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  • European stocks rebound at end of brutal week

    The steep losses in Japan came as the yen pushed to more than 16-month highs against the dollar and dealers continued a flight to safe havens

  • Italy recovery stalls, threatening debt plan

    Italy's recovery from recession virtually stalled towards the end of 2015, complicating Italian efforts at debt reduction

  • (ShareCast News) - Eurozone GDP grew 0.3% in the fourth quarter, in line with the previous quarter and economists' forecasts, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat.

  • (ShareCast News) - Gross domestic product in Germany grew 0.3% in the fourth quarter, in line with the previous quarter and economists' expectations, according to data from Destatis.

  • MORNING BID EUROPE-Swedish rates: accentuating the negative Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 11, 2016 08:12 GMT

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen's signalling that tighter credit markets, volatile financial markets and uncertainty over China have all raised risks to the U.S. economy will chip away at any lingering expectations ...

  • This is a global stock market rout worth celebrating Telegraph - Thu, Feb 11, 2016 07:41 GMT

    Cheap oil is a tax cut for consumers, a healthy haircut for sovereign wealth funds, and a shot in the arm for the world economy

  • HIGHLIGHTS-Fed chief Yellen's Q&A testimony before House committee Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 18:51 GMT

    The following are highlights of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's question-and-answer session on Wednesday before the U.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news) . House Financial Services Committee, where she delivered the central bank's semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress. "I do not expect that the FOMC is going to …

  • British industrial output suffered its sharpest monthly drop in December since 2012 as warmer than usual weather curbed demand for electricity and gas and manufacturing continued its decline, denting hopes for improvement this year. Industrial output fell 1.1 percent month-on-month in December after a 0.8 percent drop …

  • NIESR warns of drag on economy from weak international trade Sharecast - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 16:18 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Britain's economy expanded at a slightly lower rate over the three months to January in comparison to the previous three-month stretch, according to one of the most influential think-tanks....

  • Sterling pares gains against dollar after Yellen's comments Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 16:04 GMT

    Sterling weakened against a rising dollar on Wednesday after prepared remarks from U.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news) . Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that interest rate hikes in coming months remain a possibility.

  • Shock slump across European industry bodes ill for 2016 Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 14:07 GMT

    LONDON/ROME, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Europe's top four economies suffered steeper drops in industrial output during December than any analyst had forecast, a grim sign for the global economy as it struggles to sustain momentum. Wednesday's industrial output data for Britain, France and Italy followed news a day earlier of a …

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Banks lead Europe shares higher, oil up before Yellen Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 12:35 GMT

    European stocks rose on Wednesday, rallying after losses in Asia, as concerns about the health of banks that have hammered shares globally in recent days eased and oil prices recovered from Tuesday's steep falls. Investors and traders awaited Congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for clues to …

  • Central banks can cut rates well below zero, says JP Morgan Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 11:58 GMT

    Investors fretting about the damaging impact of ultra-cheap money on banks and global markets may need to prepare for key interest rates around the world falling well below zero, according to economists at JP Morgan. Federal Reserve and Bank of England to adopt negative rate policies (NIRP). Negative interest rates are …

  • 10 things you need to know in markets today Business Insider UK Finance - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 06:51 GMT
    10 things you need to know in markets today

    Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen will address the United States congress on Wednesday. Yellen will spend much of Wednesday on Capitol Hill, as part of her semi-annual testimony, where she will read a set of prepared remarks before answering questions.

  • More Americans quitting jobs as labor market strengthens Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Feb 9, 2016 18:32 GMT

    The signs of a robust jobs market could ease concerns about the health of the economy, which were underscored by other reports on Tuesday showing a drop in small business confidence in January to a two-year low and further declines in wholesale inventories. "If the labor market is tightening, can the economy really be …

  • (ShareCast News) - JPMorgan expects the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy further by cutting the negative deposit rate to -0.7% in 2016.

