Central Banks / Central Bank Events

Polish industrial output rises by 0.5% y/y in June, above forecast

Polish industrial output rises by 0.5% y/y in June, above forecast

Published 20/07/2020

GDANSK/WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s industrial output PLIPY=ECI rose by 0.5% in June, better than the 6.9% decline forecast by analysts, who said the statistic office [more…]

Euro hits four-month high on hopes for EU recovery fund deal

Euro hits four-month high on hopes for EU recovery fund deal

Published 20/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro retreated after hitting a 19-week high of $1.1467 on Monday after EU summit chairman Charles Michel said a recovery fund [more…]

Investors chase risky assets as stimulus measures offset virus worries: BofA

Investors chase risky assets as stimulus measures offset virus worries: BofA

Published 17/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Investors pumped money into riskier bonds and equity funds, BofA’s weekly fund flow statistics showed on Friday, as unprecedented stimulus measures helped [more…]

Cresting ‘first wave’ of stimulus may be next hurdle for world markets

Cresting ‘first wave’ of stimulus may be next hurdle for world markets

Published 16/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - A growth spurt in the balance sheets of the world’s biggest central banks has crested in recent weeks, drawing warnings from investors [more…]

ECB to go all the way on stimulus even as economy recovers, Lagarde says

ECB to go all the way on stimulus even as economy recovers, Lagarde says

Published 16/07/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will use its stimulus firepower fully even as the euro zone economy shows some signs of rebounding from [more…]

Euro zone banks expect to tighten access to credit in third quarter, ECB says

Euro zone banks expect to tighten access to credit in third quarter, ECB says

Published 14/07/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Euro zone banks maintained relatively easy access to credit for firms in the second quarter with the backing of government guarantees, but [more…]

German economy is recovering from pandemic slump, Bundesbank data shows

German economy is recovering from pandemic slump, Bundesbank data shows

Published 13/07/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The German economy is rebounding from a pandemic-induced slump after hitting bottom last month, a real-time indicator developed by the country’s central [more…]

India’s June retail inflation picks up after easing of lockdown

India’s June retail inflation picks up after easing of lockdown

Published 13/07/2020

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s retail inflation picked up in June, pushed by price increases for some food and fuel items, but economists said the [more…]

Balance of risk now more favourable for euro economy – ECB’s Knot

Balance of risk now more favourable for euro economy – ECB’s Knot

Published 03/07/2020

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The risk of a deeper economic euro zone recession than predicted in the European Central Bank’s (ECB) baseline scenario has diminished, ECB [more…]

EU banks to take on Visa, Mastercard with new payments system

EU banks to take on Visa, Mastercard with new payments system

Published 02/07/2020

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Sixteen banks from Germany, France and three other euro zone countries on Thursday said a “truly European” payments system was expected to [more…]