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Karin Strohecker

World stocks lifted to 2-1/2 month highs by trade optimism

6:58am EST

London Hopes of progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks lifted world stocks to 2-1/2 month highs on Monday, though European gains were dampened by concerns over the car sector's outlook.

GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks lifted to 2-1/2 month highs by trade optimism

4:48am EST

* Investors wager on progress at Sino-U.S. talks in Washington

Uzbekistan planned $1 bln bond issue to set stage for corporate debt sales

Feb 12 2019

LONDON, Feb 12 Uzbekistan plans to follow up an upcoming $1 billion international bond market debut with regular debt sales while the country's banks are also expected to seek funds overseas, fund managers said on Tuesday.

A bad omen? Emerging markets 'most crowded trade' for first time

Feb 12 2019

LONDON Investors made a U-turn on emerging markets, naming them the most crowded trade, in Bank of America Merrill Lynch's survey for the first time in its history.

GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks muted, dollar firms on fading U.S. job's bounce

Feb 04 2019

LONDON, Feb 4 World stocks clung to near two-month highs on Monday, with the dollar strengthening and oil prices racing to a 2019 peak, though some European bourses struggled as momentum provided by U.S. employment and manufacturing data started to fade.

GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks subdued, dollar firm as U.S. job's bounce fades

Feb 04 2019

* Gold moves away from more than 9-month peak scaled last week

Emerging central banks' tightening cycle grinds to a halt

Feb 01 2019

LONDON There are signs that the tightening cycle among emerging market central banks could be coming to an end and may be about to reverse as the dollar rally and rise in global borrowing costs has run out of steam.

JPMorgan keeps Venezuela's PDVSA in emerging bond indexes

Feb 01 2019

LONDON JPMorgan retained dollar-denominated debt issued by Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA in a key emerging market bond index in a monthly rebalancing.

Emerging market and junk corporate debt issuance struggles in January

Jan 30 2019

LONDON, Jan 30 Sales of international bonds from emerging markets and junk-rated companies in January, usually one of the busiest months, are down by 30-43 percent from a year ago amid worries about high indebtedness.

Investors say banks have halted PDVSA trading after U.S. sanctions

Jan 29 2019

LONDON Major banks have stopped trading the bonds of Venezuela's state- owned oil firm PDVSA for clients after the United States imposed sweeping sanctions on the firm, according to fund managers.

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