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  1. July 17, 2014

    EM stocks need not fear another tantrum

    Emerging markets got over their Fed QE taper tantrum. But what will happen when the Federal Reserve starts raising interest...

  2. March 31, 2014

    Corporate USA can save stock rally, bulls say

    As colleagues note on these pages, the first-quarter US earnings season starts soon – and analysts are fairly downbeat....

  1. August 15, 2013

    Talking Point: Earnings to be key for Europe’s equities

    The eurozone’s emergence from recession in the second quarter of this year has refocused investor attention on the prospects...

  2. December 9, 2012

    Economic outlook: Fed asset purchases eyed

    The Federal Reserve is expected to stick firmly on its course of monetary easing at its open market committee meeting this...

  3. September 24, 2012

    China stocks edge up on stimulus hopes

    The Shanghai Composite bucked a trend for wider losses in Asia on Monday, on hopes that Beijing will introduce stimulus...

  4. September 24, 2012

    Stocks end quarter on cautious tone

    Friday 21.30 BST. Wall Street wrapped up the quarter on a weaker note as investors took advantage of a recent rally in...

  5. December 5, 2011

    European summit doubts hit Asian stocks

    Friday 04:00 GMT. Asian stocks dropped on growing doubts that European leaders could come up with a convincing plan to...

  6. September 21, 2011

    Downside for ‘40% overvalued’ US stocks may well be limited

    Wall Street has given its immediate response to the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy decision. Now investors can...

  7. August 18, 2011

    Weighing up the German risk

    Benchmark Bund futures trading on Eurex hit a record high on Thursday as yields in the cash market flirted with record lows....

  8. August 5, 2011

    Market divided over commodities falls

    Is the commodities boom over? The market is deeply split. While prices of raw materials such as copper and crude oil fell...

  9. July 17, 2011

    Markets teeter on US default cliff

    The US bond market may be sending a false signal to Washington that it is unconcerned by the prospect of default should...

  10. April 20, 2011

    US techs and Spanish bonds bolster bulls

    A wave of bullishness swept through the markets as robust results from the US technology sector and a successful auction of...

  11. December 8, 2010

    Overview: Investors spurn Treasuries in wake of tax deal

    A fresh sell-off in US government bonds dominated price action as the markets continued to weigh the implications of the tax...

  12. November 4, 2010

    Overview: Wave of buying follows Fed’s ‘QE2’ decision

    A strong wave of buying swept across asset classes as the markets breathed a sigh of relief at the Federal Reserve’s...

  13. September 8, 2010

    Blow to snooker as top player barred

    Snooker, battling to revive public interest and attract sponsors, suffered the indignity of seeing its top-ranked player...

  14. August 27, 2010

    Nikkei battles to regain ground

    Uncertainty over the global economic outlook kept Asian stocks under pressure this week, although the region managed a...

  15. August 9, 2010

    Equities steady at prospect of Fed easing

    Global equity and industrial commodity prices gained ground on Monday and the dollar steadied as investor focus turned to...

  16. July 28, 2010

    Risky assets struggle to extend rise

    Wednesday 21.25 BST: A recovery in risky assets is running out of steam, as optimism about stronger company earnings wanes...

  17. March 15, 2010

    IT companies call for tax relief

    The government should cut taxes in order to foster growth and create 250,000 new jobs in the information technology sector,...

  18. March 10, 2010

    Anniversary of bear-market low passes quietly

    Global equities marked the anniversary of the bear- market bottom with more of a whimper than a bang yesterday, as the...

  19. March 9, 2010

    Overview: Anniversary of bear-market low passes quietly

    Global equities marked the anniversary of the bear-market bottom with more of a whimper than a bang on Tuesday, as the...

  20. December 17, 2009

    View of the Day: John Higgins, Capital Economics

    Treasury bears have got it wrong - and the 10-year yield is likely to drop back to about 2.5 per cent next year, says John...

  21. December 16, 2009

    Treasury bears are wrong

    Treasury bears have got it wrong – and the 10-year yield is likely to drop back to about 2.5 per cent next year, says John...

  22. December 2, 2009

    Gold soars past $1,200 to new record high

    21:30 GMT. Wall Street retreated from a new intraday high for the year as worries over the upcoming US jobs report on Friday...

  23. November 19, 2009

    Negative signals from US data spark retreat

    Equities, government bonds and the dollar all retreated yesterday and gold reached a fresh record high as US economic data...

  24. November 2, 2009

    Bank faces quandary on asset purchase scheme

    Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of England, and his colleagues on the monetary policy committee face a quandary this...

  25. October 30, 2009

    Economic Outlook: Bank faces quandary

    Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of England, and his colleagues on the monetary policy committee face a quandary this...

  26. October 8, 2009

    Uncertainty on inflation outlook bolsters gold

    Gold extended its record-breaking run yesterday and government bond yields hovered near multi-month lows amid lingering...

  27. October 7, 2009

    Overview: inflation uncertainty bolsters gold

    Gold extended its record-breaking run on Wednesday and government bond yields hovered near multi-month lows amid lingering...

  28. September 22, 2009

    Overview: Dollar’s weakness reinvigorates equities

    The dollar sank to a fresh one-year low against the euro on Tuesday, driving commodity prices higher and helping global...

  29. June 18, 2009

    Caution and risk aversion hover over equities

    The backdrop for global equities eroded further yesterday as bearish signals from technical indicators highlighted growing...

  30. June 17, 2009

    Overview: Caution and risk aversion hover over equities

    The backdrop for global equities was eroded further on Wednesday as bearish signals from technical indicators highlighted...

  31. June 11, 2009

    Overview: Mood improves as US bond auction goes well

    A steadier tone to the US government bond market paved the way for equity and commodity prices to forge ahead on Thursday...

  32. May 1, 2009

    Equities still strong amid increasing optimism

    A stock market rally around the world yesterday lost momentum on Wall Street as investor sentiment remained finely balanced...

  33. May 1, 2009

    Equities gain momentum as mood brightens

    Stock markets rallied around the world yesterday as risk appetite showed further signs of improvement with credit spreads...

  34. May 1, 2009

    Equities still strong amid increasing optimism

    A stock market rally around the world yesterday lost momentum on Wall Street as investor sentiment remained finely balanced...

  35. April 30, 2009

    Overview: Optimism continues to lift equities

    A stock market rally round the world on Thursday lost momentum on Wall Street as investor sentiment remained finely balanced...

  36. March 12, 2009

    Equities advance but investors remain cautious

    US and European equity investors held their nerve yesterday following Tuesday's strong rally although persistent caution...

  37. March 11, 2009

    Overview: Equities advance but investors remain cautious

    US and European equity investors held their nerve on Wednesday following Tuesday’s strong rally although persistent caution...

  38. February 26, 2009

    Overview: Reassurances about US banks soothe investors

    Optimism about the outlook for the global banking sector helped European equity markets rally on Thursday but Wall Street...

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