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Fed plans new regulatory regime for foreign banks

WASHINGTON — The US Federal Reserve on Monday proposed a new regulatory regime for 23 foreign banks operating in the US that could make life easier for some lenders, while tightening up rules for more risky foreign firms.

Rate-hike patience may cost Fed if inflation softens

FEDERAL RESERVE officials say they’re willing to tolerate an overshoot of their inflation goal. If the opposite happens, the plan is less clear.

US Federal Reserve’s jumbled talk leaves balance-sheet message in ‘disarray’

THE FEDERAL RESERVE’S best laid plan for a below-the-radar rundown of its $4.1 trillion balance sheet has gone awry.

Leading Fed hawk Esther George urges peers to be patient on...

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.

Fintech firms want to shake up banking, and that worries Fed

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.

FOMC minutes to reveal debates behind unanimous rate decision

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.”

Federal Reserve may get less bang for buck if it repeats...

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’s Williams says strong economy warrants further rate hikes

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.

After hike, Fed minutes may hint on path ahead

MARKET PARTICIPANTS have a burning question for the Federal Reserve: How high will policy makers hike interest rates before pausing for a breather?

Federal Reserve chief sees muted inflation risk in ‘extraordinary economy’

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.

China unlikely to follow Fed hike

CHINA’S central bank is expected to keep borrowing costs on hold through the end of this year despite further Federal Reserve rate hikes from this week, as economic growth slows and the trade war with the US gets worse.

Fed’s Rosengren wants two more hikes as economy grows

ONE MORE interest rate hike in 2018 won’t satisfy Eric Rosengren’s definition of gradual. In an interview, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston made clear that, barring an unexpected turn for the US economy, he’ll push for two more increases before year’s end.

Two more Fed hikes could trigger a US bear market, brokerage...

The Federal Reserve may trigger a U.S. equity bear market after two more interest-rate increases, according to the brokerage Stifel Nicolaus. If expectations of two...

Fed is most at risk of falling behind, says Swiss Re...

As central banks the world over find their place in the monetary policy tightening cycle, the one at the helm is the most at...

Fed chief takes stage under Trump’s critical gaze

Washington, United States -- President Donald Trump's renewed criticism of the Federal Reserve's handling of the economy mean politics may overshadow highly anticipated comments...

Trump’s Fed comments dent dollar

London, United Kingdom -- The dollar fell versus the euro and yen Tuesday after US President Donald Trump hit out at the Federal Reserve's...

Peso expected to weaken on possible Fed hawkish stance

The peso is seen to weaken against the dollar for the rest of the week as investors expect the minutes of the latest meeting...

Fed’s Powell to keep hiking as US growth overshadows Turkey turmoil

Don’t count on a Powell Pause. That’s the message seasoned watchers of the Federal Reserve have for any investors hoping that turmoil in Turkey and...

Fed holds rates steady, on track for hike in Sept.

WASHINGTON — The US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but characterized the economy as strong, keeping the central bank on track to increase borrowing costs in September.

Fed minutes could offer clues on rate hike limits

A DISCUSSION about how high US interest rates should go in this tightening cycle could feature prominently in the release of minutes later this week of the Federal Reserve’s June 12-13 policy meeting.

Fed minutes may offer clues on rate-hike limits testing Powell

A discussion about how high US interest rates should go in this tightening cycle could feature prominently in the release of minutes later this...

US Federal Reserve raises key interest rate to 1.75-2%

Washington -- The US Federal Reserve raised the benchmark lending rate on Wednesday, the second increase of the year, and signaled two more hikes...

All eyes on Fed, ECB as they tighten policy in tandem

FRANKFURT -- Tightening policy by a notch just one day apart, the world’s top two central banks will hope to signal confidence in global economic growth, despite risks of a trade war, currency swings and political turbulence.

Peso slides further after release of Fed minutes

The peso dipped against the dollar on Thursday, May 24, following the release of the minutes of the US Federal Reserve's May policy meeting. The...

Fed chief Powell’s policy gambit bets job market stays hot, inflation...

FEDERAL RESERVE officials are sounding increasingly confident they can run the US economy hot without a harmful rise of inflation, a risky gamble for...

Fed report: US economic growth on track despite tariff concerns

WASHINGTON — “Robust” business borrowing, rising consumer spending, and tight labor markets indicate the US economy remains on track for continued growth, the Federal...

Fed favors gradual rate approach — US central bank chief

Chicago, United States -- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday used his first speech as central bank chief to offer a rosy view...

Economy to withstand higher interest rates

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter THE PHILIPPINE economy is robust enough to afford higher borrowing rates, the country’s central bank chief said, following dovish...

Fed seen sticking with three 2018 rate hikes, may hint at...

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and his colleagues will end up raising interest rates four times this year, but are unlikely to signal that...

Yellen says gradual Fed rate hikes needed to prevent overheating

Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said higher interest rates will be needed to keep the U.S. economy from overheating, though the pace must...

Trade war to US inflation to be in focus for emerging...

Emerging-market investors will be gauging the effect of a possible trade war after President Donald Trump revealed his tariff plans. They will also be...

Fed resists upgrading long-run growth outlook after tax cuts

Federal Reserve officials are showing surprise at just how much the recently-enacted tax cuts are boosting the U.S. economy. But they’re still not impressed...

Powell era arrives as Fed pace looks ripe for rethink

WASHINGTON -- The American labor market is sizzling, inflation more broadly in the US looks like it’s perking up and even a decade-long global...

Economists say hawkish-tilting Fed could move rates quicker

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve likely will leave the benchmark US interest rate untouched this week, but economists say the changing composition of the...

Goldman, Morgan Stanley fined for foreclosure cases

THE FEDERAL RESERVE is closing the book on sanctions against US banks over improper handling of post-crisis mortgage foreclosures, fining firms including Goldman Sachs...

Mnuchin to pay up as Treasury sales double

WITH THE US about to sell the most debt in eight years, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may find himself relying on a buyer base...

Federal Reserve’s dots have lost the plot as economists puzzle over...

THE FEDERAL RESERVE published a fresh set of economic forecasts last week covering the next three years. Economists have been trying to make sense...

Poll: Monetary policy stable as year ends

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter THE CENTRAL BANK will likely maintain policy settings when it meets on Thursday as inflation and liquidity remain manageable,...

Inflows to emerging markets stall in fourth quarter — IIF

NEW YORK -- The pace of fund flows to emerging markets has stalled in the fourth quarter, data from a bank lobbying institution show,...

Interest rate increases on the horizon as Southeast Asia debates Fed...

MANILA/BANGKOK -- For Southeast Asian central banks, monetary policy tightening is coming, but just not yet. Economists say Thailand, the Philippines, and Malaysia will hold...

Yellen’s bequest: a healthy economy and questions over Fed’s future policy

WASHINGTON -- US Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell will inherit healthy economic growth and a consensus on monetary policy at least for the next...

New York Fed’s William Dudley reported to soon announce retirement

FEDERAL RESERVE Bank of New York President William Dudley is close to announcing his retirement, according to CNBC, potentially widening the overhaul of leadership...

Powell to lead Fed amid economy rife with risks

JEROME POWELL, said to be President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next Federal Reserve chairman, is set to take the reins of the...

Fed sees ‘widespread labor tightness’

THE US ECONOMY picked up steam with only modest inflation from September through early October, as some companies expected a tight labor market would...

Fed sees more rate hikes

BOSTON -- The Federal Reserve will probably need to raise interest rates in December and then three of four times “over the course of next...