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Marc Jones

Apr 12 2017

Lithuania to push military spending above NATO target

LONDON Lithuania will keep increasing military spending after hitting NATO's recommended level of 2 percent of economic output in the next two years, its finance minister said, as Russia builds up capabilities on the borders of its Baltic neighbors.

Apr 10 2017

Sterling bounces back from three-week low, inflation data eyed

LONDON Sterling strengthened versus the dollar and the euro on Monday, bouncing back from a three-week low as investors eyed coming inflation data that could revive bets on eventually tighter Bank of England policy.

Apr 07 2017

Canada finance minister says can't judge chances of U.S. border tax

LONDON Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Friday he could not judge the likelihood of the United States introducing a new border tax following meetings with U.S. officials this week.

Apr 06 2017

Central banks need joint plans for future funding crunches: BIS

LONDON Major central banks need to plan ahead and work more closely together to ensure the world's bank funding markets do not freeze up again in future financial crises, the Bank for International Settlements said on Thursday.

Mar 31 2017

World shares lock in bumper first-quarter, dollar eyes best week of year

LONDON World stocks dipped on Friday as investors locked in some of the more than 6 percent gain that has given them their best start to a year since 2012, while the dollar inched towards what could be its strongest week of 2017 so far.

Mar 31 2017

Europe back in vogue as Trump bulls pull in horns: BAML

LONDON European stocks have had their best week in over a year as fading faith in the Trump trade has pushed investors across the Atlantic to where the euro and the region's economy may be heading higher.

Mar 30 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Rand pulls out of dive, Czechs on alert for FX signals

LONDON, March 30 South Africa's rand recouped some losses on Thursday from a three-day dive as the future of the country's finance minister remained uncertain, while Czech crown watchers were waiting for signals on when its peg to the euro might be removed.

Mar 30 2017

No reason to rethink UK rating's negative outlook: S&P

LONDON S&P Global saw no surprises in the launch of Britain's divorce from the EU, and nothing has happened in recent months to make the agency rethink its negative rating outlook on the country, its top sovereign analyst said on Thursday.

Mar 23 2017

World stocks, bonds cheer bumper ECB cash handout

LONDON Euro zone stocks and bonds rallied on Thursday as banks snapped up almost quarter of a trillion euros of interest-free European Central Bank cash in what the ECB hopes will be the last outing for one of its main crisis-fighting tools.

Mar 21 2017

Czech crown may find rise restricted when cap is lifted

LONDON With the Czech Republic's 3-1/2-year old currency cap expected to be removed within months, 'fair value' calculations suggest the crown will not rise much more than 5 percent against the euro.

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