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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 ›

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 ›