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#Euro gains and #Sterling shines as growth optimism cheers investors

#Euro gains and #Sterling shines as growth optimism cheers investors

| January 3, 2020

The euro, the pound and a clutch of trade-sensitive currencies rallied as the dollar slid to a six-month low this week, with investors confident that global growth prospects are improving and US-China trade relations are significantly better, writes Olga Cotaga. After staying strong for much of 2019 thanks to the relative outperformance of the US […]

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#Eurozone may face weak growth for years: ECB’s Kazimir

#Eurozone may face weak growth for years: ECB’s Kazimir

| December 19, 2019

Eurozone growth may be stuck in low gear until the bloc deals with a host of structural challenges, European Central Bank policymaker Peter Kazimir told a news conference on Tuesday (17 December), writes Tatiana Jancarikova. “I am worried that we won’t be able to enjoy significant economic growth before we deal with the fact that […]

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Europeans show record support for the #Euro

Europeans show record support for the #Euro

| December 2, 2019

More than three in four citizens think that the single currency is good for the European Union, according to the latest Eurobarometer results. This is the highest support since surveys began in 2002. According to the results of the latest Eurobarometer survey on the eurozone, 76% of respondents think the single currency is good for […]

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#Eurozone needs to create its own economic growth at home: ECB’s #Lagarde

#Eurozone needs to create its own economic growth at home: ECB’s #Lagarde

| November 25, 2019

The eurozone needs to create more of its economic growth at home, including via greater public investment, if it is to withstand weakness abroad and become more balanced internally, new European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde (pictured) said on Friday (22 November), write Francesco Canepa and Balazs Koranyi. Lagarde did not discuss monetary policy in […]

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#Eurozone government bond yields fall before #Brexit vote

#Eurozone government bond yields fall before #Brexit vote

| October 23, 2019

Eurozone government bonds yields fell on Tuesday (22 October), before a vote in British parliament crucial to determining whether the UK can leave the European Union in an orderly way at the end of the month, writes Yoruk Bahceli. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced two Brexit votes in the British parliament on Tuesday. Lawmakers […]

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#Eurozone bond yields climb on hopes for #Brexit deal

#Eurozone bond yields climb on hopes for #Brexit deal

| October 22, 2019

Eurozone bond yields rose on Monday (21 October) as investors sold safer assets on the receding risk of a British no-deal exit from the European Union and in the belief that the UK parliament could soon approve a Brexit agreement, write Tommy Wilkes and Yoruk Bahceli. Optimism over Brexit negotiations after the EU and Britain […]

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#ECB – Draghi calls for eurozone stimulus to boost investment

#ECB – Draghi calls for eurozone stimulus to boost investment

| October 3, 2019

The European Central Bank’s President Mario Draghi (pictured) called on Tuesday (1 October) for eurozone-wide fiscal stimulus aimed at boosting investment, saying the latest steps in this direction are insufficient, writes Lefteris Papadimas. Draghi, who will be replaced by Christine Lagarde next month, was reinforcing his plea for euro zone governments to push the bloc’s […]

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