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Asian shares flat, stay on track for a winning week

Asian shares flat, stay on track for a winning week

Published 23/06/2017

A stock quotation board displaying Japan's Nikkei average is seen before a ceremony marking the end of trading in 2016 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Tokyo, Japan December 30, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Asian shares flatlined on Friday but remained on track for a weekly gain, while crude oil prices pulled away from this week's 10-month lows.

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U.S. stock fund flows decline week after one of biggest inflows of 2017

U.S. stock fund flows decline week after one of biggest inflows of 2017

Published 22/06/2017

A U.S. five dollar note is seen in this illustration photo June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration

Investors pulled back from U.S.-based stock funds after pouring the most cash into those investments since February the previous week, Lipper data showed on Thursday.

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U.S.-based taxable bond funds attract $3 billion in week: Lipper

U.S.-based taxable bond funds attract $3 billion in week: Lipper

Published 22/06/2017

A U.S. five dollar note is seen in this illustration photo June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration

Investors poured $3 billion into U.S.-based taxable bond funds during the latest week despite incurring some losses, Lipper data showed on Thursday.

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Gundlach says flatter Treasury yield curve could become a concern

Gundlach says flatter Treasury yield curve could become a concern

Published 21/06/2017

Jeffrey Gundlach, Chief Executive Officer, DoubleLine Capital LP., speaks at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York City, U.S. May 4, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The U.S. Treasury yield curve flattening could become a concern for economic growth when two-year and three-year Treasury note yields are about the same, and the price per barrel of WTI crude oil falls into the $30-dollar range, said Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive at DoubleLine Capital, on Wednesday.

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Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Published 18/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump walks from Maine One as he returns to the White House in Washington, U.S., June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress will soon confront a complex challenge for tax reform: how to limit U.S. corporate tax avoidance schemes that take advantage of low tax rates in foreign countries.

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California to give health clinics $20 million to counter possible Trump cuts

California to give health clinics $20 million to counter possible Trump cuts

Published 16/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators protest over the repeal and replacement of Obamacare outside the offices of Republican congressman Darryl Issa in Vista, California, U.S., March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

California on Monday will announce plans to award $20 million in emergency grants to local health and Planned Parenthood clinics in anticipation of possible U.S. healthcare funding cuts, according to State Treasurer John Chiang's office.

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Kyle Bass still short yuan, says China credit bubble `metastasizing`

Kyle Bass still short yuan, says China credit bubble `metastasizing`

Published 15/06/2017

Kyle Bass, Chief Investment Officer of Hayman Capital Management, speaks at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., May 4, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Hayman Capital Management founder Kyle Bass on Thursday said he remains short the Chinese yuan despite the country's latest change to the guidance rate, because he believes credit bubble problems are “metastasizing.”

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IMF raises China 2017 growth forecast again, partly due to `policy support`

IMF raises China 2017 growth forecast again, partly due to `policy support`

Published 14/06/2017

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Ghana inflation falls to 12.6 percent in May vs 13.0 percent in April

Ghana inflation falls to 12.6 percent in May vs 13.0 percent in April

Published 14/06/2017

Customers peruse goods at Makola market in Accra, Ghana, June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko/File Photo

Ghana's annual consumer price inflation fell to 12.6 percent in May from 13.0 percent the previous month, the statistics office said on Wednesday.

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ECB`s bond buys` impact on inflation disappointing: Knot

ECB`s bond buys` impact on inflation disappointing: Knot

Published 14/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: A huge Euro logo is pictured by the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, September 29, 2011. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo

The impact of the European Central Bank's 2.3 trillion asset purchase program on inflation has been disappointing, Dutch central bank chief Klaas Knot, a long-time critic of the bond buying scheme, said on Wednesday.

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