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Women are fixing the planet

Female bosses at the IMF, ECB and EU are putting climate at the heart of policymaking

Draghi’s bid to boost Europe with cheap money flops

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi's stimulus programme has failed to ignite the celebration of risk-taking it did in the US six years ago.

Greece in ‘final stretch’ of deal with creditors

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras needs to unlock bailout funds to repay €3.4bn to the ECB by August 20, as the bank leaves its credit lifeline unchanged.

As Greeks withdraw, Draghi sends more

ECB president Mario Draghi willingly giving Greece negotiating room while cash drains from the banking system has riled those who had a tougher ride.

Economic week ahead: A slew of SA data

SA’s data diary is full this week with updates on it's current account, inflation, mining, manufacturing and retail sales over the coming days.

What Europe’s bold interest rate cuts mean for SA

The European Central Bank announced that it cut interest rates by 10 basis points to a record low of 0.05%.

ECB’s negative interests won’t effect SA

While interest rates remain significantly higher in emerging markets, the resulting inflows for states such as South Africa are likely to be minimal.

Edcon’s bonds best performing in Europe as investors seek risk

Following a cut in the benchmark rate, resulting record low yeilds have fuelled a demand for dicier securities.

Rand steady ahead of key data releases

Little changed from its overnight close against the major currencies‚ as the rand held steady in early trade on Tuesday.

Economic week ahead: ECB’s potential rate cuts

Europe's rumoured rate cuts and the possible continuation of the US Federal Reserve's buying programme will set the tone for markets this week.

Economic week ahead: Central banks to set the tone

While South Africa's economic calendar may be quiet, policymakers at four major central banks are due to announce decisions this week.

Economic week ahead: Stimulating?

The European Central Bank will take centre stage this week as policymakers gather for their first meeting of the year. Is a rate cut imminent?

Economic week ahead: Taking stock

PMI readings from around the world, America's jobs report and central bank meetings will keep investors on their toes in the final quarter of 2012.

Economic week ahead: Spain bailout hopes

European events are likely to set the tone for global markets this week as speculation mounts that Spain may request a formal bailout from neighbours.

Economic week ahead: Basking in the afterglow

The Fed and ECB's open-ended stimulus programmes have lifted markets around the world, writes Matt Quigley. Will the rally continue?

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