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The Yankees are coming! U.S. firms rush to euro debt markets

The Yankees are coming! U.S. firms rush to euro debt markets

Published 23/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - From Harley Davidson to Colgate-Palmolive, U.S. companies are flocking to borrow in euros and their record issuance is breathing life into a [more…]

ECB’s Knot says low rate policy risks becoming counterproductive

ECB’s Knot says low rate policy risks becoming counterproductive

Published 23/12/2019

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Interest rates in the euro zone could remain historically low for years, but the European Central Bank’s (ECB) ultra-loose monetary policy risks [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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Lagarde will take ECB out of ivory tower: De Guindos in El Pais

Lagarde will take ECB out of ivory tower: De Guindos in El Pais

Published 26/10/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Christine Lagarde will ensure European Central Bank policymakers climb down from their “ivory tower” and face the political realities of the euro [more…]