LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Yields on lower-rated euro zone
government bonds retreated further on Wednesday from highs hit
last week, as the possibility of European Central Bank purchases
of corporate bonds brought riskier assets back into favour.
The ECB is considering buying corporate bonds and may decide
as soon as December with a view to begin purchases early next
year, several sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will provide WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with consular help after he was remanded in custody by a British court over allegations of sex crimes in Sweden, Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said on Wednesday.
Assange, a 39-year-old Australian, has angered U.S. authorities and triggered headlines worldwide by publishing secret diplomatic cables.