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BoE to restart asset purchases this month, say economists: Reuters poll

Mar 16 2020

LONDON The Bank of England will soon follow up last week's surprise interest rate cut by restarting its asset purchase program as it battles to reduce the economic impact of the global coronavirus outbreak, a Reuters poll found.

House prices would flounder in six months after no-deal Brexit: Reuters poll

Aug 20 2019

LONDON Britain's drifting property market would probably take a hit from a disorderly Brexit, with average prices slipping about 3% nationally in the ensuing six months and as much as 10% in London, a Reuters poll of housing experts found.

Global Economy: Outlook turns sour as trade war drags on

Jun 07 2019

LONDON The synchronized global economic expansion, cheered on by investors who pushed Wall Street stocks to a record high last month, has started to sour and is increasingly at risk from a developing trade war between the world's two largest economies.

Emboldened Bank of Canada to step up pace of rate rises

Oct 31 2018

LONDON The Bank of Canada will raise interest rates three times next year, although a firm majority of economists in a snap Reuters poll said it would hold fire at its December meeting.

Pound to climb, but pre-Brexit vote rate well out of reach - Reuters poll

Oct 04 2018

LONDON The pound is set to be stronger by the time Britain leaves the European Union, according to currency strategists polled by Reuters, but in a year it still won't have come close to recouping its losses since the shock 2016 Brexit vote.

Global Economy Week Ahead: Soft patch, facade, or great decoupling?

Jun 24 2018

LONDON A rare synchronized expansion among major world economies that was cheered on by markets and policymakers may be already unraveling, with only the near-term prospects for the United States looking significantly better. | Video

When the U.S. goes it alone, what does the rest of the world do?

May 04 2018

LONDON Before the financial crisis hit more than a decade ago, the easy way to test the global outlook was to apply the maxim that when the U.S. sneezes the rest of the world catches a cold.

Best growth in decades, but much deja vu in Frankfurt and Tokyo

Mar 09 2018

LONDON While the synchronized global economic expansion is helping get people back into work and forcing interest rates to rise, there is a sense of deja vu brewing about two notable parts of the world.

May UK rate rise still likely but Brexit obscures next moves - Reuters poll

Mar 08 2018

LONDON British interest rates are still expected to rise in May following a barrage of hawkish signals from Bank of England policymakers, but most economists polled by Reuters don't see a follow-up move for another year.

Sterling, yoked by the dollar, to firm in run-up to Brexit

Mar 06 2018

LONDON Sterling is set to trade higher in a year, near $1.41, less than a month before Britain is formally due to leave the European Union, indicating currency strategists remain optimistic London and Brussels can manage a smooth exit and transition deal.

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Indian doctors warn against cow dung as COVID cure

Doctors in India are warning against the practice of using cow dung in the belief it will ward off COVID-19, saying there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness and that it risks spreading other diseases.