White House Government Agencies

  • Aug 3- Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans on Wednesday offered a lukewarm endorsement of an interest rate increase later this year, despite his worry that inflation is still undershooting the U.S. central bank's 2 percent target. "I think the real economy is doing quite well in the U.S., especially given all the headwinds we are facing," including...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 3- The U.S. Federal Reserve Board said on Wednesday it had ordered Goldman Sachs Group Inc to pay a $36.3 million civil penalty for the unauthorized use and disclosure of confidential information. Goldman said it was pleased to have resolved the matter, which centered on a former Goldman associate, Rohit Bansal, who admitted to illegally obtaining...

  • Federal Reserve Board said on Wednesday it has ordered Goldman Sachs Group Inc to pay $36.3 million in fines for the unauthorized use and disclosure of confidential information. The Fed Board also said it is seeking to impose a fine on former Goldman managing director, Joseph Jiampietro, and bar him from the industry. The Fed Board also ordered Goldman to...

  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand holds its monetary policy committee meeting- 0730 GMT. THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 SHANGHAI, China- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan speaks on "Economic Conditions and Implications for Monetary Policy" before the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum City Lecture event- 1015 GMT.

  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 SHANGHAI, China- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan speaks on "Economic Conditions and Implications for Monetary Policy" before the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum City Lecture event- 1015 GMT FRANKFURT, Germany- European Central Bank releases its economic bulletin- 0800 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 2- Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Tuesday it was too soon to rule out an interest rate increase at the U.S. central bank's next meeting in September, with a lot of data set to come in on the health of the economy. "At this point, I don't rule out a rate increase at the next meeting or later in the year," Lockhart said on CNBC.

  • TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Aug 2- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it has approved the sale of new 2017 model year BMW AG diesel vehicles in the United States after a thorough review. Chris Grundler, head of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, told reporters on the sidelines of an automotive conference the agency granted...

  • *Euro above $1.12 for first time since Brexit vote. *Broadly negative tone for dollar continues. NEW YORK, Aug 2- The dollar dropped to a six-week low against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, pressured by expectations the Federal Reserve would delay raising interest rates after recent soft U.S. economic data.

  • *Euro above $1.12 for first time since Brexit vote. *Broadly negative tone for dollar continues. NEW YORK, Aug 2- The dollar dropped to a six-week low against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, pressured by expectations the Federal Reserve would delay raising interest rates after recent soft U.S. economic data.

  • *Says jarring traumas may make China adjustment more challenging. BEIJING, Aug 2- A raft of global risks that could adversely affect the United States remains on the horizon and requires close monitoring, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Tuesday. "It's going to take many years and maybe decades for China to manage through overcapacity...

  • BEIJING, Aug 2- The U.S. Fed is looking for a "healthy margin above" 80,000 to 125,000 new jobs each month to give confidence of removing slack in the U.S. economy, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Tuesday. He said he needed more information to see how slower GDP growth reconciles with strong job growth, adding that the Fed needed to be patient...

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  • *Robert Kaplan, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve, warned that a raft of global risks such as the Brexit vote could affect the United States and reiterated his stand for a gradual rise in interest rates. *Wall Street closed lower on Monday as a drop in oil prices dragged down energy stocks. Total vehicle sales had fallen to 16.66 million in June from 17 million a...

  • Aug 2- A raft of global risks that could adversely affect the United States remain on the horizon and require close monitoring, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Tuesday. The Dallas Fed chief, who is not a voting member on Fed policy this year but participates fully in deliberations, also said he would continue to monitor and assess the...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Aug 2- The dollar hovered near three-week lows on Tuesday after soft U.S. economic data undermined the case for an early Federal Reserve rate hike, while the Australian dollar slipped briefly after the Reserve Bank of Australia cut interest rates. The influential Institute for Supply Management's index of national factory activity dropped...

  • DHAKA/ MANILA, Aug 2- Officials from the Bangladesh central bank are visiting Manila this week to pressure the authorities in the Philippines to find ways to return the $63 million that is still missing out of the funds stolen from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York earlier this year, two people close to Bangladesh Bank said. Unknown cyber...

  • TOKYO, Aug 2- The dollar hovered near three-week lows on Tuesday after soft U.S. economic data undermined the case for an early Federal Reserve rate hike while the Australian dollar braced for the probability of a policy easing later in the day. The influential Institute for Supply Management's index of national factory activity dropped to 52.6 in July from...

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 BEIJING- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan speaks on "Economic Conditions and Implications for Monetary Policy" before the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum City Lecture event- 1015 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea to release the minutes of its July policy meeting- 0700 GMT. THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 SHANGHAI, China-...

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 BEIJING- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan speaks on "Economic Conditions and Implications for Monetary Policy" before the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum City Lecture event- 1015 GMT. DUBLIN- Ireland's central bank Governor Philip Lane makes first post-Brexit speech- 1145 GMT.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 1- Japan and South Korea have both taken steps to block certain imports of U.S. wheat after unapproved genetically-modified plants from Monsanto Co seeds were found growing in Washington state, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry said it will suspend...