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      Kuroda: helicopter money is illegal

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      Draghi offers investment advice to German savers

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      Brazil’s central bank keeps rates on hold

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      Brazil keeps interest rates on hold

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    11. April 27, 2016

      Stocks edge higher on Fed economy update

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    12. April 27, 2016

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      April 27, 2016

      Irish central bank bags €28.5m from negative rates

      Negative interest rates have been criticised for their impact on bank profits. However, Ireland’s Central Bank is...

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      April 27, 2016

      Aussie Q1 inflation puts pressure on RBA

      Consumer price inflation Down Under – or rather the the lack of it – is leaving the central bank plenty of room to ease...

    16. April 26, 2016

      US and European stocks edge up with oil

      Tuesday 21:15 BST. Wall Street and European stocks inched higher along with benchmark bond yields as investors...

    17. April 26, 2016

      Bank of Japan risks doing more to achieve less

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    18. April 26, 2016

      Cyber thieves target bank systems after Bangladesh heist

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      April 26, 2016

      Hungary trims interest rates as expected

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    20. April 26, 2016

      Helicopter money doesn’t have to be central banks’ next stop

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      Japan’s negative rate experiment is an alarm bell for the US

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      ‘Big easing’ predicted from BoJ as yen rises

      The yen climbed for the first time in a week against the dollar as traders and investors looked to Bank of Japan...

    23. April 25, 2016

      Central banks back at front and centre

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      Go big or go home? Next steps for the Bank of Japan

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    25. April 25, 2016

      Turkey’s central bank: Basci bows out

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      Won direction: Korean currency eyes fourth weekly advance

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      Draghi goes on the offensive against bullying by Berlin

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      April 21, 2016

      The Mario show: The reviews are in

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    33. April 21, 2016

      Mario Draghi defends ECB independence and ultra-low interest rates

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      ECB leaves rates on hold

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      Sweden boosts QE to cool krona. Krona jumps anyway

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      China internet finance crackdown targets fly-by-night operators

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