How much stimulus will the European Central Bank serve up?

  How much stimulus will the ECB serve up? At its last meeting in July, the European Central Bank all but committed itself to delivering a package of easing measures as it battles to spark growth and drive up stubbornly low inflation. Markets respond...
  • September 8, 2019

King Salman appoints son as Saudi energy minister

  Saudi Arabia has removed energy minister Khalid al-Falih, one of the most powerful figures in the global oil industry, in a dramatic shake-up of the kingdom’s most important government department. The move, announced in the early hours of Sunday mo...
  • September 8, 2019

ECB set to consider damage done by negative rates

  When policymakers at the European Central Bank meet next week to debate the prospect of a fresh economic stimulus package, one of the key issues on the table will be whether their own measures are doing more harm than good. The era of unprecedented...
  • September 8, 2019

Gloom deepens for global economy

  The slowdown afflicting the world economy showed up in disappointing data on US jobs and German manufacturing on Friday, piling fresh pressure on to central bankers to launch a stimulus push to offset trade tensions and weakening demand.  The soft ...
  • September 7, 2019

Corporate bond issuance sets new global record

  Companies across the world, from iPhone maker Apple to German financial technology group Wirecard, sold more bonds this week than ever before, abruptly waking the market from its summer slumber to take advantage of historically low borrowing costs....
  • September 7, 2019

Powell says making up for lost inflation is ‘great idea’

  In Zurich on Friday, Jay Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, repeated his mantra from this summer that the Fed will continue to “act as appropriate to sustain the expansion.” Markets were unsurprised and unmoved. But after that, he got technic...
  • September 7, 2019

Northern Trust takes the reins on Woodford decisions

  US bank Northern Trust will have final say over any further investments Neil Woodford makes in his namesake trust, in a fresh blow to the embattled UK stock picker. The Woodford Patient Capital Trust said on Friday it had agreed to new terms with N...
  • September 7, 2019

ECB’s Draghi faces up to super-charged market expectations

  During his eight years at the helm of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi has earned a reputation for getting his way. As he lines up a fresh salvo of monetary stimulus next week, investors are betting heavily that the Italian can corral any re...
  • September 6, 2019
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