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  • Outcome of G20 meet as vital as Greek polls: Nick Parsons Jun 15, 2012 05:11 PM IST

    Outcome of G20 meet as vital as Greek polls: Nick Parsons

    Nick Parsons of National Australia Bank explains to CNBC-TV18 that the rally in the markets was due to investors closing in their short positions. He adds that any durable rally would depend on the outcome of the meeting of the G20 in Mexico.

  • US hedge funds find ways to trade euro misery May 28, 2012 01:12 PM IST

    US hedge funds find ways to trade euro misery

    Two decades ago, George Soros rose to fame and fortune on his now-historic trade in which he took on the Bank of England and shrewdly wagered on a devaluation of the British pound.

  • UK recession deepens as euro zone woes mount May 24, 2012 02:42 PM IST

    UK recession deepens as euro zone woes mount

    Britain fell deeper into recession than first thought in the first quarter of this year after a sharp drop in construction output, raising the likelihood the Bank of England will need to inject more stimulus to protect the economy from the raging euro zone debt crisis

  • Thousands march against economic gloom in Spain, UK May 13, 2012 10:32 AM IST

    Thousands march against economic gloom in Spain, UK

    Thousands of Spaniards fed up with economic misery and waving banners against bankers marched on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the grassroots "Indignados" movement that has sparked similar protests around the world.

  • BoE stops QE, leaves key interest rate unchanged May 10, 2012 04:42 PM IST

    BoE stops QE, leaves key interest rate unchanged

    The Bank of England voted not to give Britain's struggling economy another cash injection on Thursday as concerns over stubbornly high inflation outweigh the risk of a prolonged recession and renew dangers from the euro zone debt crisis

  • European shares turn lower, euro steady May 10, 2012 04:02 PM IST

    European shares turn lower, euro steady

    The euro hovered near 3-1/2-month lows and shares fell on Thursday, with weak Chinese trade data stoking fears of slower growth and undermining risk appetite as European leaders struggled to contain a worsening debt crisis.

  • Inflation-wary Bank of England to halt money-printing press May 10, 2012 09:02 AM IST

    Inflation-wary Bank of England to halt money-printing press

    The Bank of England looks set to call a halt to its asset-buying programme on Thursday, despite the economy having slipped into recession and renewed risks rising from the eurozone debt crisis, as UK inflation remains stubbornly high.

  • UK's slide into recession adds to government woes Apr 25, 2012 04:22 PM IST

    UK's slide into recession adds to government woes

    Britain's economy is in its second recession since the financial crisis, data showed on Wednesday, heaping pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron's coalition government as it battles a series of political embarrassments.

  • Global markets: Growth vs inflation debate sharpens Apr 20, 2012 07:56 PM IST

    Global markets: Growth vs inflation debate sharpens

    Two key central bank meetings and a string of big data releases in the coming week should sharpen the debate over slowing growth and rising inflation risks, and may shake the markets out of the doldrums which followed a bumper first quarter for asset prices.

  • Euro zone tensions boost German debt Apr 18, 2012 04:46 PM IST

    Euro zone tensions boost German debt

    Fears of a resurgence in the euro zone debt crisis boosted demand for safe-haven German bonds on Wednesday, while the Bank of England and a European Central Bank official signalled more monetary policy easing measures were unlikely.

  • BoE leaves policy intact as UK stumbles towards growth Apr 05, 2012 04:42 PM IST

    BoE leaves policy intact as UK stumbles towards growth

    The Bank of England left its monetary policy on hold on Thursday, judging that no addition to its current stimulus was yet necessary as the economy looks to be stumbling back to growth.

  • BoE pumps more cash into economy to shore up recovery Feb 09, 2012 11:52 PM IST

    BoE pumps more cash into economy to shore up recovery

    The Bank of England set the money press rolling again on Thursday, saying it will pump another 50 billion pounds into the economy to bolster a fragile recovery and shield Britain from fallout from the unresolved euro zone debt crisis.

