Euro zone bank sector better equipped to handle stress: ECB Jul 29, 2016 04:22PM

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The euro zone's biggest banks would fare better in case of stress than two years ago as they have amassed capital and made headway in fixing their balance sheets, the European Central Bank said on Friday after a stress test of the bloc's 37 biggest banks.

The banks entered the test with an average Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio of 13 percent, above the 11.2 percent two years ago, and would still hold a 9.1 percent capital ratio in... (continue reading...)

Fed making 'sluggish' progress on goals for U.S. economy: Kaplan Jul 29, 2016 01:41PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Friday that the U.S. economy is making slow progress toward meeting the central bank's objectives.

"I'd say we are making slow but ... sluggish progress to meeting our objectives," Kaplan told a community bankers association in New Mexico.

The Fed has a dual mandate of full employment and an inflation target of 2 percent.

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Fed's Williams sees up to two U.S. rate hikes this year Jul 29, 2016 11:28AM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - It makes sense to raise interest rates this year, and depending on the economic data the Federal Reserve could tighten policy up to two times, San Francisco Fed President John Williams said on Friday.

"There is definitely a data stream that could come through in the next couple of months that I would think would be supportive of two rate increases," Williams told reporters. "There's data we could get that wouldn't be supportive... (continue reading...)

Bank of England prepares to tackle Brexit hit Jul 29, 2016 11:02AM

By William Schomberg

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England (BoE) must decide over the coming week how much trouble Britain's economy is in following the shock vote to leave the European Union, and how much firepower it can throw at the problem.

After the Bank of Japan (BoJ) on Friday disappointed expectations of a major new stimulus drive, the BoE could even add to the Brexit uncertainty in Britain if it simply shaves its already record-low... (continue reading...)

BOJ eases policy by doubling ETF buying, underwhelms expectations Jul 29, 2016 12:04AM

By Leika Kihara

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan expanded stimulus on Friday by doubling purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETF), yielding to pressure from the government and financial markets for bolder action, but disappointing investors who had set their hearts on more audacious measures.

The central bank, however, said it will conduct a thorough assessment of the effects of negative interest rates and its massive asset-buying program... (continue reading...)

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