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House prices outstrip inflation rate   - 12/16/2014
House price rises have slowed in recent months, surveys suggest The annual rise in UK house prices slowed in October, official figures show, but still went up much faster than the cost of living in general.
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U.K. Bond Gains Push 30-Year Yield to Record on Inflation Slump   - 12/16/2014
(Bloomberg) -- U.K. government bonds advanced, pushing 30- year yields below 2.5 percent for the first time on record, as the slowest inflation in more than a decade boosted demand for the fixed payments

Cheaper fuel cuts UK inflation to 1%   - 12/16/2014
Cheaper fuel prices have pushed the UK's rate of inflation down to a 12-year low, official statistics show. The Consumer Prices Index inflation measure - which covers the cost of basic household goods

UPDATE 1-EMERGING MARKETS-Recovery on Russia rate hike short-lived amid emerging   - 12/16/2014
emerging market selloff@ (Adds comment, detail) Dec 16 (Reuters) - An aggressive overnight interest rate hike by Russia's central bank prompted a short-lived recovery in the rouble that quickly faded
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Sensex slumps 2 percent as rupee weakens amid global rout   - 12/16/2014
2:55pm IST MUMBAI (Reuters) - The BSE Sensex slumped as much as 2.1 percent on Tuesday to head towards its biggest daily fall in more than five months as the turmoil in global markets is raising
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As ruble falls Russia central bank hikes interest rates to 17 percent   - 12/16/2014
By , MOSCOW — In a surprise move intended to prop up Russia’s rapidly plummeting ruble, the Russian Central Bank imposed a massive interest rate hike in the middle of the night Tuesday. The move,
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Oil sinks, Russian moves fail to quell nerves   - 12/16/2014
(Reuters) - A plunge in oil below $60 and the failure of an emergency interest rate rise to stabilise Russia's rouble sent another shock through global financial markets on Tuesday, adding to a growing
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Sterling hits 3-week low vs euro as UK inflation falls sharply   - 12/16/2014
3:15pm IST LONDON Dec 16 (Reuters) - Sterling hit a three-week low against the euro on Tuesday while gilt yields dipped, after data showed British inflation fell to a 12-year low in November, leaving
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Sweden Readies Arsenal of Measures to End Deflation Spiral   - 12/16/2014
(Updates with comment from analyst in fifth paragraph.) The repo rate will be kept at zero until the second half of 2016 when inflation, excluding mortgage costs, hits its 2 percent target, the Stockholm-based

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UK inflation falls sharply in November to 12-year low   - 12/16/2014
LONDON, (Reuters) - British inflation fell to its lowest level in more than 12 years in November, further easing the squeeze on consumers and leaving the Bank of England under no pressure to raise interest
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U.K. Inflation Slows to Least Since 2002 as Oil Prices Drop   - 12/16/2014
U.K. inflation fell to its lowest rate in more than a decade in November as tumbling oil prices pushed down transport costs and food prices dropped. Government bond yields declined. The rate of consumer-price

BOJ Seen Keeping Stimulus Beyond Kuroda’s Term Ending in 2018   - 12/16/2014
The Bank of Japan is likely to increase its record stimulus even more, said 28 of 33 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News, with a majority forecasting the bank will continue easing beyond Governor Haruhiko

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UK inflation rate falls to 1%   - 12/16/2014
UK Consumer Prices Index inflation fell to 1% in November, official figures show This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the

Turkey Overnight Rate Rises to Near Ceiling Set by Central Bank   - 12/16/2014
Avg overnight interbank repo rate rose to 11.24% yday as lira tumbled, according to official data published on Borsa Istanbul website. * Avg rate rose from 11.22% on Dec. 12, 10.73% Dec. 11 * NOTE: Upper

Rouble trims gains after opening sharply firmer on central bank rate hike   - 12/16/2014
(Reuters) - The Russian rouble trimmed its gains on Tuesday after opening 9 percent stronger against the dollar following the central bank's overnight decision to raise rates by 650 basis points, but
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Rouble dives despite shock rate rise   - 12/16/2014
Russia's rouble has slipped back near its all-time low despite a dramatic move by its central bank overnight. It increased rates from 10.5% to 17% in an attempt to boost the currency's value against
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Sensex slumps over 500 points, Nifty falls around 150 points   - 12/16/2014
1:18pm IST Reuters Market Eye - The Sensex and the Nifty both fall more than 1 percent. The benchmark heads towards the seventh session of decline in eight after marking its lowest intraday level
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Russia Raises Rates   - 12/16/2014
9:35am IST MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's central bank raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent early Tuesday in an emergency move to halt a collapse in the rouble as oil prices
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UK government seeks to lock in budget goals as election nears   - 12/16/2014
NEW YORK/POOLE, England (Reuters) - Britain's government promised on Monday to put its ambitious budget targets on a more formal footing, in a largely political move by Conservative Chancellor George
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EMERGING MARKETS-Recovery on Russia rate hike short-lived amid emerging market selloff   - 12/16/2014
By Karin Strohecker LONDON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - An aggressive overnight rate hike by Russia's central bank to defend its plummeting currency prompted a short-lived recovery in the rouble that quickly

U.S. Index Futures Rise With Euro, Yen as Oil Falls; Ruble Gains   - 12/16/2014
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. equity-index futures rose with the euro and yen as the Federal Reserve begins a two day meeting amid slumping oil prices and slowing factory activity in China and France. The ruble
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Swedish Finance Minister Says GDP Outlook May Need to Be Cut   - 12/16/2014
(Updates with PM interview in ninth paragraph.) “We’re of course affected by the fact that developments in Europe are weaker than we had thought earlier,” she said yesterday in an interview at Harpsund,

Russia Raises Interest Rates To 17% To Defend Ruble; Might Work, Might Not   - 12/16/2014
Overnight Russia has raised the central bank interest rate in order to try to protect the ruble. The currency had, at one point yesterday, lost 13% of its value against the dollar. No, that’s not a monthly

Russia Takes Path Well-Taken in Interest-Rate Defense of Ruble   - 12/16/2014
(Bloomberg) -- Since the end of the postwar system of fixed exchange rates more than four decades ago, countries repeatedly have faced crises when their currencies tumble. Russia’s attempt today to support
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South Stream Flop Means EBRD to Help Wean Balkans off Russia Gas   - 12/16/2014
(Bloomberg) -- The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development is trying to help central and eastern Europe diversify away from Russian gas after President Vladimir Putin abandoned a $45 billion South
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