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August 2019 articles

Chinese renminbi falls to lowest versus dollar since 2008 as trade war bites
Chinese renminbi falls to lowest versus dollar since 2008 as trade war bites
China’s currency the renminbi has fallen to its lowest level against the dollar in 11 years in a move likely [...]
August 22, 2019
German manufacturing stays firmly in contraction mode in August
German manufacturing stays firmly in contraction mode in August
Output in Germany’s struggling manufacturing sector contracted sharply in August, according to survey data released today, but beat economists’ expectations [...]
August 22, 2019
US stock markets rise as Federal Reserve enters spotlight
US stock markets rise as Federal Reserve enters spotlight
US stock markets have risen in early trading as investors hope for dovish signals from the Federal Reserve and retailers [...]
August 21, 2019
Germany sells 30-year bonds with negative yields but demand weak
Germany sells 30-year bonds with negative yields but demand weak
The German government has sold 30-year bonds with a negative yield for the first time, but failed to drum up [...]
August 21, 2019
The only way is down for UK interest rates, say City economists
The only way is down for UK interest rates, say City economists
The UK economy is in contraction mode, but the Bank of England isn’t greatly worried. GDP fell by 0.2 per [...]
August 21, 2019
European stock markets rise as traders look to the Fed
European stock markets rise as traders look to the Fed
European stock markets have risen this morning as investors hope for dovish signals from the US Federal Reserve, which is [...]
August 21, 2019
UK government spending surplus shrinks in July
UK government spending surplus shrinks in July
The UK government earned £1.3bn more in taxes than it spent in July 2019, official figures showed today, a smaller [...]
August 21, 2019
Germany to sell 30-year bonds with zero interest for first time
Germany to sell 30-year bonds with zero interest for first time
The German government will tomorrow offer investors the chance to hand over their money to the finance ministry for 30 [...]
August 20, 2019
Italian PM announces resignation and attacks deputy Matteo Salvini
Italian PM announces resignation and attacks deputy Matteo Salvini
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation to the country’s senate this afternoon and launched a blistering attack on [...]
August 20, 2019
Bond yields fall as Trump calls for cut and ECB hints at stimulus
Bond yields fall as Trump calls for cut and ECB hints at stimulus
Yields on global bonds have fallen following a renewed call for interest rate cuts from US President Donald Trump and [...]
August 20, 2019