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Oct 31, 2014 8:44 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

Bank of Japan expands monetary stimulus

Consumer price inflation in Japan slowed to 3.2% in September, while the unemployment rate climbed to 3.6% from 3.5%. This morning, the Bank of Japan announced to expand its monetary stimulus further, leading the Nikkei 225 almost 5% higher.

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Oct 30, 2014 8:37 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

FOMC ends QE3 and sees economy on solid path

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will end its quantitative easing (QE3) this month, as planned, despite the risk of weaker global economic growth and recent turmoil in global financial markets. The Fed sees the U.S. economy on track thanks to ?solid? employment gains. Nevertheless, the central bank maintained its commitment to keep interest rates low for a ?considerable time.?

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Oct 29, 2014 8:26 AM       Weekly Market Comment  EN | DE

LGT Beacon: Deflation Risks Weigh on Europe

The stock market rebound since mid-October was the strongest since the Fed launched ?Operation Twist? after the tu-multuous summer of 2011. Back then, the ?euro crisis? was raging, and doubts about the impact of the Fed?s policy were still widespread. Still, the S&P 500 has almost doubled since then. Today, deflation risks are weighing on European assets, and it may take some time until the ECB?s latest measures help restore confidence in the region.

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Oct 29, 2014 6:43 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

Awaiting the FOMC decision

Prior to tonight?s FOMC meeting equity markets advanced on some well received corporate news, for instance Amgen +6%, UBS +5.77%, Deutsche Telekom +3.65%, and Deutsche Boerse +2.83%. On the ohter hand, Facebooks quarterly result, and in particular the social network?s outlook, was not well received by investors. The shares dropped 10% in after-hours trading. The U.S. central bank will announce its monetary policy decision tonight. Markets expect the Fed to end its quantitative easing (QE3) program this month.

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Oct 28, 2014 8:40 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

IFO survey reinforced economic pessimism

European equity markets came under pressure after Munich-based IFO institute said its widely-watched business climate indicator, based on a survey of 7?000 German companies, declined the sixth month in a row, falling to a nearly two-year low. Additionally, the European Central Bank?s bank stress test report was scrutinized by markets. Financial stocks were among the biggest daily losers in the EuroStoxx50.

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