Headlines discussed at LNMW’s Monday morning briefing.
— New claims for U.S. unemployment are the lowest since 2000, per the latest four-week moving average.
— Russian inflation rose nearly 17% in March; the largest increase in 13 years with food prices rising 23%.
— One third of EU government bonds have negative yields as investors seek safe, liquid investments.
— Japanese corporate bankruptcies in 2014 were the lowest in 24 years, falling below 10,000.
— Royal Dutch Shell will become the world’s biggest producer of liquefied natural gas after purchasing BP.
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