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Fed policymakers double down on vow to keep interest rates near zero
Thu, Sep 24, 2020
Hoping to convince investors they will keep monetary policy super easy for years, two Federal Reserve officials on Wednesday explicitly pledged no rate hikes until inflation gets to 2% and stays there.
Fed's Powell says central bank committed to using all tools to help recovery
Tue, Sep 22, 2020
The Federal Reserve remains committed to using all the tools at its disposal to help the U.S. economy recover from the blow delivered by the coronavirus pandemic, Chair Jerome Powell said on Monday.
Fed touts economic recovery, vows to keep interest rates low
Thu, Sep 17, 2020
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday vowed to keep interest rates near zero until inflation is on track to overshoot the U.S. central bank`s 2% target.
Mask-wearing key to US economic recovery: Fed official
Sat, Jul 11, 2020
Mask-wearing will be key to ensuring a faster US economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior Federal Reserve official said.
Fed adds Apple, Anheuser-Busch, Expedia to its bond holdings
Sat, Jul 11, 2020
The US Federal Reserve added $1.33 billion in bonds of individual companies from June 22 to June 30, including iPhone maker Apple Inc, beer-producer Anheuser-Busch and travel booker Expedia Group.
Fed revisits idea of pledging to keep interest rates low
Thu, Jul 02, 2020
Federal Reserve policymakers are looking at reviving a Great Recession-era promise to keep interest rates low until certain conditions are met.
Fed Chief Jerome Powell says US economy facing heightened uncertainty
Tue, Jun 30, 2020
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the outlook for the US economy is "extraordinarily uncertain."
Wall Street closes higher on signs of economic recovery
Wed, Jun 17, 2020
Wall Street advanced on Tuesday as the prospect of additional stimulus and a record jump in retail sales suggested the U.S. economy could bounce back sooner than expected, five months into its pandemic-inflicted recession
US Fed’s decision to buy corporate bonds is special booster for markets, Anil Singhvi says
Tue, Jun 16, 2020
The Federal Reserve's announcement to buy corporate bonds of the US companies has acted as an “extra booster” for the US markets, Zee Business Managing Editor Anil Singhvi opines. Till now, the central bank was buying assets in the ETF class, every month, he added
US unemployment rate soars to post-World War Two record high: Fed Reserve
Sat, Jun 13, 2020
The US Federal Reserve said the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an alarming surge in job losses, "with the unemployment rate, which had been at a 50-year low, soaring to a post-World War II record high".
Economists warn of 2nd COVID-19 wave risk in US
Sat, Jun 13, 2020
Economists are warning of the growing risk of a second COVID-19 wave in the US as reopening efforts continue across the nation.
US Federal Reserve keeps interest rates at record-low level near zero
Thu, Jun 11, 2020
The US Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at the record-low level of near zero amid mounting fallout from the COVID-19-induced recession.
Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell fears second Coronavirus wave, reiterates crisis-fighting pledge
Sat, May 30, 2020
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Friday said a potential surge in US coronavirus infections could derail the recovery from the deep downturn triggered by the pandemic.
Bank of Japan launches its version of US Federal Reserve`s "Main Street" lending scheme
Fri, May 22, 2020
Japan`s central bank created its own version of the U.S. Federal Reserve`s "Main Street" lending programme to channel more money to small businesses.
Federal Reserve on hold but next move may be rate cut, says Kashkari
Sat, Jan 11, 2020
Neel Kashkari, who rotates into a voting spot on the Fed`s policy-setting panel this year, has been among the most dovish of the Fed`s 17 policymakers, pushing for steeper rate cuts last year than he and his colleagues actually delivered.
Fed faces new trade-offs, hunts for new model, in low-rate world
Mon, Jan 06, 2020
US Federal Reserve grappling with how to fight the next recession, as experts debate new approaches to financial regulation as well as a fuller overhaul of Fed strategy.
Sensex logs all time high of 40,329 after US Fed's rate cut
Thu, Oct 31, 2019
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut interest rates for the third time this year in a move to ensure the US economy weathers a global trade war without slipping into a recession.
Fed Rate Cut: US Federal Reserve cuts interest rate by 25 bps to sustain growth
Thu, Oct 31, 2019
Fed Rate Cut: The Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut interest rates for the third time this year to help sustain US growth despite a slowdown in other parts of the world.
Explained: Five ways the Fed's expected rate cut could affect consumers
Wed, Sep 18, 2019
Broader impacts of the Fed`s decision to stop raising rates and start cutting them this year are already being felt across the economy. Investors anticipated that the Fed would cut further, lowering yields on bonds, and reducing mortgage rates.
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.