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  • *Emerging market euro borrowing hits record 250 bln euros. *Euro zone investors hold 400 bln euros of emerging currency debt. LONDON, Aug 21- Emerging economies' debt in euros has shot to record highs thanks to European Central Bank largesse, and yet an approaching end to this generosity won't necessarily inflict the kind of pain that markets once suffered at the...

  • *North Korea angered by U.S. *Focus on Jackson Hole meeting. NEW YORK, Aug 21- The dollar slumped on Monday, especially against the yen, hurt by geopolitical tension in North Korea and as investors braced for the annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole this week where the world's top central bankers may signal their next policy actions.

  • *Attacks using vehicles are growing threat in Europe. LONDON, Aug 21- Europe has experienced around a dozen cases of drivers using a car or truck to plough into pedestrians like last week's attack in Barcelona, but cities have not rushed to mitigate the risks by changing their layout. We dont want to be Hebron, said Els Ampe, Deputy Mayor of Brussels, referring to the...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes held steady Monday afternoon, stabilizing after the Standard& Poor's 500 index's back-to-back losses over the last two weeks. The highlight will likely arrive as the weekend approaches, when central bankers from around the world gather in Wyoming. It was down by a fraction of a point at 2,425, as of 2:15 p.m. Eastern time.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- In a volatile market, boring investments can be pretty darn sexy. That is why investors have plowed more than $4 trillion into exchange-traded funds, according to London- based research firm ETFGI. "Based on the flow data we see, they appear to be mainly used for short-term periods in more aggressive tactical fashions," said Matthew Bartolini, head of...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- In a volatile market, boring investments can be pretty darn sexy. That is why investors have plowed more than $4 trillion into exchange-traded funds, according to London- based research firm ETFGI. "Based on the flow data we see, they appear to be mainly used for short-term periods in more aggressive tactical fashions," said Matthew Bartolini, head of...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- In a volatile market, boring investments can be pretty darn sexy. That is why investors have plowed more than $4 trillion into exchange-traded funds, according to London- based research firm ETFGI. "Based on the flow data we see, they appear to be mainly used for short-term periods in more aggressive tactical fashions," said Matthew Bartolini, head of...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- In a volatile market, boring investments can be pretty darn sexy. That is why investors have plowed more than $4 trillion into exchange-traded funds, according to London- based research firm ETFGI. "Based on the flow data we see, they appear to be mainly used for short-term periods in more aggressive tactical fashions," said Matthew Bartolini, head of...

  • Norway holds parliamentary elections on Sept. 11 to decide whether the ruling right-wing government should stay in power or be replaced by a Labour-led centre-left coalition. >Norway's risk-averse wealth fund considers next moves. >Norway's economic prospects brighten as election draws near.

  • Norway holds parliamentary elections on Sept. 11 to decide whether the ruling right-wing government should stay in power or be replaced by a Labour-led centre-left coalition. >Norway's risk-averse wealth fund considers next moves. >Norway's economic prospects brighten as election draws near.

  • Norway holds parliamentary elections on Sept. 11 to decide whether the ruling right-wing government should stay in power or be replaced by a Labour-led center-left coalition. >Norway's risk-averse wealth fund considers next moves. >Norway's economic prospects brighten as election draws near.

  • Norway holds parliamentary elections on Sept. 11 to decide whether the ruling right-wing government should stay in power or be replaced by a Labour-led center-left coalition. >Norway's risk-averse wealth fund considers next moves. >Norway's economic prospects brighten as election draws near.

  • *Markets looking to Fed's c.bank gathering in Jackson Hole. *European shares dip for third day, Wall Street seen flat. Traders were digesting the latest departure from Donald Trump's White House team, watching tensions around North Korea and waiting to see what the world's top central bankers would signal at the annual Jackson Hole gathering later this week.

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Zinc on Monday morning hit a fresh decade high of $3,180.50 per tonne on the London Metal Exchange. True, London zinc has been given a helping hand from Shanghai, where speculative froth seems to have spilled over from the iron ore and steel markets to the base metals complex. And also true, a supply-side response to high zinc prices is already starting...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- The euro rebounded from the day's lows on Monday but held well below a 2-1/ 2 year high hit earlier this month as markets bet the single currency's double-digit gains this year may be too much for a central bank that is still wary of removing stimulus. With very little in the way of top-tier economic data, market watchers are focused on the annual...

  • *Greece's 10- year bond yields drop 5 bps in early trade. "Greece is still a credit that is risky and volatile, but at least it's now not one step away from default but two steps away," said DZ Bank strategist Daniel Lenz. "I think an upgrade was largely priced in so you won't see a huge amount of spread tightening- but still, it's possible that some high-yield investors...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Gold rose on Monday as tensions over North Korea fueled safe haven demand, while doubts over U.S. Investors were braced for North Korea's response to computer-simulated military exercises begun by South Korean and U.S. forces on Monday that will continue until Aug. 31. "Gold is being supported by the war games and the uncertainty in Washington," said...

  • LONDON— French oil company Total agreed Monday to buy the oil& gas division of Danish conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk for $7.45 billion, in a deal that will see it become the No. 2 operator in the North Sea. Industry consultants Wood Mackenzie said it's the biggest North Sea- weighted deal since 2006.. Under the terms of the deal, Total said it will uphold Maersk Oil's...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 21- South Africa's AngloGold Ashanti reported a first-half loss on Monday on costs related to layoffs and money set aside for litigation, but stuck to its full-year targets. Shares in Africa's biggest gold miner were down 3.2 percent to 130 rand at 0903 GMT, while the wider sector was off 1 percent. A class action suit, mostly relating to fatal lung...

  • *Markets looking to Fed's c.bank gathering in Jackson Hole. LONDON, Aug 21- World stocks struggled at a 5-1/ 2- week low on Monday, though metals dazzled with zinc at its highest in a decade, copper hitting a nearly three-year high and iron ore's gains in the last two sessions stretching to 5 percent. Traders were digesting the latest departure from Donald Trump's...