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Investors pulled $6.8 billion from high yield bond funds over the past week, their third largest outflows on record, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) said on Friday, as the sell off in junk debt accelerated. Full story
Investors shovelled $3.4 billion into Japanese stocks, the biggest inflows in seven weeks, data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) showed on Friday, as they looked for a pick-up in domestic demand and prospects for an expansionist budget. Full story
U.S. corn prices edged up on Tuesday to mark their highest in eight days, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture saying the pace of harvesting was lagging market expectations. FUNDAMENTALS * The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were up 0.2 percent at $3 Full story
The global crude surplus that caused a price rout has largely been absorbed, resulting in higher crude prices, Gary Ross, founder of PIRA Energy and head of Global Oil Analytics for S&P Global Platts, said on Thursday. Full story
Asia's November jet regrade, the relative strength of jet fuel prices versus gasoil, slipped on Friday but remained near multi-month highs seen in the previous session. The November jet regrade slipped to $1.51 a barrel on Friday, down from $1.58 a barrel on Thursday, its highest since May 2016 Full story
Voracious investor appetite is set to make this by far the strongest year for inflows into stocks and corporate debt, Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists said on Friday. Full story
Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion. Full story
Investors poured a record $1.3 billion into funds managing tech shares over the past week, contrasting with a picture of ebbing inflow into world equity vehicles and losses on U.S. stock funds, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) said on Friday. Full story
The European Central Bank is likely to decide the fate of its 2.3 trillion euro stimulus scheme on Thursday in one of the ECB's most keenly anticipated policy meetings for months. Full story
Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalization to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply and has paved the way for a whole slew of crypto-currencies. Full story
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