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11:53 a.m. Today - By Ernest Liu
How low interest rates can discourage competition, leading to slower growth Researchers find ultra-low rates lead to more concentrated market power and lower investmentLow interest rates have traditionally been viewed as positive for economic growth. But recent research suggests, on the contrary, that extremely low interest rates may lead to slower growth by increasing market concentration.
4:41 a.m. Today - By George Friedman
U.S. response to Saudi oil attack leads directly to Iran Striking back — or not — involves trade-offs and riskStriking back — or not — involves trade-offs and risk, writes George Friedman.
4:17 a.m. Today - By Barbara Kollmeyer
The S&P 500 should be 13% lower because a recession is coming, warns Deutsche Bank Critical information for the U.S. trading dayA U.S. recession is on the doorstep but the stock market is ignoring it, Deutsche Bank chief global strategist Binky Chadha warns
12:27 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Why the coming recession could force the Federal Reserve to swap greenbacks for digital dollars Paper bank notes are being upgraded for a digital future around the worldPaper bank notes are being upgraded for a digital future around the world.
9:45 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
3 dividend stock picks with yields as high as 12% from a manager who doesn’t focus on dividends Fabio Paolini of Pictet Asset Management says a stock’s dividend offers no indication of its valueFabio Paolini of Pictet Asset Management says a stock’s dividend offers no indication of its value.
6:13 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
As Brexit looms closer, approximately 80,000 Irish passports were issued to UK residents so far in 2019 Holders of an Irish passport would have the freedom to work anywhere within the 28-member unionHolders of an Irish passport would have the freedom to work anywhere within the 28-member union.
5:47 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
President Trump is calling for negative interest rates — why you shouldn’t wish for that to happen Would zero or negative interest rates help American home buyers?Would zero or negative interest rates help American home buyers?
8:23 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Global growth may soar and investors aren’t ready, says Morgan Stanley Critical information for the U.S. trading dayAndrew Sheets, chief cross-asset strategist at Morgan Stanley, who says the global economy may be about to surprise the world and investors are not ready for it.
12:06 p.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump blasts ECB and talks up China’s buying of U.S. farm goods President to speak to House Republicans in Baltimore for first time since calling the city a ‘rat and rodent infested mess’ President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the European Central Bank over its stimulus measures, and talked up Chinese plans to buy American agricultural products.
10:22 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates have jumped this week — but could they one day fall to zero? President Trump has called for negative interest rates — but that wouldn’t necessarily be a boon for housingPresident Trump has called for negative interest rates — but that wouldn’t be a boon for housing necessarily.
8:58 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By William Watts
ECB cuts key rate, relaunches QE to shore up eurozone economy Euro dips to 2-year low versus U.S. dollar after ECB move, then recoversThe European Central Bank delves deep into its toolbox, cutting its deposit rate further into negative territory, launching a new round of monthly bond purchases and taking other steps to stimulate a flagging eurozone economy.
5:45 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Trump complains ECB rate cut will hurt U.S. and Mnuchin doesn’t disagree U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S. wants ‘stable’ dollarPresident Donald Trump reacted quickly and negatively to Thursday’s ECB interest rate cut and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in a subsequent TV interview, didn’t disagree.
5:37 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow opens higher, set for longest win streak in a year as ECB launches major stimulus packageU.S. stocks opened modestly higher Thursday morning as market bulls appeared emboldened by easy-money policies enacted by the European Central and hope that it could influence the Fed. The European Central Bank cut its deposit rate from negative 0.4% to negative 0.5%, while announcing it would begin open-ended purchasing of long-term government bonds at a pace of €20 billion a month in an effort to further reduce long-term interest rates, in a bid to boost the sluggish eurozone economy. The central bank said rates would remain at "present or lower levels" until the inflation outlook "robustly" converges with its target of just below 2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 66 points, or 0.3%, at 27,207, while the S&P 500 index advanced 0.4% to 3,011 and the Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.6% to 8,217. All three benchmarks stand within shouting distance of all-time records as investors bet that the ECB's move will influence the Federal Reserve, which gathers next week to decide on domestic monetary policy. Stocks had been headed higher before the ECB moves, after President Donald Trump said tariff hikes-from 25% to 30%-that were scheduled to take effect Oct. 1 will now go into effect Oct. 15. The president attributed the "gesture of goodwill", as he described it via Twitter, to the People's Republic's 70th anniversary commencing on Oct. 1. and came at the request of China's chief trade negotiator Vice Premier Liu He.
