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Slower growth no reason to quit China: Epoch's Van Valen

Feb 13 2019

NEW YORK Slower overall growth is the new normal for China, but the globe’s second largest economy still holds much promise for choosy foreign investors, according to U.S. portfolio manager Kera Van Valen, who helps manage over $17 billion in assets.

Slowing global economic growth to deter U.S. rate hikes: RBC's Bishop

Feb 07 2019

NEW YORK U.S. central bankers are done raising domestic interest rates amid signals from Asia and Europe that global economic growth is sputtering, according to RBC Wealth Management's lead fixed-income strategist.

U.S. government shutdown may yield a recession: Scaramucci

Jan 24 2019

NEW YORK The U.S. government's partial shutdown might be enough to tip America's economy into recession if it runs longer than another month, a former White House aide said on Thursday.

Republican U.S. election sweep would boost short sellers: Lamensdorf

Oct 22 2018

NEW YORK U.S. equity short sellers are rooting for a Republican sweep of Congress in U.S. elections on Nov. 6, which are seen as partly a vote on President Donald Trump's pro-business policies, a leading Wall Street short seller said on Monday.

U.S. debt markets hold few bargains: Oaktree's Marks

Oct 05 2018

NEW YORK U.S. fixed-income markets are nowhere near ripe for bargain-hunting, even after two days of losses that have knocked bond prices to multiyear lows, a leading value investor said on Thursday. | Video

Federal Reserve near done hiking rates: RBC's Bishop

Aug 20 2018

NEW YORK Federal Reserve policymakers will soon stop boosting U.S. interest rates out of caution that America's long economic expansion will be stifled, according to RBC U.S. Wealth Management fixed-income strategist Craig Bishop.

ECB bonds-policy shift could slow U.S. rate hikes: Cresset's Ablin

Jun 05 2018

NEW YORK The Federal Reserve may need to slow interest rate hikes, if policymakers in Europe battling sluggish growth fall behind unwinding central bank accommodation, a U.S. investment strategist said on Tuesday.

Q&A-China's One Belt initiative to bring int'l face-offs -U.S. author

Jun 04 2018

NEW YORK, June 4 China’s soft-power program to fund foreign ports, railways and roads will surely throw up geopolitical flashpoints like the current one with the United States over strategic islands near the Chinese mainland, a U.S. author said on Monday.

Guggenheim's Minerd: Davos 'valuable contra-indicator' for investors

Jan 23 2018

Guggenheim Partners chief investment officer Scott Minerd said Tuesday that extreme optimism about the global economy among political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is a "valuable contra-indicator" for investors and turning him cautious. | Video

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