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11 Oct
Spanish Socialist leader announces deal to study Constitutional reform
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Spain's Socialist leader welcomed a deal with the country's Prime Minister to analyse a possible reform of the Constitution.

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11 Oct
Investment banks facing fifth year of falling revenues, S&P warns
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Investment banks could be forced to restructure if the current lull in market volatility continues to pare revenues, said credit rating agency S&P Global as it warned ratings downgrades could follow.

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26 Sep
Bonds: Yields fall back amid but euro area periphery spreads rise
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 22% (-3bp)UK: 1. 33% (-3bp)Germany: 0. 40% (-5bp)France: 0. 70% (-3bp) Spain: 1. 62% (-1bp)Italy: 1. 62% (-1bp)Portugal: 2. 42% (-3bp)Greece: 5. 56% (+1bp)Japan: 0. 03% (+0bp) .

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22 Sep
Spain delays 2018 Budget due to opposition from Spanish Basque nationalist party PNV
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The political uncertainty in Catalonia has reportedly forced the country's government to postpone its push in parliament to approve the 2018 budget as Spain's Basque nationalist party (PNV) has, for the time being at least, apparently threatened to withdraw its support.

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22 Sep
Bonds: Gilts play catch-up with Treasury market after FOMC
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 27% (+0bp)UK: 1. 31% (+3bp)Germany: 0. 46% (+1bp)France: 0. 74% (+1bp)Italy: 2. 11% (+4bp)Spain: 1. 62% (+4bp) Portugal: 2. 43% (+4bp)Greece: 5. 56% (+2bp)Japan: 0. 04% (+4bp) .

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21 Sep
Interest rates set to tumble in Brazil, Pantheon Macroeconomics says
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Consumer prices in Brazil edged higher in September but remained well below the central bank's target level, which meant policy rates were set to tumble, according to some economists.

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21 Sep
BoJ keeps policy unchanged despite inflation miss
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Rate-setters at the Bank of Japan kept all their main policy settings in place overnight despite recent stronger-than-expected economic growth, even as inflation continued to fall short of its target by a wide margin.

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20 Sep
Bonds: Fed funds futures jump as FOMC keeps door open to December hike
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year bond yields:.

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20 Sep
Rationale for asset purchases now gone, ECB's Knot says
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The stronger euro reflects the relative strength and stability of the single currency bloc's economy, a top European Central bank official said.

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20 Sep
Bank risks policy mistake by hiking in November, Credit Suisse says
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Credit Suisse changed its rate call for the Bank of England to a hike in November, adding that it would be a 'one-off' and was likely to be a "big" policy mistake.

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19 Sep
Advanced economy growth may boost global GDP even longer, Oxford Economics says
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Oxford Economics predicts advanced economies such as the USA, Eurozone, Japan, UK, Canada, Australia and Switzerland, will give global GDP a larger than expected boost this year.

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18 Sep
Brexit to be inflationary, BoE's Carney says
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Brexit will be inflationary in the short-term, the head of the Bank of England said as he reiterated the Monetary Policy Committee's recently adopted stance that some withdrawal of accommodation is likely to be appropriate over the coming months.

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15 Sep
September MPC - Analysts react
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"However, the MPC minutes significantly stepped up its "hawkish" rhetoric, stating that there is now a majority of MPC members that judge "some withdrawal of monetary stimulus was likely to be appropriate over the coming months. " It is as clear a signal as the MPC can give that markets should prepare for a rate rise soon, probably in November. If they do hike in November, we think it will be a mistake as UK economic activity is clearly slowing. " - Daniel Vernazza, chief UK & Senior global economist, UniCredit Bank.

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14 Sep
Australian adds 54,000 new jobs in August, mostly full-time positions
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Job growth Down Under picked-up noticeably last month, led by full-time job creation and another rise in the number of job-seekers, another potentially positive sign for the economy.

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13 Sep
No case for interest rate hikes in Australia, RBA's Harper says
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Excess capacity in the Australian economy means that interest rate hikes are not justified and there is nothing the Reserve Bank can do to stymie the drop in the US dollar, one of the country's top rate-setters said.

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13 Sep
What will be the effect of central bank balance sheet growth stopping? - Citi
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Advance economy central bank balance sheet growth is headed towards zero but the direct impact on the real economy is likely to be "moderate" unless it leads to a sharp spill lower in asset prices, analysts at Citi said.

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06 Sep
Fed vicepresident Stanley Fischer tenders resignation
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The vice president of the US Federal Reserve Stanley Fischer announced his resignation on Wednesday.

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06 Sep
Italian GDP forecasts for 2017 and 2018 set to be marked up
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Things may be looking up for one of the euro area's slowest growing economies, Italy, ahead of next year's elections, but not so for the public purse.

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