Central banking

A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows a headline for the Dow Jones industrial average, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Stocks surged on Wall Street, powering a 600-point gain after the head of the Federal Reserve hinted at slower interest rate increases. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 28, 2018 - 11:21 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the pace of interest rate increases might slow. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.6 percent to 2,605.27 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 advanced 0.9 percent to 22,...
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FILE- In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell listens to a question during a news conference in Washington. The Federal Reserve is signaling potentially vulnerable spots in the financial system, citing U.S. businesses’ debt at the highest levels in more than two decades and risky debt growing. The Fed's report issued Wednesday, Nov. 28, was its first assessing the stability of the U.S. financial system. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 28, 2018 - 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cast a bright picture of the U.S. economy Wednesday and appeared to suggest that the Fed might consider a pause in its interest rate hikes next year to assess the impact of its credit tightening. Powell's comments ignited a rally on Wall...
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November 27, 2018 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he thinks the Federal Reserve's policies are a greater threat to U.S. economic growth than a burgeoning trade war with China. Trump told The Washington Post on Tuesday: "I think the Fed is a much bigger problem than China." Trump adds that he is "not...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 file photo, the President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi waits for the beginning of a press conference following the meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany. Draghi warns that slowing world trade is proving to be a drag on the eurozone economy but says the current expansion remains “resilient” as consumers at home remain willing to spend and unemployment falls thanks to pro-business reforms. Draghi said in a speech Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 in Frankfurt that “there is certainly no reason why the expansion in the euro area should abruptly come to an end.” (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
November 16, 2018 - 5:39 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank indicated a first interest rate increase could be postponed if unexpected trouble strikes the 19 countries that use the euro as their currency. Mario Draghi warned in a speech Friday the current economic expansion remains "resilient"...
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November 15, 2018 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it will conduct a wide-ranging review next year of the strategies and tools it uses to achieve its congressionally mandated goals of maximum employment and price stability. The Fed says the review will also examine ways the Fed communicates with the public...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at the annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics, in Boston. Speaking Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, to an audience at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Powell said the U.S. economy is performing well but he's eyeing potential risks ahead. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
November 14, 2018 - 8:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the U.S. economy is performing well but he's eyeing potential risks ahead. Those include a slowdown in global growth, the fading impact from tax cuts and the cumulative weight of the Fed's own interest rate hikes. Speaking...
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An investor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Asian stock markets fell Friday after a post-election Wall Street rally faded amid expectations of U.S. interest rate hikes despite the Federal Reserve's decision to hold off this week. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
November 08, 2018 - 10:47 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Friday after a post-election Wall Street rally faded amid expectations of U.S. interest rate hikes despite the Federal Reserve's decision to hold off this week. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.8 percent to 2,614.37 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 file photo, Chairperson of the European Banking Authority Andrea Enria speaks at a hearing of the European Chairs of the Supervisory Authorities at the European Parliament in Brussels. The European Central Bank’s leadership has nominated financial regulator Andrea Enria for the job of top EU banking supervisor. Enria was nominated Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 by the central bank’s governing council to succeed Daniele Nouy as head of the single supervisory mechanism. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File )
November 07, 2018 - 1:17 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank's leadership has nominated financial regulator Andrea Enria for the job of top European Union banking supervisor, a decision that could influence later jockeying for high EU financial posts. Enria was nominated Wednesday by the central bank's...
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November 01, 2018 - 8:36 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England warned Thursday that Britain could suffer an economic shock if it crashes out of the European Union without a deal, saying it could cause another big fall in the value of the pound, potential gridlock at ports and even interest rate increases. After keeping its...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may weigh on business appetite. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 31, 2018 - 6:21 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were broadly higher on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may deter corporate investment. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 rebounded 1.7 percent to 7,151.86...
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