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BOJ must take into account side-effects of easy policy – regional bank head

TOKYO, March 13 (Reuters) – Risks surrounding Japan’s economy are heightening but the central bank must take into account the side-effects of its ultra-loose monetary policy, the head of the country’s regional bank lobby said on Wednesday. “The BOJ said Read more ›

BoE most likely to cut rates in a no-deal Brexit – Tenreyro

LONDON (Reuters) – The Bank of England is more likely to cut interest rates than raise them in the event of a no-deal Brexit, rate-setter Silvana Tenreyro said, the latest BoE official to back the idea of coming to the Read more ›

UK borrowers, defying Brexit nerves, regain appetite for credit

LONDON – British households took out more mortgages and increased their borrowing in January, adding to signs that consumers are less worried about Brexit than many businesses, Bank of England data showed. FILE PHOTO: A Union Jack themed Visa credit Read more ›

No-deal Brexit would take a chip off UK home values – Reuters poll

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s over-valued housing market will undergo a modest correction if the country leaves the European Union at the end of next month without a deal, a Reuters poll found, with London being affected to a greater degree. Read more ›

Bank of England’s Vlieghe scales back rate hike view

LONDON (Reuters) – The Bank of England can probably raise interest rates only around once a year, given the weakening of the economy in Britain and around the world, and even that slow pace might be too much, a top Read more ›

Trump calls Fed ‘only problem’ in U.S. economy; markets slump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump blasted the Federal Reserve on Monday, describing it as the “only problem” for the U.S. economy, as top officials convened to discuss the growing rout in stock markets caused in part by the president’s Read more ›

UK inflation expectations hit five-year high – BoE

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – The British public’s expectations for inflation in a year’s time have risen to a five-year high but fewer people expect an interest rate hike over the next 12 months, a Bank of England survey showed Read more ›

Senior MP asks Carney to clarify Brexit house price comments

LONDON (Reuters) – A senior British lawmaker asked Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on Thursday to clarify whether he had told ministers that house prices in Britain could slump by about a third if the country fails to secure Read more ›

Fed regulator says midsize bank relief ‘highest priority’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve’s top regulator told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday that his “highest priority” is enacting simpler rules for banks with between $100 billion and $250 billion in assets, though Republicans pressed for a more drastic easing. Read more ›

UPDATE 1-Sudan’s central bank to print 100-pound banknotes for first time

(Adds background) KHARTOUM, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Sudan’s central bank will start printing 100 pound bank notes for the first time as it struggles to deal with a liquidity crisis and rampant inflation, state news agency SUNA said on Sunday. Read more ›