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Blackstone REIT blocks investor withdrawals in January

Feb 1 (Reuters) – Blackstone Inc (BX.N) said on Wednesday it had blocked withdrawals from its $69 billion real estate income trust (BREIT) in January, as the private equity firm faced a surge in redemption requests from investors looking to cash out. BREIT said it fulfilled redemption requests of about $1.3 billion in January, representing …

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Stocks in Asia surge, dollar eases on Powell’s “disinflationary” comment

SINGAPORE, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Asian shares soared on Thursday while the dollar eased after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said a “disinflationary” process was underway, boosting risk appetite as investors hope the climb in US interest rates will come to an end soon . MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) was …

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Honda to start producing new hydrogen fuel cell system co-developed with GM

TOKYO, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Japan’s Honda Motor Co (7267.T) said it will start producing a new hydrogen fuel cell system jointly developed with General Motors Co (GM.N) this year and gradually step up sales this decade, in a bid to expand its hydrogen business. Honda will target annual sales of around 2,000 units of …

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Europe grew faster than the US last year. Its markets are outperforming too

London CNN — Europe’s stock markets have beaten Wall Street by the biggest margin in more than three decades over recent months as its economy looks set to dodge a recession many thought inevitable just a few weeks ago. Since late September, European market benchmarks have risen by 20 percentage points more than Wall Street …

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Europe grew faster than the US last year. Its markets are outperforming too

London CNN — Europe’s stock markets have beaten Wall Street by the biggest margin in more than three decades over recent months as its economy looks set to dodge a recession many thought inevitable just a few weeks ago. Since late September, European market benchmarks have risen by 20 percentage points more than Wall Street …

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A Japan Shock Could Soon Hit Global Markets

Text size Commuters in front of the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg About the author: Desmond Laughman is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He was a deputy director in the International Monetary Fund’s Policy Development and Review Department and the chief emerging market economic strategist at Salomon Smith …

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Disillusioned at home, super-rich Chinese set their sights on Singapore

SINGAPORE, Jan 31, (Reuters) – Like many rich Chinese, graduate student Zayn Zhang thinks Singapore could be ideal to park his family’s wealth. He’s hoping that studying at a university in the Asian financial hub will lead to permanent residency and while the 26-year-old hits the books, his wife is out looking for a S$5-7 …

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