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....". Economists said the PMI data could encourage the European Central Bank (ECB) to move towards raising interest rates and further easing its monthly bond-buying programme. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....UBS already imposes charges for large accounts held in Swiss francs by companies and some wealthy clients. Banks' profits have been hit by the European Central Bank's policy of stimulating growth through negative interest rates and increased liquidity. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... The Federal Reserve, America’s central bank, has raised interest rates twice since Trump’s victory and will accelerate the pace of future increases if there is evidence that tax cuts are leading to wage inflation. Higher US interest rates at a time when no other major central bank – the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan or the Bank of England – is contemplating a move will make it more attractive for investors to hold dollars. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Wall Street’s love affair with Trump cools as healthcare bill sows welcome doubts image
.... The Federal Reserve, America’s central bank, has raised interest rates twice since Trump’s victory and will accelerate the pace of future increases if there is evidence that tax cuts are leading to wage inflation. Higher US interest rates at a time when no other major central bank – the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan or the Bank of England – is contemplating a move will make it more attractive for investors to hold dollars. ...
Eurozone growth nears six-year high, survey data suggests image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 11:16:57 AM
....". Economists said the PMI data could encourage the European Central Bank (ECB) to move towards raising interest rates and further easing its monthly bond-buying programme. ...
UBS charges customers to deposit euros image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 03:27:40 PM
....UBS already imposes charges for large accounts held in Swiss francs by companies and some wealthy clients. Banks' profits have been hit by the European Central Bank's policy of stimulating growth through negative interest rates and increased liquidity. ...
US raises benchmark interest rate by 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:29:37 PM
....Some economists think the next rate hike will be no earlier than June, given that the Fed probably wants time to assess the likelihood that Congress will pass Trump's ambitious program of tax cuts, deregulation and increased spending on infrastructure. Central banks in the US and Britain both have inflation targets of 2%, while for the European Central Bank the aim is "below but close to" that level. ...
Slow burn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:27:47 PM
ECB's Draghi says 'more optimistic' on the outlook for the eurozone image
. The outlook for eurozone growth is "more optimistic", the head of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, has said. ...
FTSE 100 dragged lower as Paddy Power Betfair shares fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:33:52 AM
....37. "Markets remain becalmed for yet another day, hampered by a lack of data and a general wariness ahead of the ECB [European Central Bank] on Thursday, NFPs [US employment figures] on Friday and a Fed meeting next week," said Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at IG. ...
Eurozone inflation above European Central Bank's target image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:32:34 AM
. Eurozone inflation has risen above the European Central Bank's (ECB) target rate for the first time in four years. ...
Greek debt: will EU and IMF finally offer light at the end of the tunnel? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:00:27 AM
.... “The government is trying to save its image claiming that the policy mix is supposedly changing,” the Greek daily Ta Nea proclaimed from its front page. “But the only thing it has achieved is the pre-legislation of harsh measures that the troika [European commission, European Central Bank and IMF] will approve when it returns. ...
Paris, Frankfurt, Vilnius: how EU cities are vying for London's bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:00:11 PM
....Frankfurt faces a similar problem. Home to the European Central Bank, the Bundesbank, the EU insurance authority and Germany’s financial regulator, it sees itself as a stable, sensible and respected European financial hub. ...
Greece standoff over €86bn bailout eases after Brussels deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:44:42 PM
....”. Officials from the European commission, the European Central Bank, the IMF and the European Stability Mechanism (EU bailout fund) will arrive in Athens “in the very short-term” to work with the Greek government on reforms to tax, pensions and labour markets, said Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister who chairs the Eurogroup. ...
‘From bad to worse’: Greece hurtles towards a final reckoning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 12:05:16 AM
Greece defies creditors over more cuts as economy shrinks unexpectedly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 07:57:17 PM
.... The IMF has repeatedly said it will not sign up to the programme unless the crisis-plagued country is given more generous debt relief in the form of a substantial write-down. With Greece facing a €7bn debt repayment to the European Central Bank in July, fears of a Greek default have once again hit markets with shares falling and interest rates on Greek debt rising. ...
European commission upgrades growth forecast for UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 06:07:26 PM
....4% in 2018. The European commission vice-president said the return of inflation should be taken by policymakers as a sign the European Central Bank could not keep interest rates ultra-low and continue to print electronic money indefinitely. ...
Trump envoy says Greece is now more likely to leave the euro image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 03:10:19 PM
....In the third bailout in as many years, Greece has lost more than 25% of its GDP due to austerity-fuelled recession, the biggest slump of any advanced western economy in modern times. Without further emergency funding from its €86bn (£74bn) rescue programme, Athens could face a default in July when debt repayments of about €7bn to the European Central Bank mature. ...
