Moody's Lower Outlook on Italy to Negative; Ratings Affirmed (FXE) Dec 7, 2016 04:36PM

Moody's Investors Service has changed the outlook on Italy's Baa2 long-term issuer rating to negative from stable. At the same time, Moody's has affirmed Italy's long-term senior unsecured government bond rating at Baa2 and its short-term commercial paper rating at P-2.

The drivers for today's rating action are:

(i) the slow and halting progress on economic and fiscal reform in Italy, the prospects for which have diminished further following the 'no' vote in Sunday's... (continue reading...)


Dollar declines with bond yields before Fed meeting Dec 6, 2016 07:21PM

By Karen Brettell

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar declined on Wednesday as Treasury bond yields eased and investors looked ahead to next week’s Federal Reserve meeting, when the U.S. central bank is expected to raise interest rates but adopt a cautious tone on the economy.

The dollar against a basket of six major currencies dipped 0.26 percent to 100.23, but held above a three-week low of 99.849 reached on Monday.

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Exclusive: Italy preparing to take controlling stake in Monte dei Paschi - sources Dec 6, 2016 11:53AM

By Stefano Bernabei and Giuseppe Fonte

ROME (Reuters) - Italy is preparing to take a 2 billion euros controlling stake in Monte dei Paschi di Siena as the bank's hopes of a private funding rescue fade following Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's decision to quit, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.

The government is already the ailing bank's single largest shareholder with a four percent share, but is planning to buy junior bonds... (continue reading...)


Durable Goods (Oct. F) 4.6% vs 3.4% Expected; Ex-Trans 0.8% vs 0.5% Dec 6, 2016 10:00AM

Durable Goods (Oct. F) 4.6% vs 3.4% Expected; Ex-Trans 0.8% vs 0.5%


Factory Orders (Oct) 2.7% vs 2.6% Expected Dec 6, 2016 10:00AM

Factory Orders (Oct) 2.7% vs 2.6% Expected


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