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Global Markets: Asian shares fell to 6-week lows, dollar jumps as Powell dampens hopes for more rate cuts
Thu, Aug 01, 2019
"In his press conference, Fed Chair Jerome Powell was more `hawkish` than expected, wrong-footing traders who were hoping for a more `dovish` cut i.e. more explicit confirmation of further policy easing," James added.
Donald Trump urges Fed to cut interest rates, keep up with China, EU
Tue, Jul 30, 2019
For months Trump has criticised Fed Chair Jerome Powell for his monetary policies and has called for a drop in interest rates, which currently sit between 2.25-2.50 per cent.
INR vs USD: Rupee-dollar deviation to remain stable in July, US Fed rate cut remains a major trigger
Mon, Jul 08, 2019
INR vs USD: Indian rupee has climbed up to Rs 68.5 per US dollar in the Forex market as investors expect a delay in US Fed rate cut post strong US job data.
Global Markets: Asian stocks fail to catch Wall Street's Fed-fuelled rally
Fri, Jun 21, 2019
MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.1%. The index was up 4% on the week, during which it brushed its highest level since May 8.
Dollar near two-week high ahead of Fed meet, dovish European Central Bank
Wed, Jun 19, 2019
The dollar held near a two-week high early on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve`s closely-watched policy decision later in the day, supported by a surprisingly dovish ECB.
Trade war, tariffs pose risks to U.S. and global growth: IMF, Fed officials
Thu, Jun 06, 2019
Officials of the U.S. Federal Reserve and International Monetary Fund separately warned on Thursday that global trade tensions and rising tariffs posed an increasing risk to decades of U.S. expansion, as well as to the global economy.
J P Morgan slashes 2019 forecasts on US yields due to trade tensions
Sun, Jun 02, 2019
J.P. Morgan bond analysts cut back on their outlook on U.S. Treasury yields for 2019 as growing risks to the economy from trade tensions may cause the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates twice in the second half of the year.
Fed chief Jerome Powell signals dovish stance on the interest rate change
Thu, May 02, 2019
Fed chief on Wednesday held interest rates steady and signaled little appetite to adjust them any time soon, taking heart in continued job gains and economic growth.
Modi's win, slide in crude oil rate and rise in rupee to help Nifty climb 13,700? Check stock experts' forecast
Wed, Apr 03, 2019
Opinion Polls' findings of Narendra Modi coming back to power, rupee rising up to 65-66/dollar, crashing crude oil may lift Nifty up to 13,700, say experts.
US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
The FOMC, the Fed's monetary policymaking body, continues to view sustained expansion of economic activity, strong labor market conditions, and inflation near the Committee's symmetric 2 per cent objective as the most likely outcomes, said the statement.
Fed leaves rates unchanged, says will be 'patient' on future hikes
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday but said it would be patient in lifting borrowing costs further this year as it pointed to rising uncertainty about the U.S. economic outlook.
Jerome Powell to markets - Federal Reserve is flexible and aware of risks
Sat, Jan 05, 2019
"Particularly with the muted inflation readings that we`ve seen coming in, we will be patient as we watch to see how the economy evolves," Powell told the American Economic Association in Atlanta.
Wall Street rebounds on robust jobs report, dovish Powell remarks
Sat, Jan 05, 2019
Wall Street rebounded on Friday to close at its highest in two weeks after a strong jobs report and assurances from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that the central bank would be patient and flexible in steering the course of interest rates.
Donald Trump calls Federal Reserve ''only problem'' in U.S. economy; markets slump
Tue, Dec 25, 2018
U.S. stocks have dropped sharply in recent weeks on concerns over weaker economic growth. The S&P 500 index was on pace for its biggest percentage decline in December since the Great Depression.
US dollar falls as concerns over further slowdown build up
Fri, Dec 21, 2018
In its policy statement on Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee stressed they "will continue to monitor global economic and financial developments and assess their implications for the economic outlook."
Asia's central banks have almost no reasons to hike rates in 2019
Thu, Dec 20, 2018
Weaker economic growth and tepid price pressures in Asia will leave central banks in the region with few reasons to tighten policy next year -- especially as U.S. rate hikes slow -- unless a new bout of currency weakness forces them to do so.
Global Markets: Asia shares inch up, Federal caution curbs dollar
Mon, Nov 19, 2018
"The exchange of barbs between Pence and Chinese President Xi Jinping in PNG on the weekend continues to suggest this is unlikely."
US Fed leaves rates unchanged, stays on course for December hike
Fri, Nov 09, 2018
The US Federal Reserve on Thursday left key interest rates unchanged, in line with market expectations, keeping the central bank on track to have one more rate hike in December.
Dollar at one week high after hawkish Fed minutes; Asia stocks capped
Thu, Oct 18, 2018
MSCI broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.2 percent, while the Australian benchmark also dropped 0.2 percent.
ECB should keep policy options open regardless of Fed
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
"We should keep our options open about the timing of our reinvestment in the following years," he told a conference on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund`s annual meeting in the Indonesian resort town of Nusa Dua.