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  • LONDON, Oct 14- Global fund managers are their most gloomy on the outlook for global growth and stock markets in two years as they adjust to a world of diminishing central bank stimulus, a survey showed on Tuesday. The Bank of America-Merrill Lynch poll for October showed a sharp increase in money managers' risk aversion, with their equity allocation slashed to a 34...

  • Global fund managers are their most gloomy on the outlook for global growth and stock markets in two years as they adjust to a world of diminishing central bank stimulus, a survey showed on Tuesday. The Bank of America-Merrill Lynch poll for October showed a sharp increase in money managers' risk aversion, with their equity allocation slashed to a 34 percent...

  • LONDON, Oct 14- Copper prices rose to a two-week high on Tuesday, buoyed by confidence about the outlook for demand from top consumer China following its plans to step-up infrastructure projects. The outlook for copper, which is mainly used in the power and construction industries, brightened after a senior official at China's economic planner said the...

  • *Market prices in later rate hike by Bank of England. LONDON, Oct 14- British inflation slowed sharply in September to its lowest level in five years, further reducing pressure on the Bank of England to start raising interest rates even as the economy grows strongly. "The lower reading on core inflation, if it were to be sustained, raises the risk that the BoE delays its...

  • *Germany's ZEW index in focus amid global growth worries. TOKYO, Oct 14- The dollar rebounded modestly against the yen and euro on Tuesday following steep falls overnight, although risk aversion amid the fall in global equities and uncertainty on the timing of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes put a firm cap on the currency. With U.S. stocks falling this much,...

  • *Germany's ZEW index in focus amid global growth worries. TOKYO, Oct 14- The dollar probed recent lows on Tuesday as risk aversion amid the fall in global equities favoured peers such as the yen, with uncertain timing about the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike further undermining the U.S. currency's appeal. Weak signals from Germany, the euro zone's largest...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 13- The Mexican peso could hold its value or even strengthen against the U.S. dollar on the back of a raft of domestic economic reforms and the country's close ties to the United States, Mexico's central bank chief Agustin Carstens said. But strong economic fundamentals in Mexico should help shore up Mexico's peso, Carstens told Mexican newspaper...

  • KINSHASA, Oct 13- Democratic Republic of Congo's economy is set to grow by 10.4 percent next year, the government said on Monday, driven by an expansion of agriculture, mining and infrastructure spending in Africa's largest copper producer. The forecast, contained in the government's 2015 budget, was higher than the International Monetary Fund's 8.5 percent...

  • Financial giants on deck     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    Analysts will be watching bank earnings this week. What to expect, with Anton Schutz, Mendon Capital President.

  • Siegel: Sticking with Dow 18,000     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School of Business, thinks the drop in energy prices will help the American consumer and business.

  • Top sectors in Q3     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    What could possibly derail this market, with Mike Thompson, S&P Capital IQ.

  • Chip stocks slammed     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Just how bad are chip stocks? How to play the weakness in semiconductor stocks after Microchip's sector warning, with Stacy Rasgon, Alliance Bernstein.

  • German Bunds moved higher, accentuating flows towards safer currencies like the yen and the Swiss franc after rating agency S&P on Friday downgraded Finland and cut its outlook on France. The dollar was down 0.3 percent to 107.38 yen, after falling as low as 107.06 yen, its weakest level in about a month and well off a six-year high of 110.09 yen on Oct. 1.

  • Caught in a bull trap?     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    Dissecting current market conditions, with Jeff Saut, Raymond James, and Tobias Levkovich, Citigroup.

  • *S&P downgrades Finland, cuts France's outlook. *Italy sells 6.75 billion euros of bonds. LONDON, Oct 13- Euro zone bond yields held near record lows on Monday as Standard& Poor's credit rating downgrade of Finland and its cut in France's outlook to negative added to concerns about a deteriorating global growth outlook.

  • *Singapore launches 25 kg gold contracts on Monday. LONDON, Oct 13- Gold prices rose on Monday as the dollar fell and worries over the global economic outlook hit investors' appetite for risk, lifting the appeal of assets perceived as safer. "It would appear that the global risk aversion is the only friend to gold and that is reflected in a slightly lower dollar and the...

  • European stocks opened lower and German Bunds moved higher, accentuating regional flows towards safer currencies like the yen and the Swiss franc after rating agency S&P on Friday downgraded Finland and cut its outlook on France. It was down 0.3 percent to 107.38 yen, after falling as low as 107.06 yen, its weakest level in about a month and well off a six-year...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 13- China and Hong Kong shares dropped on Monday, taking their cues from weakness in global markets as concerns mount over the health of major economies. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 1 percent. "Investors are not too bullish or bearish at this moment," said Alex Wong, a director at Ample Finance Group in Hong...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 13- Gold jumped sharply in early Asian hours on Monday as the global economic outlook continued to worry investors, who sought safety in bullion amid a sell-off in equities and the dollar. *Spot gold rose to a high of $1,231.95 an ounce before trading up 0.5 percent at $1,229.50 an ounce by 0031 GMT. *Gold is often seen as an alternative investment to...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- Canadians would be working more hours if the nation's recovery were truly self-sustaining, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Friday, casting a different light on the surge in employment in September. Poloz, who will be presenting the central bank's Monetary Policy Report on Oct. 22, also said a lot of the price hikes Canada has seen...