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Brexit: IMF warns of repercussions for global economy
World

Brexit: IMF warns of repercussions for global economy

IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice said the Brexit was likely to cause a dampening of growth in the near term, and urged policy makers to act decisively while dealing with the situation.

BoE minutes stun markets, global stocks fall as investors brace for rate hike
Money

BoE minutes stun markets, global stocks fall as investors brace for rate hike

World stocks fell on Wednesday as investors braced for the possibility that a major central bank could raise interest rates this year after Bank of England minutes showed two of the bank's nine rate-setters voted for a hike earlier this month.

Who taught politicians to print money
Economy

Who taught politicians to print money

In the system, as it has evolved, the government does not print money on its own. It sells securities to the central bank which prints money to buy them. This started with the Bank of England being tricked into lending endless money to the government in the late 1790s by Prime Minister William Pitt.<br /><br />

Bank of England polishes social media reputation, but not its gold
News & Analysis

Bank of England polishes social media reputation, but not its gold

The Bank of England made its first major foray into social media on Friday when its chief economist, Spencer Dale, spent an hour replying to questions...

Low interest rates can cause financial crisis too: Rajan
Business

Low interest rates can cause financial crisis too: Rajan

ajan said low rates could have unintended consequences. He says, for instance, that they could encourage people in their 60s to save instead of spend - because the low returns mean they are unable to reach their retirement savings goal.

Do we dare imagine a foreigner leading the RBI?
Economy

Do we dare imagine a foreigner leading the RBI?

Now, do we dare imagine a foreign national, however eminent she is, heading the Reserve Bank of India?

Is RBI the one-eyed hawk in a world of blind bankers?
World

Is RBI the one-eyed hawk in a world of blind bankers?

If the world could avoid recession by printing money it should have done so long ago. Maybe more of the same remedies that don't work isn't the answer

Monetary easing: China, Europe and Britain leap back in action
Economy

Monetary easing: China, Europe and Britain leap back in action

China, Europe and Britain loosened monetary policy in the space of less than an hour on Thursday, signalling a growing level of alarm about the world economy, although suggestions of coordinated action were played down.

BoE restarts monetary stimulus with 50 bn injection
Economy

BoE restarts monetary stimulus with 50 bn injection

The move was widely expected after BoE Governor Mervyn King said last month the economic outlook had deteriorated since the BoE called a halt to its second round of asset purchases

Barclays chairman to quit; Libor discussed with BoE
Business

Barclays chairman to quit; Libor discussed with BoE

Barclays Chairman Marcus Agius is set to quit on Monday as the interest rate rigging scandal claims its first major victim. Questions are not likely to be raised about the Bank of England

India's hiring plan strongest as job outlook brightens globally
Economy

India's hiring plan strongest as job outlook brightens globally

Job seekers in 23 of 41 economies surveyed can expect a faster pace of hiring in the second quarter than in the first. However, Prospects have worsened in 11 markets.

LTRO: Will wave of cheap money fend off credit crunch?
Economy

LTRO: Will wave of cheap money fend off credit crunch?

LTROs, or longer-term refinancing operations, have sucked much of the heat out of the eurozone crisis and given govts time to work out growth policies for affected countries.

Global regulators vow tough bank liquidity rules from 2015
Economy

Global regulators vow tough bank liquidity rules from 2015

But in a move to head off opposition from industry, global regulators also said lenders can tap into safety buffers in times of stress.