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Jul 30, 2014

Banks to take 300 bln euros in ECB’s Sept, Dec cash auctions-Reuters Poll

July 30 (Reuters) – Banks are likely to take up
three-quarters of the 400 billion euros of cheap loans on offer
from the European Central Bank in coming months, a Reuters poll
found, although few expect an ensuing surge in bank lending to
companies any time soon.

These analysts, as well as money market traders polled
earlier this week and over the past month, do not expect the
long-term loans to materially boost euro zone inflation, now
languishing at a dangerously-low 0.5 percent.

Jul 17, 2014

Deflation still threatens euro zone, growth steady at best

By Rahul Karunakar

(Reuters) – There is little chance of a significant rebound in the euro zone economy in the next two years as low inflation and high unemployment keeps the currency bloc lagging behind its peers, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.

The prospect of deflation in the euro zone was one of the biggest risks to global recovery, according to economists polled globally who answered an extra question.

Jul 17, 2014

Deflation still threatens euro zone, growth steady at best: Reuters poll

By Rahul Karunakar

(Reuters) – There is little chance of a significant rebound in the euro zone economy in the next two years as low inflation and high unemployment keeps the currency bloc lagging behind its peers, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.

The prospect of deflation in the euro zone was one of the biggest risks to global recovery, according to economists polled globally who answered an extra question.

Jul 2, 2014

Euro, sterling expected to hold firm over coming months: Reuters poll

BANGALORE (Reuters) – The euro will hold its strength for at least a few more months, but a U.S. dollar rally, which analysts and investors have been waiting on for many months, will begin later this year, a Reuters poll found.

The European Central Bank, which already took a variety of steps last month to counter a threat of deflation, is expected to only give more details on those policies at its meeting on Thursday.

Jun 27, 2014

U.S. yields to decouple from stocks, surge 100 bps in a year

June 27 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury yields are expected to
rise by 100 basis points over the next year after a spectacular
50-basis-point plunge that few fixed-income strategists or
investors had predicted, according to the latest Reuters poll.

The results come just a day after a separate survey of
equity market strategists concluded that the S&P 500 index of
leading shares will climb to 2,000 this year, following an
Asia-led rally in global stock markets.

Jun 26, 2014

Asian stocks to lead global equities higher in coming year: Reuters poll

By Jonathan Cable and Rahul Karunakar

(Reuters) – Asia will spearhead gains in global equities in the coming year as ample central bank liquidity boosts shares, according to a worldwide Reuters poll that pointed to more modest gains for developed markets.

The vast majority of the more than 250 analysts and investors polled this week predicted virtually all of 21 stock indexes globally would rise.

Jun 26, 2014

Asian stocks to lead global equities higher in coming year

June 26 (Reuters) – Asia will spearhead gains in global
equities in the coming year as ample central bank liquidity
boosts shares, according to a worldwide Reuters poll that
pointed to more modest gains for developed markets.

The vast majority of the more than 250 analysts and
investors polled this week predicted virtually all of 21 stock
indexes globally would rise.

Jun 17, 2014

Poll – New ECB long-term loans not likely to revive euro zone lending

BANGALORE (Reuters) – The European Central Bank’s latest offers for long-term cash won’t revive lending in the region despite expectations for strong demand, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.

ECB President Mario Draghi announced several new policies this month, including cutting interest rates to record lows and offering a new series of long-term loans known as Targeted Long-Term Refinancing Operations (TLTROs).

Jun 17, 2014

New ECB long-term loans not likely to revive euro zone lending

BANGALORE (Reuters) – The European Central Bank’s latest offers for long-term cash won’t revive lending in the region despite expectations for strong demand, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.

ECB President Mario Draghi announced several new policies this month, including cutting interest rates to record lows and offering a new series of long-term loans known as Targeted Long-Term Refinancing Operations (TLTROs).

May 29, 2014

RBI to keep rates on hold despite sluggish economy: Reuters Poll

BANGALORE (Reuters) – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is likely to keep monetary policy steady in June despite sluggish economic activity as inflation remains elevated, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

In his fight to lower stubbornly high inflation, RBI chief Raghuram Rajan has hiked interest rates three times since he took office in September, surprising markets on two of those occasions, even as economic growth slowed to decade-low rates.

    • 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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