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Bank of Japan adds modest easing, disappoints markets

The Bank of Japan decided Friday to expand its monetary easing policy to prop up the world's third-largest economy amid sluggish domestic spending and economic uncertainty abroad, but the move disappointed investors.

Draghi: ECB is ready, willing and able to head off Brexit risks

The ECB has a "readiness, willingness and ability" to act in the event of any economic fallout from Britain's decision to exit the European Union, says European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi.

ECB leaves benchmark interest rate on hold at 0 per cent

The European Central Bank left both its key interest rates and its daily bond-buying programme on hold Thursday saying that borrowing costs in the eurozone will remain at their current level for a protracted period of time.

Japan's business mood unchanged amid economic uncertainty

Sentiment among large Japanese manufacturers was unchanged in June amid global economic uncertainty following Britain’s vote last week to leave the European Union, the Bank of Japan’s quarterly survey showed Friday.

Germany's top court rules in favour of ECB bond-buying programme

A bond-buying programme devised by the European Central Bank (ECB) four years ago to fight financial crises in the eurozone is compatible with German law, the country's highest court ruled on Tuesday.

Central bank governor says situation with bad loans improving

Vujcic announced that he would soon conduct talks with European Commission officials with the aim of obtaining final confirmation of the HNB's interpretation.

ECB moves to fire up economy, boost inflation with bold measures

The European Central Bank surprised markets on Thursday by cutting all three of its key interest rates as part of a bolder-than-expected package of measures to head off dangerously low inflation and fire up the sluggish eurozone economy.

ECB lowers inflation, growth forecasts

 The European Central Bank revises downward its inflation and economic growth outlooks for the eurozone.

European shares jump, euro falls on ECB stimulus plan

European stocks markets jump and the euro falls after the European Central Bank announces bolder than expected monetary stimulus package.

ECB moves to fire up economy, boost inflation with fresh stimulus

The European Central Bank delivered on Thursday a surprise cut in interest rates and boosted its bond-buying programme as part of its efforts to head off dangerously low inflation while firing up the sluggish eurozone economy.

Bad loans account for 16.56 pct of lending in 2015

Of all loans in Croatia in 2015, 16.56 percent were non-performing loans, totalling HRK 45.6 billion, the central bank said on Wednesday.

ECB rates on hold, but fresh monetary action could be in the pipeline

The European Central Bank is expected to leave interest rates on hold Thursday, but could signal plans for further monetary action in the coming months amid a sharp fall in oil prices and worries about global economic uncertainties.

ECB could signal new action amid falling oil prices, tepid inflation

Falling oil prices and weak inflation have raised doubts about the European Central Bank's plans for firing up inflation and economic growth. But is the bank ready to act again?