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  • *Loans to private sector contract 1.1 pct m/m in Oct. FRANKFURT, Nov 27- Lending to euro zone households and firms contracted further in October, keeping up pressure on the European Central Bank to deliver further stimulus measures to buoy the lacklustre 18- country economy. "The latest money supply and bank lending data are of little comfort to the ECB and hardly...

  • LONDON, Nov 24- If the world's biggest central banks were actually coordinating a global monetary policy, they could scarcely do a better job of convincing financial markets right now. Three weeks on, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi insists his bank will move "as fast as possible" to raise euro zone inflation using all means available- something...

  • BEIJING, Nov 14- China's bank lending tumbled in October and money supply growth cooled, raising fears of a sharper slowdown in the economy and prompting some economists to urge the government to ratchet up stimulus measures, including cutting interest rates. Chinese banks made a much less-than-expected 548.3 billion yuan worth of new loans in October, down 36...

  • *Oct new loans 548.3 bln yuan vs f'cast 650 bln yuan. BEIJING, Nov 14- The amount of new loans issued by Chinese banks fell by more than a third in October, adding to signs of faltering demand in the world's second-largest economy which could prompt Beijing to unveil fresh stimulus measures. Chinese banks made 548.3 billion yuan worth of new loans in October, data...

  • BEIJING, Nov 14- Chinese banks made 548.3 billion yuan worth of new loans in October, data showed on Friday, missing market expectations and pointing to deepening economic weakness in the fourth quarter. Economists polled by Reuters had expected new loans totalling 650 billion yuan last month, down by nearly a quarter from 857.2 billion yuan in September.

  • BEIJING, Oct 17- China's central bank is set to inject about 200 billion yuan worth of three-month loans into five or six listed banks to keep liquidity ample and support the slowing Chinese economy, four sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. The injection follows signs that Chinese investors are beginning to bet that the PBOC is going to reduce the...

  • *Sept new loans 857.2 bln yuan vs f'cast 730- 735 bln yuan. *Sept TSF 1.05 trln yuan vs 957.4 bln yuan in Aug. BEIJING, Oct 16- China's banks increased lending in September, supporting Beijing's efforts to guide capital into the struggling economy, but foreign investment remained weak and forex reserve data showed signs of potential capital flight.

  • *Sept new loans 857.2 bln yuan vs f'cast 730- 735 bln yuan. But a drop on China's foreign exchange reserves in the third quarter signalled speculative money outflows amid increased worries about the country' economic slowdown. Worries that a sudden fall-off in credit supply could further hobble China's shaky economy were reinforced in July when total social...

  • China Sept new bank loans 857.2 bln yuan, beats forecast Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:34 PM ET

    BEIJING, Oct 16- Chinese banks made 857.2 billion yuan worth of new loans in September, data showed on Thursday, beating market expectations in a sign that demand for credit is picking up. The central bank also said China's total social financing aggregate, a broad measure of liquidity in the economy, was 1.05 trillion yuan in September, versus 957.4 billion yuan in...

  • BEIJING, Sept 12- Chinese banks made 702.5 billion yuan of new loans in August, data showed on Friday, picking up from an abrupt drop in the previous month as the government keeps up modest policy support for the economy.

  • China Aug new loans 702.5 bln yuan, in line with forecast Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:12 PM ET

    BEIJING, Sept 12- Chinese banks made 702.5 billion yuan worth of new loans in August, quickening from the previous month and matching expectations, central bank data showed on Friday. Economists polled by Reuters had expected new loans totaling 700 billion yuan in August, up from 385.2 billion yuan in July but trailing June's 1.08 trillion yuan.

  • BEIJING, Sept 5- China's new budget law which allows regional governments to raise debt by themselves would improve the transmission mechanism of the country's monetary policy, a senior economist at the central bank said on Friday.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 13- China and Hong Kong shares reversed gains and slipped into the red on Wednesday, after central bank data showed Chinese banks lent far less money than expected in July while money supply growth eased.

  • BEIJING, Aug 13- China's banks lent far less money than expected in July while money supply growth eased, suggesting the central bank remains cautious about the risks of rapid credit growth even as the government tries to stimulate the economy.

  • ECB looks to banks to deliver QE on its behalf Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    FRANKFURT/ PARIS, July 9- The European Central Bank is hoping a new round of long-term loans will be used by banks to drive down borrowing costs- a substitute for an asset-purchase scheme of its own which would avert a potentially damaging internal split. "It's also the liquidity injection, the funding substitution," he told Reuters in Paris on Wednesday.

  • Blowing Benjamins? Billion dollar printing blunder Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 4:09 PM ET

    The Bureau of Engraving and Printing made a costly error while printing hundred-dollar bills that resulted in billions of butchered Benjamins. Taxpayer money is financing the fix.

  • Nikkei Business Report  Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    It was a unanimous vote to keep aggressive monetary easing strategies unchanged at the Bank of Japan today, unlike its US counterpart which is seeking to unwind its massive monetary easing. The Nikkei's Yukako Ono reports.

  • The Perils of Counterfeit Money Printing  Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 8:36 PM ET

    Chad Wasilenkoff, CEO of Fortress Paper talks about the business of printing money and threats from counterfeiters, electronic payments and the rise of digital currencies.

  • Hey, Can You Spare a Bitcoin?  Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 4:38 PM ET

    Many compare bitcoins to commodities like gold, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson -- there is only a finite amount of the digital currency. Frances Newton, Frances Insight CEO, and Nicholas Colas, ConvergEx, discuss whether bitcoins are sustainable.

  • Bitcoin More a Dotcom Stock?  Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 2:48 PM ET

    The value of bitcoins have dropped 77 percent since Wednesday, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson. Derek Thompson, The Atlantic senior editor, explains why he sees bitcoin as more of a dotcom stock than a currency