Greece's debt costs rise sharply as worries grow over IMF role image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 06:26:16 PM
....The Washington-based fund has made repeated warnings that Greece’s debt burden of about €330bn (£280bn) is unsustainable despite the government pushing through spending cuts and tax increases that have badly hit popularity ratings for the government of prime minister Alexis Tsipras. The IMF declined to join other international lenders – the European Central Bank and the European Union – in funding the country’s third bailout, agreed in August 2015, and it is currently deciding whether to take part in a new chunk of rescue funds needed by mid-2018. ...
Greek debt crisis: an existentialist drama with no good end in sight | Larry Elliott image
....Navarro’s specific criticism about currency manipulation is wide of the mark. Germany is part of the eurozone and doesn’t always agree with the monetary policy decisions taken by the European Central Bank. ...
Grexit? Greece again on the brink as debt crisis threatens break with EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 02:36:32 PM
.... “The IMF’s demands go beyond any democratic and constitutional logic and value,” he railed. Completion of the review is essential to Greece, exiled from international capital markets, being included in the European Central Bank’s 9 March bond-buying programme, key to the country regaining market access. ...
Trump’s trade advis​​er says Germany uses euro to 'exploit' US and EU image
....The comments sent the euro to an eight-week high against the dollar, and immediately drew a rebuff from the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. The euro’s weakness – and its move to near-parity with the dollar – has come after a period of low and even negative interest rates as well as a programme of monetary stimulus measures from the European Central Bank. ...
Greece has three weeks to deal with 'potentially disastrous' debt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 07:07:40 PM
.... Short of debt re-profiling by EU member states, the board may decide the IMF cannot join the latest rescue progamme agreed with eurozone partners in 2015. If that happens, the European Central Bank would be unable to include Greek bonds in its bond buying programme, also seen as key to the country’s economic recovery as it would allow it to test its borrowing skills on international markets. ...
Frankfurt prepares for Brexit bankers: 'Maybe our city will change them' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 07:15:19 AM
....”. With a shabby-chic interior that would not look out of place in Greenwich Village or Brick Lane, Vif offers quite a contrast to the stereotypical view of Germany’s banking capital (and home of the European Central Bank) as a dull, boring, grey-suited metropolis. ...
Dow Jones hits record high – is Trump good for stock markets? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 03:18:04 PM
....But here’s a sharper take on the great guessing game from Terry Smith, whose £9bn Fundsmith equity fund has performed strongly since its launch in 2010 (disclosure: I am an investor). This is Smith’s shortlist of macro factors that could affect companies and markets in the near future: Brexit, China, “demonetisation” in India, the French presidential election, the German election, interest rates, Korea, Trump, quantitative easing by the European Central Bank, Syria and the oil price. ...
If the City vs Brussels is like a game of Jenga, it’s possible both sides could lose image
.... It is also clear who stands behind the Bank of England, the UK’s chief financial regulator – it is the UK government and, ultimately, UK taxpayers. Who stands behind the European Central Bank? A collection of 27 national governments and taxpayers, which leaves plenty of room for disagreement in the event of a crisis along 2008-09 lines. ...
Obama's labour market report card: not bad, could have done better image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 03:17:51 PM
....The guiding principle has been the need to avoid a second Great Depression, while eurozone policy makers have, at least until recently, focused on keeping inflation low. The Fed was quicker to cut interest rates than the European Central Bank, and years ahead in its willingness to use quantitative easing – bond purchases from the private sector – as a way of creating money. ...
Eurozone inflation surges to 1.1% in December image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 10:25:03 AM
....1%. The higher-than-expected increase brings inflation closer to the European Central Bank's target of just below 2%. ...
Global regulators postpone pivotal banking reform meeting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 02:29:54 PM
.... Trump has discussed the need to change banking regulation. The GHOS, chaired by Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, oversees the Basel committee, the forum where central bankers meet to discuss banking reform. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 04:04:05 PM
.... But in September, the bank changed tack from its aggressive stimulus programme and shares across the sector staged a recovery on hopes the pressure on their profitability will now ease. The European Central Bank has taken unprecendented measures to bolster anaemic growth in the currency bloc and to push up stubbornly low inflation. ...
Former Bundesbank president Hans Tietmeyer dies aged 85 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 05:12:54 PM
....A key architect of the euro and a former Bundesbank president, Hans Tietmeyer, has died aged 85. He was a driving force behind creating the European Central Bank and the single currency. ...
