Inflation in the Euro Zone drops to 2.4%, Below Forecasts

According to flash data released on Thursday, annual inflation in the euro zone fell to 2.4% in November from 2.9% in October. A reading of 2.7% was anticipated by Reuters polling economists. The European Central Bank’s closely watched core inflation rate, which takes into account only the volatile effects of food, energy, alcohol, and tobacco,…

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HSBC announced a deal to buy the UK Subsidiary of collapsed US Silicon Valley Bank

HSBC announced a deal to buy the U.K. arm of collapsed US tech startup lender Silicon Valley Bank. HSBC agreed to buy the SVB U.K. for £1. The transaction excludes the assets and liabilities of SVB U.K.’s parent company. HSBC Group CEO Noel Quinn, “The acquisition strengthens our commercial banking franchise and enhances our ability to…

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