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Italy could use ESM talks to push Italian candidate to head fund: Panetta

Italy could use ESM talks to push Italian candidate to head fund: Panetta

Published 23/11/2019

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy should use ongoing talks over the reform of the euro zone bailout fund, the ESM, to secure something for itself such [more…]

Furor erupts in Italy over euro zone bailout fund reform

Furor erupts in Italy over euro zone bailout fund reform

Published 19/11/2019

ROME (Reuters) - Proposals to reform the euro zone’s bailout fund are creating a political storm in Italy, where parties and institutions are battling over [more…]

Shares grind towards record high as China trims key rate

Shares grind towards record high as China trims key rate

Published 18/11/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares were close to a record high on Monday, after Beijing surprised markets by trimming a key interest rate for the [more…]

Timeline: Lebanon’s ordeal – Economic and political crises since civil war

Timeline: Lebanon’s ordeal – Economic and political crises since civil war

Published 18/11/2019

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Demonstrations against Lebanon’s ruling elite have plunged the country into political turmoil at a time of acute economic crisis, driven by deepening [more…]

Nearly 20% of Japan households using e-money but cash still king

Nearly 20% of Japan households using e-money but cash still king

Published 18/11/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Almost a fifth of Japanese households use electronic money for small purchases, a survey by a central bank-affilated research institute showed, up [more…]

China cuts short-term funding rate for first time since 2015

China cuts short-term funding rate for first time since 2015

Published 18/11/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s central bank unexpectedly trimmed a closely watched lending rate on Monday, the first such cut in more than four years and [more…]

Turkey starts repatriation of captured Islamic State militants

Turkey starts repatriation of captured Islamic State militants

Published 11/11/2019

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it had deported two Islamic State militants — a German and an American — beginning a programme to [more…]

China October new bank loans dip to 22-month low, more easing expected

China October new bank loans dip to 22-month low, more easing expected

Published 11/11/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - New bank loans in China fell more than expected to the lowest in 22 months in October, but the drop was likely [more…]

Russian central bank sees some room for further rate cut

Russian central bank sees some room for further rate cut

Published 11/11/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s central bank sees some room to further cut its key rate, First Deputy Governor Ksenia Yudayeva said on Monday. “...in principle, [more…]

Some banks slow in implementing Brexit plans: ECB’s Enria

Some banks slow in implementing Brexit plans: ECB’s Enria

Published 11/11/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Union banks have put in place all the plans for Brexit but execution is lagging as lenders await the outcome of [more…]