central banks


BOJ's Suzuki advocates continued easing despite rising cost

Feb 08 2018

Bank of Japan board member Hitoshi Suzuki said the central bank must maintain its massive stimulus program to hit its elusive price target.

As US rattles saber on trade, Asia bites its tongue on dollar

Feb 07 2018

Washington about unfair trade has kept Asian policymakers reluctant to openly talk down their currencies despite the dollar’s slump to multi-year lows.

Long-awaited market correction finally in full swing

Feb 06 2018

The correction will continue to take place until equity returns balance out with bond yields. That should imply a sustained downward trend in the stock markets.

'2018 global growth to roll to highs not seen in eight years'

Jan 24 2018

Global economy is expected to grow at a robust pace this year and reach an altitude not seen since 2010, as momentum builds in developed economies and inflation revives.

S'pore c.bank head hopes cryptocurrency tech will survive crash

Jan 15 2018

Central bank head said he hoped the technologies underpinning cryptocurrencies such as blockchain would not be undermined by an eventual crash in the virtual coins.

Dollar firm on tax cut hopes, euro underpinned by rise in yields

Dec 20 2017

The dollar was supported by expectations of a US tax overhaul while a sharp rise in German bond yields helped to underpin the euro.

State Street sees Asian bond markets under some pressure in 2018

Nov 16 2017

Asian central banks will tilt to less dovish postures on monetary policy as US interest rates climb next year, putting pressure on domestic bond markets.

Central banks can't fight rise in asset prices explicitly: Evans

Nov 15 2017

Federal Reserve policymaker Charles Evans said Central banks can’t explicitly fight fast rising financial market asset prices.

Gold prices steady, central banks meeting in focus

Oct 31 2017

Gold prices were largely unchanged after the Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy steady, with investors shifting their attention to other central bank meetings.

Blockchain immature for big central banks, ECB and BOJ say

Sep 06 2017

Distributed ledger technology like blockchain is not mature enough to power the world’s biggest payment systems, though it has the potential to improve system resilience.

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Acquires Cynosure Inc and Cynosure Interface Solutions for $31mn and Rs13cr respectively

To add platform capabilities in the insurance segment which contributes 15% of total business

The Acquisition is expected to close within the next 3 months


Sells Essar Steel loan to Deutsche Bank

Has sold its $385 mn Foreign currency loan extended to Essar Steel

Bank has taken a 38% haircut

Rs 1600 cr is expected earnings to the bank from the deal

Economic Times Reports


To Sell 50% stake in prime Mumbai office assets to Blackstone for $1.3bn

The co is also in discussions to sell its residential and commercial projects in Chennai

To convene shareholder’s meet on 23rd March in regard to the proposed divestment

Mint Reports


Gets Order Worth Rs 230 Cr From NTPC

To perform the pressure part metallurgy upgradation for 3 660MW super critical steam generators

Will help NTPC commission the 3x 660MW plant started 12years


Declared L1 bidder for EPC Project in UP worth Rs 677cr from NHAI

The completion period for the project is 30 months

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