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Equities slide to 2-week low
MSCI All-Country World index down on Wall Street sell-off, Asia and Europe
China bond sale fails for first time in 10 months
China’s Ministry of Finance failed to sell all of the bonds offered at an auction on Friday for the first time in 10 months amid speculation short-term interest rates will climb as corporate tax payments tie up funds.
Opec sees lower demand as US output rises
Opec trimmed estimates for the amount of crude it will need to pump this year amid rising US supplies, and predicted that a “supply buffer” will accumulate before demand peaks in the summer.
China unveils plans to 
connect Shanghai, Hong Kong bourses
China plans to connect the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shanghai, allowing a combined 23.5 billion yuan ($3.8 billion) of daily cross-border trading.
Bonds strengthen 
as Greece returns
Europe’s economic recovery is gathering pace
Citadel rights issue fully subscribed
Egypt’s Citadel Capital has finalised its equity capital increase to a total of 8 billion Egyptian pounds ($1.15 billion) with its 3.64 billion-pound ($522 million) rights issue fully subscribed, it said on Wednesday.
Gold rises 
1% as dollar 
Gold rose nearly one per cent on Thursday, reaching a 2-1/2 week high as the dollar dropped after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting suggested officials will be cautious on increasing interest rates soon.
Sensex hits record as Sun Pharma, Ranbaxy rise
India’s benchmark stock index rose to a record as lenders and drugmakers climbed.
Asia equities soar to six-month high
Revived appetite for emerging markets helped Asian stocks hit a near six-month high on Wednesday, driving more modest gains in Europe and other developed markets, where future stimulus looks less clear-cut.
Turkey completes borrowing with €1b Eurobond
Turkey completed almost all of its planned borrowing for 2014 on Wednesday, when foreign investors snapped up a €1 billion ($1.38b) Eurobond issue in a sign of confidence in the country’s economic health after months of political turbulence.
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