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  • Greece to issue second bond on Wednesday: paper

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece is expected to issue its second sovereign bond on Wednesday following its successful return to the financial markets in April after a four-year shut out, Greek daily Kathimerini reported, citing Finance Ministry sources....
  • Airbus chief positive on A330neo, calls for weaker euro

    FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) - The head of planemaker Airbus has voiced growing support for plans to upgrade a popular wide-body jet to sharpen its contest for plane sales with Boeing , while urging European authorities to weaken the euro to help exporters...
  • Swiss consumer prices flat, supports need for SNB currency cap

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss consumer prices were unchanged in June from a year ago, data showed on Tuesday, underscoring the need for the central bank to maintain its cap on the Swiss franc. The Swiss National Bank imposed a lid on the franc at 1.20 per...
  • Asset-buy plan only for an emergency: ECB's Lautenschlaeger

    HAMBURG (Reuters) - The European Central Bank should only embark on a broad asset-buying program in the event of an emergency such as the immediate prospect of deflation, ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger said on Monday. The ECB's...
  • Central banks ending era of clear promises, return to 'artful' policy

    NEW YORK/TOKYO (Reuters) - The world's major central banks are returning to a more opaque and artful approach to policymaking, ending a crisis-era experiment with explicit promises that they found risked their credibility and did not substitute for...
  • Euro zone Sentix index shows surprise rise in July

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Sentiment in the euro zone showed a surprise improvement in July with investor optimism boosted by the European Central Bank's growth measures and improved expectations for the global economy, according to the Sentix index survey. The...
  • German industrial output posts surprise slump in May

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's industrial output fell 1.8 percent on the month in May, its biggest drop in more than two years, as holiday days ate into working hours, construction slumped and geopolitics weighed, casting a shadow on its role as euro zone...
  • Global economy weekend: Living in interesting times

    LONDON (Reuters) - With U.S. stocks hitting record highs on the back of strong jobs growth, the European Central Bank holding out the prospect of printing money and British house prices soaring there is a lot to ponder in the week to come. The Dow...
  • ECB's Coeure: rates to stay low, Europe needs more investment

    AIX-EN-PROVENCE France (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will keep interest rates very low for a long period of time to ensure monetary stability but euro zone governments must do their part to boost growth and cut debt, ECB policymaker Benoit...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...
  • ECB's Lautenschlaeger does not see bond-buying: paper

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank executive board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger said she does not see the ECB embarking on a bond-buying spree in the near future, according to a German newspaper report. "I absolutely do not see the purchase...
  • ECB’s Noyer says seems deflation risk has been avoided

    AIX-EN-PROVENCE France (Reuters) - European Central Bank (ECB) policymaker Christian Noyer said on Saturday it seemed that the risk of deflation had been avoided in euro currency zone, even if inflation remained too low. The euro zone inflation rate...