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WASHINGTON: The Fed’s policy statements grew so complicated after the recession that standard gauges of readability suggested people needed four years of university or more to understand them.
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Thursday tapped Fed Governor Jerome Powell to become head of the U.S. central bank, breaking with precedent by denying Janet Yellen a second term but signaling a continuation of her cautious monetary policies.
WASHINGTON: The US Federal Reserve will probably end its massive bond-buying programme this fall, and could start raising interest rates around six months later, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday, in a comment which sent stocks and bonds tumbling.
NEW YORK: The Federal Open Market Committee meeting next week is shaping up as a pivotal one for Wall Street, with stocks primed for a selloff should the Fed fail to take an even more dovish tilt after policymakers raised expectations for a rate cut in recent weeks.
NEW YORK: Barely a week after the U.S. Federal Reserve called a halt to interest rate hikes, policymakers are now battling a view growing in financial markets, and embraced by the Trump administration, that the Fed will need to cut rates before long.
AMID the fears and speculation about the trend of markets from an upcoming impending Fed rate hike, many assume the US dollar will get even stronger, and as a result money will leave emerging markets.
Judging by the strength of the relief rally seen after the US Federal Reserve did nothing last week, some Asian emerging markets could be far more vulnerable than earlier thought when the Fed finally does decide to slow its dollar printing presses.
NEW YORK: The Federal Reserve should expect more "bumps in the road" as financial markets react to increasingly less precise communications from the US central bank, a top Fed policymaker said on Tuesday.
So when would it be appropriate for the Fed to act? The Federal Open Market Committee might answer that question at its June 18-19 meeting. Money markets price a cut by July; by end-2019 they reckon the Fed will have cut twice at least.