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Falling inflation a worry for Europe but also the world

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has moved closer to launching sovereign debt purchases and data this week will show just how dangerously low inflation has fallen in the $13 trillion euro zone economy.

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New York Federal Reserve

U.S. Fed awards $163.03 billion reverse repos Thursday

The Federal Reserve awarded $163.03 billion in overnight fixed-rate reverse repurchase agreements on Thursday at an interest rate of 0.07 percent to 44 bidders, according to the New York Federal Reserve website.

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U.S. Federal Reserve

U.S. underlying inflation rising; economy firming broadly

Underlying inflation pressures rose in October, even as falling gasoline prices kept overall U.S. consumer prices in check, bolstering expectations of a mid-2015 interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve.

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US Federal Reserve

Monetary policy divergence to drive forex markets in 2015

With US Fed likely to increase the interest rates by mid 2015 and ECB and BoJ keeping their monetary policy accommodative, there could be major capital flows from euro area and Japan into the US and thereby leading to further strengthening of the US dollar.

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Euro, Pound, Dollar and Yen

Weekly Economic Recap: US Growth performance in line with projections; UK Growth and inflation forecasts lowered; Japan GDP data takes centre stage

The positive news on German and French GDP have calmed the fears over stagnating Eurozone economy. the International Monetary Fund said that growth performance is in line with projections in the United States and China. BoE Governor Carney lowered growth and inflation forecasts for UK. Japan's GDP data will be a very crucial factor in Prime Minister Abe’s decision on whether or not to increase the consumption tax from 8 percent to 10 percent.

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Unemployment

Americans are quitting their jobs more, and that's a good thing

In a paradoxically good development for the U.S. economy, Americans quit their jobs in September at the fastest rate in over six years.

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HSBC

UK, U.S., Swiss close in on forex settlement with top banks

British and U.S. regulators are poised to levy hefty fines on leading banks in a landmark settlement after a year-long global investigation of allegations of collusion and manipulation in the foreign exchange market.

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Student loan debt

U.S. student debt burden falling more on top earners, easing bubble fears

Young Americans with big college debts are often portrayed as struggling to pay their bills. The reality is somewhat different - those owing super-sized student loans tend to be higher paid.

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US Dollar

Dollar climbs on yen, BOJ passes baton to ECB

The U.S. dollar touched seven-year peaks versus the yen on Monday as markets basked in the afterglow of the Bank of Japan's surprise stimulus push and looked forward to at least a hint of fresh action from European policy makers this week.

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The New York Stock Exchange

Unknown election outcome is stocks' big fear

A handful of toss-up U.S. Senate races next week could hold the key to whether the stock market glides through the year-end in a typical post-midterm election rally or gets hit with a fresh bout of volatility.

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U.S. Federal Reserve

Fed ends bond buying, shows confidence in U.S. recovery

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday ended its monthly bond purchase program and dropped a characterization of U.S. labor market slack as "significant" in a show of confidence in the economy's prospects.

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U.S. Federal Reserve

Fed awards $219 billion of term deposits

The Federal Reserve awarded $219.114 billion of seven-day term deposits to banks, a record amount, at a test auction held on Monday, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

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US Federal Reserve

Fed lays out scenarios for 2015 bank stress tests

The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Thursday it would assume wider corporate bond spreads and a higher oil price in the most strenuous scenario it will use in next year's run of its annual check of banks' health.

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Divided SEC adopts mortgage rule, decries lax lending

U.S. securities regulators adopted a rule on Wednesday designed to avert another financial crisis, but two officials dissented, saying it did not do enough to discourage banks from lending to borrowers with shaky credit and then passing the mortgage risk to investors.

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New York Stock Exchange

Fresh turbulence tests post-crisis financial markets

A dramatic upswing in volatility is putting post-crisis financial markets to the test, as curbs on banks' ability to take risks and an increase in technology-driven trading expose potential new cracks in the system.

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