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Flight of financial activity from UK likely in 'hard Brexit' - ECB's Lane


LONDON There is likely to be a significant flight of financial activity out of Britain if companies are no longer regulated on equivalent terms to those in the European Union after Brexit, European Central Bank council member Philip Lane said on Friday. | Video


ECB stimulus will continue until inflation on right path - Lane 2:35pm BST

LONDON The European Central Bank will provide stimulus to the euro zone economy until the bloc's inflation rate is on the path towards its target, with March next year providing an important "staging post", Governing Council member Philip Lane said on Friday. | Video


ECB will provide stimulus until sustained inflation rebound 12:44pm BST

LONDON/FRANKFURT The European Central Bank will provide stimulus until a sustained inflation rebound, even as its unprecedented measures come with side effects and face constraints, two policymakers said on Friday, just as the bank is contemplating more easing.


European funds raise euro zone bond holdings to one-year high on ECB hopes - Reuters poll 12:23pm BST

LONDON European investors raised their euro zone bond exposure to a one-year high in October, with a majority expecting the European Central Bank to extend its bond-buying programme beyond next March, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.


UK funds dump bonds on fears multi-decade bull run is ending - Reuters poll 12:15pm BST

LONDON British funds cut their bond holdings in October to the lowest level since June on fears of a broad sell-off in fixed income markets as central banks run out of easing options, a Reuters monthly survey showed on Friday.


BOJ loses bark and bite under humbled Kuroda 8:53am BST

TOKYO As his term winds down, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has retreated from both the radical policies and rhetoric of his early tenure, suggesting there will be no further monetary easing except in response to a big external shock.


BOJ to keep -0.1 percent interest rate, 10-year JGB yield target unchanged next week - poll 8:12am BST

TOKYO The Bank of Japan is expected to keep its negative interest rates and 10-year government bond yield target unchanged next week after overhauling its policy focus last month, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.


Japan September consumer prices fall, weak spending clouds outlook 7:43am BST

TOKYO Japan's core consumer prices fell for a seventh straight month and household spending slumped in September, endorsing the central bank's view it will take some time for inflation to accelerate to its 2 percent target as the economy stagnates.


ECB's Linde says reducing QE should be done slowly 27 Oct 2016

FLORENCE Bank of Spain governor and European Central Bank policymaker Luis Maria Linde said on Thursday it was important that any reduction in the bond-buying programme known as quantitative easing be done slowly and not abruptly.

ECB asks Banca Carige for plan to cut soured loans 27 Oct 2016

MILAN The European Central Bank has sent a letter to Italy's Banca Carige asking the mid-tier lender to present a plan to cut its soured loan portfolio and assess the impact on its capital.