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BoE seeks new tools to curb property

Financial Policy Committee wants control over loan-to-value ratios, overall household debt-to-income caps.

ECB under further pressure as producer prices fall

August data shows eurozone producer prices fell 0.1 per cent from July, 1.4 per cent on year.

Russia pledges not to control capital flows

Government ministers, central bank officials say tight, conservative economic policy will continue.

Spanish jobless claims lift slightly in September

Data shows second consecutive monthly rise, but smallest lift in September claims since 2007.

World Bank bonuses raise ire

by AAP
Bonuses paid to World Bank senior officials at a time of belt-tightening raise employees' concerns.

US manufacturing growth cools in September

by AFP
The ISM's manufacturing purchasing managers index fell to 56.6 in September, from 59.0 in August.

German 10-year funding costs fall to record low

Bond yields fall below 1 per cent ahead of ECB policy meeting.

EU rebukes Russia for Ukraine tariff threat

Moscow decree seen to undermine cease-fire deal.

US private sector payrolls lift in September

ADP survey shows strengthening manufacturing sector as hiring picks up in line with expectations.

Germany bans steep rents in booming cities

by AFP
Rent hikes to be pegged to local average in the most popular markets.

UK manufacturing activity hit by eurozone woes

Business activity in the sector slows again in September.

Germany joins France in manufacturing contraction

Italy shows surprise rebound in September, as overall eurozone print revised down.

France eyes gradual deficit reduction

Government's 2015 budget aims to strike a balance between growth and spending cuts.

US consumer confidence in surprise fall

Unexpected drop in consumer optimism comes after index hit highest level since 2007 last month.

US home price growth slows again in July

S&P-Case Shiller index shows greater than expected decrease.

Eurozone inflation hits 5-year low

Annual rate falls to lowest level since late 2009, monthly rate now below 1 per cent for 12 consecutive prints.

UK data overhaul shows stronger economy

Changes to economic calculation methods reveal shallower recession than earlier estimated.

Italian unemployment falls, youth joblessness spikes

August print shows youth unemployment rate at new all-time record.

German unemployment rate lifts

Surprise increase indicates weakening labour market in September.

Japan's industrial production falls 1.5%

by AAP
Japan's factory production falls unexpectedly in August, falling short of median forecast.