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Trade worries slow euro zone economic growth in second-quarter, inflation up on energy
Tue, Jul 31, 2018
Euro zone economic growth slowed further in the second quarter, preliminary data showed, on what economists said were concerns over a possible trade war with the United States.
ECB sees rates at record low levels for as long as needed
Thu, Jul 12, 2018
The European Central Bank will keep rates at a record low for as long as needed to raise inflation, and its interest rate guidance should be seen as "open-ended", policymakers concluded in June, according to minutes of their meeting published on Thursday.
ECB's Draghi pleads with Parliament for euro area deposit insurance
Mon, Jul 09, 2018
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi renewed his call for a common bank deposit insurance scheme for the euro area on Monday, arguing that sharing a risk helps reduce it.
ECB patient and gradual with rate hikes, Draghi says
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
The ECB decided last week to end its 2.6 trillion euro bond purchase programme by the close of the year but said interest rates would stay unchanged at least through next summer, a wording that pushed back rate hike expectations by three months to September 2019.
Money markets remove bets on ECB rate hike over next 12 months
Tue, May 29, 2018
Investors, who were fully pricing in a rate rise at the ECB`s June 2019 meeting as recently as early May, now see only a slim chance of such a move over that time horizon.
Brexit clock ticking on cross-border derivative contracts: EU regulator
Wed, May 16, 2018
It may not be possible for the European Union to legislate in time to avoid disruption in cross-border derivatives contracts in case of no-deal Brexit, a top EU regulator has said.
Indian bond traders, investors continue to fight agony
Mon, Apr 30, 2018
Another volatile week passes by with the US Treasury moving past the 3% mark mid-week before fresh buying of the US notes pushes the benchmark yield lower. The Indian bond yields its US counterpart in terms of direction, albeit for different reasons.
Euro zone banks may get reprieve until 2021 from ECB bad debt rules
Thu, Mar 15, 2018
According to the guidelines, banks will have two years to fully provision for soured non-secured debt, while in the case of secured loans the deadline will be seven years. The new guidelines were intended to take effect on Jan. 1 but the bank pushed back its deadline to revise the proposal after fierce criticism, particularly from Italy, whose banks have accumulated more bad debt that most in Europe.
ECB warns against global currency war
Fri, Jan 26, 2018
ECB board member Benoit Coeure said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that talks over exchange rates should be returned to the confines of global meetings like the G7 and the G20, as the recent public noise is proving unhelpful.
Gold hits 4-month high as dollar index falls to 3-year low
Tue, Jan 16, 2018
Gold prices hit a four-month peak on Monday as the U.S. dollar index slumped to its lowest in three years but analysts said the greenback`s slide could be short-lived as it was not driven by fundamentals.
Asian shares slip as iron ore softens, euro near three-year top
Tue, Jan 16, 2018
MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 percent in early trade. U.S. markets were closed for a public holiday on Monday.
Global Markets: Stocks resume ascent on earnings hopes, euro gets lift from ECB
Fri, Jan 12, 2018
Wall Street`s three major stock indexes hit record highs with earnings for S&P 500 companies expected to have increased by 11.8 percent in the recently-ended quarter, according to Thomson Reuters.
Euro zone businesses to start 2018 on near seven-year high
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Businesses across the euro zone are ending 2017 on a near seven-year high, with demand and price pressures picking up and forward-looking indicators pointing to a busy start to 2018.
Bubble or breakthrough? Bitcoin keeps central bankers on edge
Mon, Nov 27, 2017
Central bankers say the success of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is just a bubble. But it keeps them awake at night because these private currencies threaten their control of the banking system and money supply, which could undermine the monetary policies they use to manage inflation.
Whether new dawn or another false one, euro zone economy is full of surprises
Wed, Nov 22, 2017
The surprise economic star of 2017, when it wraps up next month, will have been the euro zone: growth looks set to come in at 2.2% compared with a forecast this time last year of just 1.4%.
Asian markets climbed up on Monday; crude oil rose to 2-year high
Mon, Oct 30, 2017
Japan's Nikkei nudged 0.2% higher, while Seoul shares climbed 0.7%. Global share markets have been on an uptrend since the start of the year, helped by solid corporate earnings and positive economic data across major countries.
Asian markets stall as Wall Street shares fall
Thu, Oct 26, 2017
US stocks fell on Wednesday on a batch of soft quarterly earnings, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering its worst day in seven weeks after rising to a record peak the previous session.
Asian shares edge up, bolstered by modest gains on Wall Street
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
On Wall Street on Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 marked modest gains, though the Nasdaq Composite edged down slightly
Asian shares dip on profit-taking after Dow hits 22,000
Thu, Aug 03, 2017
"Those shares that were bought heavily on Tuesday are being sold aggressively. I would suspect investors want to take profits quickly after they saw a sharp correction last week," said Yukino Yamada, senior strategist at Daiwa Securities.
Gold steady ahead of central bank meetings
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
Gold prices steadied early on Thursday, with the dollar firming as markets waited for clues on the future of key stimulus programmes in upcoming Bank of Japan and European Central Bank meetings. FUNDAMENTALS