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  1. 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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  1. Shanghai stocks resume plunge, tumbling 8.5%

    trueShanghai stocks plunged 8.5% Monday, erasing most of the government-engineered gains of the past three weeks.

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  2. China's A-shares rescue tactics cast shadow

    trueChina's seeming success in stopping a precipitous A-shares sell-off raises the question of whether a visible official hand could become a hallmark of a proverbial equity market with Chinese characteristics.

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  3. Nervous managers boosting cash over skittish global markets

    trueMoney managers have been increasing cash holdings to levels not seen since the financial crisis over volatility concerns and unease about China's equity markets.

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  4. 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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  5. Releasing the third arrow

    trueRatification of the Trans Pacific Partnership will present sustained opportunities for foreign asset managers to capitalize on a resurgent Japan.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Chamber of Commerce calls for SEC enforcement reforms

    trueSEC enforcement practices could be improved by making them more clear and predictable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness said in a report Wednesday.

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  9. 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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  10. Diversity, not fragmentation, observers say

    trueMoney managers were able to trade normally during the July 8 shutdown of the New York Stock Exchange, as volume shifted to the 50 other U.S. equity trading venues until the NYSE was back online.

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  11. China A-shares upheaval brings openings, headaches

    trueThe patchwork quilt of measures China's government has taken since late June to prop up the country's plunging A-shares market is presenting overseas investors with opportunities as well as reasons to lose sleep.

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  12. Managers watching Greek drama unfold

    trueAs crunch time looms for Greece and its future — be it in or out of the eurozone — money management executives will be closely watching the European equities, bonds and currency markets for increased volatility, and the chance to add to their positions.

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  13. Managers push SEC for limits on brokers' maker-taker rebates

    trueMoney managers want the Securities and Exchange Commission to examine maker-taker rebates — to limit or eliminate them for all stock trades — claiming that the rebates spur broker-dealers to find trading venues based on revenue, rather than on best execution for clients.

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