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Prospects Daily: Global stock markets rallied on Friday

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Financial MarketsGlobal stock markets rallied on Friday, with the benchmark MSCI world equity index hitting a 20-month high level of 552.16, as positive economic data from the two world’s largest economies boosted market sentiment. Along with robust U.S. labor and housing market reports, China’s better-than-expected fourth-quarter GDP growth (y/y), buoyant industrial production and retail sales figures added to signs that the global economic recovery is gaining traction.

Prospects Daily: Global equities decline after US budget talks stall and US consumer confidence falls

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The Prospects Daily will be on Winter recess and will resume on

Wednesday January 2nd, 2013.

Prospects Daily: Spanish bonds fall on debt concerns, continued rise in unemployment rate

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Important developments today:

1. Spanish bonds fall on debt concerns, continued rise in unemployment rate

2. US consumers buoy economy.

Prospects Daily: Bank deposits are moving out of riskier European countries

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Important developments today:

1. Bank deposits are moving out of riskier European countries.