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Italy Downgraded on Deflation, Debt Concerns by S&P

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s on Friday lowered its real and nominal growth projections for Italian GDP and, as a result, cut the country’s long- and short-term debt ratings in ...
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Mario Draghi Loosely Outlines ECB Quantitative Easing for 2015

The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to follow the Bank of England by not cutting interest rates. Still, ECB President Mario Draghi has talked up the scenario for additional ...
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What to Expect From European Central Bank and Draghi on Quantitative Easing

Thursday is expected to bring word of expanded economic stimulus at the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting, with the likely timing being early 2015. Mario Draghi has already gone as ...
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Draghi Talks More About Coming Quantitative Easing

Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), spoke on Monday to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. While there are many comments in the prepared notes ...
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ECB and UK Maintain Low Rates, Late Word on Quantitative Easing (Updated)

With deflation in the air in Europe, some form of additional easing measures might have been hoped for. That hope has faded, and the reality is that European Central Bank ...
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Why WisdomTree Is Back!

WisdomTree Investments Inc. (NASDAQ: WETF) may seem like an unusual bull market barometer, considering how many investment management firms there are, but Wisdom Tree is back. The company may be ...
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Is Mario Draghi Out Of Bullets?

The European Central Bank recently left interest rates unchanged at its most recent rate policy communication. This was on the heels of the prior cut in rates where Europe is ...
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European Central Bank Sits on Its Hands

The European Central Bank (ECB) may have found that it has its back up against the wall when it comes to monetary policy and interest rates, versus a declining economy ...
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RBS Gets Key Upgrade by S&P After Business Update

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE: RBS) was one of the key figures behind the recent potential Scotland breakaway vote from the United Kingdom. Now that Scotland is ...
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Central Bank Watch: European Central Bank Cuts Rates, Band of England Does Not

The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England have now made their decisions on interest rates and rate policy for September. The Bank of England effectively did nothing, ...
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European Central Bank Leaves Rates Unchanged — Perhaps No Choices Remain

The European Central Bank (ECB) may not have liked to see that Italy has swung back down into recession territory, and it sure as hell doesn't like to see Europe ...
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European Central Bank Launches Negative Interest Policy Experiment

The European Central Bank (ECB) has now done something most of have never seen before. It has adopted its own quantitative easing method by adopting at least a partial negative ...
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What If No Quantitative Easing Comes From the European Central Bank?

If you have watched the stock market, bond market and the economy in general for the past five years or so, it will be no surprise that the world's economies ...
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National Bank of Greece Capital Raise Maybe Not Enough — S&P

Standard & Poor's has affirmed its CCC rating on National Bank of Greece S.A. (NYSE: NBG). The call sounds like it is one of stability on the surface, but S&P's ...
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China Shares Battered, as European Shares Hit Highs

Shares in China had a rough start to the week as the Shanghai Composite Index fell below 2,000 Monday for the first time in almost six months. New data showed ...
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