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Mar 22 2017

U.S./German yield gap shrinks on Trumpflation doubts

LONDON The premium that investors demand to hold U.S. over German government debt was at its lowest in four months on Wednesday as investors began to doubt promises of a fiscal boost for the world's largest economy.

Mar 22 2017

BlackRock bond fund ups French debt stock ahead of election

LONDON The head of European bonds at the world's biggest asset manager told Reuters on Wednesday he is optimistic about the outlook for France and is holding a large stake in its government debt ahead of presidential elections in April and May.

Mar 17 2017

Euro zone lifted as ECB joins central bank trend

LONDON The euro briefly jumped to a five-week high and the bloc's bond yields and banking stocks climbed on Friday as comments from an ECB policymaker prompted investors to price in a high chance of a rate hike by year end.

Mar 16 2017

Opinion polls score much-needed Dutch election win

LONDON/AMSTERDAM Dutch election results eased investor concerns on Thursday that opinion polls were systematically underestimating the strength of populist feeling, especially in France, after an outcome broadly in line with surveys of voter intentions.

Mar 15 2017

UK wage growth weakens but jobless rate lowest since 2005

LONDON Inflation gnawed away at British pay growth in the three months to January, an unpromising sign for the economy ahead of its divorce from the European Union even as the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since 2005.

Mar 10 2017

G20 plan to stave off debt crises stalls as no country takes lead

LONDON Global efforts to create a market for growth-linked bonds that could help avert debt crises have stalled because none of the wealthy economies backing the drive are willing to take the lead and be the first to issue, sources told Reuters.

Mar 10 2017

Investors bet on euro zone rate hike in early 2018

LONDON Investors expect the European Central Bank to raise interest rates by March 2018, money market prices show, with some banks forecasting multiple hikes in 2018 on expectations the central bank will wind down stimulus as the European economy improves.

Mar 08 2017

Japanese inflation in line with latest forecasts: BOJ's Masai

LONDON Japanese inflation remains in line with the central bank's latest forecasts, a key policymaker said on Wednesday, adding that the country had escaped a protracted period of sliding consumer prices.

Mar 07 2017

Thirty years of hurt is a lifetime for youthful Scots

LONDON No Scotland player set to line up against England at Twickenham on Saturday was born when their team last won south of the border 34 years ago, a factor that could be both a help and a hindrance for the surprise Six Nations contenders.

Mar 06 2017

From Africa to Asia, governments considering 'green' bond sales

LONDON, March 6 A raft of developing countries are considering selling bonds earmarked for environmental projects, potentially accelerating growth in a market seen as crucial to efforts to keep global temperatures in check.

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