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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.
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.
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...
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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.
A discussion about how high US interest rates should go in this tightening cycle could feature prominently in the release of minutes later this...
Washington -- The US Federal Reserve raised the benchmark lending rate on Wednesday, the second increase of the year, and signaled two more hikes...
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.
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