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South Africa anti-graft chief open to talks on central bank - report

JOHANNESBURG The head of South Africa's anti-graft watchdog is open to talks on her recommendation to change the central bank's mandate, a proposal that has drawn sharp criticism from parliament, the ruling party and investors, a local news agency said on Saturday.

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Policy ponder - central banks head for the Portuguese hills 23 Jun 2017

LONDON The cool shade of the hills above Lisbon will offer leading central bankers an escape from the summer heat in the coming week, but there is little they can do to get away from their differing monetary policy conundrums.

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Bank of England financial crisis liquidity auctions cleared by fraud agency 23 Jun 2017

LONDON Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has found no evidence of criminality in its investigation into how the Bank of England (BoE) pumped liquidity into the financial system to support banks during the financial crisis, it said on Friday.

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Euro zone stays on growth road, hitting occasional bump 23 Jun 2017

LONDON Evidence built on Friday that the sturdy improvement in euro zone economic growth touted by the European Central Bank is in place -- albeit with some wobbles.

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ECB's Draghi tells EU leaders expects economy, wages to grow 23 Jun 2017

BRUSSELS The euro zone economy is growing and unemployment is falling, but underlying inflation is not rising because wage growth has not yet picked up, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told European Union leaders.

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German bond scarcity a key factor in ECB QE extension debate - sources 23 Jun 2017

FRANKFURT The growing scarcity of German government bonds makes any major extension of the European Central Bank's asset buying scheme difficult and this will be a key consideration when policymakers decide whether to extend the buys, three sources told Reuters.

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UK inflation expectations edge up only slightly in June - Citi/YouGov 23 Jun 2017

LONDON The British public's expectations for inflation over the next 12 months rose only slightly in June, a survey for Citi by polling company YouGov showed, in welcome news for Bank of England policymakers who are holding off on raising interest rates.

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Sterling weakness strengthens case for UK rate rise - BoE's Forbes 23 Jun 2017

LONDON Bank of England policymaker Kristin Forbes said on Thursday she feared the pound's weakness would have a lasting upward effect on inflation, and that she was concerned central banks were becoming more reluctant to raise rates than in the past.

U.S. Treasury market not following Fed's lead yet - Reuters poll 23 Jun 2017

BENGALURU U.S. Treasury yields are forecast to climb over the coming year, but the outlook from fixed-income strategists hasn't changed much in the past three months, in the latest sign that optimism about a global inflation pickup has at best plateaued.

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ECB seeks greater power over clearing supervision 23 Jun 2017

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank has requested enhanced powers to supervise clearing activities, it said on Friday, a move to shore up its authority over London-based euro clearing once Britain leaves the European Union.

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