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‘Putin keeps ace up his sleeve to surprise market’
President Putin has not disclosed his future strategic plans during the annual Q&A since to surprise international markets one should always have an ace up the sleeve, French economist Jacque Sapir told RT.

18.12.2014 13:29

Russian Central Bank hikes key interest rate to 17% to halt ruble roil
The Central Bank of Russia has increased its key interest rate to 17 percent in order to curb the inflation risks and rapid devaluation of the national currency, which hit a historic low of 64 rubles against the US dollar in Monday evening trading.

15.12.2014 23:13

Russian central bank hikes key interest rate to 10.5% to combat inflation, plunging ruble
The Russian Central Bank has increased borrowing costs to 10.5 percent to avoid a further rout of the ruble. The currency has lost more than 40 percent this year, and annual inflation is slated to reach 10 percent.

11.12.2014 09:35

ECB close to printing money to battle spiraling deflation
The European Central Bank is on the verge of quantitative easing in order to combat low inflation, weak GDP growth, and unemployment which have driven the EU into a grinding recession. A decision by the bank is expected early next year.

05.12.2014 07:36

Forex rigging probe: US prosecutors to grill London traders
US prosecutors are set to travel to London in the forthcoming weeks to probe City traders about currency market manipulation. However, British prosecutors are yet to file a criminal charge against UK financiers who rigged the rates.

25.11.2014 12:34

​Young Brits to work longer than grandparents, earn less than parents
The generation currently entering employment can expect to do more jobs and be paid less than previous generations, new figures show.

14.11.2014 15:08

​‘Jail rogue City traders’: Banks fined £2.6bn for market rigging
UK traders face the prospect of prosecution for fraudulently rigging £3.5 trillion-a-day foreign exchange markets. Following a comprehensive probe, RBS, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, UBS and Citibank have been fined a total of £2.6 billion.

13.11.2014 09:24

ECB hints at US-style 'easy money' stimulus but doesn't pull switch
The European Central Bank has agreed to use “unconventional” monetary stimulus to boost eurozone recovery but so far hasn’t announced any radical monetary policy change. The bank also kept the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.05 percent

06.11.2014 12:23

Rampant financial crime in City of London eroding public trust - BoE
A top Bank of England (BoE) official warns widespread financial crime in the City of London is eroding public trust. The BoE’s criticism surfaced as it launched a review to tackle market manipulation.

28.10.2014 19:08

​S&P keeps Russia’s rating steady
Standard& Poor’s rating agency has held Russia’s sovereign rating steady at BBB- dismissing concerns of a possible downgrade to junk status and admitting Russia’s debt is “moderate” compared to most of the other major world economies.

24.10.2014 22:58

​London banker pleads guilty to fixing Libor, faces up to 10 yrs in jail
A senior London banker has become the first person to be prosecuted for fixing the London interbank offered rate (Libor), a scandal that resulted in billions worth of losses for savers as banks fraudulently boosted their profits.

07.10.2014 13:18

​IMF throws Ukraine $1.4bn lifeline
The International Monetary Fund has given a green light for Ukraine to receive the second tranche of financial assistance totalling $1.39 billion, meaning more austerity measures for the already struggling economy.

30.08.2014 01:32