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  • China should let more ailing firms fail: deputy central bank governor

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China should let more ailing firms go bankrupt to help improve economic mechanisms rather than allow them to get government-led bailouts, a deputy central bank governor said on Tuesday. The risk of corporate failures is rising as...
  • Bank Indonesia expected to hold interest rates steady again on Thursday

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's central bank is likely to keep interest rates unchanged at a policy meeting on Thursday, the day after Indonesians vote for their next president. Bank Indonesia (BI) has held its policy rate at 7.50 percent since...
  • 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...
  • Incoming South Korean minister cites weak economy; Samsung, retail lag

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's nominee finance minister vowed on Tuesday to focus on boosting consumer spending and corporate investment to bolster a sagging economy, but stopped short of calling on the central bank to consider cutting interest rates....
  • U.S. House Republicans propose Fed reforms, set hearing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday introduced a bill that would require the Federal Reserve to disclose more information, and set a hearing to discuss reform at the U.S. central bank. The title of the...
  • Greek central banker warns political risk could threaten recovery

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's newly appointed central bank chief said on Monday that political uncertainty around a presidential election scheduled for 2015 is the main risk to the debt-laden country's economic recovery. Yannis Stournaras, the former...
  • 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...
  • IMF's Lagarde hints at world growth forecast cut

    IMF's Lagarde hints at world growth forecast cut
    AIX-EN-PROVENCE France (Reuters) - Global economic activity should strengthen in the second half of the year and accelerate in 2015, although momentum could be weaker than expected, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, hinting at a slight cut in...
  • 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...
  • 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,...