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Economy 19 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tug of war between markets and Fed continues

Will the Fed prevail this time?

Corporate News 27 Feb 2019 | 6:10 AM Premium

You don’t need a PhD anymore to read Fed statements

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.

Corporate News 02 Nov 2017 | 10:44 PM Premium

Trump taps Fed centrist Powell to lead US central bank

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.

Business 20 Mar 2014 | 7:48 AM Premium

Fed may raise rates as soon as next spring, Yellen suggests

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.

Business 14 Jun 2019 | 10:37 PM Premium

All eyes on Fed as stock market pines for rate cut

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.

Business 06 Apr 2016 | 10:49 PM Premium

US Fed signals caution on rate hikes, worried by global growth

WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve appears unlikely to raise interest rates before June amid widespread concern at the U.S. central bank over its limited ability to counter the blow of a global economic slowdown, minutes from the Fed's March 15-16 policy meeting suggest.

Business 29 Oct 2015 | 6:49 AM Premium

US Fed puts Dec rate hike firmly on the agenda

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and in a direct reference to its next policy meeting put a December rate hike firmly in play. Investors had expected the Fed to remain pat on rates, but the overt reference to December came as a surprise.

Business 12 Mar 2015 | 6:38 AM Premium

US Fed slashes dividend plans of large Wall Street banks

WASHINGTON: Three major U.S. Wall Street banks had to scale back planned investor payouts after an annual check-up by the Federal Reserve, and two foreign banks failed the test altogether, a sign the Fed is keeping a tight lid on Wall Street.

Economy 29 Mar 2019 | 10:43 PM Premium

Fed policymakers do not want rate cuts, not even the doves

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.

Banking 28 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

US dollar won’t automatically rise after Fed rate hike

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.