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Basel eases new rule to curb banks' exposures to customers

Global regulators have eased a rule aimed at curbing how much business a lender can undertake with an

Draghi’s Euro Warning Seen as Cheap Talk by Traders

For currency traders, talk is cheap, even when the person speaking is the president of the European Central Bank. Mario Draghi’s suggestion

Yellen Sees Room for Stronger Capital Rules

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that the largest and most complex financial institutions may be able to strengthen their balance

U.S. home builder sentiment edges up in April, still gloomy

U.S. homebuilder sentiment edged up in April but remained mostly dour on lingering concerns about stiff credit conditions

China GDP Gauge Seen Showing Deeper Slowdown

China’s loss of economic momentum in the first quarter was deeper than the most widely-cited data will show, according to analyst

March Retail Gain Brings Little Relief to Stores

For companies such as Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) and Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO), a rebound in March retail sales may prove too

US inflation stays low in March as petrol costs fall

A sharp fall in the price of petrol helped to keep US consumer inflation well below the Federal Reserve's 2% target in March.

Raising World Economy’s Speed Limit Emerges as Challenge

Global finance chiefs are trying to soup up their crisis-hit economic engines.

Draghi puts euro strength at centre of ECB policy debate

By expressing concern at the euro's strength, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is trying to

Euro zone's February output suggests gradual recovery strengthening

Output at the euro zone's factories rose broadly in line with expectations in February, driven by

Draghi Euro Warning Looms as ECB Debates Policy Measures

Mario Draghi’s patience with the euro has snapped. “The strengthening of the exchange rate requires further

ECB's Coeure Says Asset Purchases Can Tackle Too-Low Inflation

The European Central Bank may consider purchases of assets to hold down long-term interest rates, ECB

ECB's Noyer: Weaker Euro Requires "Accommodating" Policy -Report

A weaker euro is desirable and requires an "accommodating" monetary policy, European Central Bank governing

China targets trust firms in shadow-bank crackdown: sources

China has issued stricter guidelines governing trust companies, two sources with direct knowledge of the rules

ECB Pioneer Confronts Too-Big-to-Fail Banks With Newly Won Clout

Sirkka Hamalainen, Finland’s first female central bank governor and a founding member of the European Central

World Trade Organization: Modest trade growth anticipated for 2014 and 2015 following two year slump

World trade is expected to grow by a modest 4.7% in 2014 and at a slightly faster rate of 5.3% in 2015 WTO economists said today (14 April 2014). Although the 2014 forecast of 4.7% is more than double the 2.1% increase of last year, it remains below the 20-year average of 5.3%. For the past two years, growth has averaged only 2.2%. The sluggish pace of trade growth in 2013

China's John Zhao seeks more targets in state sector reform

Hony Capital, the private-equity firm backed by Legend Holdings, is likely to deploy more capital in China's state-owned

Greek Primary Budget Surplus Surpasses Target

Greece's primary budget beat its target for the first three months of the year, data from the Finance Ministry showed Monday. In a

Chinese GDP data to offer 'hard landing' clues

Chinese economic growth data this week will offer the clearest indication yet of whether the world's second-largest economy will dodge a

Eurozone Industrial Output Slightly Higher

Industrial production across the 18 countries that share the euro rose slightly in February, although output in many of the currency area's troubled
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