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Amid rising talk of negative rates, policies in Japan, Europe get subtle tweaks

Amid rising talk of negative rates, policies in Japan, Europe get subtle tweaks

Published 19/05/2020

TOKYO/FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After years of applying plenty of stick to commercial lenders unhappy with negative interest rate policies, central bankers in the euro zone [more…]

Once taboo, investors begin to imagine negative U.S. rates

Once taboo, investors begin to imagine negative U.S. rates

Published 12/05/2020

NEW YORK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Negative interest rates in the United States were once unimaginable. The coronavirus has changed that. While the Federal Reserve has all [more…]

Green hydrogen’s time has come, say advocates eying post-pandemic world

Green hydrogen’s time has come, say advocates eying post-pandemic world

Published 08/05/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Hydrogen has long been touted as a clean alternative to fossil fuels. Now, as major economies prepare green investments to kickstart growth, [more…]

Tens or 100s of billions? Insurers consult crystal balls on coronavirus costs

Tens or 100s of billions? Insurers consult crystal balls on coronavirus costs

Published 04/05/2020

(Reuters) - Insurers are normally great with numbers. But the coronavirus pandemic has them struggling to estimate how many billions of dollars in losses they [more…]

Banks baffle investors as art meets science in accounting rule

Banks baffle investors as art meets science in accounting rule

Published 04/05/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Like the myriad approaches governments are taking to tackle the coronavirus crisis, the way the world’s top banks are calculating their potential [more…]

Coronavirus scrambles 2020 expectations for Trump in must-win Florida

Coronavirus scrambles 2020 expectations for Trump in must-win Florida

Published 02/05/2020

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Before the coronavirus pandemic, Desi Marinov considered herself “apolitical.” The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, flight attendant didn’t even bother to vote in [more…]

U.S. stimulus package is biggest ever, but may not be big enough

U.S. stimulus package is biggest ever, but may not be big enough

Published 30/03/2020

BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve has offered more than $3 trillion in loans and asset purchases in recent weeks to stop the U.S. financial [more…]

Coronavirus aid deal is no panacea for coming U.S. state budget woes

Coronavirus aid deal is no panacea for coming U.S. state budget woes

Published 27/03/2020

(Reuters) - A massive federal spending bill aimed at deflecting the economic harm caused by the spreading coronavirus does not address the billions of tax [more…]

For ECB, coronabonds could be shield against legal challenges

For ECB, coronabonds could be shield against legal challenges

Published 25/03/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde has a concrete reason for putting pressure on euro zone governments to finance the fight against [more…]

New CEO pay limits loom as investors confront coronavirus crisis

New CEO pay limits loom as investors confront coronavirus crisis

Published 25/03/2020

BOSTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The havoc wrought by the coronavirus crisis could give investors leverage to put new limits on CEO pay packages and link them [more…]