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  • ECB's Coeure says no need for QE now as euro zone not in deflation

    By Marja Novak DUBROVNIK Croatia (Reuters) - There is no need for the European Central Bank to launch large-scale asset purchases for now because the euro zone is not in deflation, one of its top policymakers said on Friday. Speaking to reporters on the...
  • Greek central bank says domestic reforms must continue

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece needs to focus on cutting government spending and improving the tax administration over the next five years, the central bank said on Thursday, echoing the country's international lenders. In its twice yearly monetary policy...
  • China's faster lending in May seen helping steady economy

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's new bank lending and money supply rose faster than expected in May, as the government ramps up policy stimulus measures to energize a slowing economy. The central bank data released on Thursday added to reassuring signs that...
  • Spain seeks to ease debt repayment crunch with bond swap

    By John Geddie and Sarka Halas LONDON (Reuters) - Spain took steps to ease hefty bond repayments coming due next year by switching expensive debt issued at the height of the euro zone crisis for a new 10-year bond on Thursday. The fragile euro zone...
  • Opening remarks by Bank of Canada governor

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz made the following remarks to open a news conference following the central bank's release of a semi-annual Financial System Review on Thursday. Good morning. It is my pleasure to hold this press...
  • Bank of Canada eyes low inflation; sees China risk up

    By Alastair Sharp and Randall Palmer OTTAWA, (Reuters) - Canada's financial system is robust despite lingering concern about a stretched housing market and low inflation, while external risks from China have increased, the Bank of Canada said on...
  • ECB's Weidmann says asset purchases 'sweet poison' for governments

    DUBROVNIK Croatia (Reuters) - Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann emphasized his opposition to government bond purchases by the European Central Bank on Thursday, calling them "sweet poison for governments" that undermine the central bank's ability to do...
  • Senate confirms Brainard, Powell for Fed seats, Fischer as vice chair

    Senate confirms Brainard, Powell for Fed seats, Fischer as vice chair
    The Senate on Thursday confirmed Lael Brainard and Jerome H. Powell to serve on the Federal Reserve's board of governors, bringing it closer to full strength as the central bank pulls back on its extraordinary stimulus policies. Senators also approved...
  • Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defends bailout

    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defends bailout
    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is convinced he saved the country from a depression and regular Americans from ending up in shantytowns and bread lines. And he's taking another shot at convincing you too. In his new book, "Stress Test," he...
  • UK economy surpasses pre-recession peak, NIESR says

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy has finally surpassed the pre-recession peak it reached in January 2008, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research estimated on Tuesday. NIESR's latest forecast suggested Britain's economy grew by 0.9...
  • South Africa enters economic deep freeze

    By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Winter arrived in South Africa this week, covering hills and highlands with snow in a fittingly chill metaphor for an economy beset by everything from labor unrest and flat-lining output to rising inflation and...