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Vincent Flasseur

Breakingviews - Three key indicators to watch like a hawk in 2019

Jan 02 2019

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Want to know whether there’s going to be a U.S. recession, a flare-up in the trade war, or a spate of corporate implosions? You could stay glued to the news and social media. Or, if you have better things to do, just stay focused on these three proxy indicators.

Breakingviews - Numbers add up to Germany retaining World Cup

May 29 2018

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Soccer is a simple game, the England striker Gary Lineker once remarked. “Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end the Germans win.” The quip was on the mark four years ago, when Germany beat Argentina to lift the World Cup in Brazil. If hard numbers have any predictive power, it will once again prove correct when the battle for the sport’s ultimate trophy reaches its climax in Russia this summer.

Gold, bonds and Brazil shine brightest in stormy quarter

Mar 31 2016

LONDON Gold, government bonds and assets in Brazil have been the standout winners during a stormy start to the year that has battered the dollar, the pound and Japanese and Chinese stocks.

GRAPHIC-Fragile Five economies now less so; risks rise for Gulf six

Dec 06 2015

LONDON, Dec 6 Emerging economies not long ago deemed at risk of crisis are seeing steady balance of payments improvements, while for oil exporters in the Gulf and elsewhere once-mighty cash surpluses have all but melted away.

GRAPHICS-Russian, Indian reserves rise in Q2

Jul 14 2015

LONDON, July 14 Russian hard currency reserves posted their first quarterly increase since 2013 in the March-June period, while Indian reserves hit record highs.

GRAPHIC-Safety came with negative yields on euro bond rollercoaster

Jun 29 2015

LONDON, June 29 The only euro zone government bonds that preserved investors' capital in the first half of the year were the short-dated ones that carry negative yields, Thomson Reuters Datastream data showed.

GRAPHIC-With falling lira/dollar exchange rate, Turkey has the worst of both worlds

Apr 24 2015

LONDON, April 24 The Turkish lira's fall to record lows has ramped up the cost of repaying predominantly dollar-denominated external debt while failing to deliver any boost to exports, which remain focused on Europe with its weak currency.

GRAPHIC-Euro zone default insurance markets see little contagion from Greece

Apr 16 2015

LONDON, April 16 Default insurance markets show no obvious concern at the growing risk that Greece will leave the euro zone, suggesting investors can now contemplate a future for the currency union without Athens.

GRAPHIC-With Euro zone bonds, going long is better than going south

Mar 19 2015

LONDON, March 19 Investors who took the extra risk of holding longer-dated euro zone bonds at the start of the year are being better rewarded than those who took the risk of seeking higher yields in lower-rated debt, data shows.

GRAPHIC-Portugal may be the big winner of ECB bond-buying

Feb 24 2015

LONDON, Feb 24 Portugal's government debt market is likely to benefit more than any other in the euro zone from the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme that starts next month.

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