  • BoE injects 50bn pounds more to support recovery Feb 09, 2012 06:12 PM IST

    BoE injects 50bn pounds more to support recovery

    The Bank of England voted to inject another 50 billion pounds into the financial system as part of its efforts to shore up a fragile recovery in the economy, which remains at risk of slipping back into recession.

  • BoE keeps QE target at 275bn stg, rates on hold Jan 12, 2012 05:50 PM IST

    BoE keeps QE target at 275bn stg, rates on hold

    The Bank of England kept its quantitative easing programme of asset buying to prop up Britain's fragile economy at 275 billion pounds on Thursday, opting not to increase it after recent mixed economic data.

  • Euro may see bounce back to $1.3650: Nirmal Bang Dec 08, 2011 06:58 PM IST

    Euro may see bounce back to $1.3650: Nirmal Bang

    Last fortnight proved to be vulnerable for high yielding currencies as political uncertainties over the implementation of EFSF were mounting on the Euro zone.

  • Here's what will decide market course for this week Dec 05, 2011 08:29 AM IST

    Here's what will decide market course for this week

    The US markets erased most of their earlier gains to finish near the flat-line in thin trading. Still all three major averages posted an impressive gain of over 7% for the week.

  • Bank of England slashes Britain's GDP & inflation forecasts Nov 16, 2011 04:49 PM IST

    Bank of England slashes Britain's GDP & inflation forecasts

    The deluge of bad news from Europe continues as Bank of England today announced a cut in Britain's growth and inflation forecasts.

  • BoE holds QE steady despite escalating euro crisis Nov 10, 2011 06:32 PM IST

    BoE holds QE steady despite escalating euro crisis

    The Bank of England left its target for asset purchases steady on Thursday despite an escalation in the euro zone debt crisis, which many analysts believe may soon force the Bank to inject more stimulus.

  • Recession risk in US low, bet on EMs instead: Credit Suisse Oct 11, 2011 12:00 PM IST

    Recession risk in US low, bet on EMs instead: Credit Suisse

    Robert Parker of Credit Suisse Asset Management believes that the recent market recovery seen in global equity markets was driven by Bank of England (BoE)’s aggressive monetary policy action of expanding quantitative easing program by 75 billion pounds.

  • Fed ramps up aid to US economy with $400bn stimulus Sep 22, 2011 12:40 AM IST

    Fed ramps up aid to US economy with $400bn stimulus

    The Federal Reserve on Wednesday dialed up its aid to the beleaguered US economy, launching an effort to put more downward pressure on long-term interest rates over time and help the battered housing sector.

  • RBI seen raising rates on Friday before pausing Sep 12, 2011 10:40 AM IST

    RBI seen raising rates on Friday before pausing

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is widely seen delivering the last rate increase in its 18-month-long tightening cycle on Friday as inflation pressures continue to remain strong.

  • UK services PMI suffers biggest drop in a decade Sep 05, 2011 03:50 PM IST

    UK services PMI suffers biggest drop in a decade

    Activity in Britain's dominant services sector slowed at the fastest pace in a more than a decade last month, and firms' confidence in future business weakened to a one-year low, adding to evidence of a stalling economic recovery.

  • BoE cuts UK growth outlook, rate rise far off Aug 10, 2011 06:21 PM IST

    BoE cuts UK growth outlook, rate rise far off

    The Bank of England cut its growth forecasts on Wednesday and said inflation would fall rapidly in 2012, indicating that monetary policy will need to remain ultra-loose this year and next as the global economy and financial markets struggle to stabilise.

  • BoE keeps key rate on hold, no rise seen till 2012 Jul 07, 2011 06:16 PM IST

    BoE keeps key rate on hold, no rise seen till 2012

    The Bank of England kept its key interest rate at a record low on Thursday, as expected, and is likely to stay put for the rest of the year as the economy struggles to gain momentum.

  • EU warns Greece rejecting austerity means default Jun 28, 2011 05:51 PM IST

    EU warns Greece rejecting austerity means default

    The European Union warned Greek lawmakers on Tuesday their country faced immediate default unless they approve a hated austerity plan, as strikers began new mass protests against the EU/IMF-imposed measures.

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