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European Central Bank

The European Central Bank (ECB) is the institution of the European Union (EU) tasked with administrating the monetary policy of the 16 EU member states taking part in the Eurozone. It is thus one of the world's most important central banks. The bank was established by the Treaty of Amsterdam in 1998, and is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. The current President of the ECB is Jean-Claude Trichet.

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A man is reflected as he walks past the Australian Securities Exchange building in central Sydney April 8, 2011. Singapore Exchange Ltd has terminated its $8 billion bid for Australia's ASX Ltd after the Australian government formally rejected the offer o
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon December 4, 2014

By Comsec

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. (Dec 04)

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An office worker is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange building displaying the ASX50 curve for Wednesday in central Sydney August 7, 2013. Australian shares skidded 1.3 percent on Wednesday, its biggest fall in five weeks, hit b
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday December 4, 2014

By Comsec

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. (Dec 04)

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Germany's Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schauble speaks during a discussion on "A Reform Agenda for Europe's Leaders"
Eurozone Indicators Forewarn Imminent Recession: Germany's Manufacturing Sector Slows

By IBTimes AU

Erozone recession is becoming a looming threat as Germany and others are showing signs of shrinking economic activity. (Nov 24)

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Asian stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday November 21, 2014

By Comsec

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. (Nov 21)

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew addresses reporters
US Treasury Secretary Blames Europe’s ‘Status Quo’ Policies For Failure To Achieve G20 Objectives

By IBTimes AU

Jacob J. Lew is the current U.S. Treasury Secretary. He has held this office since Feb 27, 2013. (Nov 13)

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Office workers are reflected as they walk past the Australian Securities Exchange building in central Sydney April 8, 2011. Singapore Exchange Ltd has terminated its $8 billion bid for Australia's ASX Ltd after the Australian government formally rejected
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday November 7, 2014

By Comsec

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. (Nov 07)

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Unemployment
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning November 7, 2014

By Comsec

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. (Nov 07)

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Retailer
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning November 5, 2014

By Comsec

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. The ISM New York index rose from 654.8 to 657.2 in October. And chain store sales were up 3. (Nov 05)

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Buildings At A Government Housing Development
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning October 28, 2014

By Comsec

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. The Markit "flash" service sector PMI slipped from 58.9 to 57.3 in October - the lowestresult since April. (Oct 28)

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A pedestrian talking on his phone is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange as an investor watches boards displaying stock prices in central Sydney October 16, 2014. Australian shares slid 1.1 percent on Thursday after U.S. stocks l
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday October 22, 2014

By Comsec

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. (Oct 22)

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