Central bank interest rates

FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo trader Joseph Lawler works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 5. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 05, 2019 - 10:17 am
Stocks fell broadly and bond yields rose on Wall Street in early trading Friday after the government reported a strong pickup in hiring last month, complicating the Federal Reserve's decision later this month on whether to lower interest rates. The Labor Department said that employers added a...
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In this June 18, 2019, photo, a woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stocks fell Friday as investors waited for American employment data and details of U.S.-Chinese trade talks. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 05, 2019 - 7:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Friday while European markets opened lower as investors waited for U.S. jobs data that could help determine whether, or how soon, the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates. Analysts expect a solid 165,000 increase in the monthly non-farm payrolls for June, and a...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 4, 2019. Shares opened higher in Asia on Thursday after U.S. stocks closed broadly higher, sending the S&P 500 and other major indexes to record highs.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 05, 2019 - 12:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Friday as investors waited for American employment data and details of U.S.-Chinese trade talks. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong fell while Australia edged up. Investors looked ahead to monthly U.S. jobs data due out Friday, which are expected to be a...
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FILE - This Feb. 5, 2018, file photo shows the seal of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve System in the ground at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. President Donald Trump says on Twitter he will nominate economists Christopher Waller and Judy Shelton to fill two vacancies on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 02, 2019 - 8:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who has criticized the Federal Reserve for not cutting interest rates, said Tuesday that he intends to nominate two economists to fill influential positions on the central bank's Board of Governors. Trump said he would name to the board Christopher Waller,...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo specialist Erica Fredricks and trader Robert Charmak work on on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 2. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 02, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Stocks shook off an early wobble to eke out small gains Tuesday, nudging the S&P 500 index to an all-time high for the second straight day. Communications services, technology and consumer goods companies helped push the market higher. Those gains outweighed losses in energy and financial...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo, a woman looks at display boards at the Australian Stock Exchange in Sydney, Australia. Australia's central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a new record low of 1% in a bid to boost the economy. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
July 02, 2019 - 1:01 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point on Tuesday to a new record low of 1% in a bid to boost the economy. The cut is the second in consecutive months. Previously the Reserve Bank of Australia had not shifted the rate...
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Trader Jonathan Muller works in his booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 1, 2019. Stocks are rallying early Monday after the U.S. and China agreed to resume trade talks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 01, 2019 - 5:15 pm
Wall Street kicked off July with a record high for S&P 500 index after a cease-fire in the U.S. trade war with China put investors in a buying mood. The milestone marks the second time in less than two weeks that the benchmark index closed at a record high. The S&P 500 is now up 18.3% for...
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July 01, 2019 - 6:46 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The unemployment rate in the 19 European Union countries that use the euro fell to its lowest in more than a decade in May as domestic demand and low interest rates help keep the recovery going. Official figures Monday showed the jobless rate declined to 7.5 percent from 7...
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks on the economy outlook and monetary policy review at the Council on Foreign Relations, in New York, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 25, 2019 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday the economic outlook has become cloudier since early May, with rising uncertainties over trade and global growth causing the central bank to reassess its next move on interest rates. Speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo trader Robert Chamak works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 25, 2019 - 2:43 pm
Stocks fell on Wall Street in afternoon trading Tuesday after discouraging economic data and cautionary remarks from the head of the Federal Reserve stoked investors' worries that the U.S. economy is slowing. In an early afternoon speech, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell noted that the economic outlook...
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