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China worries chill world equities, copper slumps
Shanghai futures lowest since ’09; China ready to ease policy
Gold hits 5-1/2 month high as stocks decline
Gold climbed to a 5-1/2 month high on Wednesday, geopolitical tug-of-war between Russia and Kiev and the West over Crimea and fears of more corporate defaults in China hurt equity markets, increasing the metal’s appeal as an insurance against risk.
Sensex gains 29 points in choppy trade
The BSE benchmark index Sensex on Wednesday recovered by 29 points in a volatile trade on selective buying in pharma, FMCG and banking stocks even as global markets remained weak on concerns over China’s growth.
Zhou sees China’s deposit rates freed within 2 years
Five privately-owned banks to be set up in Shanghai and Tianjin
India halts plans to join bond indexes, defers Euroclear
India has put on ice plans to join major emerging market bond indexes that would require it to remove restrictions on foreign capital inflows, two sources said, signalling easing concerns about the rupee and the balance of payments.
Gold climbs towards four-month high
Gold climbed toward a four-month high in London as the standoff between Russia and Ukraine spurred demand for a haven. Silver advanced.
SEC to probe whether FX rigging distorted options
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether currency traders at the world’s biggest banks distorted prices for options and exchange- traded funds by rigging benchmark foreign-exchange rates, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
Qatar’s Doha Insurance to launch $120m rights issue
Qatar’s Doha Insurance said on Monday it would offer new shares to shareholders from March 17 through March 31 as it aims to raise 436.7 million riyals ($119.9 million) and nearly double its capital.
Disappointing China exports hit equities
World stocks edged off a six-year peak and commodities from copper to crude oil tumbled on Monday as surprisingly weak Chinese trade data rattled investors already on edge over the crisis in Ukraine.
Chaori default a landmark precedent for Chinese debt
First domestic bond default to force re-assessment of credit risk
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