Monetary / Fiscal Policy / Policy Makers

U.S. long bond demand raises prospect of whole curve yielding below 1%

U.S. long bond demand raises prospect of whole curve yielding below 1%

Published 03/08/2020

BOSTON/CHICAGO, August 3 (Reuters) - A decline in U.S. Treasury yields over recent weeks has investors eyeing the approach of an unusual phenomenon - the [more…]

Location of TikTok headquarters is a matter for ByteDance: PM Johnson’s spokesman

Location of TikTok headquarters is a matter for ByteDance: PM Johnson’s spokesman

Published 03/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The location of TikTok owner ByteDance’s headquarters is a commercial decision for the company to make, a spokesman for British Prime Minister [more…]

UK PM Johnson praises Northern Ireland’s Hume as a ‘political giant’

UK PM Johnson praises Northern Ireland’s Hume as a ‘political giant’

Published 03/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Irish peacemaker John Hume was a “political giant” who did so much to help bring an end to the Troubles in Northern [more…]

Russia to scrap Cyprus tax deal after talks fail: finance ministry

Russia to scrap Cyprus tax deal after talks fail: finance ministry

Published 03/08/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s finance ministry said on Monday it would scrap an agreement with Cyprus aimed at avoiding double taxation after talks to modify [more…]

Strain on global manufacturing eases as euro zone returns to growth

Strain on global manufacturing eases as euro zone returns to growth

Published 03/08/2020

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Euro zone manufacturing activity expanded modestly last month, its first growth since early 2019, and Asia’s pain eased as the contraction slowed [more…]

China will make monetary policy more flexible, targeted in second half: central bank

China will make monetary policy more flexible, targeted in second half: central bank

Published 03/08/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s monetary policy will be more flexible and targeted in the second half of the year, the central bank said on Monday. [more…]

Oil up on weak dollar though U.S.-China tensions, virus weigh

Oil up on weak dollar though U.S.-China tensions, virus weigh

Published 27/07/2020

SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices edged higher on Monday helped by a weak dollar and expected U.S. stimulus measures but gains were capped by rising [more…]

Gold eyes $2,000 mark in speedy record-breaking run

Gold eyes $2,000 mark in speedy record-breaking run

Published 27/07/2020

LONDON/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Gold’s record rally is moving tantalisingly close to the psychologically key $2,000 level, powered by investors seeking cover from COVID-19’s global economic [more…]

Euro zone companies tapped bank credit in June even as economy reopened

Euro zone companies tapped bank credit in June even as economy reopened

Published 27/07/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Euro zone companies continued to tap bank credit at a brisk pace in June even as the economy reopened after three months [more…]

Euro zone economy not yet out of danger from coronavirus: ECB’s Panetta

Euro zone economy not yet out of danger from coronavirus: ECB’s Panetta

Published 27/07/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - The danger to the euro zone economy from the coronavirus pandemic is not yet over, European Central Bank board member Fabio Panetta [more…]