Bonds
17 Jul
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RBS welcomes debt upgrade from Moody's

Credit agency Moody's upgraded its rating on Royal Bank of Scotland's senior debt on Tuesday, also changing its outlook to 'positive'.

12 Jul
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US CPI rise in-line with expectations, economists see June as peak

Consumer price inflation in the US edged higher last month on the back of dearer cars and trucks and medical care services, although economists believed that for the moment price pressures might have peaked.

11 Jul
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China vows revenge as Trump launches 'unacceptable' new tariffs

Global stock markets have been sent crashing as Washington prepares to launch a new $200bn worth of tariffs on Chinese goods, including fruit and vegetables, handbags, refrigerators and clothing.

11 Jul
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Next global financial crisis will throw-up opportunities, Mark Mobius says

Emerging market investing legend Mark Mobius is raising new funds in anticipation of buying opportunities on the horizon.

10 Jul
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NIESR forecasts further small acceleration in third quarter GDP

Britain's economy is set to continue recovering after the unexpected slowdown seen at the start of the year, according to one of the country's leading think-thanks.

10 Jul
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UK GDP growth picks-up to 0.3% in May, backing case for August rate hike

Britain's economy accelerated in May, driven by a surge in construction output, after flat-lining in April, leaving the MPC on track to hike Bank Rate come August, according to some economists.

10 Jul
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Chinese inflation edges higher in June, but only temporarily

Price pressures in Asia's largest economy picked-up last month, but that was unlikely to last, analysts said.

05 Jul
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US ISM services PMI beats, despite spreading impact from tariffs and slower hiring

US services sector activity continued accelerating last month, despite what appeared to be the spread of supply-side issues linked to the impact of Washington's tariffs on aluminium and steel and other levies targeting several of its main trade partners.

05 Jul
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Italy to push for both tax cuts and basic income in next annual budget

Italy's new government will push ahead with both tax cuts and a universal basic income in its first budget, the country's finance chief said, even as he moved to assuage concerns that Rome might breach its budget targets.

05 Jul
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Carney sees economy bouncing back, boosting rate-rise expectations

The governor of the Bank of England said the UK economy was bouncing back from a weather-induced slump in activity, reinforcing expectations the BoE would increase interest rates in August.

02 Jul
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China Caixin factory sector PMI edges lower in June

A closely-tracked gauge of economic activity in China eased a tad in June, pointing to slightly slower growth in the Asian giant on the back of slower credit growth and trade tensions, economists said.

28 Jun
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Harmonised German CPI slows in June, as expected

Consumer prices in Germany slipped in June, as a decline in the cost of services more than offset inflationary pressures in goods.

28 Jun
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European funds' stash of cash at 2014 debt crisis levels, HSBC says

Analysts at HSBC told clients they remain 'overweight' US stocks even as they pointed out that investment funds in Europe were hoarding the most cash since the sovereign debt crisis in 2014.

27 Jun
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US trade deficit narrows unexpectedly as exports continue to climb

America's shortfall in its trade on goods with the rest of the world shrank last month as exports continued to climb.

26 Jun
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MPC's Haskel says there may be much more slack in the economy

Jonathan Haskel displayed a fairly 'dovish' bias in his appointment hearing before the Treasury Select Committee, suggesting that there might be more slack in the economy than previously thought.

25 Jun
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China's PBoC shifts policy stance, cuts RRR by 0.50 percentage points

China's central bank cut the amount of reserves that the country's lenders are forced to keep on reserve, in a move that some saw as a shift towards an easing bias in its policy which ultimately would weaken the currency.

25 Jun
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BofA-ML sees rising risk of no ECB rate hikes in 2019 because of trade wars

Economists at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch stood by their forecasts for a first hike in the ECB's deposit rate in September 2019, but said they now saw an increased risk of no interest rate hikes at all next year.

23 Jun
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Bonds: Greek debt gains on deal with creditors, corporate bond spreads keep rising

These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: .

22 Jun
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Greek bonds rise after "historic" deal with creditors, but not by much

Athens has managed to clinch a deal with its creditors to ease the burden from the country massive debt pile, in what some observers are hailing as a "landmark" deal which it is hoped will pave the way for the country's long-term economic success.