WASHINGTON, April 17- The Group of 20 leading economies on Friday said risks to the global economy had diminished with improved growth prospects in rich nations, but it warned of challenges from exchange rate volatility and geopolitical tensions to low inflation. "Risks to the global economy are more balanced since we last met," G20 finance ministers and central...» Read More
Federal Reserve policymakers weigh a broad range of economic scenarios to determine the right moves on interest rates during times of uncertainty, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday.
Federal Reserve policy maker Thomas Hoenig said on Wednesday he was open minded about the future direction of U.S. interest rates but was on alert for fallout from financial market woes.
Groundbreaking for new homes and permits for future building both hit a 14-year low last month, reviving worry about a deepening housing slump and fueling hopes for more interest-rate cuts.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spooked investors by saying a full recovery in financial markets may not happen right away.
Foreign investors fled from U.S. assets in August as a meltdown in the U.S. subprime mortgage market triggered a global credit crunch, Treasury Department data showed on Tuesday.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson warned that the housing correction would continue to hurt the economy and financial markets and called for assistance for homeowners.
The text to a speech given by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on "The Recent Financial Turmoil and its Economic and Policy Consequences" on October 15, 2007 in New York City.
Consumer prices in the United Kingdom rose 1.8 percent in September compared with a year earlier, unchanged from the previous month, the government said Tuesday.
Verbal discipline is key for the smooth functioning of currency markets, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet tells CNBC Frankfurt correspondent Silvia Wadhwa in an exclusive interview, a veiled plea to European leaders to stand by the ECB.
The gap between America's richest and poorest is at its widest in at least 25 years, with the wealthiest taking home a record share of the nation's income that exceeds even the previous high in 2000.
While investors cheered Friday's relatively benign report on wholesale prices in September, consumers might not find much to be happy about.
U.S. consumer sentiment fell slightly in early October to its lowest in more than a year as uncertainty grew about the extent of the housing slump, a survey released Friday showed.
Euro-zone industrial production rose much more than expected in August, the European Union's statistics office said, raising hopes of continued strong growth despite a rising euro and the global credit crunch.
Financial market turbulence has so far failed to dent the euro zone economy and inflation dangers remain, European Central Bank policymakers said on Friday.
President Bush said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal Thursday that he believes in a "strong dollar policy" and that a trade war with China is not in the US interest.
US home foreclosure filings decreased 8% in September from a 32-month peak in August, though they are still nearly double their year-ago levels, a report said on Thursday.
Citizen Bill Clinton just came back from Europe and he says, "It was expensive over there."I asked the former president if he were he still in the White House, would he be concerned about the weakening dollar, and he said he certainly would. "At this level, it's alright, but if it keeps falling it could become precarious," he said.
The U.S. economy showed signs of resilience according to data released on Thursday, with exports surging to a record in August and a weekly labor market gauge showing the number of longer-term unemployed unexpectedly fell.
Federal Reserve officials Tuesday said the U.S. economic outlook is unclear, but credit market strains that led the central bank to cut interest rates sharply last month are easing, suggesting a follow-up rate cut is not a done deal.