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US Fed keeps rates unchanged, says sees no strong case for hiking or cutting rates
Thu, May 02, 2019
The U.S. Federal Reserve 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 and the likelihood that weak inflation will edge higher.
US Federal Reserve done raising interest rates; significant chance of cut in 2020: Reuters poll
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
The change in the Fed`s tone lines up with other major central banks which have recently turned dovish, influenced by increasing concerns of a global economic slowdown and political uncertainties like Brexit and the U.S.-China trade war.
US stocks mixed after Fed chair's testimony
Thu, Feb 28, 2019
Shares of UnitedHealth Group dropped nearly 5 percent around market close, as the overall healthcare sector was weighed down after a U.S. congressional hearing on medicines' prices in Washington.
US Fed permanently bars former JPMorgan banker over China hiring scandal
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
In 2016 the bank agreed to pay a total of $264 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Justice Department and the Fed, to resolve the allegations its hiring program had violated the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Budget 2019: What will stir Indian Rupee on the D-Day? Forex investors eye this major reform
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
Currently, Indian Rupee has been trading between 71 - 72 level against US dollar benchmark index at interbank forex market.
US Fed's rate hike aftermath! Sensex, Nifty in red; Should Indian markets and rupee worry?
Thu, Dec 20, 2018
Investors continued to have bearish sentiments regarding Indian benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty, which have lost more than 280 points and 50 points respectively in today’s trading session.
Wow! Rupee makes highest one-day gains since 2013; is the worst over?
Thu, Dec 20, 2018
Indian currency made a massive 1-day gain, which was not seen since 2013? Between September 2013 to December 18, the currency rose by Rs 1.12 against the dollar closing at 70.44 on Tuesday.
Santa rally! Nifty seen at 11,100 soon; hold on tight, breath-taking ride in the works
Thu, Dec 20, 2018
Investors are cautious on markets as US Federal Reserves is seen to hike policy rates for the fourth time this year, and not only that, slower pace of rate hikes are foreseen next year.
When will Indian rupee strengthen? Don't hold your breath!
Mon, Oct 29, 2018
Other major central banks including the Bank of England are also tightening the screws as growth and inflation pick up. That leaves only Bank of Japan, which is still providing liquidity at ultra-low levels. It’s a known fact that, as rates shoot up in developed market economies and as the liquidity dries up, scramble for quality assets become all the more prominent. Which means funds flow into emerging market economies comes under renewed pressure.
RBI rate hike ahead of monetary policy meet likely; may hurt overall growth
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
With domestic fuel prices surging ahead and global crude oil prices remaining high over $80 a barrel coupled with free fall of rupee and widening current account deficit, the situation is not all that comfortable for the central bank to continue with the pause in repo rate hike during the current month’s monetary policy.
Gold prices slip today as dollar firms amid US Fed rate hike view
Mon, Oct 01, 2018
Higher US interest rates tend to boost the dollar and push bond yields up, putting pressure on gold prices by increasing the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion. Spot gold was down 0.5 percent at $1,186.29, as of 0748 GMT. In the previous session, gold touched its lowest since Aug. 17 at $1,180.34 an ounce.
US Fed leaves interest rates unchanged amid trade concerns
Thu, Aug 02, 2018
The Fed decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1.75 to 2 per cent, the central bank said in a statement after concluding a two-day policy meeting, Xinhua reported.
Global debt load at a record high of $247 trillion; jumps 11.1% in first quarter
Wed, Jul 11, 2018
The report released on Tuesday by the IIF, a global bank lobbying group, said the ratio of debt to gross domestic product of these nations, which include the Group of Seven industrialized nations and the majority of emerging market economies, increased to 318 percent.
US Federal Reserve lifts rates amid stronger inflation, hints at more hikes in 2018
Thu, Jun 14, 2018
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday, a move that was widely expected but still marked a milestone in the U.S. central bank’s shift from policies used to battle the 2007-2009 financial crisis and recession.
This is what RBI Governor Urjit Patel said ahead of RBI monetary policy meet
Mon, Jun 04, 2018
Global spillovers did not manifest themselves until October of last year. But they have been playing out vividly since the Fed started shrinking its balance sheet: Urjit Patel
Deutsche Bank's U.S. operations deemed 'troubled' by Fed a year ago - WSJ
Thu, May 31, 2018
The United States Federal Reserve last year designated Deutsche Bank AG`s U.S. operations to be in "troubled condition", The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged, says inflation near goal
Thu, May 03, 2018
The US Federal Reserve's decision to leave its benchmark overnight lending rate in a target range of between 1.50 percent and 1.75 percent was unanimous. Investors had all but ruled out another increase at this week`s meeting.
Asian markets slip, dollar near 5-week high; Fed chief James Powell revives rate hike fears
Thu, Mar 01, 2018
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, in his first public appearance as head of the U.S. central bank, vowed on Tuesday to prevent the economy from overheating.
FAST MONEY: IDBI Bank, Tata Chemicals among key trading ideas for today
Wed, Feb 28, 2018
The domestic market is expected to open lower on Wednesday, tracking negative trend in Asian markets, which faltered as risk appetite soured after comments from new Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell revived fears about faster rate hikes in the United States.
New US Fed chair Jerome Powell wins Wall Street praise despite stock drop
Wed, Feb 28, 2018
Jerome Powell’s prepared testimony and parrying of questions during the roughly three-hour hearing at the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee reassured investors about his ability to steer the Fed.