Interest Rates / Policy

BofA profit beats estimates on higher interest rates, loan growth

BofA profit beats estimates on higher interest rates, loan growth

Published 16/04/2018

(Reuters) - Bank of America (BAC.N) reported a 34 percent rise in first-quarter profit on Monday, topping Wall Street estimates, as the lender benefited from [more…]

Trump says Russia, China playing ‘currency devaluation game’

Trump says Russia, China playing ‘currency devaluation game’

Published 16/04/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump accused Russia and China on Monday of devaluing their currencies while the United States raises interest rates. “Russia [more…]

Dollar gains versus yen as risk appetite improves after Xi speech

Dollar gains versus yen as risk appetite improves after Xi speech

Published 10/04/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar bounced against the yen on Tuesday, with broader risk appetite improving after a speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping promising [more…]

ECB should be cautious not to derail inflation rebound: Constancio

ECB should be cautious not to derail inflation rebound: Constancio

Published 09/04/2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank should be “cautious” and avoid tightening its ultra-loose monetary policy too fast to avoid derailing a rebound in [more…]

Euro zone inflation disconnected from growth: ECB’s Praet

Euro zone inflation disconnected from growth: ECB’s Praet

Published 09/04/2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Euro zone inflation appears to have disconnected from growth and remains subdued even as the currency bloc’s economy expands rapidly, European Central [more…]

LIBOR/OIS move seen adding $16 billion to business, family debt…

LIBOR/OIS move seen adding $16 billion to business, family debt…

Published 29/03/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The recent widening of the spread between the three-month London interbank offered rate (LIBOR) and three-month overnight index swap rate (OIS) [more…]

Global funds cut stock exposure to four-month low amid trade war fears

Global funds cut stock exposure to four-month low amid trade war fears

Published 29/03/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Spooked by brewing trade tensions and a broad reversal in technology shares, global investors have cut their equity exposure to a four-month [more…]

European funds buy bonds, see euro growth cycle peak: Reuters poll

European funds buy bonds, see euro growth cycle peak: Reuters poll

Published 29/03/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - European investors have raised their bond allocations in March while keeping their equity exposure at six-month lows, in a month marked by [more…]