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  • Euro zone bks to tighten access to corporate lending: ECB survey Oct 18, 2016 02:01 PM IST

    Euro zone bks to tighten access to corporate lending: ECB survey

    Banks stopped easing credit standards for enterprises in the three months to September and a narrow majority of them expects to tighten them in the current quarter, the ECB's lending survey showed.

  • Inflation in Europe coming, but doubtful if wages will follow Oct 15, 2016 03:23 PM IST

    Inflation in Europe coming, but doubtful if wages will follow

    The European Central Bank (ECB), for example, back in September 2014 was projecting headline inflation of 1.4 percent for the euro zone in 2016. Since then, that figure has come down to 0.2 percent last month. But the downward trend, which observers have become accustomed to, seems to be about to change.

  • Global Economy week ahead: ECB rate meet, Chinese GDP in focus Oct 15, 2016 12:29 PM IST

    Global Economy week ahead: ECB rate meet, Chinese GDP in focus

    China will also be in spotlight in the coming week, reporting third quarter GDP figures on Wednesday, with data likely showing steady growth at 6.7 percent, as increased budget spending and a property boom offset stubbornly weak exports.

  • ECB will do its part for euro zone recovery, Draghi tells IMF Oct 07, 2016 06:32 PM IST

    ECB will do its part for euro zone recovery, Draghi tells IMF

    The ECB has spent over a trillion dollars buying bonds in an effort to boost inflation, a key gauge of economic growth. But inflation rates remain just above zero and are not expected to reach the ECB target for at least two years.

  • See 75 bps rate cut going ahead; like IoC, GAIL: Sanjeev Prasad Oct 07, 2016 10:02 AM IST

    See 75 bps rate cut going ahead; like IoC, GAIL: Sanjeev Prasad

    India‘s macro story looks very good, says Sanjeev Prasad of Kotak Institutional Equities. Speaking to CNBC-TV18 Prasad said that global events are hard to predict.

  • Gold is the ultimate 'anti-bubble' amid falling bond yields Oct 06, 2016 08:07 PM IST

    Gold is the ultimate 'anti-bubble' amid falling bond yields

    Although Diego Parrilla thinks gold prices should stay contained in the short-term, down the track he envisages a "perfect storm" investment thesis that could ultimately end with asymmetric upside for the precious metal.

  • ECB's Ewald Nowotny says Europe not facing new banking crisis Sep 30, 2016 08:20 AM IST

    ECB's Ewald Nowotny says Europe not facing new banking crisis

    During the event, Nowotny described as overblown warnings by some critics that the euro could fail as a currency, and said the problems were with certain member states.

  • More QE may become counter-productive for ECB: Nick Parsons Sep 08, 2016 09:15 PM IST

    More QE may become counter-productive for ECB: Nick Parsons

    Nick Parsons of National Australia Bank believes any further QE could be counter-productive in the financial stability and banking sector profitability of the system and would have a negative impact on business consumer confidence.

  • ECB holds rates, keeps March date for ending asset buys Sep 08, 2016 06:07 PM IST

    ECB holds rates, keeps March date for ending asset buys

    Keeping rates deep in negative territory and printing money at a record pace, the ECB is hoping to revive inflation and growth in a region weighed down by nearly a decade of economic malaise and crises.

  • Next 12 months good for equities; avoid pharma, PSU banks: Ambit Aug 22, 2016 10:54 AM IST

    Next 12 months good for equities; avoid pharma, PSU banks: Ambit

    Saurabh Mukherjea, CEO-institutional equities of Ambit Capital, maintains his Sensex year-end target at 29,500.

  • Arvind Sanger on market rally: How long will you ride the tiger? Jul 28, 2016 08:56 AM IST

    Arvind Sanger on market rally: How long will you ride the tiger?

    Answer: Till as long as the liquidity taps are open.

  • Draghi to ask governments to chip in to counter Brexit fallout Jul 17, 2016 05:20 PM IST

    Draghi to ask governments to chip in to counter Brexit fallout

    Mario Draghi is likely to plead for governments to do more to boost the euro zone's economy in the coming week as the fallout of Britain's vote to leave the EU.

  • Overweight on India & Philippines post Brexit: Macquarie Jun 28, 2016 08:19 AM IST

    Overweight on India & Philippines post Brexit: Macquarie

    Viktor Shvets of Macquarie expects coordinated central bank action from the Bank of Japan, European Central Bank and Bank of England, with the Federal Reserve taking away tightening to reduce volatility, weaken Yen & avoid a strong US dollar.

