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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 ›

China, Hong Kong stocks rise on trade relief

* Shanghai index rises 0.8 pct, Hang Sang 1.0 pct higher * U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin weighs lifting tariffs on China – WSJ * China to target 6-6.5 pct GDP growth in 2019 – China Daily SHANGHAI, Jan 18 (Reuters) 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 ›

COLUMN-Central banks straightjacketed by sheer scale of U.S. bond holdings: McGeever

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) By Jamie McGeever LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Few have flexed their muscles in the U.S. bond market over the last 15 years quite like foreign central Read more ›

UPDATE 1-Russian bank VTB beats Q2 forecasts despite provisions jump

* Net profit up almost 42 pct * Provisions for non-performing loans jump 60 pct * Raises year net profit guidance to 170 bln from 150 bln roubles * Shares down as U.S. sanctions threat hits Russian assets (Adds details, Read more ›

Russia’s foreign ministry, after new N.Korea-related U.S. sanctions, says U.S. sanctions fail

MOSCOW, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, commenting on new U.S. sanctions imposed on Friday on a Russian bank over North Korea-related activities, said U.S. attempts to pressure Russia do not work. “Even U.S. politicians, who Read more ›