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Fed policymakers 'open' to rate cut as risks to outlook rise
Fri, Oct 04, 2019
The Fed has cut rates twice this year as U.S. businesses were hit by rising trade tensions with China, political risk including Britain`s potentially chaotic divorce from the European Union, and weakening economic growth in Germany and elsewhere.
BIG MOVE! US Fed cuts interest rates, signals holding pattern for now
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates again on Wednesday to help sustain a record-long economic expansion but signalled a higher bar to further reductions in borrowing costs, eliciting a fast and sharp rebuke from President Donald Trump.
Donald Trump blasts US Fed, wants zero interest rates
Thu, Sep 12, 2019
The president has been attacking Powell, who he named to head the Federal Reserve, and monetary policy makers for months for not cutting interest rates to stimulate the economy, which is still growing and boasts a strong labour market.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman set to list actions of 100-days amid low macro stats
Tue, Sep 10, 2019
On Monday, Industry body SIAM figures revealed that monthly passenger vehicle and car sales recorded their steepest fall ever in August, highlighting the continued slowdown in the sector amid assurances by the government for revival.
US Federal Reserve cuts benchmark interest rate by quarter-percentage point
Thu, Aug 01, 2019
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell had strongly hinted earlier this month that the benchmark rate would be lowered at the July meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee due to persistent trade tensions, global weakness and a notable slowdown in business investment.
Gold price prediction 2020: This is what can happen to yellow metal in one year
Sun, Jul 21, 2019
Gold price prediction 2020: In India, gold prices have already clocked new high of Rs 36,000 in 10 gram (24 karat) in many cities.
As gold prices glitter at all-time highs, is a setback on the cards? Here is what lies in store
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
If gold prices continue to shine, possibility is high demand could slow down especially in festive season.
US Fed leaves interest rates unchanged amid trade row with China
Thu, Jun 20, 2019
The central bank noted that the US labour market "remains strong" and economic activity "is rising at a moderate rate" since May, while indicators of business fixed investment "have been soft" and uncertainties about the economic outlook "have increased."
A currency war on the way? Donald Trump, Mario Draghi, US dollar in focus - Indian rupee to benefit if US Fed cuts rates further
Wed, Jun 19, 2019
The Indian rupee has been appreciating against the US dollar at interbank forex market over the past few days.
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.