Central Banks

Bank of England paper says some clearing houses may need more capital

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LONDON - Clearing houses may need bigger capital cushions as more and more trading in financial derivatives comes their way, the Bank of England said in a paper on Friday.

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France can do more to rein in spending - central bank chief 7:48am BST

PARIS - France could make more budget savings next year than planned, but should concentrate on achieving those already in the works, the central bank governor said on Friday.

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Europe's banks face moment of truth from ECB review 3:06am BST

LONDON/FRANKFURT - The euro zone's 130 biggest banks received the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances on Thursday after a review aimed at drawing a line under persistent doubts about the health of the region's banking sector. | Video

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Insight - Mario Draghi's German problem 23 Oct 2014

BERLIN/FRANKFURT/PARIS - In early October, European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure paid a discreet visit to the Chancellery in Berlin to express concerns about rising criticism of the bank from German politicians.

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Europe's banks face moment of truth from ECB review 23 Oct 2014

LONDON/FRANKFURT - The euro zone's 130 biggest banks received the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances on Thursday after a review aimed at drawing a line under persistent doubts about the health of the region's banking sector.

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Big bang, not big bucks, the key for euro zone bank lending 23 Oct 2014

DUBLIN/FRANKFURT - If the European Central Bank really wants to kick-start the euro zone economy, it should ensure the bloc's banks are up to the task of lending.

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Bank of England's Broadbent says underlying interest rates to eventually rise 23 Oct 2014

LONDON - The Bank of England is only likely to raise interest rates gradually, as headwinds to growth and long-term downward pressures on borrowing costs pass, the central bank's deputy governor said on Thursday.

Bank of England sets out tough regime for failed banks 23 Oct 2014

LONDON - Top managers of a failed bank would be replaced immediately and creditors told within two days the losses they will bear, the Bank of England said on Thursday in its blueprint for avoiding taxpayer bailouts in future financial crises. This is the first time the British central bank has set out the steps it would take over an initial 48-hour period to deal with a collapsing bank. The lender's top executive management would be fired on the spot and the bank's liabilities u

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Global shares falter as Wall Street tumbles; bond prices fall 22 Oct 2014

NEW YORK - Global equity markets fell on Wednesday, reversing earlier gains driven by solid corporate earnings and mild U.S. inflation data that may let the Federal Reserve keep interest rates lower for longer, as U.S. stocks retreated after some big corporate names sold off.

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U.S. inflation muted in September as energy costs drop 22 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while.