After years of carefully telegraphing their outlooks to the market, central bankers are loosening up with surprise parties, with Singapore the latest to jump in.» Read More
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.
The yen hit its lowest levels in around two months against both the dollar and euro on Monday, as risk-seeking investors took advantage of cheap Japanese borrowing costs to fund purchases of high-return assets.
I didn’t make a big deal about it a few weeks ago, when I heard that Countrywide was launching a public relations blitz after months and months of negative publicity and talk of massive layoffs at the massive mortgage lender.
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 dollar snapped a three-day decline against the euro and gained on the yen Friday, as solid September retail sales suggested U.S. consumers continue to spend despite a weak housing sector.
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.
The dollar steadied against the euro on Friday as investors awaited US economic data that may shed more light on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to cut interest rates.
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.
Euro zone growth turned out better than expected in the first quarter, making the second-quarter slowdown more pronounced, revised data showed on Thursday.
The Bank of Japan left its policy rate target unchanged at 0.50% on Thursday as expected, as it waits for more evidence that U.S. subprime woes will not threaten its scenario for modest growth in Japan.
South Korea's central bank held interest rates steady on Thursday, as expected, in the face of risk from turbulent global financial markets and despite data bolstering the case for further monetary tightening.
Australia's jobless rate fell to a fresh 33-year low of 4.2% in September, keeping alive speculation that interest rates would need to be raised again to cool the economy and restrain inflation.
The dollar fell Wednesday on speculation that the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates again this year, to prevent a weak housing sector from damaging the broader economy.
I rushed into work this morning, after massive flight delays getting back from Michigan last night, because I was eager to hear what the Treasury Secretary and our nation's top mortgage lenders had accomplished in the struggle to save thousands of cash-strapped mortgage borrowers.
The European stock indexes closed mixed Wednesday as declines in the price of oil dragged energy stocks into the red, matching losses in banking shares.
She's dressed former First Ladies Nancy Reagan and Jackie Kennedy and is a favorite of starlet Renee Zellweger, but designer Carolina Herrera says she would like to do a mass-market line, much like the one her friend Vera Wang recently created for Kohl's.
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.