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Sep 1, 2014
Sep 1, 2014

Factory activity in Europe, Asia cools; demand lull a concern

BANGALORE/SYDNEY, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Factory activity in
Europe and Asia cooled in August after a strong July, as new
orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine
and a patchy recovery in China, purchasing managers indexes
showed.

Despite euro zone manufacturers barely raising their prices,
growth in the region slowed slightly more than initially
thought, and activity in China’s vast factory sector slackened
on weak foreign and domestic demand, stoking speculation that
further policy stimulus would be needed.

Aug 28, 2014

ECB seen conducting quantitative easing by March by buying ABS-Reuters poll

Aug 28 (Reuters) – The European Central Bank will probably
launch a quantitative easing programme by March and buy
asset-backed securities in a bid to prevent deflation and
jumpstart economic growth in the region, a Reuters poll found on
Thursday.

Speculation that the ECB is preparing a programme of asset
purchases has soared after its president, Mario Draghi, last
week said the bank was prepared to respond with all its
available tools if inflation were to drop further.

Aug 26, 2014
Aug 14, 2014
Aug 13, 2014

One-in-three chance the ECB conducts QE next year: Reuters poll

By Sumanta Dey

(Reuters) – There is a one-in-three chance the European Central Bank will embark on an asset purchase program in 2015, prompted by rising risks of deflation and no signs of any vigorous economic recovery, a Reuters poll found.

So far the central bank has resisted such a move, which would involve buying sovereign bonds or asset-backed securities, providing instead another round of temporary access to cheap cash for banks, targeted at increasing lending.

Aug 13, 2014

One-in-three chance the ECB conducts Quantitative Easing next year – Reuters’s Poll

By Sumanta Dey

(Reuters) – There is a one-in-three chance the European Central Bank will embark on an asset purchase programme in 2015, prompted by rising risks of deflation and no signs of any vigorous economic recovery, a Reuters poll found.

So far the central bank has resisted such a move, which would involve buying sovereign bonds or asset-backed securities, providing instead another round of temporary access to cheap cash for banks, targeted at increasing lending.

Aug 8, 2014
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      "Sumanta Dey is poll and economic data correspondent for Asia on the Reuters Polls team. Based out of Bangalore, he is responsible for overseeing polling efforts in the region as well as handling several key projects. He first joined the Bangalore newsroom in 2006 and returned after a stint at software giant Infosys, where he managed analytics projects of a global consumer products manufacturer. He holds an economics degree from Bangalore University."
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