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'Strong' case for further rate hikes: Fed's Powell

Washington - Historically low unemployment and signs of rising inflation mean there is a "strong" case for continued, steady interest rate hikes, US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday.

US jobs bonanza all but ensures Fed rate hike in June

Washington - The US Federal Reserve this week will raise the key interest rate for the second time in 2018, working to stay one step ahead of inflation.

Malaysia's central bank chief latest to fall as 1MDB probes accelerate

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's 1MDB scandal claimed another scalp Wednesday with the resignation of the central bank governor after a controversy linked to the stricken investment fund, as the new government steps up probes into the alleged plundering of state coffers.

US firms upbeat despite trade uncertainties: Fed

Washington - Trade uncertainties continue to cast a shadow on US businesses, but firms remain largely upbeat even amid a labor shortage that has forced more to raise wages, the Federal Reserve survey said Wednesday.

Bank of Canada maintains key lending rate at 1.25%

Ottawa - Canada's central bank on Wednesday maintained its key lending rate at 1.25 percent, as growth slows and the prospect of protectionist US trade policies cast a shadow over the global economy.

US Fed official optimistic on economic outlook

Washington - The outlook for the US economy is upbeat as factors that have been holding down growth, including businesses' reluctance to invest, begin to fade, a US central banker said Monday.

Eurozone backs Spain's De Guindos for ECB top job

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers backed their Spanish peer Luis De Guindos for the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank on Monday after his only rival pulled out.

Central banker takes stab at bitcoin 'bubble'

Frankfurt Am Main - The head of the Bank of International Settlements, the central bank for central banks, on Tuesday lambasted bitcoin as a speculative bubble and said authorities need to be ready to protect public trust in the financial system.

Report on Banco Popular highlights 'uncertain' valuation

Brussels - The EU's agency for winding down failing banks on Friday made public a controversial report by consultants Deloitte used as a base to rescue Spain's Banco Popular that left experts scratching their heads.

US Fed keeps rates unchanged, says inflation will 'move up'

Washington - The Federal Reserve left the benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday after its first policy meeting of 2018, but said it expects inflation to move up this year -- a possible signal of faster rate increases ahead.

US Fed keeps rates unchanged, says inflation will 'move up'

Washington - The Federal Reserve left the benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday after its first policy meeting of 2018, but said it expects inflation to move up this year, a possible signal of faster rate increases ahead.

Canada central bank keeps key lending rate at 1 pct

Ottawa - Canada's central bank on Wednesday maintained its key lending rate at one percent, saying it expects an uptick in the economy to moderate as the year comes to an end.

Vatican bank's deputy axed in papal reform mystery

Vatican City - The deputy director of the Vatican bank has been sacked, throwing yet another question mark over Pope Francis's reform efforts for the Holy See's finances.

China raps US sanctioning of bank over North Korea ties

Bejing - Beijing on Friday hit back at a US decision to exclude a Chinese bank from the American financial system over its alleged ties to North Korea, slamming the move as "long-armed jurisdiction".

Jerome Powell, Trump's multi-millionaire pick for Fed chief

Washington - Jerome "Jay" Powell, the Republican former investment banker tapped by President Donald Trump to replace Janet Yellen at the helm of the US Federal Reserve, could be the richest person to ever fill the role.

Trump taps Jerome Powell to lead US Federal Reserve

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated Federal Reserve Governor Jerome "Jay" Powell to lead the US central bank, saying the former investment banker has the wisdom and intelligence to guide the world's largest economy.

Bank of England seen hiking rate for first time in decade

London - The Bank of England, battling Brexit-fuelled inflation rises, is set Thursday to lift its key interest rate for the first time since 2007, according to analysts.

Bank of England set to hike rate on Brexit effects

London - The Bank of England, on guard against soaring Brexit-fuelled inflation, is on the precipice of lifting its key interest rate Thursday for the first time since 2007, according to analysts.

Radical Russian artist charged over Paris bank blaze

Paris - Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky and his partner were charged on Wednesday with torching the facade of a Paris branch of France's central bank and placed in pre-trial detention, a legal source said.

Defiance in Britain over new £1 coin as deadline looms

London - Britain's old one-pound coin is being phased out completely on Sunday but businesses complain they have been given too little time to switch to the new one and many are planning to defy the deadline.Around 1.

BoJ slashes annual inflation forecasts

Toukyo - The Bank of Japan on Thursday slashed its annual inflation forecast and once again delayed its timetable for hitting a two percent target as the economy struggles to gain traction despite years of stimulus.

Fed's Yellen: US economy needs only 'gradual' rate hikes

Washington - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that even as the US economy grows stronger and employment expands, she foresees only "gradual" interest rate increases in the next few years.

Fed's Yellen: US economy needs only 'gradual' rate hikes

Washington - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday said even as the US economy grows stronger and employment expands, she foresees only "gradual" interest rate increases in the few years ahead.

Multinationals hit by vast wave of cyberattacks

Kiev - Several multinational companies said Tuesday they were targeted in a massive wave of cyberattacks which started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe.

US Fed to raise rates despite sluggish economic data

Washington - For the second time this year, the US central bank appears poised to raise interest rates despite fresh signs the world's largest economy is not in peak condition.

Germany votes to end cruel fur farming

German lawmakers voted to end cruel fur farming. The new legislation will force the closure of remaining fur farms in the country where captive animals are beaten, electrocuted, and skinned alive for their fur.

Greek bank damaged in bomb attack

Atenas - A bomb attack on Wednesday damaged a branch of the Greek bank Eurobank in the centre of Athens, a police source said.

Dutchman, British wife arrested in tax fraud probe

Den Haag - Dutch and British tax authorities have arrested a Dutch man and his British wife, recovering millions of euros in an ongoing tax evasion probe apparently involving Swiss bank accounts, officials said Wednesday.

Credit Suisse apparent target of massive tax fraud probe

Geneva - Authorities in Europe and Australia announced a sweeping tax evasion probe Friday reportedly targeting Credit Suisse clients and senior employees, as investigators detailed arrests and the seizure of artworks and gold.

US arrests Turkish banker on charges of violating Iran sanctions

Ankara - The US has arrested a senior official at a state-owned Turkish bank on charges of helping Iran violate US sanctions, a move that could fuel tension ahead of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit on Thursday.
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