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LONDON, Oct 20 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is hitting its lending limit with Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund, risking a sharp drop off in its annual 1 billion euro lending programme to the country.
LONDON S&P Global said on Wednesday it had no specific view on whether or not Spain reinstates direct rule over Catalonia, but is instead waiting to see whether the crisis does any sustained damage to a robust economic recovery.
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LONDON Spanish stocks and bonds rallied and the euro hit a two-week high on Wednesday as European markets took relief from Catalonia stopping short of declaring immediate independence from Madrid.
LONDON World shares ground out a fresh record high on Tuesday, making it almost 50 for the year, although Europe tread cautiously as markets waited to see whether Spain's Catalonia region would push for independence later in the day.
LONDON Ukraine is committed to its aid programme with the International Monetary Fund and expects to receive a further tranche of funds by the end of 2017, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk told Reuters on Monday.
LONDON Ukraine will look at whether it needs to buy back or rework the terms of the GDP-linked bonds it used to sweeten its 2015 debt restructuring, the country's finance minister said on Monday.
LONDON The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is to shut five of its seven offices in Russia next year, as the bank pursues a freeze on lending there since the 2014 Ukraine crisis.
LONDONDanish central bank governor Lars Rohde has played down the recent dip in the Danish crown, saying the move - which also has potential implications for the country's sub-zero interest rates - has been so small that he needed "glasses" to see it.
LONDON The European Central Bank has "reiterated" its forward guidance, the bank's chief economist Peter Praet said on Monday.