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European Central Bank (ECB) Will Soon End Its Interest Rate Hiking Cycle as Inflation Slows

As inflation slows, the European Central Bank (ECB) may halt future rate hikes, with the upcoming staff projections and rate decision playing a crucial role in determining the bank’s approach. Central banks across the world have been hiking interest rates in order to tame the soaring inflation. However, as inflation shows signs of slowing down, the European Central Bank (ECB) could soon bring an end to future rate hikes. The ECB is likely to increase its benchmark policy by an additional...

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ECB Announces 7th Consecutive Interest Rate Hike of 25 Basis Points after Eurozone Inflation Climbs 7% in April

On Thursday, the ECB increased interest rates for the seventh consecutive time, with the latest figure aligning with analysts’ predictions.   The European Central Bank (ECB) has hiked interest rates for a seventh consecutive time as its war against inflation wages on. Today, the eurozone central bank hiked rates by 25 basis points as expected following its May policy meeting. The latest rate hike decision also sees the main refinancing operations’ interest rate increased to 3.75%. In...

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ECB Raises Interest Rates by Half Percentage Point amid Financial Sector Woes

After much thought, the ECB has increased interest rates by 50 basis points to stem sustainably high inflation.  The European Central Bank (ECB) recently hiked interest rates by another half a percentage point following today’s Frankfurt meeting. The ECB’s latest rate hike comes amid financial woes in the US and European banking sectors, with stocks taking a hammering. However, the Eurosystem’s banking arm deemed the increase necessary in a press release earlier today. The publication...

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European Central Bank: Bitcoin Is Quickly Becoming Irrelevant

The European Central Bank has issued a statement claiming that bitcoin is on its way out and closely approaching “irrelevance.” The European Central Bank Is not a Bitcoin Fan The financial institution released a blog entitled “Bitcoin’s Last Stand” that details the fall of the world’s number one digital currency. Interestingly, the bank does not refer to FTX and its November collapse as the reason as to why bitcoin is doing so poorly. Rather, it hints that bitcoin was on...

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Euro-Zone Economy Crashes on Coronavirus Shutdowns,Tokyo Olympics Postponed for 1 Year

The economy of the euro zone is being brought down on its knees in a historic measure due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Olympic Games in Tokyo have been pushed forward for another year.The coronavirus pandemic has not spared the giant euro-zone economy. According to a post by Bloomberg, the euro zone is sinking into the biggest economic crisis ever recorded in recent financial systems. As the authorities rush to implement precautionary...

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Dow Futures Plummet Another 300 Points, ECB Reveals Massive Stimulus Package

Dow Futures, as well as the market in general, are very unstable these days. The ECB announced a new Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme to support the European economy.Yet another sad day in Wall Street as investors see their portfolios decline by the day. The Dow futures dropped 300 points during the early Thursday trading hours. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures, which is a major U.S. stock index was 352 points lower as off 2.43 a.m ET, this implies an opening drop of 248.92...

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Bitcoin Price Rebounds 3% as Stocks Get Jolt from Fed, BOJ

Bitcoin (BTC) price rebounds after central banks of several countries announced their support to markets and promised to provide the help needed to protect the global economy.Seems that after suffering losses, markets have started recovering. A prime example of this recovery is Bitcoin that reached 3.2% in daily gains on March 2. Still being down from earlier highs of $8,900, Bitcoin is trading at $8,797.68 at the moment of writing. Notably, Bitcoin price rebounds after the last week’s 14...

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Bank of England and Five Other Central Banks to Assess Benefits of CBDC

It has become known that United Kingdom premier Boris Johnson’s government has lost its first parliamentary votes since the snap general election because the House of Lords applied three defeats over Brexit legislation.The upper chamber voted in favor of giving physical documents as proof of their right to stay to EU citizens who live in the UK to be, once the country has left the bloc. On January 17, European Parliament Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt said that the country will not...

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$17 Trillion Jump in Global Stock Markets to Continue in 2020

The general consensus this year, even by people who aren’t exactly deep into financial metrics, is that 2019 has been mostly good. On average, global stock markets have performed impressively and still push on. For specifics, Deutsche Bank’s Chief Economist Torsten Slok has highlighted the global stock markets’ 2019 pump to be over $17 trillion.For several reasons including more attention by government and financial authorities, the progress has been quite noticeable. According to Slok,...

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The Main Property of Cash is Anonymity, How about Stablecoins?

Cryptocurrency anarchists want to drag the cash to the Internet by saving the user’s ability to transact anonymously. The anarchists use cryptography for such purpose. Contrary to that, the governments and banks want all the payments to be traceable. This is what happens when people use bank cards, deposits, personal accounts, etc.From what we’ve seen in the mainstream financial media in recent months, global players like the European Central Bank, the People’s Bank of China, want to invent...

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