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29 Mar
US consumer confidence holds up better than expected in March

Americans were in more buoyant spirits than expected in March amid broad-based gains in income, according to the results of one of the most closely-followed surveys of US consumer sentiment.

29 Mar
Glencore agrees more than $14bn of credit facilities

Glencore has arranged more than $14bn of bank loan agreements including oversubscribed short-term facilities of almost $10bn.

28 Mar
Fed can 'hardly ignore' global risks, Clarida says

Policymakers in the US can "hardly ignore" the impact that Brexit, a sharp slowdown in global growth prospects, or trade tensions might have on their economy as America, a top Federal Reserve official said.

27 Mar
ECB's Draghi sounds confident note but adds that risks have risen

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi sounded a confident note on the economic outlook on Wednesday, but conceded that risks had risen recently and that negative interest rates might possibly be having some undesired 'side effects'.

27 Mar
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Retail sales fall at fastest rate for 17 months - CBI

Retail sales fell sharply in March, as the British high street continued to battle fragile consumer confidence and Brexit uncertainty.

26 Mar
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ECB's Rehn says policy to remain accommodative for 'quite some time'

A top European Central Bank official said on Tuesday that the current slowdown in the Eurozone economy might be more protracted than what had been expected just a few months before and that monetary policy would need to remain accommodative for "quite some time".

25 Mar
Jefferies jacks up RBS target in anticipation of 'large scale capital return'

Analysts at Jefferies jacked up their target price for shares of RBS following a meeting with the lender's finance chief, Katie Murray, that saw them come away with "more conviction than ever around large scale capital return".

25 Mar
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Former Fed chair plays down recession fears despite bond yields fall

A former US Federal Reserve chair has played down the prospect of America being hit by an imminent recession, after heavy falls in government bond yields rattled markets.

25 Mar
Policy may need to be loosened, Fed's Evans says

A top US central bank official said on Monday that the downside risks to the economy outweighed those to the upside and that interest rate cuts might be needed.

22 Mar
Central Bank of Russia opens door to rate cut as soon as 2019

Rate-setters in Moscow lowered their forecast for consumer price inflation and opened the door to a cut in official interest as soon as 2019.

22 Mar
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US existing home sales jump back in February, NAR says

Second hand sales of homes in the States rebounded sharply last month, bolstered by lower mortgage rates, growing incomes and improved consumer confidence.

21 Mar
March Philly Fed index continues to point to weakness

Perhaps the most widely-followed regional manufacturing gauge in the US rebounded sharply in March, but according to economists continued to point to an ongoing slowdown.

21 Mar
Initial weekly US jobless claims drop sharply

US jobless claims, one of the most closely-followed indicators of the health of the jobs market, dropped more sharply than expected over the preceding week.

21 Mar
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BoE stays put on policy, waiting for Brexit result

The Monetary Policy Committee chose to stay put on policy, continuing to guide markets towards gradual hikes in Bank Rate, even as it noted how uncertainty around Brexit might be distorting the signals coming from recent economic data.

18 Mar
Bonds: Weaker-than-expected US industrial production data weigh on rate expectations

These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.

15 Mar
US job openings edge higher in January, pointing to gradual pick-up in wages

Rates for job openings and voluntary so-called 'quits' in the US were unchanged in January, pointing to a gradual acceleration in wage growth, economists said.

15 Mar
US industrial production falls short of forecasts in February

US industrial production eked out just a small gain last month, with output in manufacturing hit by a slide in business equipment.

14 Mar
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ERG plans to ensure original Brexit date is upheld

Eurosceptic European Research Group brexiteer Steve Baker has said that he has plans to ensure the UK leaves the European Union on the original Brexit date, 29 March.

14 Mar
China activity data for February receives mixed response from economists

Chinese economic activity slowed down a tad more quickly than expected at the start of 2019, a batch of economic reports revealed, with economists emphasising the negatives in the latest figures.

14 Mar
European parliament rejects launch of EU-US trade talks

European lawmakers have rejected proposals to launch trade talks with the United States.