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Nov 18, 2016

The Guardian | Business | Economics | Business Live - November 18, 2016: Mario Draghi Hints Eurozone Stimulus Will Last
Angela Monaghan

Global bonds rack up biggest losses in more than 25 years

Bank of England's Broadbent defends low interest rates


European markets fall

Jim O'Neill joins George Osborne's northern powerhouse thinktank


Mario Draghi: ECB stimulus will last

European markets are mixed in early trading

The agenda: euro in record losing streak as markets await Draghi speech

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The dollar’s gain is the euro’s loss, with strength in the US currency pushing the euro below $1.06 for the first time in almost a year. It is currently trading at $1.0596.

The single’s bloc’s currency is suffering its longest run of losses since 1999, when it first launch as an accounting currency, according to the FT’s analysis of Bloomberg data.
The dollar’s latest boost comes from Janet Yellen, the chair of the Federal Reserve, who hinted to Congress on Thursday that another rate hike in December was on the cards.
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, is due to give a speech in Frankfurt shortly. Investors will listen closely for his views on the current outlook for the eurozone, and any hints on possible changes to monetary policy.

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