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  1. Saying that “the risk of acting and having to reverse course may be lower than the cost of inaction” is similar to the Fed, said Paul Hollingsworth, a U.K. economist at BNP. Prime Minister ...

  2. Germany Starts Hunt for a Central Banker Who Can Stick With ECB

    Bloomberg via Yahoo FinanceSep 27 7:54 AM

    Germany, a founding member of the euro area and by far its biggest economy, is hunting for someone who can stick with a top job at the European Central Bank. After Sabine Lautenschlaeger became ...

  3. How a No-Deal Brexit May Become a Problem for the World Economy

    Bloomberg via Yahoo FinanceOct 04 4:00 AM

    If Britain crashes out of the European Union without a transition pact, the knock-on effects would undermine an already fragile global economy. The 2016 vote to leave inflicted an immediate ...

  4. BOE May Need to Cut Even With a Brexit Deal, Saunders Says

    Bloomberg via Yahoo FinanceSep 27 9:31 AM

    The Bank of England may have to cut interest rates even if the U.K. avoids a no-deal Brexit, according to policy maker Michael Saunders. Saunders’s remarks are a sharp departure for someone ...

  5. Weidmann Hits Back at Draghi Bid to Silence ECB’s QE Debate

    Bloomberg via Yahoo FinanceOct 01 18:00 PM

    Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann switched the focus of his opposition against European Central Bank stimulus to Mario Draghi himself, suggesting the president should be more open to different ...

  6. German hawks lost another toehold on the European Central Bank this week. Sabine Lautenschlaeger quit the bank’s Executive Board Wednesday, frustrated at her failure to rein in monetary stimulus ...

  7. U.K. Services Unexpectedly Shrink Under Weight of Brexit Fears

    Bloomberg via Yahoo FinanceOct 03 8:30 AM

    IHS Markit’s Purchasing Managers Index for the industry slid to 49.5 in September, unexpectedly dropping below the 50 mark that indicates expansion. Both new and outstanding business declined ...

  8. ECB’s Lane Says There’s Room for Further Rate Cuts If Needed

    Bloomberg via Yahoo FinanceSep 26 16:55 PM

    The ECB cut its rate on banks’ overnight deposits to minus 0.5% on Sept. 12 as part of a series of measures that included the resumption of bond purchases.

  9. Euro-Area Firms Now Face Negative Interest Rate for New Deposits

    Bloomberg via Yahoo FinanceOct 02 11:14 AM

    Euro-area corporations are facing negative interest rates for new deposits for the first time, threatening to amplify criticism that the side effects of the European Central Bank’s policies ...

  10. BOE to Dust Off War Games If No-Deal Brexit Becomes Reality

    Bloomberg via Yahoo FinanceOct 06 7:00 AM

    Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will soon find himself thrust once more unto the breach if the U.K. crashes out of the European Union without a transition. At least there should still be ...

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