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  • BoE to beat Fed to the punch by hiking rates in first quarter

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England will be the first major central bank to lift interest rates when it makes a move early next year, jumping the gun on the U.S. Federal Reserve by a few months, a Reuters poll shows. The BoE will raise its Bank Rate...
  • Italy's Renzi aims to lay down marker with justice, school reform

    ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi returned from holiday this week with his customary vim, tweeting that he was back at work on a new plan to speed up Italy's sluggish justice system, reform its schools and spur investment. With Italy in...
  • Emerging market stock and bond inflows slow in August: IIF

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Emerging markets took in only $9 billion in stock and bond investments in August, below the average for the past three months and lackluster even compared to prior Augusts, a global financial industry group said on Wednesday....
  • ECB says selects Blackrock to help develop ABS plan

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank has hired BlackRock Solutions to provide consultancy services in its preparations for a programme to buy asset-backed securities (ABS), an ECB spokesman said on Wednesday. BlackRock, the world's largest...
  • ECB's Coeure calls for stronger government backing of ABS market: magazine

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European governments must support Europe's market for securitized debt by issuing guarantees to make it a successful alternative source of funding to bank loans, European Central Bank Executive Board member Benoit Coeure said....
  • ECB's Draghi has been 'overinterpreted', says Germany's Schaeuble

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told a newspaper on Wednesday that European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi had been "overinterpreted" after suggesting that fiscal policy could play a greater role in promoting growth. The...
  • Shades of France

    Shades of France's notorious Third Republic! The latest French government has been summarily dismissed after only six painful months. It was certainly time for a change. President François Hollande's poll ratings have plumbed new depths at 17 percent,...
  • UBS Wealth ramps up allocation to North American stocks, cuts Europe

    LONDON (Reuters) - UBS Wealth Management has added to its overweight position in North American equities and cut back on European stocks, encouraged by recent U.S. earnings and growth data, the world's largest wealth manager said on Tuesday. "We have...
  • Draghi calls for fiscal help, hears busy signal: James Saft

    (Reuters) - It may well be a big deal that Mario Draghi is now talking fiscal stimulus, but the unlikeliness of this happening only underscores that he'll be forced to do more with monetary policy. The European Central Bank president delivered a ground-...
  • Euro zone business growth slows in August, prices fall: PMI

    LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Euro zone private business growth slowed more than expected this month, despite widespread price cutting, as manufacturing and service industry activity both dwindled, a survey showed on Thursday. Euro zone economic growth...
  • S&P 500 hits milestone, climbs past 2,000 for first time

    The stock market hit a new milestone Monday. Standard & Poor's 500 index rose above 2,000 for the first time as stocks climbed after news of corporate combinations and signals from central banks that easy-money policies won't soon end. On Friday,...
  • S&P 500 climbs past 2,000 for first time, then falls back

    The stock market hit a new milestone Monday. Standard & Poor's 500 index rose above 2,000 for the first time as stocks climbed after news of corporate combinations and signals from central banks that easy-money policies won’t soon end. On...