5:19 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By William L. Watts
Draghi to Trump: ECB policy makers 'do not target the exchange rate, period'European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Thursday responded to that said the central bank had introduced a sweeping new stimulus plan in a successful bid to weaken the euro versus the U.S. dollar. Asked about the tweet in a news conference following the ECB's policy decision, Draghi said: "We do not target the exchange rate, period." The euro fell versus the dollar, hitting a two-year low, after the ECB pushed its key interest rate further into negative territory, announced the relaunch of its bond-buying program and took other steps to stimulate a flagging eurozone economy. In a tweet, Trump said the ECB was "trying, and succeeding, in depreciating the Euro against the VERY strong Dollar, hurting U.S. exports." Trump repeated his criticism of the U.S. monetary policy makers, saying the Fed "sits, and sits, and sits. They get paid to borrow money, while we are paying interest!"
1:29 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Sarah Sloat
Germany’s Ifo Institute cuts growth outlook, warns of recession risksFor 2019, Ifo now expects growth of 0.5% compared with a previous forecast of 0.6%. For 2020, the economic institute slashed its growth forecast to 1.2% from 1.7%.
11:15 p.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
The ECB decision is coming — here’s what to expect ECB rate cut expected to be announced ThursdayIf there’s one thing that observers agree on with respect to Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting, it’s that the central bank will announcing a series of loosening measures that won’t really make much of a difference to the struggling European economy.
3:47 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - Associated Press
EU turns to Ireland’s Hogan to lead post-Brexit trade talks with U.K. The current competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, is set to retain her portfolioThe incoming president of the European Union’s powerful executive arm on Tuesday nominated Irishman Phil Hogan to lead future EU trade talks, which could put him in charge of negotiations with Britain after Brexit.
3:16 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Pierre Briançon
Why Europe remains unfazed by the U.K.’s ongoing political drama Politics, the economy and diplomatic considerations explain why the EU is resigned to no-dealThe EU is still eager to strike a deal but has resigned itself to the possibility of a hard Brexit.
1:22 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
Europe stocks drift lower as EdF stumbles on nuclear faultEuropean stocks declined on Tuesday ahead of key central bank and trade meetings, with shares of France’s nuclear jewel stumbling to a two-year low after revealing trouble at a subsidiary.
11:27 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - Associated Press
U.N. atomic watchdog confirms Iran is breaching nuclear deal again It’s the latest violation of the 2015 agreement as Iran tries to pressure Europe to maintain oil shipments and ease the toll of U.S. sanctions on the Iranian economyIt’s the latest violation of the 2015 agreement as Iran tries to pressure Europe to maintain oil shipments and ease the toll of U.S. sanctions on the Iranian economy.
9:37 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Democrats’ fracking ban would hurt U.S. economy, give edge to Russia: IEA’s Birol Birol speaks out against 2020 candidates Warren, Sanders and tells CNBC that Big Oil should be part of climate-change solution Controversial fracking has helped push the U.S. to near the top of global oil production.
5:36 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow opens slightly higher as Wall Street focuses on central-bank policyU.S. stock-index benchmarks on Monday edged slightly higher as investors awaited news of further monetary-policy action from a number of central banks later this week and next. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 7 points, or less than 0.1%, at 26,808, the S&P 500 index rose 0.2% to 2,984, while the Nasdaq Composite Index gained 0.2% to 8,119. Investors are hoping for easier-money policy from the Fed, which convenes a two-day policy meeting Sept.17-18 and is expected to slash rates by a quarter-of-a-percentage point after the jobs report on Friday came in weaker than expected, raising questions about the health of the U.S. economy and the need for further accommodations from the central bank to extend expansion in a record 11th year. Before that, the European Central Bank is expected to roll out stimulus plans on Thursday. The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury rate rose to 1.62% on Monday, from 1.552% on Friday. Yields rise when prices fall. In corporate news, share of Shares in AT&T Inc. were in focus after activist investor Elliott Management disclosed a $3.2 billion stake in the company and released a letter to the board laying out a plan to boost the company's share performance.
4:30 a.m. Sept. 7, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Central bankers now know: hang together or most assuredly hang separately Central Bank coordination has morphed into co-dependencyThe Federal Reserve has cut rates because of a darkening global outlook, which will prompt the European Central Bank to cut rates, which will prompt the Bank of Canada to cut rates, and on and on.
4:21 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Mark Cobley
London markets trail global peers after a week of turmoil U.K. markets looked set to close the week out on a gain of almost 1% after a week of extraordinary political turmoil in London.
