Central Banks / Central Bank Events

More Britons take a bet on bitcoin

More Britons take a bet on bitcoin

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people in Britain buying cryptoassets like bitcoin BTC=BTSP and ether has more than doubled over the past year, but [more…]

New rules may be needed for payments in wake of Wirecard, BIS boss says

New rules may be needed for payments in wake of Wirecard, BIS boss says

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - More joined up rules may be needed across the payments sector after the collapse of Germany’s Wirecard AG, Bank for International Settlements [more…]

Exclusive: Germany missed chances to put Wirecard on watchlist, source says

Exclusive: Germany missed chances to put Wirecard on watchlist, source says

Published 30/06/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German regulators twice looked into tightening the supervision of collapsed payments firm Wirecard and discussed it with the German and European central [more…]

Euro zone data confirm tepid recovery, ECB’s Knot says

Euro zone data confirm tepid recovery, ECB’s Knot says

Published 25/06/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A string of positive economic indicators in the euro zone confirm that a recovery is on its way but the bloc may [more…]

Fund giant BlackRock ‘warming up’ to European assets

Fund giant BlackRock ‘warming up’ to European assets

Published 23/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - BlackRock’s Investment Institute said on Tuesday it was “warming up” to European assets following what it called the eurozone’s “impressive” efforts to [more…]

London Stock Exchange’s Rathi to head UK financial watchdog

London Stock Exchange’s Rathi to head UK financial watchdog

Published 22/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Nikhil Rathi, head of the London Stock Exchange’s UK division, has been appointed chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Britain’s [more…]

Changing of guard at top German court signals de-escalation for ECB

Changing of guard at top German court signals de-escalation for ECB

Published 22/06/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Changes to the composition of Germany’s top court are likely to make it less confrontational towards the European Central Bank following a [more…]

Very clear Wirecard deposit certificate was ‘spurious’, BPI CEO says

Very clear Wirecard deposit certificate was ‘spurious’, BPI CEO says

Published 22/06/2020

MANILA (Reuters) - Bank of the Philippine Islands Chief Executive Cezar Consing said it was clear that a certificate purporting to be for a Wirecard [more…]

Fed launches long-awaited Main Street lending program

Fed launches long-awaited Main Street lending program

Published 15/06/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve said on Monday it had opened registration for lenders interested in participating in its Main Street Lending Program, [more…]

Explainer: How Fed’s Main Street program compares to other small business pandemic aid

Explainer: How Fed’s Main Street program compares to other small business pandemic aid

Published 15/06/2020

(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Monday launched its latest life raft for U.S. businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. Administered by the Boston Fed, [more…]