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  1. China cuts interest rates to stem stock market rout

    trueChina fell back on its major levers to stem the biggest stock market rout since 1996 and a deepening slowdown, cutting interest rates for the fifth time since November and lowering the amount of cash banks must set aside.

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  1. BofA: Managers lose confidence in emerging markets; China recession largest tail risk

    trueMoney managers’ outlook on the global economy is weakening amid continued concerns over a Chinese recession, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s monthly fund manager survey.

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  2. High-return era ends for many big public pension funds

    trueLarge public defined benefit pension plans in the U.S. saw only small investment gains during the year ended June 30, snapping a two-year streak of double-digit returns.

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  3. Milliman: Corporate funded status falls on first discount rate drop since March

    trueThe funded status of the 100 largest U.S. corporate defined benefit plans fell 70 basis points to 84.8% at the end of July, the Milliman 100 Pension Funding index showed Thursday.

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  4. U.K. interest rate hike forecast for February

    trueThe outcome of “Super Thursday” — the day the Bank of England releases a bumper set of data on the U.K. economy and its outlook — has money managers more convinced than ever that a rate rise will take place in February.

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  5. POLL: When do you expect the Federal Reserve to raise short-term interest rates?

     

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  6. FOMC: No change on rates

    trueMembers of the Federal Open Market Committee decided to keep the federal funds rate at zero to 0.25%, they announced Wednesday at the end of a two-day meeting in Washington.

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  7. Money managers don't see Bank of England rate hike until 2016

    trueDespite an improvement in GDP growth in the U.K. for the three months ended June 30, a skittish set of data over the past few quarters and low inflation means money management executives still believe a hike in interest rates will not come until 2016.

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  8. Fixed-income ETF investors staying away from ultrashort-term market

    trueThe most significant money market fund reforms — floating net asset values, liquidity fees and gates — take effect in October 2016 and a pocket of the fixed-income exchange-traded fund market once expected to attract investors looking for on-demand liquidity has yet to significantly materialize.

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  9. Faber likes cash, says real estate and emerging markets equities to outperform

    trueMarc Faber railed against central bank intervention around the globe and said he likes cash now because it “gives you flexibility to buy assets” when bubbles pop.

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  10. Managers optimistic on U.S. economy despite rising rates, market volatility — Northern Trust

    trueMoney managers anticipate higher interest rates, as well as rising market volatility over the next six months, said Northern Trust's latest quarterly money manager survey.

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  11. Productivity might not be as bad as widely believed

    trueThere is widespread concern about the slow growth in non-farm business productivity. Over the past 20 quarters (five years) since Q1 2010, it is up only 0.5% on average during each of the Q1-to-Q1 periods spanning the five years: 0.4% through Q1 2011, 0.9% through Q1 2012, 0.5% through Q1 2013, ...

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  12. Yellen: Fed rate rise likely this year

    trueThe Federal Reserve “will probably raise interest rates sometime this year,” Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen told a House panel Wednesday.

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  13. Economic growth projected to be slow in remainder of 2015

    trueThe U.S. economy is doing better after a sluggish first few months but the growth overall this year will only be modest, forecasters say.

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