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Bank of England fights Brexit vote slowdown with stimulus

Britain's central bank has unveiled a series of stimulus measures to help protect the economy from the effects of the vote to leave the European Union.

Britain's central bank has unveiled a series of stimulus measures to help protect the economy from the effects of the vote to leave the European Union.

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Shares rise, pound drops on UK stimulus measures

UK finance minister Philip Hammond has welcomed the stimulus measures announced by the Bank of England; in reaction London's FTSE 100 share index rose and the pound fell in value.

UK finance minister Philip Hammond has welcomed the stimulus measures announced by the Bank of England; in reaction London's FTSE 100 share index rose and the pound fell in value.

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Russian key interest rate unchanged

Russia's central bank has kept it key interest rate unchanged at 10.5 percent even as inflation falls.

Russia's central bank has kept it key interest rate unchanged at 10.5 percent even as inflation falls.

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Bank of England surprises investors with no change to UK interest rates

The Bank of England has left the cost of borrowing unchanged in Britain - for now - which pushed down share prices in London and boosted the pound against the dollar and the euro.

The Bank of England has left the cost of borrowing unchanged in Britain - for now - which pushed down share prices in London and boosted the pound against the dollar and the euro.

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Fed due to call on interest rate hike

The Federal Reserve is deep in a policy meeting and it is extremely unlikely that an interest rate rise is on the cards.

The Federal Reserve is deep in a policy meeting and it is extremely unlikely that an interest rate rise is on the cards.

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Standard and Poor's interest rate warning

Standard and Poor's has warned that as borrowing costs go up some countries could see their credit ratings cut or outlooks lowered, with the most pronounced problem in the eurozone.

Standard and Poor's has warned that as borrowing costs go up some countries could see their credit ratings cut or outlooks lowered, with the most pronounced problem in the eurozone.

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ECB's Draghi defends low rates policy against German complaints

ECB head Mario Draghi has defended low interest rates following complaints from German officials, including Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble, that they are hurting savers.

ECB head Mario Draghi has defended low interest rates following complaints from German officials, including Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble, that they are hurting savers.

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US Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged

The US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday (April 27). However it left the door open to a hike in June by signalling

The US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday (April 27). However it left the door open to a hike in June by signalling

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No interest rate change expected from Federal Reserve policy meeting

Federal Reserve policymakers are expected to leave the cost of borrowing unchanged in the face of disappointing word on durable goods orders and consumer confidence.

Federal Reserve policymakers are expected to leave the cost of borrowing unchanged in the face of disappointing word on durable goods orders and consumer confidence.