Banking standards: treacherous political waters lie ahead image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 09:21:01 AM
.... Regulators there are now keenly focused on the implications of Brexit, which will require complex arrangements to manage a new relationship between London and the eurozone. The top priority for the European Central Bank must be to preserve the integrity of the EU banking union, which is under pressure from both Brexit and the crisis gripping Italy’s banks. ...
Monte dei Paschi shortfall €8bn, ECB says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 11:44:28 AM
. The cost of rescuing Monte dei Paschi has escalated after the European Central Bank told the struggling Italian lender that it required €8. ...
Monte dei Paschi sees funding gap grow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 08:24:18 AM
....8bn (£7. 5bn), higher than the €5bn previously estimated by the bank, the European Central Bank has said. ...
Monte dei Paschi bailout shouldn't be seen as a done deal, says ECB member image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 05:32:18 PM
. A bailout of struggling Italian bank Monte dei Paschi should not be seen as a done deal, a key European Central Bank policymaker has said. ...
Fed's rate hike signals a déjà vu for 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 08:00:11 AM
....Last year’s Fed rate hike spurred a 10–20% stock market drop depending on the country. To compensate, the Bank of Japan introduced negative interest rate policy in January, and the European Central Bank in March. ...
Italian cabinet gives green light to Monte dei Paschi di Siena bailout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 02:09:24 PM
....5%. MPS is under instruction from the European Central Bank to bolster its finances after it was found to be the weakest of 51 European banks subjected to stress tests. ...
Italy to bail out Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank with €20bn rescue fund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 07:14:28 PM
....“The idea that Qatar could be an anchor investor has vanished and without an anchor investor there is no demand from anyone else,” one source told Reuters. With MPS now likely to miss an end-of-year deadline imposed by the European Central Bank to raise fresh funds, the Italian government was expected to step in, possibly as soon as Thursday, and increase its 4% stake in the bank. ...
Italian government to request bank bailout funds from parliament image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 09:53:40 AM
....MPS announced that Quaestio, which manages the government-orchestrated bailout fund Altante, is concerned about the terms of a loan to support the parcelling-off of bad debts. The move could jeopardise the entire capital-bolstering exercise, which must be completed by the end of the year because of a deadline imposed by the European Central Bank after MPS was found to be the weakest performing of 51 European banks subjected to stress tests – a financial health check – in results published in July. ...
Greece passes pension deal in defiance of bailout creditors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 08:11:24 PM
....Athens said the pension payment would come out of a €1bn tax surplus but European creditors on Thursday said the Greek move raised "significant concerns on both process and substance" regarding the country's bailout obligations. In a joint statement, representatives from the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the European rescue fund said they would now decide whether to uphold a Eurogroup decision granting Greece short-term debt relief earlier this month. ...
UK interest rates are going nowhere in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 01:22:56 PM
....Elsewhere, though, it is a different story. The European Central Bank has recently announced an extension of its quantitative easing programme and the Bank of Japan is working overtime to keep deflation at bay. ...
Greece 'boxed in' as EU and IMF fight over nation's debt relief plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 08:34:40 PM
....The spat erupted as creditor mission chiefs arrived in Athens to continue what has become an increasingly vexed review of the programme. Prime minister Alexis Tsipras’ leftist-led administration had hoped to wrap up the review by the end of this month, paving the way for Greece to enter the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme early next year, which would allow the ECB to buy Greek sovereign debt. ...
Italy plans Monte dei Paschi di Siena rescue if private bailout fails image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 05:29:57 PM
....Shares in Italy’s third largest bank have seesawed in recent days amid uncertainty about how it will meet regulator’s demands to find more capital after it was the weakest performer of any of the 51 banks tested by the European Banking Authority in an annual health check of the sector in July. MPS had asked the European Central Bank for an extension from the end of the year to 20 January to find the extra capital. ...
Monte dei Paschi di Siena tries to keep €5bn rescue plan alive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 07:41:00 AM
.... If MPS manages to convince investors to go along with the plan, it would help it avoid a government bailout by Italy, which would have far-reaching economic and political consequences. A deal to prop up MPS was thrown into doubt last week after the European Central Bank (ECB) reportedly said it could not have more time to secure the private investment. ...
Monte dei Paschi races to raise €5bn cash by end of year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 01:07:15 AM
....The bank had sought a three-week extension until 20 January to seal a private sector rescue plan. But the European Central Bank is reported to have rejected the request. ...
ECB refuses to help Italy's crisis-hit Monte dei Paschi bank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 07:23:35 PM
. Fears that the Italian government will have to prop up Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) are mounting after the European Central Bank refused to give the world’s oldest bank more time to find major investors to back a €5bn (£4. ...
