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  • Brazil's inflation to ease if interest rates hold steady: Tombini

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Interest rates at current levels should bring Brazil's inflation back to the center of the government target, central bank chief Alexandre Tombini said in an interview published on Tuesday, signaling he has no plans to raise borrowing...
  • Fed awards record amount of reverse repos

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve awarded a record amount of reverse repurchase agreements to banks, money market funds and mortgage finance agencies on Monday, according to the New York Federal Reserve. The U.S. central bank has ramped up...
  • 'Easy money' helped to hold down unemployment, researchers find

    Without the Fed and its low interest rates, the jobless rate would have been higher these past few years pretty much all economists agree on that. But how much worse would things have been? A paper written by two economists for the Federal Reserve...
  • Boom time for moneylenders as debt pile drags on Thai recovery

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - "Business is great," said Aoy, a moneylender who charges a whopping 10 percent a month interest but finds plenty of takers in Thailand, where a huge pile of household debt is complicating the military government's efforts to revive a...
  • Tax hike hits Japan business mood, but outlook upbeat: BOJ tankan

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Big Japanese manufacturers' business sentiment worsened in the three months to June but is poised to improve in the following quarter, a central bank survey showed, adding to signs the economy will shrug off April's sales tax hike....
  • Brazil central bank appears to cut short currency swap rollover

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's central bank did not announce so far on Friday a usual auction to roll over currency swaps that are set to expire early next month, a sign it wants to slow recent gains in the real. The bank has so far rolled over...
  • Shocked into reality by the Great Recession

    Shocked into reality by the Great Recession
    Anna Newell Jones knew she was living well beyond her means when the Great Recession struck: She was $24,000 in debt. What surprised her, though, was how quickly she climbed out of that hole during the agonizingly slow recovery. She had a lot of work to...
  • Global investors pull $600 million from stock funds: BofA

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fund investors worldwide pulled $600 million out of stock funds in the week ended June 25 on concerns surrounding European growth, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday. The outflows...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: What's in the political cards for Rick Perry?

    If he runs again in 2016, Texas Gov. Rick Perry hopes better physical and substantive preparation will enable him to avoid the mishaps that made his 2012 race "painful" and "very humbling." Initial results are distinctly mixed. One of Perry's greatest...
  • Bank of England imposes first limits on size of UK mortgages

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England imposed its first limits on how much most people can borrow to buy a home on Thursday, in a bid to stem increasing levels of debt and rapidly rising house prices. The move makes Britain the biggest economy to date...
  • European stocks seen extending rally, led by Italy: Reuters poll

    PARIS (Reuters) - European stocks will extend their rally into the second half of the year, fuelled mostly by the European Central Bank's (ECB) recent stimulus measures, a Reuters poll showed. Italy's benchmark index FTSE MIB is expected to be the...
  • Asian stocks to lead global equities higher in coming year: Reuters poll

    (Reuters) - Asia will spearhead gains in global equities in the coming year as ample central bank liquidity boosts shares, according to a worldwide Reuters poll that pointed to more modest gains for developed markets. The vast majority of the more than...