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Nov 13, 2014

Even chance of ECB sovereign quantitative easing on weak economic, inflation outlook – Reuters Poll

By Rahul Karunakar

(Reuters) – Chances the European Central Bank takes the plunge and buys sovereign bonds are now 50-50, a Reuters poll showed, despite a rising threat of deflation and no prospect for any acceleration in economic growth any time soon.

To keep the euro zone from slipping into deflation, the ECB has been pumping money into the banking system by buying covered bonds and offering long-term loans, aiming to boost its balance sheet by about a further 1 trillion euros.

Nov 13, 2014

Even chance of ECB sovereign QE on weak economic, inflation outlook: Reuters poll

By Rahul Karunakar

(Reuters) – Chances the European Central Bank takes the plunge and buys sovereign bonds are now 50-50, a Reuters poll showed, despite a rising threat of deflation and no prospect for any acceleration in economic growth any time soon.

To keep the euro zone from slipping into deflation, the ECB has been pumping money into the banking system by buying covered bonds and offering long-term loans, aiming to boost its balance sheet by about a further 1 trillion euros.

Oct 24, 2014

Reuters Poll – India’s growth pace to pick up as reforms draw investment

BANGALORE (Reuters) – India’s economy will likely grow at its fastest pace in two years in the current fiscal year as Prime Minister Narendra Modi implements reforms to attract investment, a Reuters poll of economists showed on Friday.

The after-glow from Modi’s election victory earlier in the year helped India’s economy clock a robust 5.7 percent growth rate for the quarter ending in June.

Oct 24, 2014

India’s growth pace to pick up as reforms draw investment

BANGALORE, Oct 24 (Reuters) – India’s economy will likely
grow at its fastest pace in two years in the current fiscal year
as Prime Minister Narendra Modi implements reforms to attract
investment, a Reuters poll of economists showed on Friday.

The after-glow from Modi’s election victory earlier in the
year helped India’s economy clock a robust 5.7 percent growth
rate for the quarter ending in June.

Oct 16, 2014

Fed still on course for rate rise around mid-2015 say economists: Reuters poll

By Jonathan Spicer and Rahul Karunakar

(Reuters) – The Federal Reserve is still set to raise interest rates by mid-2015, according to a Reuters poll of economists that also found a better-than-even chance bond markets are underestimating how quickly policy will eventually tighten.

The latest poll, conducted Oct 8-15 in the midst of widespread selling on global stock markets, stands in contrast to U.S. interest rate futures markets which in recent days have pushed off the timing of the first hike to late next year.

Oct 16, 2014

Faltering euro zone pressing down on global growth, inflation: Reuters poll

By Rahul Karunakar

(Reuters) – Growth prospects for the still-unsteady global economy have dimmed as disinflation grips the world, making it difficult for central banks to move away from aggressive monetary stimulus, Reuters polls found.

The recent sell-off in financial markets, for years propped up by central bank liquidity and other stimulus measures, has brought into focus the risks another euro zone slowdown now poses to global growth.

Oct 16, 2014

Faltering euro zone pressing down on global growth, inflation

Oct 16 (Reuters) – Growth prospects for the still-unsteady
global economy have dimmed as disinflation grips the world,
making it difficult for central banks to move away from
aggressive monetary stimulus, Reuters polls found.

The recent sell-off in financial markets, for years propped
up by central bank liquidity and other stimulus measures, has
brought into focus the risks another euro zone slowdown now
poses to global growth.

Oct 3, 2014

Euro zone business growth in September weakest this year: PMI

Oct 3 (Reuters) – Euro zone business grew at the slowest rate this year in September, reflecting falling demand in the region where new orders were the weakest in almost a year, surveys showed on Friday.

Firms cut prices at a faster rate last month, underscoring the difficulty the European Central Bank is likely to have in bringing persistently low inflation back up, especially with weak demand for goods and services in a stagnating economy.

Oct 1, 2014

Euro zone manufacturing growth slows again in September: PMI

Oct 1 (Reuters) – Manufacturing growth in the euro zone slowed further in September as new orders contracted for the first time in over a year on dwindling demand at home and from abroad, a business survey showed on Wednesday.

Factories also cut prices last month for the first time since April, while preliminary data on Tuesday showed euro zone inflation slowed further in September to just 0.3 percent, the lowest since the height of the financial crisis.

Oct 1, 2014

Euro zone manufacturing growth slows again in September as inflation fades: PMI

Oct 1 (Reuters) – Manufacturing growth in the euro zone slowed further in September as new orders contracted for the first time in over a year on dwindling demand at home and from abroad, a business survey showed on Wednesday.

Factories also cut prices last month for the first time since April, while preliminary data on Tuesday showed euro zone inflation slowed further in September to just 0.3 percent, the lowest since the height of the financial crisis.

    • About Rahul

      "Rahul Karunakar is editor-in-charge of Reuters polls team in Bangalore. The team of correspondents and analysts conducts polls related to Reuters news coverage on everything from economic indicators, central bank policy decisions, foreign exchange, other asset classes, as well as snap polls on mainly macroeconomic and financial stories driving the news agenda."
      Joined Reuters:
      2005
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