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Italy central bank to spurn firms that don’t go green

FILE PHOTO: Banca D’Italia (Bank of Italy) sign is seen in downtown Rome, Italy, October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi ROME (Reuters) – The Bank of Italy plans to adopt investment criteria which reward companies that take action on climate change, Read more ›

Bank of England’s Carney tells investors they are too relaxed on rates

LONDON (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday investors were underestimating how much interest rates could rise, even as the British central bank kept borrowing costs on hold due to Brexit uncertainty. Sounding more hawkish than Read more ›

Bank of England to keep rates steady, despite Brexit delay

LONDON (Reuters) – The Bank of England looks set to leave interest rates on hold on Thursday and keep its options open for later in the year when it announces its first policy decision since the postponement of Britain’s departure Read more ›

Britons feel a boost in their finances from rising wages – survey

FILE PHOTO – Office workers are seen in the London Place business district near Tower Bridge in central London February 9, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British households reported the strongest growth in at least a decade in Read more ›

Britain starts search for next Bank of England governor

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday he was starting the process of finding a replacement for Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England. FILE PHOTO: Workers emerge from Bank underground station with the Read more ›

S.Korea c.bank chief says may change policy course if ‘recovery sentiment’ worsens

SEOUL, March 25 (Reuters) – South Korea’s central bank chief on Monday said the bank may change its current cautious stance on monetary policy should “recovery sentiment” worsen significantly, signaling it could ease policies if needed. “We can think about Read more ›

UK inflation up, London house prices fall by most since 2009

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s main inflation rate ticked up last month but stayed close to January’s two-year low, helping consumers maintain their spending power as wage growth also picked up, even though the timing of Brexit remained uncertain. FILE PHOTO Read more ›

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 ›