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WASHINGTON — The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday held interest rates steady and signaled borrowing costs will not change anytime soon, with moderate economic growth and historically low unemployment expected to persist through the 2020 presidential election.
WASHINGTON — Friday’s booming US jobs report should give the Federal Reserve all it needs to stick to its plan not to cut interest rates further in the near future, so when US central bankers meet this week, most of the focus will be on their outlook for next year and beyond.
THE SEPTEMBER MAYHEM in the US repo market suggests there’s a structural problem in this vital corner of finance and the incident wasn’t just a temporary hiccup, according to a new analysis from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
JAPAN’S Asset Management One Co. has a bullish call on Treasuries. One for the long, long run.
THE EURODOLLAR options market, where investors bet on US interest rates, is typically quiet during Asian trading hours. The lack of liquidity hasn’t stopped the building of huge positions in recent weeks.
NEW YORK — New York Federal Reserve President John Williams said Wednesday any changes in interest rates from here will depend on the incoming economic data but policy makers should be preemptive in taking steps to keep the expansion alive.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut interest rates for the third time this year to help sustain US growth despite a slowdown in other parts of the world, but signaled there would be no further reductions unless the economy takes a turn for the worse.
TOKYO — The dollar traded narrowly as markets braced for a rate cut by the Federal Reserve later on Wednesday, while sterling steadied after Britain’s lower house of parliament approved calling an early election in December that might break the Brexit deadlock.
WASHINGTON — In the midst of what became a golden decade for the US Federal Reserve, central bankers twice in the 1990s cut interest rates in short bursts that managed to help the US economy continue growing despite slowing investment and weak growth overseas.
PEORIA, ILL. — A low interest rate environment sets limits on what the Federal Reserve can accomplish with monetary policy, making it important for the Fed to “proactively” cut rates when risks appear to provide a buffer for the economy, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said Wednesday.
EFFINGHAM, ILL./SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Reserve has delivered a boost to the economy this year not only with interest-rate cuts but also because it shifted away from its earlier view that it would need to raise rates in 2019, two Fed policy makers said on Monday.
FEDERAL RESERVE Chairman Jerome Powell and his colleagues are loath to follow Europe and Japan into negative interest rate territory — no matter what President Donald Trump might want or how bad the US economy might get.
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policy makers were deeply divided over whether to cut interest rates last month but were united in wanting to signal they were not on a preset path to more cuts, a message not likely to sit well with US President Donald Trump.
THE US ECONOMY doesn’t appear to be headed toward a recession, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President Mary Daly said.
FEDERAL RESERVE Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren continued to push back against further interest-rate cuts by the central bank, arguing he’s not convinced that slowing trade and global growth will significantly dent the US economy.
FEDERAL RESERVE Chairman Jerome Powell will have no lack of material to choose from when he kicks off the central bank’s annual Jackson Hole symposium Friday with a speech on the challenges for monetary policy.
WASHINGTON — The four living former chairs of the Federal Reserve on Monday called for the US central bank to remain free to work independently and without fear of political reprisals in a rare joint public statement.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve cut interest rates on Wednesday, but the head of the US central bank said the move might not be the start of a lengthy campaign to shore up the economy against risks including global weakness.
WARREN BUFFETT’S warning that you only learn who’s swimming naked when the tide goes out is hardly heard these days as waves of easy monetary policy wash over the world’s financial markets.
SAN FRANCISCO — US central bankers are expected to lower borrowing costs this week for the first time since the depths of the financial crisis more than a decade ago. That’s the easy part.
A QUARTER-POINT Federal Reserve interest rate cut in July is almost a done deal, according to economists in a Reuters poll, who expect another later in the year amid rising economic risks from the ongoing US-China trade war.
FEDERAL RESERVE Chairman Jerome Powell and his colleagues look primed to cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point later this month, eschewing a bigger move in what would be their first reduction in borrowing costs in more than a decade.
AFTER A yearlong assault on the Federal Reserve and its chairman, US President Donald Trump has tapped two wildly different economists to the central bank’s board who seemingly have one important thing in common.
A DOVISH Federal Reserve may be boosting bonds and giving a fillip to stocks, but UBS Group AG is dangling a strategy for traders to wager the honeymoon won’t last.
HONG KONG — Further weakness in inflation could prompt the US Federal Reserve to cut interest rates, even if economic growth maintains its momentum, James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK — Strong US economic growth and subdued inflation mean there is no strong argument for a rate hike or cut right now, though business confidence is fragile, a Federal Reserve policy maker said on Wednesday.
TORTUROUSLY SLOW recoveries from recessions and low inflation are here to stay unless policy makers can get a better grip on how to stabilize the global economy in an era of lower interest rates, a top Federal Reserve policy maker said on Tuesday.
FEDERAL RESERVE officials say they’re willing to tolerate an overshoot of their inflation goal. If the opposite happens, the plan is less clear.
THE FEDERAL RESERVE’S best laid plan for a below-the-radar rundown of its $4.1 trillion balance sheet has gone awry.
FEDERAL RESERVE Bank of Kansas City President Esther George, who has been one of the most hawkish members of the central bank’s policy group, urged her peers to be patient and pause before considering additional rate increases.
WASHINGTON — The US Federal Reserve is wary of giving “fintech” firms such as OnDeck Capital Inc. or Kabbage Inc. access to the country’s financial infrastructure, putting the central bank at odds with other regulators looking to bring them into the fold.
INVESTORS MAY have moved on from the Federal Reserve’s December policy meeting after Chairman Jerome Powell offered more-soothing remarks two weeks later, saying the central bank is “prepared to adjust policy quickly.”
FOR THE Federal Reserve, 2019 has started out looking a lot like 2016: the last time uncertainty over global growth roiled financial markets for months on end.
FEDERAL RESERVE Bank of New York President John Williams gave an optimistic review of the US economy, reiterated his support for further gradual interest-rate increases and expressed no concern that market participants have dialed back expectations for policy tightening in 2019.
FEDERAL RESERVE Chairman Jerome Powell welcomed recent increases in Americans’ wages while expressing confidence that low unemployment won’t spur a takeoff in prices that would force him to hike interest rates aggressively.
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