Claire Milhench

Australian toll road stake leads third-quarter sovereign fund deals

05 Oct 2018

LONDON A $6.7 billion consortium bid for a stake in an Australian toll-road project led deal-making by sovereign investors in the third quarter, although the overall deal value fell by 37 percent as there were no mega-funding rounds for start-ups.

Rising costs take toll on new corporate, emerging market debt

01 Oct 2018

LONDON Corporate and emerging market bond sales fell in the third quarter due to rising borrowing costs and trade tensions, while volatility crimped fund managers' emerging debt appetite.

Global funds raise U.S. stock holdings to three-and-a-half-year high

29 Sep 2018

LONDON Global investors increased holdings of U.S. equities to their highest since May 2015 in September while reducing their exposure to emerging-market assets, where a majority believe the shake-out still has some way to go. | Video

European funds lift stock allocations to eight-month high

28 Sep 2018

LONDON European fund managers increased their global equity holdings to an eight-month high in September, bringing Japanese stocks to their highest allocation in more than three years, but the UK remained out of favor as Brexit uncertainty rumbled on.

Reuters poll - UK funds boost U.S. stock holdings to five-year high

28 Sep 2018

LONDON British investors increased their U.S. equity holdings to the highest in at least five years in September, citing positive growth and earnings trends, with a majority doubting that a Trump impeachment would trigger a stock-market crash.

EMERGING MARKETS-Fed hike, Italy budget fear weigh on emerging FX

27 Sep 2018

LONDON, Sept 27 Emerging currencies weakened, bond spreads rose and stocks trod water on Thursday in the wake of another U.S. rate rise, with reports of a possible delay to Italy's budget weighing on investor appetite for riskier assets.

Emerging-market debt issuance on ice after turbulent summer

19 Sep 2018

LONDON, Sept 19 Emerging-market debt issuance is on hold after a summer of volatility, with the market effectively closed for borrowers like Turkey and Russia, although Asian and Middle East issuers can still get their bonds to market.

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks rally for second day, FX firmer

19 Sep 2018

LONDON, Sept 19 Emerging stocks rose for a second day on Wednesday as investors bet on further stimulus from Beijing to cushion the impact of another round of trade tariffs, while the beaten-down rand and Turkish lira firmed.

EMERGING MARKETS-Stimulus hopes lift emerging stocks after latest US tariffs

18 Sep 2018

LONDON, Sept 18 Emerging equities rose on Tuesday as investors bet that China would need to step up infrastructure spending to offset the latest tariffs from the United States, while Turkey's lira dipped back towards pre-rate hike levels.

EMERGING MARKETS-Tariff threat rattles emerging stocks, lira leads FX losses

17 Sep 2018

LONDON, Sept 17 Emerging equities fell over 1 percent on Monday in the wake of reports that the United States was about to announce a new round of tariffs on some $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, while Turkey's lira once again led currency losses.

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Iran's Khamenei rejects talks with United States

Iran will never hold one-on-one talks with the United States but could engage in multilateral discussions if it returns to the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear programme, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state television.