Monte Dei Paschi bailout: what you need to know – the Guardian briefing image
.... The European Banking Authority found its capital base would be wiped out if the global economy and financial markets came under strain and it was instructed to take preemptive action to bolster its financial strength. The European Central Bank issued MPS with a deadline of the end of the year to implement a plan to make it more resilient. ...
Monte dei Paschi shares plunge on ECB reports image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 03:02:27 PM
. Shares in Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank have fallen following reports that the European Central Bank has rejected a request to give it more time to raise cash. ...
ECB's quantitative easing programme investing billions in fossil fuels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 01:36:07 PM
. The European Central Bank’s (ECB) quantitative easing programme is systematically investing billions of euros in the oil, gas and auto industries, according to a new analysis. ...
ECB surprises markets by scaling back QE programme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 02:12:11 PM
. The European Central Bank has vowed to continue with its programme of electronic money printing to shore up the eurozone recovery but surprised financial markets by reducing the amount of stimulus it expects to provide each month. ...
ECB extends bond-buying scheme but at slower pace image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 01:35:05 PM
. The European Central Bank has said it will extend its bond-buying programme until at least December 2017, but cut its purchases by €20bn a month. ...
Italian banks damaged by referendum result, says Fitch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 06:39:31 PM
....The ratings agency delivered its verdict on the sector, which is weighed down with €360bn (£304bn) of bad debts amid attempts to find investors to inject up to €5bn into MPS, the world’s oldest bank. Senior officials from MPS, which was the weakest of the 51 subjected to stress tests by regulators earlier this year, were in Frankfurt to meet executives from the European Central Bank ahead of an end-of-year deadline to boost its financial health. ...
Could Matteo Renzi's exit lead to an Italian bank rescue? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 08:27:52 PM
.... Back then, Renzi’s survival was seen as critical to encouraging private sector investors to cough up billions of euros of new capital to refinance the likes of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena and UniCredit. This week’s silver lining theory holds that a political vacuum isn’t so bad if it prods the European Central Bank and the eurozone authorities to take a flexible approach to Italy’s banking mess. ...
Euro falls to 20-month low after Italy government's referendum defeat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 05:36:36 AM
....com/WBIUVsC5Hj. The European Central Bank meets on Thursday amid much speculation it will announce a six-month extension of its asset buying program and widen the type of bonds it can purchase. ...
Greece must reform or leave eurozone, says German minister image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 04:29:20 PM
.... Euclid Tsakalatos, the Greek finance minister, has said the situation “is as critical as it was in the summer of 2015” when, under threat of euro ejection, Athens received its third €86bn rescue package. With his own popularity plummeting in the face of fury over creditor-mandated cutbacks, the prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, had hoped to wrap up a second review of policy measures in time for Monday’s meeting as part of a broader strategy to secure short-term debt relief and participation of Greek bonds in the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme. ...
So, Mike Ashley, can  we handle the truth? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 07:00:07 AM
....It has been easy to forget, what with the Brexit result and the US election, but there’s still something going on called the eurozone crisis. We will be reminded of this lower-profile threat to our children’s financial futures on Thursday, when the European Central Bank returns to centre stage with a policy meeting. ...
Fallout from Italy's referendum will be both financial and political image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 07:00:56 PM
....4%. It is too simple to say defeat for Renzi in the referendum will unleash a fresh eurozone crisis because one should never underestimate the power of the European Central Bank to buy time by suppressing bond yields. ...
Eurozone jobless rate below 10% for first time since 2011 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 12:13:09 PM
....12 million lower than a year earlier. The European Central Bank (ECB) has been taking continued action to stimulate the bloc's economy. ...
Mark Carney: European economies face hit if cut off from City of London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 11:41:08 AM
....”. His remarks were in contrast to those earlier this week by Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, who said Britain would bear the brunt of the economic damage if Brexit created a UK economy with lower migration and weaker growth in trade and investment. ...
ECB's Mario Draghi urges UK to disclose Brexit plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 06:05:12 PM
. Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), has urged the British government to disclose more information about its plans to leave the EU. ...
ECB warns of political uncertainty risk to eurozone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 01:11:29 PM
. Political uncertainty is putting the eurozone's financial stability at risk, according to the European Central Bank. ...
Brexit vote and Trump's election have created risks for banks, says S&P image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:17:28 PM
....Anti-globalisation movements could affect growth prospects and S&P is operating on the assumption that 2017 will be a year of sluggish growth across most developed and emerging markets. The European Central Bank could adopt a more relaxed approach to monetary policy while the US Federal Reserve could start to increase rates by a quarter percentage point in December and a half point in 2017. ...
