- The United States could be on the verge of a worrisome surge in wages if unemployment continues its downward trend, based on research Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher presented to his colleagues at the Fed's policy-setting meeting this week.
LONDON - The Bank of England's 375 billion pounds of stimulus pumped into Britain's financial system did not boost bank lending, research from the central bank showed on Friday, although it helped turn the economy round in other ways.
DUBLIN - Investment funds based in Ireland will no longer have to hire two Irish residents as directors under a central bank plan to improve oversight of one of the global fund industry's biggest hubs.
FRANKFURT - European Central Bank plans to bolster lending to business were dealt another setback on Friday after banks decided to repay billions of euros of cheap ECB credit, sapping money available to lend to business.
TOKYO - The mood of Japanese manufacturers is seen as less optimistic in the three months to September and it will probably improve only slightly in the coming quarter, indicating that a sale tax hike and slow recovery in exports are hurting firms' sentiment.
BEIJING - China's central bank has issued 500 billion yuan ($81.4 billion / 49.70 billion pounds) worth of three-month loans to the country's five biggest banks, state news agency Xinhua quoted China Construction Bank Chairman Wang Hongzhang as saying on Friday.
CAIRNS Australia - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he saw no problem with recent currency moves as the dollar scaled a six-year high versus the yen due to growing expectations for higher interest rates in the United States.
DUBLIN - Investment funds based in Ireland will no longer have to hire Irish residents as directors under a central bank plan to improve oversight of one of the global fund industry's biggest hubs.
FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank saw far less demand than expected on Thursday for its new four-year loans to banks, raising doubts about a stimulus package it hopes will stave off deflation and revive the euro zone economy.
ZURICH - Switzerland's central bank vowed to vigorously defend a three-year-old cap on the Swiss franc which has come under pressure from a recent appreciation of the currency, but it stopped short of announcing concrete new measures for now.