User: kailas Topic: Economics
Category: Inflation
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For U.S. housing, trade war set to blunt some of Fed stimulus: Reuters poll 23.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
The U.S.-China trade war may blunt some of the stimulus on the U.S. housing market from expected further interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve, with only a modest outlook for price rises, a Reuters poll of property market experts ...
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Japan's July core inflation hovers at two-year low, adds pressure on Bank of Japan 23.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
Japan's core inflation was unchanged in July, government data showed on Friday, adding pressure to the Bank of Japan to expand its radical stimulus programme to meet its 2% price target.
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Commentary: Switzerland pioneered negative rates in the 1970s. It got very ugly 23.8.2019 LA Times: Business

To protect its currency, the Swiss government pioneered the use of negative interest rates.

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Opinion: Surprise! Trump gets something else wrong about the Fed 23.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Central banks don't compete in a race to the bottom.

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UK retail sales collapse at fastest pace since 2008: CBI 22.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
British retail sales plunged in August at the fastest pace since December 2008, according to a survey published on Thursday that added to signs of a slowing economy ahead of Brexit in just over two months' time.
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ECB eyes stimulus package as growth looks weaker: minutes 22.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
European Central Bank policymakers are concerned that growth is even weaker than earlier thought and a package of measures may be the best way to combat the slowdown, the accounts of the July 25 meeting showed on Thursday.
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Nifty, Sensex slip as stimulus news awaited; DLF plunges nearly 20% 22.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
Indian shares fell on Thursday as investors fretted over the chances of a fiscal stimulus and anxiously awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman's speech later this week for clues on future rate cuts.
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Argentine presidential front-runner seeks alternatives to austerity -advisers 22.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
Economic advisers to Argentina's presidential front-runner and opposition leader Alberto Fernandez said he would seek alternatives to the current administration's austerity measures in a meeting with the new Treasury Minister on ...
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Fed was divided on rate cut, wanted to avoid appearing on path for more cuts 22.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
Federal Reserve policymakers were deeply divided over whether to cut interest rates last month but were united in wanting to signal they were not on a preset path to more cuts, a message not likely to sit well with U.S. President Donald ...
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Fed debated bigger rate cut, wanted to avoid appearing on path for more cuts 22.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
The Federal Reserve debated cutting interest rates more aggressively at its last meeting, although central bankers were united in wanting to avoid the appearance of being on a path to more rate cuts, records from the meeting ...
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Federal Reserve policymakers divided over US rate cuts 22.8.2019 BBC: Business
Some Federal Reserve officials wanted a bigger rate cut last month - something Donald Trump wants.
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Trade woes to shave 0.3% from U.S. GDP by 2020: congressional budget experts 21.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
Higher trade barriers, including President Donald Trump's tariffs, are taking a toll on the U.S. economy as rising domestic prices reduce consumers' purchasing power and increase the cost of business investment, congressional budget experts said on ...
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Weak growth is highest priority: RBI policy minutes 21.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
Fixing India's weak growth has become the highest priority while a benign inflation outlook has given the central bank room to cut rates although transmission remains inadequate, monetary policy committee meeting minutes showed.
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Singapore July core inflation seen slowing to near three-year low: Reuters poll 21.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
Singapore's core inflation likely eased to its slowest pace in nearly three years in July, reinforcing expectations that the central bank will loosen policy later this year to support the city-state's subdued economy.
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Trump looking at possible tax cuts amid economic jitters 21.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was considering potential tax cuts on wages as well as profits from asset sales, and sought to play down market anxieties that the world's top economy could be heading for a ...
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Dropping global bond yields, recession fears put BOJ in a bind 21.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
Downward-spiralling bond yields and other potential signs of global recession have strung a tightrope for the Bank of Japan: it must keep pumping money aggressively to spur growth, but also prevent borrowing costs from sliding too far below the ...
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House prices would flounder in six months after no-deal Brexit: Reuters poll 21.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
Britain's drifting property market would probably take a hit from a disorderly Brexit, with average prices slipping about 3% nationally in the ensuing six months and as much as 10% in London, a Reuters poll of housing experts ...
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Argentine peso ends higher after central bank sells dollars 21.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
Argentina's promises to defend its beleaguered peso gained credibility on Tuesday after the central bank poured $112 million of its reserves into dollar auctions, helping to boost the currency about 0.5% a day after steep losses.
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Argentine peso gains after central bank sells dollar reserves 21.8.2019 Reuters: World News
Argentina's promises to defend its beleaguered peso gained credibility on Tuesday after the central bank poured $112 million of its reserves into dollar auctions, helping to boost the local currency about 0.5% on the day after steep losses.
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BoE's Carney says negative rates not an option for UK: Central Banking 19.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said he did not think negative interest rates were an option for the British economy at the moment, in comments published on Monday.
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