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  • BERLIN, Oct 22- Senior lawmakers from Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party heaped criticism on the European Central Bank on Wednesday following a Reuters report that it was considering the purchase of corporate bonds to spur growth. "The Governing Council has taken no such decision," an ECB spokesman said. Hans Michelbach of the Christian Social...

  • German lawmakers rip ECB over corporate bonds report Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    BERLIN, Oct 22- Senior lawmakers from Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party heaped criticism on the European Central Bank on Wednesday following a Reuters report that it was considering the purchase of corporate bonds to spur growth. Hans Michelbach of the Christian Social Union, the Bavarian sister party of the CDU, said Draghi was endangering the...

  • LONDON, Oct 22- Sterling and the euro suffered in another choppy day on currency markets on Wednesday, the single currency trading briefly below $1.27 for the first time in a week after a news report that raised concerns over European banks. That followed a Reuters report on Tuesday that the European Central Bank was looking at buying corporate bonds to add to the...

  • *BoE minutes eyed for UK interest rate clues. LONDON, Oct 22- The euro hit a one-week low against the dollar on Wednesday following a Reuters report that the European Central Bank was considering buying corporate bonds, highlighting the diverging policy outlooks for the euro zone and the United States. Fresh ECB easing could restore the interest rate gap between...

  • TOKYO, Oct 22- The euro flirted with one-week lows on Wednesday following a Reuters report that the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds, while recovery in risk appetite underpinned the dollar against the yen. The prospect of fresh ECB easing could restore the interest rate gap between Europe and the United States, helping to underpin...

  • Has the junk bond bubble deflated? Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:13 PM ET

    After this month's market gyrations sent high-yield bond prices sharply lower, some analysts believe the air has come out of the market.

  • *U.S. housing data, tech earnings, China data help risk appetite, dent yen. TOKYO, Oct 22- The euro flirted with one-week lows on Wednesday following a Reuters report that the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds, while recovery in risk appetite underpinned the dollar against the yen. The dollar had a three-month rally until September on the...

  • Skeptical about news of ECB bond buys: Pro  Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:38 PM ET

    Jacob Kirkegaard, Research Fellow at PIIE, says news that the European Central Bank is looking to buy corporate bonds are "strategically leaked" by officials.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stocks jumped on Tuesday following upbeat earnings and a report that the European Central Bank was looking at buying corporate bonds.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- The euro fell sharply against the dollar on Tuesday after Reuters reported the European Central Bank was looking at buying corporate bonds as soon as December in its efforts to revive the stagnating euro zone economy. "Headlines on the market today about the ECB potentially buying corporate bonds has reinvigorated attention on the downside...

  • *China Q3 growth slowest since 2009 but less weak vs forecast. NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. Treasuries prices fell on Tuesday as less worrisome data on China and a report on the European Central Bank possibly moving to buy regional corporate bonds allayed some concerns about the global economy and reduced safe-haven bids for low-risk government debt.

  • What investors think of the ECB bond buying rumor Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 26, 2014.

    Despite the European Central Bank saying it has not decided to buy corporate bonds, a report that it would do so as early as December gave stocks a boost.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- The euro fell sharply against the dollar on Tuesday after Reuters reported the European Central Bank was looking at buying corporate bonds as soon as December in its efforts to revive the stagnating euro zone economy. "Headlines on the market today about the ECB potentially buying corporate bonds has reinvigorated attention on the downside...

  • *China Q3 growth slowest since 2009 but less weak vs forecast. Treasuries prices fell on Tuesday as less worrisome data on China and a report on the European Central Bank possibly moving to buy regional corporate bonds allayed some concerns about the global economy and reduced safe-haven bids for low-risk government debt. The ECB story catapulted us down from...

  • *Work on buying corporate bonds well under way- sources. *Governing Council may discuss such purchases in Dec. FRANKFURT, Oct 21- The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market and may decide on the matter as soon as December with a view to begin purchases early next year, several sources familiar with the situation told...

  • *European shares surge on report ECB to buy corporate bonds Wall Street to start up, earnings from Coca Cola, McDonalds due. LONDON, Oct 21- European shares got a major lift while the euro and the region's bond yields fell on Tuesday after European Central Bank insiders told Reuters the bank was readying a plan to buy corporate bonds. Traders had already been giving a...

  • FOREX-Euro sinks on hint ECB will buy corporate bonds Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 21- The euro fell more than half a cent against the dollar on Tuesday after Reuters reported the European Central Bank was looking at buying corporate bonds as soon as December in its efforts to revive the euro zone economy. "It increases the potential scale of the purchases the ECB will be able to make if they extend out into the corporate bond market,"...

  • ECB looking at corporate bond buys: Sources Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:55 AM ET
    A euro logo next to the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

    The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market, deciding as soon as December.

  • LONDON, Oct 21- Banks and shares in peripheral countries led a European rally on Tuesday after sources told Reuters the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds to revive the region's economy. After a year-long review of Europe's 130 biggest banks, the ECB is set to announce on Oct. 26 which have valued their assets properly and which have not,...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 21- The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market and may decide on the matter as soon as December with a view to begin buying early next year, several sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. Asked about the possibility of making such purchases, an ECB spokesman said: " The Governing Council has...