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28 Jun
Pound spikes as Carney signals hike in Bank Rate might be closer
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The Monetary Policy Committee will need to tighten policy if the 'trade-off' facing policymakers continues to lessen, the Governor of the Bank of England said.

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28 Jun
Euro gives up gains after ECB's Constancio says policy stance unchanged

The single currency's gains evaporated as one of the highest-ranking officials at the European Central Bank said a speech by his boss the day before had not signaled any change in the policy stance.

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28 Jun
It's not the right time to raise interest rates, BoE's Cunliffe says
Bank of England deputy governor Jon Cunliffe, finance

It's not the tight time for a hike in Bank Rate, the Deputy Governor for Financial Stability said.

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28 Jun
Valuation of some assets somewhat rich, Fed's Yellen says
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The head of the US central bank reiterated that a gradual path of policy tightening would likely be appropriate, adding that the valuations of some asset prices had become somewhat rich.

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27 Jun
Euro gains as ECB's Draghi says factors weighing on inflation are transitory
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The factors dampening inflation pressures are only temporary but in order for prices to return to target policy-makers need to be persistent, prudence is also called for when re-adjusting policy in reaction to the improving economy, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said.

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27 Jun
Sterling should weaken if FPC hikes capital buffers, Unicredit says
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Sterling should weaken if the Financial Policy Committee decides to increase lenders' counter cyclical capital buffers, analysts at Unicredit Research said.

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26 Jun
BIS warns of mounting US dollar liabilities at Japanese banks
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The so-called central bank to central banks warned over the weekend of the sharp build-up in US dollar assets and liabilities at Japanese and Canadian banks since the Great Financial Crisis.

26 Jun
US central bank needs to continue raising rates, Fed's Williams says
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The US central bank needs to continue tightening policy gradually in order to prolong the economic expansion for as long as possible, a top rate-setter said.

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23 Jun
US central bank should wait and see how economy plays out, Fed's Bullard says
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The president of the Federal Reserve bank of St. Louis joined those rate-setters who preferred to defer the next interest rate hike.

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22 Jun
Prudent to wait until December to hike again, Fed's Harker says
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In an interview with the Financial Times, the president of the Federal Reserve bank of Philadelphia, Patrick Harker, said it would be "prudent" for the US central bank to defer its next interest rate hike until December, instead of tightening at its September meeting.

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21 Jun
Hike in Bank Rate might be prudent in second half, BoE's Haldane says
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The Bank of England's chef economist signaled he too might soon shift his stance in favour of a hike in Bank Rate.

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19 Jun
Fed's Dudley not paying much attention to signals from bond market, reports say
William Dudley

Stay the course, the head of the Federal Reserve bank of New York said at the start of the week.

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18 Jun
Bonds: Treasuries gain amid dovish Fedspeak, weak data
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These were the movements in the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 15% (-1bp)UK: 1. 02% (-1bp)Germany: 0. 28% (-1bp)France: 0. 63% (+0bp)Spain: 1. 47% (+4bp)Italy: 1. 99% (+2bp)Portugal: 2. 92% (+6bp)Greece: 5. 68% (-20bp)Japan: 0. 06% (+0bp).

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18 Jun
US central bank should be careful when raising rates, Fed's Kaplan says
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One of the highest-ranking US central bank officials argued for caution when deciding on the pace of interest rate hikes.

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15 Jun
MPC votes 5 to 3 to keep Bank Rate at 0.25%
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The continued drop in the rate of unemployment prompted two more rate-setters on the Monetary Policy Committee to vote for an immediate 25 basis point increase in Bank Rate.

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14 Jun
US Fed hikes rates, balance sheet reduction seen in 2017
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The US central bank raised its benchmark policy rate, as had been widely expected, while at the same time announcing that it would likely begin to shrink its balance sheet in 2017.

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14 Jun
US May CPI data sows doubts about pace of Fed rate hikes
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The cost of living in the States declined markedly last month amid widespread softness in the core components.

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14 Jun
Bonds: CPI data, Brexit polls weigh on longer-dated Gilts
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 20% (-2bp)UK: 1. 03% (+6bp)Germany: 0. 27% (+2bp) France: 0. 61% (+1bp)Italy: 1. 98% (-4bp)Spain: 1. 44% (-1bp)Portugal: 2. 95% (-3bp)Greece: 5. 84% (-3bp)Japan: 0. 06% (+0bp).

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13 Jun
Fed to hike rates but with dovish undertones, BofA says
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The US central bank was set to hike its main policy rate for a second time on Wednesday, but overall the announcement would have dovish undertones, according to economists at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch.

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09 Jun
UK's negative outlook remains - S&P Global

The UK's credit rating will not be affected by the hung parliament resulting from Theresa May's hapless snap election, credit agency S&P said on Friday, though it warned the possibility of a delay to Brexit negotiations and chances of yet another election meant it had a negative outlook.

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