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Qatar Investment Authority has accelerated investments in…

Qatar Investment Authority has accelerated investments in…

Published 10/12/2018

DOHA (Reuters) - The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has accelerated its investments in technology and is keeping the door open to strategic partnerships for technology [more…]

Onset of recession may take longer than expected after yield curve…

Onset of recession may take longer than expected after yield curve…

Published 10/12/2018

(Reuters) - The onset of a U.S. recession could take longer than usually thought after key points of the Treasury yield curve invert, as a [more…]

Investors flee bonds and stocks in turbulent week for growth and trade

Investors flee bonds and stocks in turbulent week for growth and trade

Published 07/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Investors pulled billions from bonds and stocks this week as U.S. bond movements triggered fears over global growth and a trade tussle [more…]

BlackRock’s Rieder buying longer-term bonds as Fed pause seems likely

BlackRock’s Rieder buying longer-term bonds as Fed pause seems likely

Published 06/12/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc’s (BLK.N) Rick Rieder is buying longer-term bonds because softening inflation could force the U.S. Federal Reserve to pause interest [more…]

S&P sees Turkish banks’ bad loans doubling in next 12-18 months

S&P sees Turkish banks’ bad loans doubling in next 12-18 months

Published 03/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Rating agency S&P Global expects the amount of bad loans on Turkish banks’ books to double over the next 12-18 months and [more…]

Bank of Canada to lift rates three times in 2019, but cautiously:…

Bank of Canada to lift rates three times in 2019, but cautiously:…

Published 03/12/2018

(Reuters) - The Bank of Canada will next raise interest rates early next year, and twice again by the end of 2019, according to economists [more…]

U.S. credit demand declines, rejection rates rise: NY Fed survey

U.S. credit demand declines, rejection rates rise: NY Fed survey

Published 03/12/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans’ demand for credit declined over the previous year as expected, as mortgage interest rates rose, while the percentage of approved [more…]

Fed Chairman Powell’s testimony to Congress postponed

Fed Chairman Powell’s testimony to Congress postponed

Published 03/12/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony to Congress’s Joint Economic Committee on Wednesday has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a [more…]

EU watchdog says shortcomings in bank stress test need fixing

EU watchdog says shortcomings in bank stress test need fixing

Published 15/11/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Shortcomings in the European Union’s stress test for banks could be fixed by including elements from the Federal Reserve’s health check of [more…]