Central banking

Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury Secretary speaks to media at the venue of G20 Finance Minister and Central Bank Governors Meeting Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Fukuoka, western Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 07, 2019 - 10:00 pm
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the meeting of financial leaders of the Group of 20 major economies (all times local): 1:50 p.m. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he plans to speak one-on-one with China's central bank governor about trade. Mnuchin said Saturday that he would hold...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, delivers a speech during the G20 Ministerial Symposium on International Taxation in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Fukuoka, southern Japan Saturday, June 8, 2019. Finance chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies meeting in the Japanese city of Fukuoka are debating how to revise tax systems to ensure big companies pay their fair share and support economies as global growth slows. (Toshifumi Kitamura/Pool Photo via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 9:51 pm
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Finance chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies meeting in the Japanese city of Fukuoka debated Saturday over how to revise tax systems to ensure big companies pay their fair share and support economies as global growth slows. One aim is to prevent a "race to the bottom" by...
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Police officers stand guard to check the vehicles near the venue of G20 Finance Ministers' and Central Bank Governors' Meeting Friday, June 7, 2019, in Fukuoka, western Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 07, 2019 - 4:41 pm
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Japan this weekend will try to make headway on longstanding issues such as how much global giants like Facebook and Amazon should pay in taxes. They're likely to end up focusing a large share of their attention, however,...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo trader Craig Esposito, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 07, 2019 - 6:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are rising Friday as a lackluster report on hiring increases the odds the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates in the coming months. Investors also bought bonds in anticipation of lower rates. The...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2019, file photo specialists Michael Pistillo, left, and David Haubner confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 6. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 06, 2019 - 10:41 am
Major U.S. stock indexes edged mostly higher in afternoon trading Thursday as investors await signs of progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and Mexico. The muted trading followed two days of gains driven by investors betting that the Federal Reserve could cut interest rates this year...
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European flags blow in front of the European Central Bank as the sun rises in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 06, 2019 - 4:51 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The European Central Bank has taken action to support the economy in the 19 countries that use the euro, responding to fears about global trade conflicts. The ECB said Thursday...
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The bull and bear in front of the stock market are painted all green in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, June 3, 2019. They were painted on occasion of the upcoming "Green Sauce" week when Frankfurt celebrates its most popular dish. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 06, 2019 - 1:31 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is weighing what to do about growth worries and sluggish inflation, just two days after the U.S. Federal Reserve opened the door to more stimulus. Speculation has grown that the bank could act to boost the economy against a background of sagging...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2019, file photo building cranes are seen at the construction site of a condominium complex with the Lower Manhattan skyline seen in the background in Weehawken, N.J. The Federal Reserve releases its latest "Beige Book" survey of economic conditions on Wednesday, June 5. The Beige Book is based on anecdotal reports from businesses and will be considered along with other data when Fed policymakers meet next. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
June 05, 2019 - 11:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says most areas of the country saw a slight improvement in economic activity in the spring, but those gains were tempered by concerns over rising trade tensions. In its latest report on economic conditions nationwide, the Fed says businesses reported solid...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo specialists James Denaro, left, and Mario Picone work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 5. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 05, 2019 - 7:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors pushed U.S. stocks higher in early trading Wednesday on Wall Street and extended a rally prompted by signs that the Federal Reserve is willing to cut rates to reinforce economic growth. Stocks limped into June following a broad slump in May caused by increasing anxiety...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Shares surged Wednesday in Asia following a rally on Wall Street spurred by signs the Federal Reserve is ready to cut interest rates to support the U.S. economy against risks from escalating trade wars.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 05, 2019 - 12:11 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares surged Wednesday in Asia following a rally on Wall Street spurred by signs the Federal Reserve is ready to cut interest rates to support the U.S. economy against risks from escalating trade wars. But most markets gave back some gains after the World Bank said it was...
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