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Dollar falls as commodities, emerging markets jump

BLOOMBERG The dollar sank to a five-month low, commodities gained with emerging markets, and government bonds advanced as central banks from the U.S. to Norway indicated a willingness to keep monetary policy accommodative. Developed-market stocks sank on concern that the stimulus is failing to boost growth and corporate earnings. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell a second day after the ...

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Dollar rallies into Fed meeting; Oil rises, stocks remain stable

BLOOMBERG The dollar extended its best run of gains in a month and oil rallied before the Federal Reserve’s policy review on Wednesday that may shed light on the timing of U.S. interest-rate increases. America’s currency climbed versus the yen after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the Asian nation’s key rate could theoretically drop to minus 0.5 percent. ...

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Stocks rally wins fans as Central Banks lift credit; oil goes south

BLOOMBERG Investors are gaining confidence that March’s rally in equities and credit markets has further to run. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index and the MSCI Asia Pacific Index were on course for the highest closes in two months. Shares in Egypt extended the longest rally since December after the country’s central bank devalued its currency, and thawing credit markets enabled ...

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Dubai stocks gain most in ME as ECB spurs risk appetite

BLOOMBERG Dubai stocks advanced the most among Middle Eastern equities as the European Central Bank’s monetary stimulus boosted demand for emerging-market assets, adding fuel to bullish sentiment in the emirate. The DFM General Index climbed 1.4 percent to 3,401.03, extending four weeks of gains, the longest streak since April. Emirates NBD PJSC, the emirate’s biggest lender, added 4.6 percent to ...

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Equities surge, Euro tumbles as ECB cuts rates, expands stimulus

BLOOMBERG The markets asked, and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi delivered. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index surged and government bonds rose, while the euro slid as the ECB announced cuts to key interest rates and increased the scope of its bond-buying program. U.S. stock-index futures jumped. South Korea’s won rallied after policy makers refrained from lowering borrowing costs, New ...

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China reality check halts stock rally as Japan leads bond gains

BLOOMBERG Global stocks dropped as a slump in Chinese exports dragged metals lower and brought equities’ five-day winning streak to a halt. Japanese government bonds surged in a haven-asset rally that also lifted the yen, gold and Treasuries. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index extended its decline from a five-week high as investors sold equities that had led the recent rebound, ...

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Stocks fall with Copper, Euro as investors weigh stimulus plans

Bloomberg U.S. stocks fell from a two-month high, while the dollar and German bonds climbed as investors assessed the impact of China’s growth plans and the potential for European Central Bank stimulus measures this week. The Standard & Poor’s 500 halted its longest rally since October, while miners and banks led the Stoxx Europe 600 Index lower from a five-week ...

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Abu Dhabi stocks enter bull market, Mideast gauges high

Bloomberg Abu Dhabi stocks entered a bull market, leading Mideast gauges higher, as rising oil prices added to growing bullish sentiment across global equities. The ADX General Index climbed 3.1 percent at the close, extending the longest winning streak this year and taking gains since a Jan. 21 low to 22 percent. Dubai’s DFM General Index, which entered a bull ...

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Asian stocks rally as currencies, copper gain

Bloomberg Asian shares and currencies rose along with industrial metals as improving U.S. economic data coupled with prospects for stimulus in China spurred risk-taking. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index was set for its biggest three-day rally since August, led by banks and raw-materials producers. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index snapped a five-day winning streak. South Korea’s won and Malaysia’s ringgit ...

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Europe investors fail to tap market optimism

Bloomberg Investors in European companies reliant on developing nations for revenue are proving less bullish in the prospects for a rebound in emerging markets than firms including Citigroup Inc. and Fidelity Investment Management. The region’s shares with the highest exposure to developing countries trade near record lows relative to those reliant on Europe and the U.S., according to Morgan Stanley ...

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