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      July 26, 2016

      Aldi's expansion credit negative for incumbent Aussie supermarkets: Moody's

      Australia’s incumbent supermarket operators are coming under increasing pressure as Aldi increases market share. That’s...

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      July 26, 2016

      Markets in retreat as investors gear up for Fed, BoJ

      Asian markets were softer on Tuesday after Wall Street pulled back from a record high and investors readied themselves...

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      July 25, 2016

      S&P dips from record as energy weighs

      A steep decline in energy shares led the S&P 500 into the red on Monday, knocking Wall Street’s benchmark barometer...

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      July 25, 2016

      Turkish lira, stocks and bonds continue to rebound

      The Turkish lira is climbing for the third straight session after hitting a record low last Wednesday, while Turkish...

    5. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Stocks slip on slew of weak earnings; ECB stays on hold

      Stocks are ending the week on a downbeat note as traders reassess the chances of more central bank support, and after...

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      July 21, 2016

      Turkey reassures markets after 'knee jerk' shock

      Turkey’s economy can withstand a market shock, the country’s deputy prime minister has said, as investors flee stocks...

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      July 21, 2016

      Markets hold on to gains ahead of ECB meeting

      Global stocks are hugging eight-month highs, benchmark bond yields are steady and the single currency is a touch...

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      July 21, 2016

      Lira climbs after Turkish state of emergency declared

      The Turkish lira is strengthening from record lows this morning as the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

    9. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Corporate debt to swell to $75tn by 2020 — S&P

      Global corporate debt is expected to swell to $75tn by 2020, from $51tn at present, and a correction in credit markets...

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      July 20, 2016

      Turkish lira falls to new record low on S&P downgrade

      The Turkish lira weakened a new record low against the greenback on Wednesday after the country was cut deeper into...

    11. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      S&P 500 hits new high as traders eye earnings

      US stocks rose, with the S&P 500 hitting a fresh record high, as investors mulled a batch of upbeat corporate earnings....

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      July 20, 2016

      Japan shares lower amid mixed Asian markets

      Japanese markets were lower amid a mixed session for Asian markets as Wall Street pulled back from a record high and...

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      July 20, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Asia to muddle around after Wall St eases

      It was the best of times, it was the worst of times as Wall Street edged back from a record high overnight as an...

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      July 19, 2016

      S&P may cut Deutsche Bank's rating

      Standard & Poor’s on Tuesday placed Deutsche Bank’s credit rating on review for a downgrade. The ratings agency revised...

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      July 19, 2016

      Japanese markets defy regional sell-off

      Most Asian stock markets were weaker on Tuesday morning, with Japanese shares managing to avoid the sell-off as...

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      July 19, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Asia to follow Wall St higher

      Wall Street was back on its winning path on Monday, notching up its fifth record high in six sessions as nervousness...

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      July 18, 2016

      Wall St struggles to add to record run

      US stocks opened largely unchanged, with both the S&P and Dow Jones Industrial Average struggling for direction on...

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      July 18, 2016

      S&P to assess Turkey fall-out 'in coming days'

      Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s will assess “in the coming days” any possible implications from Friday’s attempted...

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      July 18, 2016

      S&P raises China growth forecasts

      Standard & Poor’s has revised its growth forecasts for China in 2016 and 2017 upwards – but don’t let those numbers...

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      July 18, 2016

      Demand for havens eases, but markets still cautious

      Asian markets were in a cautious mood on Monday after a bout of geopolitical turmoil late last week and over the...

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      July 18, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Turkey aftermath, China property prices

      As far as geopolitical turmoil and social unrest go, it has not been the best of weekends. Last week’s Bastille Day...

    22. July 17, 2016

      Asset management: Actively failing

      To an audience of financial advisers who had come to hear the hottest stock tips from the big stars of the fund...

    23. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      China GDP, BoE's hold help Asian markets round out solid week

      Asian markets looked set to cap off a strong week with gains on Friday as China’s economy held steady in the June...

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      July 15, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: China GDP and data, BoE aftermath

      For a bit of a change, there is likely to be a more Asian flavour to today’s session, with investors gearing up for a...

    25. July 14, 2016

      Leveraged loans break lockstep with oil

      Investors who follow the leveraged loan market might be feeling a bit like a New Yorker in a downpour, or a Londoner at...

    26. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      Global defaults hit century mark - S&P

      Global defaults hit the milestone century mark last week, a 50 per cent jump from the number of delinquencies at the...

    27. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      Wall St seen higher after JPMorgan beat

      Wall Street is set to race higher on Thursday as investors – emboldened by a set of better than expected earnings from...

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      July 14, 2016

      Asian markets cautious ahead of BoE meeting

      Asian markets were treading cautiously on Thursday as Wall Street’s record run looked to run out of steam and traders...

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      July 13, 2016

      Sovereign downgrades set to accelerate - S&P

      S&P says the “dominance of downgrades” in sovereign credit ratings is likely to accelerate into next year, as its...

    30. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Japanese markets trim gains as yen strengthens, Asia still higher

      Another record high for Wall Street and sustained expectations the Bank of Japan is gearing up to further loosen...

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      July 13, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Another record for Wall St, China trade data

      Global stock markets rallied and government bond markets went into retreat as receding concerns about Brexit and...

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      July 12, 2016

      Euroscepticism could help Italian banks - S&P

      Standard & Poor’s has suggested that “rising euroscepticism” in Europe could provide Italy with bargaining power when...

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      July 12, 2016

      S&P climbs further into record territory

      The broad S&P 500 rose further into record territory, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed past its all-time...

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      July 12, 2016

      Asian markets continue rally, weak yen boosts Japan

      Asian stock markets continued a global rally on Tuesday as the afterglow of solid US jobs numbers pushed Wall Street to...

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      July 11, 2016

      Dollar index strides to 4-month high

      The dollar index has hit a four-month high today, having steadily clambered higher after the abrupt post-Brexit vote...

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      July 11, 2016

      Japanese shares lead as US jobs data boosts markets

      Japanese equities are heading for their best one-day gain in more than two months amid a broad stock market rally in...

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      July 11, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets leap on strong US jobs data

      Australian and Japanese shares are posting solid gains in early trade as sentiment in markets was given a boost by...

    38. July 10, 2016

      Brexit fallout and Bank of England set tone for markets this week

      How long will US bond and equity prices rally in tandem? High-flying equity prices should not be accompanied by record...

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