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16:09 31 Jul 2014

European shares hit 3-week low, earnings disappoint

* FTSEurofirst 300 index falls 1.4 pct * Adidas, Banco Espirito Santo shares slump * Worries about U.S. monetary policy hit sentiment ...

Market Update

Emerging Market Demand Boosts Soft Commodities

By Jeffrey Stafford, CFA 30 Jul 2014

Amid the slowdown in China’s infrastructure- and real-estate-led economic model, emerging-m... more »

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Fund Commentary

Passive Funds Triple in Size in 5 Years

By Emma Wall 29 Jul 2014

Passive funds now make up 10.1% of the open-end fund market, based on assets under management acc... more »

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Share Commentary

Stock in Focus: BG Group

By Allen Good 31 Jul 2014

BG Group (BG.) reported a strong quarter thanks to improved liquid natural gas (LNG) results whic... more »

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ETF Commentary

When Portfolio Diversification is Not a Good Idea

By Samuel Lee, ETF Analyst 30 Jul 2014

Diversification is often treated as an unalloyed good. It's not. The more I learn, the more I app... more »

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Economic Insights

US Economy Grows 4%

By Morningstar News Team 30 Jul 2014

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 4% in the second quarter, according to an initial govern... more »

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Portfolio & Money Management

Stock in Focus: British American Tobacco

By Philip Gorham 30 Jul 2014

British American Tobacco's (BATS) interim 2014 results were very close to our expectations and we... more »

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Market Movements

ISEQ 4661.69 -1.18
CAC 40 4270.0 -0.98
NASDAQ 0.0 0.0
EUR / GBP 0.793 0.11
EUR / USD 1.3382 -0.11
EUR / JPY 137.7 -0.02
GBP / USD 1.6878 -0.22