ECB money printing accelerated in latest week Jun 27, 2016 09:53AM

FRANKFURT, (Reuters) - The European Central Bank bought 17.141 billion euros ($15.57 billion) of public sector assets last week as part of its quantitative easing program, above the 16.917 billion euros it purchased a week earlier, it said on Monday.

The following table details the ECB’s purchases in the Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP), Asset Backed Securities Programme (ABS), Corporate Sector Purchase Programme (CSPP) and Covered Bond Purchase... (continue reading...)


U.S. fed funds rate hits highest since December 2008 Jun 27, 2016 09:38AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. interest rate that the Federal Reserve targets to achieve its monetary policy touched its highest level on Friday since the height of the global credit crisis, following Britain's stunning vote to leave the European Union.

Thursday's referendum on Britain's membership in the economic bloc threw financial markets into turmoil as investors fretted about the global fallout, including on the British banks.

The... (continue reading...)


Treasury chief: governments should use all tools to boost growth Jun 27, 2016 08:44AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Monday that policymakers in Britain and other European nations and elsewhere should use all available tools, including fiscal and monetary policy and structural reforms, to boost global demand in the aftermath of the UK vote to leave the European Union.

In prepared remarks to the Bretton Woods Committee, Lew said he will continue to consult with his finance ministry counterparts on market... (continue reading...)


Fed confirms Yellen not participating in ECB conference Jun 27, 2016 07:07AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will not participate in a central bank conference in Portugal organized by the European Central Bank, where she had been scheduled for a joint appearance with the Bank of England and ECB chiefs.

A Fed official confirmed Yellen would be returning to the United States following the weekend meeting of the Bank for International Settlements. The decision follows last week's vote by the United Kingdom to... (continue reading...)


Brexit a knockout punch to Fed's interest rate divergence mantra Jun 24, 2016 02:03PM

By Howard Schneider

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union may tie the U.S. Federal Reserve to near zero interest rates for far longer than expected, according to new research indicating the U.S. central bank is now tightly bound to international economic conditions.

Over the past 18 months the Fed has blinked more than once, and refrained from raising interest rates when global market volatility has darkened... (continue reading...)


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