  • Bank of England poised to act if household debt spirals Telegraph - Tue, Feb 9, 2016 13:11 GMT

    Bank deputy Sir Jon Cunliffe warns consumer debt remains 'large by historic standards', leaving the economy 'vulnerable to shocks'

  • Annual Trade Deficit At Widest Since 2010 Sky News - Tue, Feb 9, 2016 12:13 GMT
    Annual Trade Deficit At Widest Since 2010

    The UK's annual trade deficit last year was at its widest since 2010, according to official figures which highlight the extent of the challenges facing UK exporters. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the figures showed the biggest gap in goods - the difference between the value of imports and exports - ever …

  • The Opportunist: With more money-printing likely, German shares should soar and the euro could fall. Here's how to profit

  • How to divorce with as little fuss as possible Moneywise - Tue, Feb 9, 2016 10:28 GMT

    The start of the year is a notorious time for people to take stock of their relationships – often in the wake of Christmas rows – and many will make the decision in the next few weeks to go their separate ...

  • Eurozone economy grows 0.3% in Q4 2015, unchanged vs Q3: Eurostat

    According to regular data compiled by the German economy ministry, industrial output fell by 1.2 percent in December, disappointing analysts' expectations for a modest increase

  • India's Annual Growth Outstrips China Sky News - Mon, Feb 8, 2016 19:42 GMT
    India's Annual Growth Outstrips China

    India's economy grew at an annual rate of 7.3% in the last quarter of 2015 beating its rival China which saw its GDP growth slip to 6.9% last year. These figures, which were in line with estimates, are good news for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who swept to power in 2014 on the single agenda of development. Since then …

  • GDP growth in India hits 7.3pc at the end of 2015 and will rise to as high as 7.6pc in 2016

  • GDP growth in India hits 7.3pc at the end of 2015 and will rise to as high as 7.6pc in 2016

  • India's economy grows better-than-expected 7.3% in last quarter

    India's economy grew 7.3% in the third quarter, figures show

  • India Becomes Fastest Growing Economy Sky News - Mon, Feb 8, 2016 14:13 GMT
    India's Annual Growth Outstrips China

    India's economy grew at an annual rate of 7.3% in the last quarter of 2015 beating its rival China which saw its GDP growth slip to 6.9% last year. These figures, which were in line with estimates, are good news for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who swept to power in 2014 on the single agenda of development. Since then …

  • India's economy grows better-than-expected 7.3% in last quarter

    India's economy grew 7.3% in the third quarter, figures show

  • The week ahead in business and finance Telegraph - Sun, Feb 7, 2016 20:59 GMT

    Economic and corporate news expected from Monday, February 8 to Friday, February 12

  • It is time to be more optimistic about the global economy Telegraph - Fri, Feb 5, 2016 18:14 GMT

    The Bank of England says global concerns are making an interest rate rise less likely - but that's not really true, is it Mark Carney?

  • Economic growth in Britain would be up to 4 percentage points lower over the next four years and sterling could lose a fifth of its value if the country votes to leave the European Union, economists at U.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news) . Citi is the latest big bank to say that so-called 'Brexit' would take a "significant" …

  • FTSE 250 movers: Market turns on US job data Sharecast - Fri, Feb 5, 2016 16:32 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 was still in the green mid-afternoon on Friday by 10.29 points (0.06%) at 6,097.02, but the second-tier market was tracking downwards.

  • BANK OF ENGLAND: The oil price plunge is 'net good' for the UK economy Business Insider UK Finance - Fri, Feb 5, 2016 07:13 GMT
    BANK OF ENGLAND: The oil price plunge is 'net good' for the UK economy

    Oil prices have plunged by over 70% since the summer of 2014. "It was only in the latter part of 2012, once confidence about the Eurozone had begun to come back, that the UK economy really got going. The price for Brent oil is just over $34 per barrel at the moment as of 7 a.m. GMT and the price for crude oil is around …

  • Economic effect of Syrian war at $35 bn: World Bank

    Some 260,000 people have been killed in the five-year conflict, which has forced 4.6 million people to leave the country, according to UN figures

  • Regardless of what the Bank thinks it is doing, it is actually acting as if it were trying to keep interest rates on hold for as long as possible

  • Dollar tumbles as Fed rescues China in the nick of time Telegraph - Thu, Feb 4, 2016 20:28 GMT

    The central banks of Europe and Japan discover that it is impossible to stave off deflation by debasing their currencies when everybody is playing the same game

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