All eyes focused on clues for future Fed hikes Dec 9, 2016 10:04AM

By Leigh Thomas

PARIS (Reuters) - Just how fast the Federal Reserve hikes rates next year will be the all-important question global investors will be hoping to get answered when the U.S. central bank meets next week.

But Fed policymakers are likely to leave them guessing until the Trump administration clarifies its tax cutting and infrastructure spending plans, economists say.

There is little doubt that the Fed will raise... (continue reading...)


ECB contemplated bolder stimulus before compromise: sources Dec 9, 2016 09:21AM

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank contemplated even bolder stimulus measures than it agreed at Thursday's meeting but scaled back in a compromise move when conservatives, joined by several swing voters, pushed back, two sources with direct knowledge said.

Much of the ECB staff's preparation centered on a six month extension of its bond buying program at a steady pace of 80 billion euros per month but ECB President Mario Draghi recognized that... (continue reading...)


Exclusive: ECB rejects Monte Paschi's request for more time to raise cash - source Dec 9, 2016 07:40AM

By Silvia Aloisi and Paola Arosio

MILAN (Reuters) - The European Central Bank has rejected a request by Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena for more time to raise capital, a source said on Friday, a decision that piles pressure on the Rome government to bail out the lender.

Italy's third-largest bank, and the world's oldest, had asked for a three-week extension until January 20 to try to wrap up a privately funded, 5 billion euro ($5.3... (continue reading...)


Draghi says the risk of deflation has largely disappeared Dec 8, 2016 08:49AM

Draghi says the risk of deflation has largely disappeared but uncertainty prevails everywhere.


ECB will buy assets yielding below deposit rate - Draghi Dec 8, 2016 08:34AM

ECB will buy assets yielding below deposit rate - Draghi


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