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ECB Can't Go Bankrupt Even It Suffers Losses

"As the sole issuer of euro-denominated central bank money, the Eurosystem will always be able to generate additional liquidity as needed," Lagarde said in response to a question by an Italian member of the European Parliament.

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BNP Paribas Profits Boosted By Trading Boom

Revenue at BNP Paribas' corporate and institutional bank rose by 17.4%, while fixed-income trading revenue jumped by 36% "with a good level of client activity on the rate and forex markets."

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ECB To Pave Way For More Stimulus As Recession Fears Grow

Inflation expectations, the ECB's main worry, are also declining. While the threat of deflation is not yet back on the agenda, inflation may not rise back to the ECB's target of nearly 2% for years to come.

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Testing Times: Five Questions For The ECB

Europe is in the midst of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions on movement that this has entailed; the extent of the hit to economic activity and anemic inflation are yet to be fully seen.

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Swedish Govt Promises $12 Billion To Kick-Start Economy In 2021 Budget

Sweden's economy will shrink around 4.6% this year, the minority coalition said its budget on Monday, a milder hit than many other European countries, some of which are being forced to re-impose COVID restrictions after a surge in new cases.

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Global Stocks Struggle After Tech Reboot, Euro In ECB Crosshairs

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan had snapped its longest losing streak since February with a 0.7% gain. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.9% and Chinese blue chips rose 0.8%.

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ECB To Take Aim At Strong Euro With Hints Of More Stimulus

Surveys indicate that a recent resurgence in coronavirus infections is sapping investor and consumer confidence, with many fearing fresh restrictions on ordinary life.

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Coronavirus Bringing Record 1 Trillion Dollar Of New Global Corporate Debt In 2020

Companies tapped bond markets for $384 billion between January and May, and Meyer estimates that recent weeks have set a new record for debt issuance from riskier "high yield" firms with lower credit ratings.

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Banks Borrow Record 1.31 Trillion Euros From ECB

The negative interest rate means banks that tapped the auction will earn 0.50% for one year with no strings attached and 1% if they simply refrain from shrinking their loan book.

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World Stocks Nurse Record Monthly Gains Ahead Of ECB

Blackrock expects the U.S. central bank to purchase the equivalent of at least $1.5 trillion in Treasuries over the remainder of the year.

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Euro Zone Economy Remains Weak In New Year But Some Signs Of Hope: PMIs

IHS Markit's Euro Zone Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), seen as a good gauge of economic health, held at 50.9 in January.

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Asian Shares Climb On Dovish Fed, But Brexit Hurdle Looms

That helped MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 0.98 per cent to the highest since Nov. 11.

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Global Markets: Asian Shares Drift Higher, Pound Eases On Yougov Poll

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5 per cent higher. Hong Kong's Hang Seng and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 led gains with 0.7 per cent rises.

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Asia, Hopes For Fiscal Splurge Cheer Euro Zone Investors, Sentix Shows

The Sentix research group's index of investor morale climbed to 0.7 points, up from -4.5 last month and its highest since May.

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Global Markets: Stocks Stutter As Attention Turns To Trade Deadline, Central Bank Meetings

The Federal Reserve meets on Wednesday and new European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde holds her first policy meeting on Thursday, which will also see a parliamentary election in Britain, with the results due on Friday.

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