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Take-up on first ECB's TLTROs much lower than expected

Take-up on first ECB's TLTROs much lower than expected

Thu, 18 September 2014

The first round of the European Central Bank's (ECB) new four-year loan package was launched on Thursday, as it attempts to revive the stagnant Eurozone economy. According to ECB plans, the funds - de... [more]

Moody's downgrades French sovereign debt rating

Moody's downgrades French sovereign debt rating

Thu, 18 September 2014

Moody's has downgraded its French sovereign debt rating, according to reports published on Thursday. The credit rating agency sent an email to the French government saying it will cut the rating from ... [more]

Credit risks may not be accurately priced in, IMF warns

Credit risks may not be accurately priced in, IMF warns

Thu, 18 September 2014

International financial investors may be underestimating risks, the International Monetyary Fund (IMF) warned overnight in a document prepared in the run-up to this weekend“s meeting of the G-20 finan... [more]

Federal Reserve maintains reference to considerable time

Federal Reserve maintains reference to considerable time

Wed, 17 September 2014

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) continues to believe that it “likely will be appropriate to maintain the current target range for the federal funds rate for a considerable time” a... [more]

Two Fed officials think first rate hike can wait until 2016

Two Fed officials think first rate hike can wait until 2016

Wed, 17 September 2014

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) continues to believe that it “likely will be appropriate to maintain the current target range for the federal funds rate for a considerable time” a... [more]

48 killed by Syrian government air strikes, according to activists

Wed, 17 September 2014

48 people have been killed following government air strikes that bombarded the opposition-held town of Talbiseh, according to a monitoring group on Wednesday. The airstrikes targeted a “terroris... [more]

Poroshenko's new law will not make Ukrainian rebels surrender, officials say

Wed, 17 September 2014

Ukrainian rebels have reportedly said they do not intend on developing a political relationship with the government after the parliament passed a law on Tuesday that will grant “special status&r... [more]

US inflation cools in August, Labor Department reveals

Wed, 17 September 2014

US inflation cooled in August, possibly easing the pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. Consumer prices rose by 1.7% year-on-year in August, slowing from the previous month's 2% ga... [more]

Islamic State releases video threatening US troops

Wed, 17 September 2014

Islamic State, also known under the acronyms ISIS and ISIL, have released a short video in response to President Obama’s declaration that he would “degrade and ultimately destroy” th... [more]

Russia's Bashneft suspended after Yevtushenkov arrest

Wed, 17 September 2014

The arrest of Russian oligarch Vladimir Yevtushenkov has led to the shares of Russian oil producer Bashneft being suspended from Moscow's stock exchange after if fell over than 23%. Yevtushenkov, the ... [more]

Trial for vaccine against Ebola set to start in Oxford

Wed, 17 September 2014

Sixty healthy Britons will take part in a trial for a vaccine against Ebola at Oxford. The volunteers will be injected with the virus by experts at the University of Oxford in a fast-tracked process w... [more]

G20 governments support OECD measure to fight corporate tax avoidance

Tue, 16 September 2014

Governments belonging to the G20 have given their support to a range of new, tougher rules in a bid to tackle the problem of corporate tax avoidance. The measures, which were announced by the Organisa... [more]

US expands offensive against Islamic State MP

Tue, 16 September 2014

The US conducted its first airstrikes in support of Iraqi troops on Monday, as promised by President Barack Obama. The offensive marks the first expansion of the US’s campaign against the Islami... [more]

US to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to tackle Ebola crisis

Tue, 16 September 2014

The US is planning to send 3,000 troops to Liberia in a bid to tackle the Ebola virus, officials revealed late on Monday. US President Barack Obama is sending the military support to help construct ne... [more]

German investor sentiment weakens, says ZEW

Tue, 16 September 2014

German investor sentiment has fallen for a ninth consecutive month in September, data revealed on Tuesday. The ZEW indicator of economic sentiment index revealed a decline from 8.6 to 6.9, with expect... [more]

Eurozone surplus less favourable than first thought

Mon, 15 September 2014

The Eurozone’s trade surplus declined in July, reflecting the weak external growth dynamics. In seasonally adjusted terms the single currency area’s net trade balance declined from €1... [more]

OECD calls for QE in Eurozone to stave off stagnation

Mon, 15 September 2014

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said the global economy is expanding gradually in the US, Japan and China, but the Eurozone is facing difficulties, needing “mor... [more]

US industrial production falls 0.1% in August

Mon, 15 September 2014

US industrial production fell 0.1% month-on-month in August, the first decline in four months, a report said on Monday. The decline went against expectations for 0.3% growth and followed the previous ... [more]

Russian Prime Minister calls for "level-headed" response to sanctions

Mon, 15 September 2014

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the country is being put under pressure by the sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union (EU). Speaking to members of United Russia, the country&rs... [more]

Russian sanctions risk constraining oil supply, says ex-BP boss Hayward

Mon, 15 September 2014

US and European sanctions against Moscow pose a threat to Western economies, according to the former boss of oil major BP. Tony Hayward, now chief executive of General Eenergy and chairman of Glencore... [more]

Chinese fixed asset investment and industrial production cool further

Sun, 14 September 2014

The latest spate of data out from China's statistics bureau on Saturday came in below economists' forecasts and may add to worries in some corners regarding the prospects for China's economic growth i... [more]

US import prices decline by slightly more than forecast

Fri, 12 September 2014

US import prices declined by 0.9% over the month in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The consensus estimate had been for a decrease of 1%. Versus the year before period pric... [more]

US retail sales race past forecasts in August

Fri, 12 September 2014

US retail sales grew by 0.6% month-on-month in August to reach $444.4bn, according to the Department of Commerce. The consensus estimate was for an increase of 0.3%. Versus a year ago sales were up b... [more]

ECB and governments must co-operate to ensure investment, says Draghi

Fri, 12 September 2014

Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), has said that investment in the Eurozone will only return to pre-crisis levels if governments and the ECB collaborate to stimulate growt... [more]

World's top banks reduce capital shortfall, BIS says

Thu, 11 September 2014

The world’s major banks are making progress in their efforts to recapitalise, according to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). They are now undercapitalised by £12bn (£9.56bn) with r... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TUI Travel 384.10 4.69 14:23
Smiths Group 1,298.00 2.37 14:23
Travis Perkins 1,691.00 2.18 14:21
Aberdeen Asset Management 436.20 2.01 14:23
Barratt Developments 399.40 1.89 14:23

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tullow Oil 665.00 -2.42 14:23
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,463.00 -1.83 14:23
Fresnillo 784.00 -1.75 14:23
SABMiller 3,529.00 -1.34 14:23
Anglo American 1,484.00 -0.87 14:23