  • UK poll outcome won't be binary; margin of decision matters: CS Jun 23, 2016 08:00 AM IST

    UK poll outcome won't be binary; margin of decision matters: CS

    A 'Leave' vote may not immediately result in the UK exiting the UK and a narrow 'Remain' may also impact UK politics, finds Credit Suisse.

  • ECB offers helping hand to Greek banks Jun 23, 2016 07:04 AM IST

    ECB offers helping hand to Greek banks

    The ECB's governing council announced that Greek banks will once again be allowed to participate in its regular refinancing operations, from which they had been barred for more than a year while Athens grappled with its creditors over the terms of its bailout.

  • Brexit vote, emerging markets are top euro zone growth risks:ECB Jun 16, 2016 02:30 PM IST

    Brexit vote, emerging markets are top euro zone growth risks:ECB

    Presenting an outlook that is consistent with its June 2 policy statement, the ECB said it expects domestic investment to rise further and consumer spending to be sustained at a relatively strong level, with major risks coming from outside the 19-member currency bloc.

  • Dollar bulls count on payrolls as ECB leaves euro underwhelmed Jun 03, 2016 07:46 AM IST

    Dollar bulls count on payrolls as ECB leaves euro underwhelmed

    The euro's decline kept the dollar index near a two-month peak, leaving it poised for a breakthrough should non-farm payrolls due later in the day bolster expectations for an imminent hike in US rates.

  • Global stocks struggle as ECB and OPEC meetings loom Jun 02, 2016 02:20 PM IST

    Global stocks struggle as ECB and OPEC meetings loom

    Along with the ECB, an OPEC meeting in Vienna was also at the forefront of investors' minds, with oil prices holding steady as analysts said they did not expect the meeting to result in restrictions on crude oil output.

  • Greek bailout without IMF 'not an option': Dijsselbloem May 25, 2016 08:50 AM IST

    Greek bailout without IMF 'not an option': Dijsselbloem

    "There is a reason to look at debt relief because the debt is very high and there will be some problems in the future, I think the debt analysis shows that," Dijsselbloem, who is also Dutch Finance Minister, added.

  • Euro zone businesses trudged into the second quarter: PMI May 04, 2016 02:33 PM IST

    Euro zone businesses trudged into the second quarter: PMI

    "The final PMI data confirm the earlier flash estimate that the euro zone economy grew at a steady but unspectacular annual rate of 1.5 percent at the start of the second quarter," said Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit.

  • ECB may phase out 500-euro banknote to tame black money May 04, 2016 08:48 AM IST

    ECB may phase out 500-euro banknote to tame black money

    The violet-coloured bill, the largest denomination banknote in the single currency area and physically also the bigger than the five other euro bills, is on the agenda of a meeting of the ECB's governing council, a bank spokesman told AFP.

  • Emerging market challenges unlikely to be overcome quickly: ECB May 03, 2016 02:08 PM IST

    Emerging market challenges unlikely to be overcome quickly: ECB

    ECB President Mario Draghi has repeatedly cited subdued growth in emerging market as a drag on the euro area recovery and one of the reasons underpinning its ultra-easy policies.

  • Weak $ best for EMs; Indian mkts won't revisit Feb lows: Pros Apr 29, 2016 08:52 AM IST

    Weak $ best for EMs; Indian mkts won't revisit Feb lows: Pros

    Quality of global growth remains a concern, while current market conditions are conducive for commodity-based economies, says Viktor Shvets of Macquarie.

  • Rate cut not expected in near future: ECB's Peter Praet Apr 29, 2016 08:49 AM IST

    Rate cut not expected in near future: ECB's Peter Praet

    Struggling with ultra low inflation, the ECB cut its deposit rate to -0.4 percent in March to force cash parked with the bank into the real economy to generate growth and inflation.

  • Fed Reserve set to keep rates unchanged, may nod to ebbing risks Apr 27, 2016 05:36 PM IST

    Fed Reserve set to keep rates unchanged, may nod to ebbing risks

    The Fed has held its overnight lending rate for banks at a target range of between 0.25 and 0.50 percent since it lifted the benchmark interest rate for the first time in a decade from near zero last December.

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