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Thursday, January 22, 2015
Switzerland's luxury watchmakers are considering raising prices on their timepieces in the eurozone by up to seven percent due to the ballooning franc, but they are in no rush, industry insiders hinted Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Investment sentiment in Germany hit an 11-month high this month on hopes the European Central Bank (ECB) is about to roll out its heavy anti-deflation artillery, analysts said on Tuesday.
Europe's battered financial sector is showing further signs of healing as conditions for bank loans ease and demand for loans picks up, a key ECB survey showed on Tuesday.
Franc surge casts shadow on Geneva's luxury watch show
Geneva's luxury watch show where shop owners search out such brands as Cartier and Piaget opened Monday under a cloud as the franc surged after the Swiss central bank abandoned its bid to hold down its value.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The German central bank or Bundesbank said Monday that it stepped up the repatriation of its gold reserves from overseas storage last year.
Net capital outflows from Russia more than doubled in 2014 to US$151.5 billion, prompted by the Ukraine crisis and the plunging value of the ruble, according to statistics from the central bank.
Peter Wallenberg, head of the influential Swedish business family Wallenberg, has died at age 88, his family said Monday. Peter Wallenberg belonged to the fourth generation of the family, which has been closely linked to several blue chip companies in Sweden's present and past.
Monday, January 19, 2015
ECB poised to pull QE trigger on deflation
The stage is set this week for the European Central Bank to unleash its biggest weapon yet in the battle against deflation in the eurozone, analysts said.
Swiss lose battle in war that could spread
Historically neutral Switzerland's foray into the global currency war ended in defeat this past week after its central bank left markets shell-shocked by abandoning the franc's exchange rate floor, analysts said.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
British inflation dived in December to a record low on sliding oil prices, official data showed Tuesday, sparking deflation fears and dampening prospects of interest rate hikes any time soon.
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