U.S.-based stock mutual funds reported the largest outflows in five years, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday, adding to a poor year of sales for the funds. Some $16.9 billion moved from stock mutual funds in the seven days through Oct. 19. Source: Reuters
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The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) — the euro zone’s bailout fund — should ultimately be turned into a European version of the International Monetary Fund, the head of euro zone finance ministers said on Monday in a German newspaper. Source: Ekathimerini
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has said the European Banking Authority should be merged with the European insurance regulator, with the merged body to be located in Frankfurt. Source: Handelsblatt
Russia has sent a clear message to Israel that the rules of the game have changed in Syria and its freedom to act in Syrian skies is over, Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations said on Sunday night.