IMF to check its rich-world bias

2017-10-01 06:00

A new evaluation will look into the IMF’s role in keeping the rich world on its course of pumping enormous amounts of liquidity into their financial systems since the 2008 crisis.

BOJ goes from stopping advance in yields to battling decline

2017-09-19 12:27

After spending a year trying to prevent benchmark yields from rising above zero percent, the Bank of Japan now faces the challenge of stopping them from falling too low.

Brexit offers UK office-buying boon, $95bn fund says

2017-08-31 09:08

Bankers may be leaving London, but Britain’s exit from the European Union could still offer opportunities to buy UK commercial real estate with the market in flux.

UK prepared to pay 40bn-euro Brexit bill - report

2017-08-06 16:30

Britain is prepared to pay up to $47.1bn to the European Union to settle its accounts when it leaves the bloc, reports the Sunday Telegraph.

Economic stability needed for political stability - French ambassador

2017-07-13 14:03

Economic stability is required in order to create political stability, according to Christophe Farnaud, France's ambassador to South Africa.

Yellen sees inflation key uncertainty amid moderate growth

2017-07-12 20:17

Federal Reserve Chair has said the US economy should continue to expand over the next few years, allowing the central bank to hike rates, while also monitoring too-low inflation.

Merkel slaps at Trump, Brexit in combative preview of G-20

2017-06-29 13:19

German Chancellor has championed Europe, dismissed Brexit and said efforts to fight climate change are irreversible in a combative speech ahead of the Group of 20 summit.

Putin launches deep-water phase of gas pipeline

2017-06-25 15:29

Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched the deep-water phase of the TurkStream gas pipeline project.

Brexit talks begin with May under pressure to get soft split

2017-06-19 10:15

Almost a year since Britons voted to leave the European Union, Brexit talks finally open amid confusion over just what the UK government wants from the divorce.

UK housing emits 'ominous' signals amid market imbalances

2017-06-08 10:40

UK's housing shortage and continued growth in prices means the property market is showing increasing signs of dysfunction, according to a report.


UK consumers display resilience as saving ratio climbs

2017-09-29 11:12

Figures from the office for national statistics show households saved more of their disposable income in the second quarter.

Stalled Brexit talks pile pressure on May to negotiate deal

2017-09-01 09:50

After a third round of Brexit talks ended in acrimony, the moment could be approaching when national leaders have to step in and break the deadlock.

Yellen: Any changes to financial rules should be modest

2017-08-25 17:44

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says any rollback of post-crisis financial reforms should be “modest” because they’ve made the banking system safer.

UK's worst property market already, Aberdeen braces for Brexit

2017-07-14 16:27

First it was the collapsing oil price. Now it's Britain's quest to leave the European Union. There's little respite for the country’s worst-performing property market.

Greece reins in budget deficit as recovery takes hold

2017-07-12 20:19

Greece’s budget is back in line with euro-area standards, bolstering the nation that received its latest round of rescue aid earlier this week as it mulls its first bond sale since 2014.

Brexit blues as UK confidence falls

2017-06-30 14:13

Sentiment among UK households has fallen as the rising cost of living and inconclusive general election deterred Britons from spending on big-ticket items.

French government to ban oil and gas exploration

2017-06-25 15:34

France is to stop granting new licences for oil and gas exploration on the mainland and in overseas territories, says Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot.

UK set up for global gas fight as giant storage site shuts

2017-06-21 15:58

Already buffeted by political chaos at home and abroad, the UK gas market must now operate without its biggest stabilizing force: the giant Rough gas storage facility under the North Sea.

Investors avoid big moves as key events draw near

2017-06-08 11:54

European stocks have risen while US futures edged higher before the ECB’s policy decision, the UK election and former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before a Senate committee.

UK vote shock may boost long-term pound on soft Brexit

2017-06-08 08:48

A poor result for Prime Minister Theresa May in Thursday’s UK election may be good for the pound further down the line.

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