Articles by European Central Bank
New Zealand PM John Key Confident of 'Booming' Economy; HSBC Predicts Positive Growth In 2015
January 20 2015 10:15 PM
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key remains confident that the economy will continue to grow every year in the next three years. HSBC has predicted the country will maintain its positive growth.
Iran Warns That Saudi Arabia And Kuwait Will Also Suffer For Low Oil Prices
January 14 2015 12:08 PM
Oil producing countries are anxiously waiting for the global oil prices to bottom out. The commodity price has continued to fall in the recent months.
European Central Bank To ‘Reassess’ Monetary Stimulus In Light Of Deflationary Concerns
January 09 2015 12:31 PM
Falling oil prices have once again put the focus of global investors on Europe that is facing slow GDP growth.
Investors Weigh Risk Of Deflation As European Central Bank Considers Options--Report
January 05 2015 11:31 AM
The fall in global oil prices has once again put the spotlight on Europe, with concerns that the region may inch closer to deflation.
Oil Price Drop Raises Deflation Concerns In Spain—Report
December 31 2014 4:15 PM
Oil prices have been dropping continuously since July this year, raising concerns in some countries.
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon December 4, 2014
December 04 2014 8:50 PM
The ASX 200 spent the afternoon consolidating having reached session highs in the latter part of morning trade. Materials and Industrial stocks were the best improved sectors and investors gave the defensive utilities sector a wide berth which saw that group lagging the most.
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday December 4, 2014
December 04 2014 4:18 PM
Early trade on Thursday has seen local shares continue to build on the gains of recent sessions. The ASX 200 opened the day with a gain of 5 points before pushing on to the best levels of the morning when the market was ahead by 52 pts. Investors have been encouraged by the positive tone of US economic news released over night. European shares were generally higher on Wednesday on hopes that the European Central Bank would inject more stimulus into the economy on Thursday. The FTSEurofirst 300 i...
Eurozone Indicators Forewarn Imminent Recession: Germany's Manufacturing Sector Slows
November 24 2014 11:50 AM
Erozone recession is becoming a looming threat as Germany and others are showing signs of shrinking economic activity.
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday November 21, 2014
November 21 2014 4:26 PM
Australian shares are losing ground for the fifth day and remain only modestly above the 5300pt level. The ASX 200 Index is down by 0.1 per cent at lunch and takes the losses to 2.6 per cent this week. Should nothing change this afternoon this will be the worst week for local shares since June 2013.
US Treasury Secretary Blames Europe’s ‘Status Quo’ Policies For Failure To Achieve G20 Objectives
November 13 2014 12:52 PM
Jacob J. Lew is the current U.S. Treasury Secretary. He has held this office since Feb 27, 2013.
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday November 7, 2014
November 07 2014 4:26 PM
Local shares started the last session of the week on the front foot following encouraging gains for US and European markets over night. The ASX opened with a small loss, down 6 points before trading with a gain of 33 points at the best levels of the morning. The early optimism reflected gains seen overseas which were driven by the hope of more central bank led action to promote economic growth. The European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the bank's governing council was unanimous in...
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning November 7, 2014
November 07 2014 10:29 AM
In the US, jobless claim fell by 10,000 to 278,000 last week. The Labour Department also reported that hourly compensation increased at a 2.3 per cent rate in the September quarter. Labour productivity rose at a 0.3 per cent rate in the September quarter after a decline of 0.5 per cent in the June quarter.
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning November 5, 2014
November 05 2014 9:53 AM
In the US, durable goods orders fell by 1.1% in September with factory orders down by 0.6%, in line with forecasts. The trade deficit widened from US$40.1 billion to US$43.03 billion in September (forecast US$40 billion). The ISM New York index rose from 654.8 to 657.2 in October. And chain store sales were up 3.9% on a year ago in the latest week, down from 4.4% in the previous week.
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning October 28, 2014
October 28 2014 9:44 AM
In the US, pending home sales rose by 0.3% in September after falling by 1% in August. US building permits were revised higher to a lift of 2.8% in September (previously 1.5%). The Markit "flash" service sector PMI slipped from 58.9 to 57.3 in October - the lowestresult since April.
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday October 22, 2014
October 22 2014 4:16 PM
The positive tone for the Australian share market has extended into Wednesday following solid gains for Wall St overnight. US stocks recorded strong gains on Tuesday supported by healthy corporate results. The S&P 500 has now gained more than 6% since its session low last Wednesday. In Europe stock indices rose on speculation that the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds to revive the region's economy. Reports suggested a plan could be approved by December and start ear...
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 13, 2014
October 13 2014 7:01 PM
The Australian market has slumped for the fifth time in six days and remains near an eight-month low. The All Ordinaries (XAO) slipped by 0.6 per cent and local stocks have shed 9.5 per cent from the highs reached at the start of September. The strength in the US dollar and recent concerns of sluggish world growth have been two drivers.
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday October 1, 2014
October 01 2014 5:02 PM
Local investors have had little opportunity to savour the gains of the pre-ceding session. The 0.5 per cent gain for the ASX 200 on Tuesday was erased in short order at the open today. Buyers were invisible at the open and the ASX 200 shed 48 points at the low point of the morning. The selling pressure eased over following hours and in the hour leading up to lunch a good portion of the losses were neutralised. The signals sent from US and European markets overnight were mixed. On the one hand a ...
Australia Meet Of G20 Ministers Makes Recipe For Economic Growth: Peeved US Asks EU To Step Up Demand Urgently
September 22 2014 3:57 PM
In G20, a common solution for economic ills looks untenable as member states have varied rates for growth and slowdown.
EU To See Good Times As Central Bank Cuts Rate And Launches Economic Stimulus
September 08 2014 4:47 PM
The stimulus as well as the efforts at streamlining business financing for SMEs may yield positive results.
European Central Bank Advises Action to Boost Demand and Employment In EU
August 26 2014 5:34 PM
Low inflation sums up the weakness of the economies in the 28 member European Union