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City of London Brexit hit worse than expected, says study

By Huw Jones LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) - Over 400 financial firms in Britain have shifted activities, staff and a combined trillion pounds ($1.4 trillion) in assets to hubs in the European Union due to Brexit, with more pain to come, a study from New Financial think tank said on Friday. "We think it is an underestimate and we expect the number

Japan manufacturers' mood hits 2-year high on chip demand - Reuters Tankan

* April manufacturers' sentiment index +13 vs March +6 * Service sector index -3 in April vs -5 in March * Manufacturers' mood seen steady ahead By Daniel Leussink TOKYO, April 16 (Reuters) - Confidence among Japanese manufacturers rose to a more than two-year high in April, as strong demand in the electronics market and favourable exchange

JPMorgan says U.S.-sanctioned Russian bonds could be excluded from key indexes

LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. sanctions announced on Thursday on newly-issued Russian government debt could see the bonds excluded from JPMorgan's influential emerging market local-currency GBI-EM investment index, the bank said. "Economic sanctions which impact the replicability of the J.P. Morgan fixed income indices will result in an

Australia shares set to rise for fourth session, NZ gains

April 16 (Reuters) - Australian shares are set to extend gains for the fourth straight session on Friday, riding a wave of optimism fueled by a rally on Wall Street overnight and strong commodity prices. The local share price index futures YAPcm1 rose 0.2%, a 23.9-point premium to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO close. The benchmark on T
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World stocks rally as Treasury yields tumble

* World stocks extend record run * Russia's ruble falls as much as 2% * Oil steadies after 5% surge, commodity currencies benefit By Herbert Lash and Marc Jones NEW YORK/LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - World stock markets extended a five-day run of fresh highs on Thursday, fueled by upbeat earnings and strong U.S. economic data that herald a solid
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Dow hits milestone, S&P breaks record high on tech rally

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * Fall in Treasury yields buoys mega-cap tech stocks * BlackRock rises as quarterly profit beats estimates * U.S. retail sales jump, jobless claims fall * Indexes up: Dow 0.9%, S&P 500 1.11%, Nasdaq 1.31% By David French, Shivani Kumare
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Canadian dollar retreats from 3-week high as factory sales fall

* Canadian dollar weakens 0.2% against the greenback * Loonie touches its strongest level since March 22 at 1.2476 * Canadian factory sales fall 1.6% in February * Canadian 10-year yield hits a 5-week low at 1.434% By Fergal Smith TORONTO, April 15 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar edged lower against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday as domestic data
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Foreign holdings of Treasuries slide in February -data

NEW YORK, April 15 (Reuters) - Foreign holdings of Treasuries declined in February, led by a fall in Japan's holdings, according to data from the U.S. Treasury released on Thursday. Data showed that foreign investors had $7.098 trillion in February from $7.119 trillion in January, which showed holdings rising the most in six months. Reporting b

Dow breaks 34k, S&P hits fresh record high on tech rally

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * Fall in Treasury yields buoys mega-cap tech stocks * BlackRock rises as quarterly profit beats estimates * U.S. retail sales jump, jobless claims fall By Shivani Kumaresan, Shreyashi Sanyal and David French April 15 (Reuters) - The Dow in
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U.S. corn futures retreat from peak above $6; wheat, soy rise

By Mark Weinraub CHICAGO, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. corn futures closed mixed on Thursday, with the most-active contract Cv1 easing on pressure from commercial hedging after spiking above $6 a bushel for the first time since June 2013 during overnight trading. But concerns about seeding delays due to cold weather in the U.S. Midwest lifted new-crop

Fed's Daly says not time for taper, still far from goals

By Ann Saphir April 15 (Reuters) - San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Mary Daly on Thursday said the U.S. economy is still far from making "substantial progress" toward the central bank's goals of 2% inflation and full employment, and from any need to reduce the Fed's support for the economy. "We are not there yet,"

World stocks rally as Treasury yields tumble

* World stocks extend record run * Russia's ruble falls as much as 2%, then rebounds * Oil steadies after 5% surge, commodity currencies benefit By Herbert Lash and Marc Jones NEW YORK/LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - World stocks extended a five-day run of fresh highs on Thursday, fueled by upbeat earnings and strong U.S. economic data that point
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Rising commodity prices propel Latam FX; Hering soars on rejecting merger

* Currencies of Chile, Colombia rise over 1% * Peru's sol rises; GDP contraction not as bas as expected * Brazilian retailer Hering soars 27% on rejecting Arezzo offer * Petrobras raises fuel prices; shares fall By Susan Mathew April 15 (Reuters) - Higher oil and copper prices propelled the currencies of Chile and Colombia more than 1% higher o
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Dollar steady as strong data offsets lower yields

* Graphic: World FX rates Link By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, April 15 (Reuters) - The dollar index was little changed on the day on Thursday as investors balanced bullish data showing U.S. retail sales rose by the most in 10 months in March against a continued drop in U.S. Treasury yields. Retail sales increased 9.8% last month, the Commerce Departme
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Argentina inflation spikes to 18-month high with meat prices in focus

By Jorge Iorio BUENOS AIRES, April 15 (Reuters) - Argentina consumer prices rose 4.8% in March, the fastest pace since late 2019, heaping pressure on the government as it looks to rein in stubbornly high inflation that is sapping growth and consumer spending power. The monthly result, well above analyst forecasts of around 4%, saw 12-month rolling

S&P 500, Dow extend record highs on tech stock gains

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * Fall in Treasury yields buoys mega-cap tech stocks * BlackRock rises as quarterly profit beats estimates * U.S. retail sales jump, jobless claims fall * Indexes up: Dow 0.87%, S&P 500 1.08%, Nasdaq 1.29% By Shivani Kumaresan, Shreyash
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NY Fed official says central bank prepared to adjust market operations if needed

By Jonnelle Marte April 15 (Reuters) - An increase in bank reserves is putting downward pressure on short-term rates but the Federal Reserve is keeping a close eye on money markets and is prepared to make adjustments as needed, a senior New York Fed official said on Thursday. As reserves rise, the Fed's facility for overnight repurchase agreeme

NY Fed official says central bank prepared to adjust markets operations if needed

April 15 (Reuters) - An increase in bank reserves is putting downward pressure on short-term rates but the Federal Reserve is keeping a close eye on money markets and is prepared to make adjustments as needed, a senior New York Fed official said on Thursday. With bank reserves rising, the Fed's facility for overnight repurchase agreements will

White House says infrastructure package could be passed in smaller pieces

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure package could be passed by Congress in smaller pieces, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday, citing agreement on a number of components of the president's proposal. "We're ... quite open to what path this takes," Psaki told repo

Low to medium risk of Russian invasion of Ukraine in next few weeks -US general

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - There is a "low to medium" risk that Russia will invade Ukraine over the next few weeks, the top U.S. general in Europe said on Thursday, in the first such military assessment amid mounting concern about Russian troop movements toward Ukraine's borders. Air Force General To



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