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  • SINGAPORE/ WASHINGTON, March 16- The Federal Reserve's return to higher interest rates could lend a hand to beleaguered counterparts in Japan and Europe and signal the end of a long cycle of monetary stimulus across Asia, as central banks from Beijing to Ankara to London reacted on Thursday to the U.S. policy change. That same reason prompted central banks in...

  • March 15- The Federal Reserve will stick to a gradual path of interest rate rises even if inflation runs above its 2 percent target, Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday, signaling that the U.S. central bank is willing to use low rates to push down even harder on unemployment. Yellen's comments were the one major surprise in the Fed's decision on Wednesday to hike...

  • WASHINGTON— For years after the Great Recession ended, investors fretted— sometimes panicked— over the prospect that the Federal Reserve might begin to raise interest rates from record lows. Wall Street appears too busy extending the stock market rally that began with President Donald Trump's election in November, cheered by the prospect of tax cuts, an easing...

  • WASHINGTON— For years after the Great Recession ended, investors fretted— sometimes panicked— over the prospect that the Federal Reserve might begin to raise interest rates from record lows. Wall Street appears too busy extending the stock market rally that began with President Donald Trump's election in November, cheered by the prospect of tax cuts, an easing...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- U.S. household wealth has hit record levels. When Fed Chair Janet Yellen holds her first press conference of 2017 on Wednesday she can arguably declare a victory of sorts with an expected interest rate rise that will leave monetary policy looking increasingly normal. "You don't need any intrigue or fundamental shifts in beliefs about the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- U.S. household wealth has hit record levels. When Fed Chair Janet Yellen holds her first press conference of 2017 on Wednesday she can arguably declare a victory of sorts with an expected interest rate rise that will leave monetary policy looking increasingly normal. "You don't need any intrigue or fundamental shifts in beliefs about the...

  • The S&P's 10 best performers since Great Recession

    Jim Cramer disagrees with the notion that gains in the market are due to the Fed, and proves his case.

  • Cramer’s 10 best S&P performers since the Great Recession

    Jim Cramer disagrees with the notion that gains in the market are due to the Fed, and proves his case.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks to the media.

    Jim Cramer disagrees with the notion that gains in the market are due to the Fed and proves his case.

  • CHICAGO, March 3- The U.S. Federal Reserve's long-stalled' liftoff' of interest rates may finally get airborne this year as policymakers from Chair Janet Yellen on Friday to regional leaders across the United States signaled that the era of easy money is drawing to a close. "At our meeting later this month, the committee will evaluate whether employment and...

  • Zhou Xiaochuan.

    Central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan looks likely to remain in the post for a while, the SCMP reports.

  • Wall Street NYSE

    The Treasury secretary is learning how virtually every syllable out of his mouth is being parsed and traded upon.

  • TOKYO, Feb 8- Japanese investors dumped U.S. and French bonds in December, government data showed on Wednesday, as the post-U.S. election global bond sell-off prompted market participants to unwind aggressive holdings of these two countries' debt. Japanese investors sold 2.262 trillion yen of U.S. bonds in December, data from Japan's Ministry of Finance showed.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Feb 1- Federal Reserve policymakers are putting markets on notice that the central bank's $4.5 trillion balance sheet is back on the agenda in an apparent effort to give investors time to prepare for changes rather than to signal any action is imminent. The central bank is expected to keep that line in its statement on Wednesday following...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Feb 1- Federal Reserve policymakers are putting markets on notice that the central bank's $4.5 trillion balance sheet is back on the agenda in an apparent effort to give investors time to prepare for changes rather than to signal any action is imminent. The central bank is expected to keep that line in its statement on Wednesday following...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Feb 1- Federal Reserve policymakers are putting markets on notice that the central bank's $4.5 trillion balance sheet is back on the agenda in an apparent effort to give investors time to prepare for changes rather than to signal any action is imminent. The central bank is expected to keep that line in its statement on Wednesday following...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump

    The next two years could see a struggle between Trump's pro-growth agenda and tightening monetary policy, Peter Boockvar says.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 20- Former British finance minister George Osborne, who lost his job after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, will join BlackRock Inc as an adviser next month, the world's largest asset manager said on Friday. Osborne will work as a part-time senior adviser to the BlackRock Investment Institute, an arm of the asset manager that serves...

  • Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital Founder and aide to President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York last month.

    Anthony Scaramucci, a top fundraiser during the campaign, will be appointed as a top Donald Trump adviser within the week, sources said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Jan 12- Faced with sharply deteriorating economic conditions in 2011 after ending their second bond-buying program, Federal Reserve policymakers made an unprecedented bid to shore up the recovery by promising to keep rates low until at least mid-2013. But according to transcripts of the 2011 Fed meetings released for the first...