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  • ECB sees euro zone GDP positive in third quarter: Constancio

    MILAN (Reuters) - The European Central Bank expects the euro zone will return to modest growth in the third quarter but full year growth will be less than 1 percent, ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio said on Saturday. "We anticipate that after the...
  • Spain urges common stance as euro zone at odds over ABS guarantees

    MILAN (Reuters) - Spain called on Saturday for the euro zone to find a common stance on whether to provide guarantees for the European Central Bank's debt-buying program after governments dragged their feet and the ECB said the program risked being less...
  • France and Germany oppose guarantees for ECB debt-buy plan: document

    (Reuters) - France and Germany oppose granting government guarantees to support the market for repackaged debt, a document seen by Reuters shows, dealing a set-back to the European Central Bank's plans to rejuvenate it. Last week, the ECB pledged to...
  • Speculators pare long US dollar bets in latest week: CFTC, Reuters

    (Reuters) - Speculators reduced long U.S. dollar bets in the latest period, after lifting them to 15-month peaks the previous week, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released on Friday. The value of the dollar's net long...
  • Options trading heats up on big bets U.S. rates are going up

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Traders piled into U.S. short-term interest rates options on Friday, adopting a bearish posture on the view the Federal Reserve will signal next week that interest rates will be notably higher by the end of next year. Block trades in...
  • Merkel ally lashes out at Draghi over ECB plans to buy 'junk' paper

    BERLIN (Reuters) - An ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the European Central Bank and its president Mario Draghi in a rare public attack, telling Bild newspaper the ECB's new schemes to bolster lending and buy asset-backed securities would scare...
  • Euro zone ministers upset by broken French budget promises

    MILAN (Reuters) - France faced harsh criticism on Friday for failing to meet a deadline to put its finances in order, as frustrated euro zone ministers struggled to keep alive their post-crisis strategy for the bloc's stagnating economy. Emboldened by...
  • ECB's Visco says must be ready to do more for price stability-paper

    CERNOBBIO Italy (Reuters) - The European Central Bank should be ready to take further measures to guarantee monetary stability if needed, Ignazio Visco, the governor of the Bank of Italy and a member of the ECB Governing Council said in a newspaper...
  • Negative yield threat prompts BlackRock to act on money market fund

    LONDON (Reuters) - Global fund manager BlackRock said on Friday that it had told investors in one of its money market funds it would rebalance the fund daily in response to the threat of negative yields. Returns from money market funds in Europe have...
  • ECB stands ready to take more measures if needed: Draghi

    MILAN Italy (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is ready to take more measures to fend off the threat of deflation in the euro zone if they are warranted, the bank's president said on Friday, also warning that the bloc's fiscal rules "should not be...
  • Europe's big banks in tentative return to growth mode

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's big banks returned to growth mode in the first half of this year, expanding their books by 530 million euros ($685 million), in a sign they are starting to get back on their feet after the financial crisis. But even though...
  • France to come under pressure for breaking budget promises

    MILAN Italy (Reuters) - France will come under pressure from its euro zone peers on Friday to do more to keep its budget promises, diplomats said, after Paris said on Wednesday it would delay cutting its deficit by two more years. Euro zone finance...