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February 19, 2020
UK inflation jumps higher, reducing likelihood of rate cut
Consumer price inflation in Britain jumped higher in January, official figures showed Wednesday, undermining the case for the ...
February 14, 2020
Negative interest rates turn saving, borrowing upside down
Imagine a mortgage that pays you the interest, not the other way around. Or a savings account where it's the bank, not the ...
February 06, 2020
Czech central bank lifts key interest rate to tame inflation
The Czech Republic's central bank has surprisingly raised its key interest rate by a quarter-point to 2.25% in response to ...
January 29, 2020
Fed leaves key rate unchanged at low level amid global risks
The Federal Reserve kept its key interest rate unchanged at a low level Wednesday amid an economy that looks solid but faces ...
January 23, 2020
European Central Bank holds rates, launches policy review
The European Central Bank has decided to launch a top-to-bottom review of how it steers the economy in the 19 countries that ...
January 15, 2020
UK inflation at lowest since late 2016, stokes rate cut talk
Inflation in Britain has fallen to its lowest level since November 2016, official figures showed Wednesday, heightening ...
January 10, 2020
US stocks pull back from records following jobs report
U.S. stocks fell from their record heights on Friday after a report showed hiring was a touch weaker than expected last month
January 10, 2020
2014 Fed conundrum: How to alert markets rates were going up
In her first year as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen presided over a policy panel divided over the issue of how much ...
January 07, 2020
Eurozone inflation hits 6-month high before oil price spike
Inflation across the 19-country eurozone spiked to a six-month high in December even before the recent jump in oil prices in ...
December 19, 2019
Swedish central bank ends pioneering era of subzero rates
Sweden's central bank has ended a five-year experiment of keeping its benchmark interest rate below zero, a policy that other ...
December 18, 2019
UK inflation bolsters view central bank will not cut rates
Inflation in Britain held steady at 1.5% in the year to November, official figures showed Wednesday, reinforcing expectations ...
December 12, 2019
Europe's new central banker aims to put her stamp on the job
Christine Lagarde is wasting no time in putting her stamp on the European Central Bank. The bank's new president said at her ...
December 12, 2019
Fed leaves low rates alone and sees no moves in near future
Chairman Jerome Powell made clear Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is prepared to keep its benchmark interest rate very low ...
December 11, 2019
Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday
Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended: Information received since the Federal Open ...
December 10, 2019
Europe's new central bank chief faces slow growth, dissent
Mario Draghi took over as head of the European Central Bank eight years ago amid market speculation that the euro currency ...
November 29, 2019
Eurozone unemployment’s falls to lowest rate since July 2008
Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest rate since July 2008 even though growth is cooling in ...
November 06, 2019
Bank of England constrained by Brexit and general election
Under normal circumstances, the Bank of England would be looking to cut interest rates. The economy is slowing and inflation ...
October 31, 2019
Eurozone economy grows at modest pact in third quarter
The 19-country eurozone economy grew at a subdued pace in the third quarter, continuing a shaky upswing amid trade disputes ...
October 28, 2019
Draghi stepped in during euro's darkest hour
Mario Draghi leaves as head of the European Central Bank credited with having rescued the eurozone from disaster with a ...
October 16, 2019
Eurozone inflation revised down to near 3-year lows
Inflation in the 19-country eurozone was revised down in September to its lowest rate in nearly three years as energy prices ...
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