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  1. TREASURIES-Yields lower as China data renews global economy concerns
    Reuters | 08/15/22 09:52 AM EDT

    U.S. Treasury yields were slightly lower on Monday as weak economic data from China renewed concerns over the health of the global economy, while the market continued to assess to what extent a ...

  2. Brazil economic activity much brisker than expected in June
    Reuters | 08/15/22 08:50 AM EDT

    Economic activity in Brazil rose more than expected in June, a central bank index showed on Monday, contributing to a second-quarter rally helped by a service sector rebound following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. Brazil's IBC-Br economic activity index tops expectations with 0.69% rise in June
    Reuters | 08/15/22 08:07 AM EDT

    Economic activity in Brazil rose a seasonally adjusted 0.69% in June from May, a central bank index showed on Monday, higher than the 0.25% growth expected by economists, according to a Reuters poll. In the second quarter, activity increased 0.57% over the previous quarter, the IBC-Br index showed.

  4. FOREX-Dollar jumps on safety flows after China data, yuan slips on rate cut
    Reuters | 08/15/22 06:41 AM EDT

    The safe-haven U.S. dollar rose on Monday after a new batch of disappointing Chinese data bolstered global recession worries, while the yuan weakened following a surprise key rate cut by the People's Bank of China.

  5. As Fed warns of turbulence ahead, markets remove their seat belts
    Reuters | 08/15/22 06:20 AM EDT

    The Federal Reserve's hawkish message on inflation registered quickly in U.S. housing markets this summer as mortgage rates shot up and home sales slowed. But that was the one prominent and anticipated adjustment across an economy that has met the U.S. central bank's most aggressive shift of monetary policy in a generation with a relative shrug.

  6. METALS-Weak China data sparks industrial metals sell-off
    Reuters | 08/15/22 06:13 AM EDT

    Industrial metal prices fell on Monday as worries about demand in top consumer China surfaced due to weak economic data and a firmer dollar, but interest rate cuts by the country's central bank provided some support. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was down 2.5% at $7,890 a tonne at 0958 GMT, 4% below the six-week high of $8,214 hit on Friday.

  7. Swiss sight deposits increase showing possible central bank activity
    Reuters | 08/15/22 06:09 AM EDT

    Sight deposits held by the Swiss National Bank increased by 1.7 billion Swiss francs last week, data showed on Monday, indicating the central bank could be intervening in the market to slow the franc's surge in value. Total sight deposits held by the SNB increased to 751.28 billion francs from 749.61 billion francs a week earlier, according to bank data.

  8. PRECIOUS-Gold drops 1.5% as dollar gains, rate-hike fears loom
    Reuters | 08/15/22 05:34 AM EDT

    * Gold hits one-week low, other precious metals also decline. * Focus on Fed minutes due on Wednesday. * U.K. inflation numbers for July due later this week. * China's physical gold demand a concern amid slowdown - analyst. By Arundhati Sarkar.

  9. Sterling falls vs dollar as focus turns to UK data
    Reuters | 08/15/22 04:56 AM EDT

    The British pound fell on Monday against a broadly stronger dollar at the start of a week where traders and the Bank of England will get the latest insight into the strength of the labour market and price pressures.

  10. FOREX-Dollar gains on safety flows after China data, yuan eases on rate cut
    Reuters | 08/15/22 04:37 AM EDT

    The safe-haven U.S. dollar rose on Monday after a new batch of disappointing data from China bolstered global recession worries, while the yuan weakened following a People's Bank of China surprise rate cut. Chinese industrial output, retail sales and fixed-asset investment all fell short of analyst estimates on Monday, as a nascent recovery from draconian COVID-19 lockdowns faltered.

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