Europe’s debt market strains force some governments to rework trading rules

Europe’s debt market strains force some governments to rework trading rules

Oct 31 (Reuters) – Some euro zone countries have eased rules for the banks that manage the trading of their government debt to help them cope with some of the most challenging market conditions in years, officials told Reuters. Out of 11 major euro area debt agencies Reuters contacted, officials in the Netherlands and Belgium … Read more

Egypt seeking to push forward critical IMF deal in Washington

Egypt seeking to push forward critical IMF deal in Washington

Economy one of many buffeted by Ukraine fallout Non-oil imports fell 20% as dollars ran dry Tens of billions of dollars in debt due in coming years Economists say IMF likely seeking currency float CAIRO, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Egypt is pushing to tie up a crucial financial package from the International Monetary Fund at … Read more

London’s FTSE 100 falls for second day as Shell weighs

London’s FTSE 100 falls for second day as Shell weighs

FTSE 100 down 0.8%, FTSE 250 adds 0.4% Imperial Brands rises on share buyback plan Weaker refining, gas trading to hit Shell’s Q3 results Construction activity improves unexpectedly Oct 6 (Reuters) – UK’s FTSE 100 index fell on Thursday with Shell weighing on the commodity-heavy index after the oil major said its third-quarter profits would … Read more

Oil stocks lift London’s FTSE 100 amid Russia angst as Fed looms

Oil stocks lift London’s FTSE 100 amid Russia angst as Fed looms

Pedestrians leave and enter the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain August 15, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Oil stocks track firm crude prices as Putin mobilises more troops BAE Systems rises along with European defence peers UK housing stocks rise on potential cut in stamp duty … Read more

London stocks fall 1% on weak global growth outlook

London stocks fall 1% on weak global growth outlook

The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Reckitt Benckiser falls as CEO Narasimhan steps down August manufacturing PMI data due at 0830 GMT FTSE 100 down 1.0%, FTSE 250 off 1.3% Sept 1 … Read more

Exclusive: Wall Street revives Russian bond trading after U.S. go-ahead

Exclusive: Wall Street revives Russian bond trading after U.S. go-ahead

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Several major Wall Street banks have begun offering to facilitate trades in Russian debt in recent days, according to bank documents seen by Reuters, giving investors another chance to dispose of assets widely seen in the West as toxic. Most U.S. and European banks had pulled back from the … Read more

Ukraine’s creditors agree 2-year freeze on $20 bln overseas debt

Ukraine’s creditors agree 2-year freeze on  bln overseas debt

Ukraine says move will save $6 bln over two years Creditors back similar move for two state firms Comprehensive debt restructuring seen following freeze LONDON/NEW YORK, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s overseas creditors backed its request for a two-year freeze on payments on almost $20 billion in international bonds, a regulatory filing showed on Wednesday, … Read more

Morning Bid: In pursuit of Pelosi’s plane

Morning Bid: In pursuit of Pelosi’s plane

A man reads the Global Times newspaper that features a front page article about U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Asia tour at a street display wall in Beijing, China, August 1, 2022. The front page headline reads: “Pelosi visits Asia in the smell of gunpowder.” REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access … Read more

Ukraine seeks debt freeze as war ravages economy

Ukraine seeks debt freeze as war ravages economy

Police officers look at a bus stop, a mosque and buildings damaged by a Russian military strike, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, Ukraine July 20, 2022. REUTERS/Nacho Doce Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV/LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine has asked its international creditors, including Western powers and … Read more

London stocks edge higher, Sainsbury’s climbs after results

London’s FTSE 100 falls for second day as Shell weighs

Signage is seen outside the entrance of the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain. Aug 23, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register FTSE 100 up 0.1%, FTSE 250 adds 0.5% July 5 (Reuters) – Britain’s equity indexes rose on Tuesday in line with modest gains in Asian markets on … Read more