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German coalition talks collapse ‘bad news for Europe’: Dutch minister

German coalition talks collapse ‘bad news for Europe’: Dutch minister

Published 20/11/2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and CSU (Christian Social Union) leader Horst Seehofer speak to media after the exploratory talks [more…]

Oil markets tepid ahead of Nov. 30 OPEC meeting

Oil markets tepid ahead of Nov. 30 OPEC meeting

Published 20/11/2017

Men work for Iraqi Drilling Company at Rumaila oilfield in Basra, Iraq, May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Essam Al-SudaniSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were tepid on Monday [more…]

Euro slips as German coalition talks fail, heightens uncertainty

Euro slips as German coalition talks fail, heightens uncertainty

Published 20/11/2017

50 and 20 Euro banknotes are displayed in this picture illustration taken November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/IllustrationSINGAPORE (Reuters) - The euro hit a two-month low [more…]

Sterling steadies before Brexit debate, U.S. yields prop up dollar

Sterling steadies before Brexit debate, U.S. yields prop up dollar

Published 14/11/2017

Sterling was flat on the day at $1.3115, nursing losses after it skidded in the previous session against a backdrop of political turmoil as British lawmakers this week debate the U.K. government's plans for leaving the European Union. [more…]

Japan wages seen rising 2-2.5 percent in spring, below Abe`s target: Reuters poll

Japan wages seen rising 2-2.5 percent in spring, below Abe`s target: Reuters poll

Published 14/11/2017

Japanese wages will rise by 2.0 percent to 2.5 percent at next spring's annual negotiations, falling short of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of 3 percent, economists polled by Reuters predicted. [more…]

Oil markets cautious as rising U.S. output undermines OPEC supply cuts

Oil markets cautious as rising U.S. output undermines OPEC supply cuts

Published 14/11/2017

Oil prices fell on Tuesday as the prospect of further rises in U.S. output undermined ongoing OPEC-led production cuts aimed at tightening the market. [more…]

Shrinking GE rattles investors, shares hit 5-year low

Shrinking GE rattles investors, shares hit 5-year low

Published 14/11/2017

General Electric Co's (GE.N) new Chief Executive John Flannery on Monday outlined steps that will turn the biggest U.S. industrial conglomerate into a smaller, more focused company, surprising some investors who sold the company's shares to a five-year low. [more…]

BlackRock`s Fink learns to live with activist investors

BlackRock`s Fink learns to live with activist investors

Published 13/11/2017

Bayliss and Ross Kerber [more…]

CalPERS considers upping fixed-income investment, lowering volatility

CalPERS considers upping fixed-income investment, lowering volatility

Published 13/11/2017

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is considering more than doubling its investment in municipal bonds and other fixed-income assets while lowering volatility, according to proposals set for discussion at a workshop on Monday. [more…]

Sesame Street goes global to teach kids about money

Sesame Street goes global to teach kids about money

Published 13/11/2017

Translating money messages to 100 million kids around the world is not a feat for ordinary humans - you need monsters. [more…]