Banking and credit

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo specialist Thomas McArdle, left, and trader Jonathan Corpina, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 19, 2019 - 3:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Thursday after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump and Japan's central bank kept ultra-low interest rates unchanged. Paris opened higher while Frankfurt, London and Shanghai were little changed and Tokyo retreated...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo specialist Thomas McArdle, left, and trader Jonathan Corpina, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 19, 2019 - 1:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Thursday after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump and Japan's central bank kept ultra-low interest rates unchanged. Following a listless day on Wall Street, investors looked ahead to other interest rate decisions by...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo specialist Thomas McArdle, left, and trader Jonathan Corpina, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 18, 2019 - 10:42 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Thursday after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump and Japan's central bank kept interest rates unchanged. Following a listless day on Wall Street, investors looked ahead to other interest rate decisions by central banks...
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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England speaks at a Bank of England Financial Stability Report Press Conference, in London, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth,pool)
December 18, 2019 - 5:47 am
LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain held steady at 1.5% in the year to November, official figures showed Wednesday, reinforcing expectations that the Bank of England will not cut its main interest rate on Thursday. The Office for National Statistics said the largest downward push on the consumer...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo trader Peter Tuchman left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 17, 2019 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks nudged higher again on Tuesday, and the modest gains put the S&P 500 on pace to rise for a fifth straight day. After flitting between small gains and losses in the first hour of trading, U.S. indexes added a bit more in midday trading to the records they set a day...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo trader Peter Tuchman left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 17, 2019 - 11:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks nudged higher again on Tuesday, and the modest gains put the S&P 500 on pace to rise for a fifth straight day. After flitting between small gains and losses in the first hour of trading, U.S. indexes added a bit more in midday trading to the records they set a day...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, incoming President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde speaks to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels. Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from slowing manufacturing and global trade even as consumer spending helps prop up growth. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
December 12, 2019 - 11:30 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Christine Lagarde is wasting no time in putting her stamp on the European Central Bank. The bank's new president said at her first news conference Thursday that she will lead a top to bottom review of how the institution sets monetary policy, looking at everything from how...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, trader Gregory Rowe, left, and specialist Michael Pistillo work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 12, 2019 - 9:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after the European Central Bank said it would leave interest rates unchanged and as traders look for signs of progress in trade talks between the US and China. Another optimistic tweet from President Donald Trump had traders hopeful a deal...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, incoming President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde speaks to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels. Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from slowing manufacturing and global trade even as consumer spending helps prop up growth. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
December 12, 2019 - 8:49 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank said Thursday that the economic slowdown in the countries that use the euro shows signs of bottoming out. Christine Lagarde told reporters after the bank kept its monetary policies on hold that recent economic indicators are “weak...
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Investors monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Asian shares are mixed after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement that it would leave interest rates unchanged. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225, South Korea's Kospi and Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose in early Thursday trading. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 12, 2019 - 8:20 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Thursday after central banks in Europe and the U.S. said they will leave interest rates unchanged for the time being. Investors are still waiting for a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks while monitoring Britain's national election Thursday, which will...
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