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13 min ago | EKathimerini

EU praises Greece's progress in departure from troika criticism

Overhauls in Greek markets, the economy and public administration are delivering results, the European Commission said Wednesday, signaling divisions among official creditors over the countryA's progress.

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3 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Forex - Euro at multi-month lows against dollar and yen

Investing.com - The broadly weaker euro fell to multi-month lows against the dollar and the yen on Wednesday as the diverging monetary policy stance between the European Central Bank and other central banks pressured the single currency lower.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Reuters

Liquidity squeeze set to apply pressure on short-term bond yields

Short-term bond yields could follow European money market rates higher this week as a drop in spare cash in the euro zone banking system takes effect, market analysts said on Tuesday.

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The Nation

Diverging paths could create turbulence in currency markets

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, central banks around the world cut interest rates to near zero and injected massive amounts of liquidity into financial markets in a concerted effort to shore up financial systems and support economic recovery.

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EKathimerini

Portugal, Greece have money if banks need it, Regling says

Portugal and Greece have money set aside to recapitalize their banks if the European Central Bank uncovers problems during its asset-quality review and stress test, European Stability Mechanism chief Klaus Regling said.

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Independent.ie

Central Bank appoints new chief economist Gabriel Fagan

Gabriel Fagan joins the Central Bank from the European Central Bank in Frankfurt , where he held a number of key roles, including most recently senior advisor in the Directorate-General Research since 2011.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

EKathimerini

Main bourse index hits two-month low

The benchmark index for Greek stocks closed at its lowest point in two months on Monday, but the major midday losses were contained and turnover remained above the 100-million-euro mark.

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The Standard

Euro forgeries decrease in first half of 2014: ECB

The number of counterfeit euro banknotes withdrawn from circulation dropped in the first six months of this year, the European Central Bank said on Friday, but warned the public to watch for fakes.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Daily Star

Low inflation can hit European growth: IMF

IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned on Friday that low inflation could damage growth in Europe and urged the European Central Bank to maintain a flexible policy.

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West Australian

Greek banks can handle capital needs in ECB test - rescue fund CEO

Any capital shortfalls that the European Central Bank finds this fall at Greece's four big banks will be manageable, the head of the country's bank bailout fund told Sunday's Kathimerini newspaper in an interview.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Standard

Euro forgeries decrease in first half of 2014: ECB

The number of counterfeit euro banknotes withdrawn from circulation dropped in the first six months of this year, the European Central Bank said on Friday, but warned the public to watch for fakes.

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RTE.ie

Low inflation can hit European growth: IMF chief

IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned that low inflation could damage growth in Europe and urged the European Central Bank to maintain a flexible policy.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Reuters

REFILE-Intesa Sanpaolo plans to take 13 bln euros of TLTRO funds

Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy's biggest bank by branches, aims to draw 13 billion euros from the funds the European Central Bank is due to offer as part of a new long-term loan programme, the lender's CEO said on Thursday.

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EKathimerini

Eurozone June inflation unchanged at low levels as expected

Eurozone inflation stayed low as expected in what the European Central Bank calls the A danger zoneA in June as falling prices of food and phone calls offset more expensive tobacco and restaurants, data showed on Thursday.

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EKathimerini

Cyprus said to canvass ECB on debt swap easing bank burden

Cyprus wants to start talks with the European Central Bank on a debt swap that would ease the burden on the countryA's largest lender, two people familiar with the discussions said.

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EKathimerini

Greek banks able to tap investors after stress tests, HFSF Says

Greece is unlikely to have to inject more money into its banks during the European bank stress tests this year, helping to boost the nation's public finances, top executives at the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund said.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-EU/IMF troika wraps up Greek mini-audit before major fall review

Inspectors from Greece's EU/IMF lenders said on Wednesday they had concluded a short, interim checkup of the country's performance under its bailout and will return for a more comprehensive audit in late September.

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Reuters

FOREX-Euro hits the skids as sterling flies

The euro wallowed at five-month lows against the yen on Thursday and held near a two-year trough on sterling, having weakened broadly overnight in a move that should provide some comfort to the European Central Bank.

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Pensions & Investments

European Central Bank seeks actuary

European Central Bank, Frankfurt, is searching for an actuary for its ECB Pension Funds, said a notice filed with procurement website Tenders Electronic Daily.

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Reuters

REFILE-ECB's Weidmann says euro zone debt crisis could flare up again

The euro zone debt crisis could flare up again quickly if governments do not use time the European Central Bank has bought them to reform their economies and consolidate their budgets, ECB policymaker Jens Weidmann said.

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