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ECB policymakers cool on more stimulus even if outlook worsens

ECB policymakers cool on more stimulus even if outlook worsens

European Central Bank policymakers don’t expect any more monetary easing in coming months despite a likely downgrade in their economic forecasts in December, according to euro-area officials.

US-China trade deal is just political smoke and mirrors: QNB

US-China trade deal is just political smoke and mirrors: QNB

US President Donald Trump announced last week a “substantial phase one” trade deal with China via his Twitter account @realDonaldTrump.

Philippines central bank chief open to  another reserve ratio cut for banks

Philippines central bank chief open to another reserve ratio cut for banks

The Philippines central bank is probably done cutting its key interest rate this year, but remains open to further reducing the ratio of funds lenders must hold in reserve, governor Benjamin Diokno said.

Duterte revamps his priority infrastructure projects’ list

Duterte revamps his priority infrastructure projects’ list

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will unveil a revised list of about 100 big infrastructure projects to be launched before his term ends in 2022, after some earlier projects were found to be unfeasible, an adviser said.

China’s Liu confirms phase 1 of US trade deal is in progress

China’s Liu confirms phase 1 of US trade deal is in progress

China’s top trade negotiator offered positive signals that talks with the US are making progress and both sides are working toward a partial trade deal.

BoJ could ease policy more, still has tools available, says Kuroda

BoJ could ease policy more, still has tools available, says Kuroda

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday the central bank could ease monetary policy further if needed to spur growth, shrugging off views that it has used up ammunition to fight the next economic downturn.

Why Eskom’s power crisis is South Africa’s top risk

Why Eskom’s power crisis is South Africa’s top risk

A crisis at South Africa’s predominant electricity supplier, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, threatens the nation’s economy.

Sunny with a chance of wind: South Africa’s new energy forecast

Sunny with a chance of wind: South Africa’s new energy forecast

In South Africa, solar and wind are in, and coal is gradually on the way out. That’s the key takeaway from the latest Integrated Resource Plan, which maps out the energy mix for the next decade.

JPMorgan veteran refuses to buy ‘insane’ negative-yield bonds

JPMorgan veteran refuses to buy ‘insane’ negative-yield bonds

Lots of investors chafe at the idea of buying negative-yield bonds. Few are as repelled by the prospect as William Eigen.

Stocks and bonds consolidate for longest period in 25 years

Stocks and bonds consolidate for longest period in 25 years

When it comes to mixed messages from markets, 2019 has been a year with few precedents. Whenever a believable signal starts to emerge from stocks or bonds about the economy, it changes.

ECB chief Draghi’s final meeting will be no lap of honour

ECB chief Draghi’s final meeting will be no lap of honour

For a man credited with saving the euro, Mario Draghi’s final policy meeting at the helm of the European Central Bank will be far from a lap of honour.

Wall Street tech haves and have-nots face third-quarter tests

Wall Street tech haves and have-nots face third-quarter tests

Technology companies, which make up the largest swath of the US stock market, are expected to post a nearly 8% drop in third-quarter profits as reports roll in next week from many of the sector’s biggest corporations.

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