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U.S. banking regulators unveil proposal to update low-income lending standards

U.S. banking regulators unveil proposal to update low-income lending standards

Published 12/12/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. banking regulators unveiled a proposed overhaul to community lending standards on Thursday, kicking off a contentious policy fight over the [more…]

ECB keeps policy unchanged with door still open to more stimulus

ECB keeps policy unchanged with door still open to more stimulus

Published 12/12/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank left policy unchanged at new ECB President Christine Lagarde’s first meeting on Thursday, keeping money taps wide open [more…]

Big FX platforms see e-trading volumes drop over past three years: BIS

Big FX platforms see e-trading volumes drop over past three years: BIS

Published 09/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Turnover on some of the world’s biggest currency-trading venues has dropped as falling market volatility prompts some global banks to route more [more…]

Global financial watchdogs take aim at Big Tech’s data dominance

Global financial watchdogs take aim at Big Tech’s data dominance

Published 08/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Google, Alibaba and other “Big Tech” companies could be forced to share data on financial services customers with banks and financial technology [more…]

As Fed reiterates rate pause, forecasts likely to be blown off course

As Fed reiterates rate pause, forecasts likely to be blown off course

Published 08/12/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Friday’s booming U.S. jobs report should give the Federal Reserve all it needs to stick to its plan not to cut interest [more…]

U.S. banking regulators urge ‘responsible use’ of alternative lending data

U.S. banking regulators urge ‘responsible use’ of alternative lending data

Published 04/12/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. banking regulators said on Tuesday that lenders must have robust compliance tools in place to ensure “responsible use” of non-traditional sources [more…]

Euro zone inflation rises quicker than expected in November

Euro zone inflation rises quicker than expected in November

Published 29/11/2019

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Euro zone inflation accelerated faster than expected in November on a rise in food and services prices, likely comforting European Central Bank [more…]

From euro to ESM, Italy’s Salvini re-trains his eurosceptic fire

From euro to ESM, Italy’s Salvini re-trains his eurosceptic fire

Published 25/11/2019

ROME (Reuters) - Matteo Salvini has recently dropped threats to take Italy out of the euro zone but the hard-right leader is now alarming European [more…]

Saudi central bank says Aramco IPO not causing liquidity issues for banks

Saudi central bank says Aramco IPO not causing liquidity issues for banks

Published 24/11/2019

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s central bank is monitoring banking indicators on a daily basis and is not seeing any impact on liquidity from oil [more…]

Saudi central bank governor reiterates banking sector is very liquid

Saudi central bank governor reiterates banking sector is very liquid

Published 24/11/2019

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s banking sector has a high level of liquidity, its central bank governor said on Sunday, as banks in the Gulf [more…]