3:31 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Mark Cobley
European stocks hold near month highs European stocks were holding near month-long highs on Friday morning, having now made up all their losses since global markets plunged in early August on mounting trade-war fears.
11:53 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Lina Saigol
European companies are holding on to their cash despite low-interest-rate environment Activist investors have increasingly pressured companies over high cash levelsEuropean companies would rather hang onto their cash despite the low interest rate environment, as they delay making investments amid growing uncertainty over the economic outlook.
4:49 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
Meeting Pence, Johnson calls Corbyn a ‘chlorinated chicken’British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday had an interesting characterization of his rival while meeting visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.
11:31 a.m. Sept. 3, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield falls to July 2016 low as ISM manufacturing index enters contraction ISM manufacturing index fell to 49.1 in August, a three-year lowTreasury yields fall on Tuesday as investors face signs that the U.S. manufacturing sector may have shrunk last month, another indicator that the economy may be heading into a recession.
10:16 a.m. Sept. 3, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold rallies back to highest in over 6 years as ISM manufacturing marks lowest reading since 2016 Brexit, China-U.S. trade uncertainties offer suffer supportGold futures rally Tuesday as a contraction in August U.S. manufacturing, trade-related tensions, global growth concerns and the threat of a disorderly exit by Britain from the European Union drew investors to the haven metal.
9:52 a.m. Sept. 2, 2019 - By Guy Verhofstadt
Battle for Britain will go on long after Brexit and Boris Johnson Abandoning the E.U. would leave Britain with tough tradeoffs and Trump Abandoning the E.U. would leave Britain with tough tradeoffs and Trump.
10:53 a.m. Aug. 30, 2019 - By William Watts
Euro slumps to 2-year low — and Trump isn’t happy about it Euro slides below $1.10 for first time since 2017The euro drops to a more-than-two-year low Friday, reflecting worries over Europe’s economic outlook and angering President Donald Trump — who used it as a reason to bash the Federal Reserve once again.
2:23 a.m. Aug. 30, 2019 - By Callum Keown
European stock rally continues on trade war optimism and German real estate boostEuropean stocks climbed higher on Friday as U.S.-China trade war optimism continued and German real-estate companies soared.
1:55 a.m. Aug. 30, 2019 - Associated Press
Weak European inflation bolsters case for stimulusInflation in the 19-country eurozone was stuck at a low annual rate of 1% in August, potentially bolstering the argument for the European Central Bank to provide more stimulus to the economy when it meets next month.
6:31 a.m. Aug. 29, 2019 - By Mark Cobley
How Boris Johnson is planning to thwart the rebel allianceBoris Johnson is reportedly planning a host of unusual maneuvers over the next two months in his all-out push to quickly force Britain out of the EU
4:09 a.m. Aug. 29, 2019 - By Rex Nutting
Trump’s got the whole world economy in his hands — but who elected him king? Senate Republicans could quickly take back the constitutional powers unwisely handed to the White HouseSenate Republicans could stop the trade war by taking back the powers from would-be king Donald Trump that the Constitution granted to Congress.
2:07 a.m. Aug. 28, 2019 - By Callum Keown
European stocks slide as bond market issues recession warning European markets slid on Wednesday as investors fears grew amid the U.S.-China trade war and the risk of a recession.
11:02 a.m. Aug. 27, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Investors say hopes for fiscal stimulus to rescue global stock markets is misplaced Budget deficits, high debt levels, and lack of political will seen limiting hopes for fiscal stimulus when next recession arrivesAnalysts say global stock markets may have started to price in expectations for governments to start picking up the slack
8:01 a.m. Aug. 27, 2019 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Brazil rejects G-7’s $40 million to fight Amazon fire, likening gesture to colonialismThe Brazilian government has said it will reject an offer of aid from the world’s wealthiest countries to help tackle fires in the Amazon rainforest.
4:49 a.m. Aug. 27, 2019 - By Nouriel Roubini
The Fed can’t rescue us from the coming supply-shock recession Central banks, fiscal authorities shouldn’t accommodate permanent stagflationary shocksThe global economy faces three possible supply shocks that would plunge it into recession. Worse,
2:56 p.m. Aug. 26, 2019 - Associated Press
UN chief warns of ‘dramatic climate emergency’ as G-7 pledges $40 million for Amazon fire Trump skips discussion on climate with other world leaders, sending aides insteadUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that the world faces “a dramatic climate emergency.” He is urging leaders at a Sept. 23 summit in New York to agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than they promised in the 2015 Paris climate accord.
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