Tag Archives: quantitative easing

Europe Factors to Watch-Shares set to dip after poor China data

PARIS, March 24 (Reuters) – European stocks were set for a mixed open on Tuesday after data showed Chinese factory activity unexpectedly skidded to an 11-month low, signalling weakness in the world’s second biggest economy. Investors also awaited PMI data for euro zone countries including Germany and France. The flash HSBC/Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dipped to 49.2 in March, […]

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The MPC to keeps Repo Rate Unchanged at 5.75 percent

By Vivian Atud We should expect the South African Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged – at 5.75% due to the lower trajectory of headline inflation and continued weak state of the economy. This was also the case at the previous MPC meeting. Let me start by introducing my readers to the objectives of monetary policy in South […]

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Global Economic Updates

The European Central Bank is planning to design a sovereign debt purchase program based on the paid-in capital contributions made by euro zone central banks, reports CNBC, although nothing has been finalized yet. The report comes ahead of the ECB’s next meeting on Jan. 22, at which a full-blown quantitative easing program is expected to be announced to stimulate growth […]

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