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  • WASHINGTON, April 13- At first glance, U.S. Meanwhile, Trump's election campaign promises to cut taxes, spend money on infrastructure and deregulate banking, have helped propel a surge in the U.S. Conference Board's consumer confidence index to its highest level since the internet stocks crash 16 years ago. If Trump fills three existing Federal Reserve board...

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- At first glance, U.S. Meanwhile, Trump's election campaign promises to cut taxes, spend money on infrastructure and deregulate banking, have helped propel a surge in the U.S. Conference Board's consumer confidence index to its highest level since the internet stocks crash 16 years ago. If Trump fills three existing Federal Reserve board...

  • April 13- The Federal Reserve may take radical new tactics to fight off the persistent threat of deflation but people and institutions being what they are their playbook the next time will rely heavily on measures used from 2008 to 2015.. A recent paper from Federal Reserve Board economists Michael Kiley and John Roberts concludes that if the U.S. runs similar...

  • Robert Kaplan, president of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

    The central bank's plans to begin trimming its $4.5 trillion balance sheet as soon as this year do not alter his view of the appropriate rate hike path.

  • April 4- Following is a timeline of the events leading up to Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker's abrupt resignation on Tuesday:. Sept 28, 2012 Wall Street Journal publishes a story containing confidential information of discussions at the FOMC's Sept 12-13 meeting. Oct 2, 2012 Lacker speaks by phone with an analyst from Medley Global...

  • 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, 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.