Central banking

Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, speaks during a media conference to present the central bank's quarterly Inflation Report, in London, Thursday Aug. 2, 2018. The Bank of England raised its main interest rate for only the second time since the 2008 financial crisis, from 0.50 percent to 0.75 percent, as it weighed conflicting signs about the economy and growing concerns about Brexit.(Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via AP)
August 02, 2018 - 11:06 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England raised its main interest rate Thursday for only the second time since the 2008 financial crisis as it weighed conflicting signs about the economy and growing concerns about Brexit. The bank's nine-member Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to raise the rate...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Share benchmarks in Asia are sliding, tracking losses overnight on Wall Street, where investors sold industrial stocks following reports that the Trump administration is considering a higher tax rate on Chinese imports. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 02, 2018 - 7:50 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World stocks were falling again Thursday on reports that the Trump administration is considering a higher tax rate on Chinese imports, increasing the stakes in the economic powers' trade war. KEEPING SCORE: The DAX index in export-reliant Germany tumbled 1.6 percent to 12,534 and the...
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August 01, 2018 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is leaving its benchmark interest rate unchanged while signaling further gradual rate hikes in the months ahead as long as the economy stays healthy. The Fed's decision left the central bank's key short-term rate at 1.75 percent to 2 percent — the level hit in...
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August 01, 2018 - 6:14 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank has raised its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 6.5 percent, saying that global growth has become uneven and risks to the outlook have increased with rising trade tensions. The second interest hike since January 2014 was announced by the...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, file photo shows the Federal Reserve Building on Constitution Avenue in Washington. The Federal Reserve is likely to point to strong growth in the economy, low unemployment and rising inflation as reasons to keep on its current path of gradually raising interest rates. The Fed's statement at the end of its two-day meeting will be released Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 1, 2018, in the form of a brief policy statement. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 01, 2018 - 1:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve wraps up its latest meeting, it will likely point to strong economic growth, low unemployment and rising inflation as reasons to stay on a path of gradually lifting interest rates. It is unlikely, however, to make any interest rate moves Wednesday. The Fed...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, left, and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney listen as President Donald Trump delivers remarks about the economy on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 29, 2018 - 7:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top economic policymakers insisted Sunday that the robust growth marked in the April-June quarter will maintain its pace and that he respects the Federal Reserve's independence despite his condemnation of the central bank for raising interest rates. "We as...
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A woman begs for money near a shop window promoting sales up to 70 per cent discount, in downtown Rome, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 26, 2018 - 8:08 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is stressing that interest rates will stay low well into next year even as the U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep raising rates in coming months. The central bank for the 19 countries that use the euro left its key rates and monetary...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a press gaggle with reporters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, July 21, 2018. Mnuchin said Saturday that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
July 21, 2018 - 2:25 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a Group of 20 meeting in Buenos Aires,...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attends a press gaggle with reporters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, July 21, 2018. Mnuchin said Saturday that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
July 21, 2018 - 12:48 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that the overall U.S. economy has not been harmed by the trade battles set off by President Donald Trump's get-tough policies although some individual sectors have been hurt. He said the administration was exploring...
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