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    by Published on February 9th, 2016 09:11 PM

    The situation on the labor market in January 2016

    Registered unemployment in January 2016 - According to surveys conducted by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) were end January 2016 163'644 unemployed registered with the regional employment centers (RAV), 5'015 more than in the previous month. The unemployment rate rose from 3.7% ...
    by Published on February 5th, 2016 09:27 PM

    February 2016

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    by Published on February 5th, 2016 09:10 PM
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    Bank of England maintains Bank Rate at 0.5% and the size of the Asset Purchase Programme at £375 billion

    04 February 2016

    ​Monetary policy summary

    Available as: PDF

    The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) sets monetary policy ...
    by Published on February 5th, 2016 08:57 PM

    Marjolin lecture delivered by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB,
    at the SUERF conference organised by the Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt, 4 February 2016

    Robert Marjolin was a pivotal figure in the birth of Economic and Monetary Union. When the Treaty of Rome was signed in 1956, the aims of European Economic Community were largely limited to creating a customs union and a common agricultural market. Neither was perceived to require monetary integration. It was only with the launch of the so-called “Marjolin Memorandum” in 1962 that the recognition surfaced that a single market and a single money were linked and that a serious discussion on European monetary integration began.

    Today, more than 60 years on, monetary integration in the euro area is both complete and secure. But monetary policy faces many challenges. Those challenges have not changed our mandate. But they have altered the way in which we deliver it.

    To understand how we have responded to those challenges, it is ...
    by Published on February 4th, 2016 09:22 PM

    Introduction of "Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing with a Negative Interest Rate" Speech at the Kisaragi-kai Meeting in Tokyo Bank of Japan

    February 3, 2016

    Haruhiko Kuroda Governor of the Bank of Japan
    (English translation based on the Japanese original)

    Introduction ...
    by Published on February 3rd, 2016 09:31 PM

    Retail trade turnover growth in December 2015
    Swiss retail trade turnover remains negative
    Neuchâtel, 02.02.2016 (FSO) – Real turnover in the retail sector adjusted for sales days and holidays fell by 1.6% in December 2015 compared with December 2014 (in nominal terms -3.0%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover ...
    by Published on February 3rd, 2016 09:27 PM

    Introductory statement by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, Strasbourg, 1 February 2016

    Mr Vice-President of the European Parliament,
    Mr Vice-President of the Commission,

    Honourable Members of the European Parliament,

    We are undoubtedly at a point in time when the cohesion of Europe is being tested. Many of the challenges we must confront are European, or even global in nature. And these challenges demand a strong European response. I am therefore grateful to be back in this assembly, a symbol of the need for European debates and European solutions. ...
    by Published on February 2nd, 2016 09:23 PM

    At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent.

    Recent information suggests the global economy is continuing to grow, though at a slightly lower pace ...

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