Britain’s housing crisis is so serious that it must be tackled now image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 06:59:30 AM
Cyprus, crisis and the bank that came back from the brink image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 04:00:12 PM
.... He once found his car burnt out, which he told one interviewer was a sign of the anger local people felt living under the bailout. Announced in the early hours of 25 March 2013, the bailout terms Nicosia accepted from the EU, IMF and European Central Bank were harsh. ...
Brexit unlikely to mean loss of City's role in processing deals in euros image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 06:56:34 PM
....An estimated 70% of the transactions using the European single currency are processed in London by clearing houses, which step in between major banks and financial firms on big deals to guarantee transactions. The European Central Bank has argued this business should be conducted in the eurozone. ...
Ireland must plan for possible EU breakup, says economic adviser image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 02:39:07 PM
....“Ireland sleepwalked into the euro currency and paid the price in the banking collapse and bailout. The humiliation of Ireland by the European Central Bank and Mr Claude Trichet in particular has dampened down any remaining Irish enthusiasm for a federal Europe,” he said. ...
Bonds sell-off continues as investors bet on rate rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 12:45:59 PM
...."There are signs that higher bond yields and the knock of a stronger US dollar are having a domino impact, taking down the weakest risky assets first, before moving on to the next," said Deutsche's global co-head of foreign exchange, Alan Ruskin. And a senior European Central Bank (ECB) official has warned that the uncertainty caused by sudden swings in the financial markets threatened economic recovery. ...
Barack Obama calls for 'meaningful debt relief' for Greece image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 07:39:08 PM
....”. Debt relief is also regarded as crucial to including Greece in the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing program, itself essential to lowering borrowing costs and improving the cash-starved economy’s liquidity. ...
Greenspan backs Fed's independence image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 02:00:18 AM
.... In fact it's ground to a halt among all the OECD nations, or the large majority of them. The European Central Bank is not functioning, Britain is going through very peculiar stages of uncertainty, we obviously are in the same category and Brazil has been in very bad shape and a goodly part of Latin America is following suit so that the world is not doing well. ...
How America's new president will affect the global economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 04:36:23 PM
.... For months, there have been rumours about the health of the Italian banking system and one of Germany’s leading banks, Deutsche. Plentiful supplies of cheap money from the European Central Bank and relatively benign conditions in recent months have kept the problems hidden from sight. ...
Euro founding father Otmar Issing warns about project's future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 12:05:01 AM
....Prof Otmar Issing told the BBC's Wake up to Money that faultlines across the eurozone remain, citing economic weakness in Greece, Portugal and Italy. The European Central Bank's first chief economist also warned about the impact of negative interest rates. ...
Greek prime minister reshuffles cabinet to boost bailout reforms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of November 2016 05:39:13 PM
....With many of the measures beginning to bite this winter, the challenges remain immense for the country still seen as Europe’s weakest link. Tsipras told his 48-member cabinet that by completing reforms Greece could “follow the roadmap” of being included in the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme early next year, which would see the bank acquire Greek government debt. ...
Economic woes create anti-establishment movements around the world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of November 2016 04:00:51 PM
.... But not everyone feels they are getting the benefits of Germany’s stand-out performance. Wage growth has been relatively modest, and anger has intensified recently over meagre returns on savings as the European Central Bank cut key interest rates into negative territory. ...
Falling behind? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 11:09:46 PM
Monte dei Paschi shares suspended after 23% fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 11:31:01 AM
....4bn). The European Central Bank had ordered it to reduce its bad debt in April. ...
ECB to discuss future of bond buying scheme in December image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of October 2016 02:09:04 PM
. The European Central Bank (ECB) will discuss how to end its monthly €80bn (£71bn) bond-buying programme in December after leaving it unchanged. ...
FTSE 100 slides and pound remains under pressure image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 07:15:43 AM
.... . However, global equity markets were lower in general on Wednesday, following a report by Bloomberg that the European Central Bank might begin to slow the pace of its bond-buying programme. ...
ECB keeps interest rates at record low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 12:14:28 PM
. The European Central Bank has kept its main interest rate on hold at zero for another month. ...
Can you still afford to buy a property overseas? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 4th of September 2016 12:01:00 AM
....com) says only a handful of his clients have scrapped their plans, with the majority confidently pressing ahead. Today’s rock bottom mortgage deals have helped, slashing costs, especially on the Continent where the European Central Bank now runs negative interest rates. ...

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