. Industrial output in the eurozone contracted by 0.8 per cent in March, in a another sign that producers across...

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      May 11, 2016

      UK industry still stuck in the doldrums

      It’s the rebalancing that’s going nowhere. Britain’s industrial sector has fallen back into recession for the first...

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      May 11, 2016

      Bank of Thailand leaves rates on hold

      The Bank of Thailand has chosen to leave its benchmark rate unchanged, as expected. The BoT cut rates twice in 2015...

    11. May 9, 2016

      Tory peer dismisses Brexit risk to banks and points up SME fears

      Investment banks based in the UK would “not have a major problem” if Britain opted to leave the EU, according to a...

    12. May 9, 2016

      Brazil speaker annuls impeachment vote

      The impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil was thrown into confusion on Monday after the acting head of the...

    13. May 6, 2016

      Doubts raised over Poland’s success story

      Poland is widely seen as one of Europe’s rare economic success stories in recent years, the only EU state to avoid a...

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      May 6, 2016

      RBA cuts inflation forecast

      The Reserve Bank of Australia capped a busy week by cutting its inflation forecast for 2016 triggering a drop in the...

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      May 5, 2016

      Emerging market party 'has hit a wall'

      JPMorgan’s emerging market currency index is set for its biggest drop since January this week, and EM stocks and bonds...

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      May 5, 2016

      Australian dollar leads Asian peers after solid data

      The Australian dollar has dragged itself off the mat and is leading Asian currencies higher on Thursday following the...

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      May 4, 2016

      EMs: sell in May and go away?

      Sell in May and go away? That is looking to be the case for emerging market investors, with Fed comments over the...

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      May 3, 2016

      Economists react to UK manufacturing pullback

      Britain’s manufacturing sector screeched into reverse gear in April, contracting at its sharpest rate in more than...

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      May 3, 2016

      China manufacturing softens - Economists react

      Both the official and independent gauges of China’s manufacturing sector activity underwhelmed in April, but observers...

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      April 29, 2016

      Eurozone GDP: economists react

      The eurozone has managed to grow at its fastest pace in a year in the first quarter and unemployment is at a fresh...

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      April 29, 2016

      Taiwan's recession deepens as GDP shrinks for a third quarter

      The Taiwanese economy shrank more than expected in the first quarter, suggesting tighter links to a slowing China...

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      April 28, 2016

      US growth slows — Economists react

      For investors that, earlier this year, feared that the US was entering a recession, the latest growth figures might...

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      April 28, 2016

      Bank of Japan rumbles global markets

      The yen is surging and stocks are taking a hit after the Bank of Japan dashed traders hopes of further stimulus...

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      April 27, 2016

      Fed takes less cautious tone - Wall St reacts

      Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday suggested their anxiety over a weak global economy and financial market...

    25. April 27, 2016

      Brexit sparks outbreak of agreement among economists

      There is a long-running joke that if you laid all the world’s economists end to end they would never reach a...

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      April 27, 2016

      UK growth slowdown: economists react

      An expected slowdown in UK growth was confirmed this morning, after the economy expanded by 0.4 per cent in the first...

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      April 27, 2016

      Aussie Q1 inflation puts pressure on RBA

      Consumer price inflation Down Under – or rather the the lack of it – is leaving the central bank plenty of room to ease...

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      April 25, 2016

      Ifo: German business sentiment dips

      German business sentiment dipped unexpectedly in April as the mood among exporters weakened slightly amid slowdowns in...

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      April 19, 2016

      German economic sentiment: Brexit bites but China lifts

      “Surprisingly positive economic news from China” helped lift economic sentiment in Germany in April, the ZEW think tank...

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      April 19, 2016

      Bank of Korea cuts GDP, inflation forecasts again

      The Bank of Korea has taken the knife to its economic forecasts for the second time this year as it stands pat on...

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      April 18, 2016

      Kiwi CPI readings push back easing timeline

      Consumer prices in New Zealand rose in the first quarter, increasing the likelihood that the central bank will defer...

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      April 15, 2016

      Argentina gets rating upgrade from Moody's

      More good news for Argentina ahead of its eagerly anticipated blockbuster bond sale next week. Moody’s on Friday raised...

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      April 15, 2016

      Economists react to China's Q1 GDP

      China’s first-quarter GDP growth came in 6.7 per cent, hitting the higher end of Beijing’s 6.5 to 6.7 per cent target...

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      Sceptics doubt Brazil bounce will last

      Brazilian assets have performed well in 2016 with the Bovespa equity index before Wednesday’s session up 20 per cent...

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      April 12, 2016

      Bovespa rallies as impeachment clears hurdle

      Impeachment bulls are back. Brazilian stocks rose the most among global benchmarks on Tuesday after a congressional...

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      Tamper with tax havens at your peril

      Revelations in the Panama Papers have caused concern that so-called tax havens lie at the centre of a web of criminal...

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      April 11, 2016

      Japan machine orders shrink less than expected in February

      Capital spending took a step back in February after a solid start to the year. Machine orders, a popular – albeit...

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      April 8, 2016

      Unexpected weakness in French industrial data

      France’s industrial sector is in weaker shape than expected. Industrial production grew at an annual pace of 0.6 per...

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