Interest Rates / Policy

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…]

Facebook issues corrective label on user’s post under new Singapore fake news law

Facebook issues corrective label on user’s post under new Singapore fake news law

Published 30/11/2019

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Facebook (FB.O) said on Saturday it had issued a correction notice on a user’s post at the request of the Singapore government, [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…]

Wall Street Week Ahead: Conditions may be set for Santa Claus rally

Wall Street Week Ahead: Conditions may be set for Santa Claus rally

Published 24/11/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - (This November 22 story has been refiled to add dropped word in paragraph 12.) A year after the U.S. stock market [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…]

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…]

Euro dips before Lagarde speaks but hopes for tariff reprieve lend support

Euro dips before Lagarde speaks but hopes for tariff reprieve lend support

Published 04/11/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro edged down on Monday as investors awaited Christine Lagarde’s first speech as European Central Bank president, but hopes that the [more…]