Central banking

An investor stands in front of stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate intact and steered clear of suggesting that a cut was possible this year. Trading was light as markets in Japan and mainland China were closed. (AP Photo/Annice Lyn)
May 01, 2019 - 11:52 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate intact and steered clear of suggesting that a cut was possible this year. Trading was light with markets in Japan and mainland China closed. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.6% to 29,882...
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FILE- In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell gestures while speaking before the House Committee on Financial Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, May 1, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 01, 2019 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and signaled that no rate hikes are likely in coming months amid signs of renewed economic health but unusually low inflation. The Fed left its benchmark rate — which influences many consumer and business loans —...
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Specialist John Alatzas, left, and trader Michael Milano work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after several big U.S. companies reported earnings that were better than analysts were expecting. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 01, 2019 - 9:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved broadly higher in midday trading on Wall Street Wednesday as large U.S. companies continued to surprise investors with solid profits. Earnings reporting season is more than a third of the way through and the results have been tempering investors' worst fears about a...
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A woman walks through the viewing area at the Australian Stock Exchange in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Financial markets were mostly closed in Asia on Wednesday for holidays after Wall Street capped a wobbly trading session with meager gains. Australia's S&P ASX 200 rose 0.8% after ANZ reported a 2% increase in its profit, kicking off the earnings season for the country's Big Four banks. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
May 01, 2019 - 3:08 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Financial markets were mostly closed in Europe and Asia on Wednesday, while Wall Street futures advanced as investors awaited comment from the U.S. central bank. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 2.47 points to 7,420.69. Australia's S&P ASX 200 rose 0.8% on Wednesday to 6,375.90 after...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2019, file photo federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington. On Wednesday, May 1, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 01, 2019 - 1:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 4:45 a.m. Stock markets are edging higher ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting at which the central bank is not expected to change its interest rates but could give clues on their future direction...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo trader Joseph Lawler works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 30. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 30, 2019 - 2:05 pm
Wall Street capped a day of mostly wobbly trading with meager gains Tuesday, enough to nudge the S&P 500 to an all-time high for the third straight day. The benchmark index spent much of the day hovering below its previous high, but edged up in the last few minutes of trading. Household goods...
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Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 30, 2019 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says the president is still backing conservative commentator Stephen Moore for a spot on the Federal Reserve board, and she adds she's not concerned about some of his controversial comments on women. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Conway...
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A man walks near a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the Korea Exchange in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street hit a new high and Chinese factory grew in April but below the previous month's pace. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
April 29, 2019 - 10:40 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street hit a new high and Chinese factory activity grew in April but below the previous month's pace. Benchmarks in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney declined while Shanghai advanced. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. Purchasing...
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April 29, 2019 - 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator expressed doubts Monday about supporting Stephen Moore to join the Federal Reserve board and other GOP lawmakers were decidedly noncommittal, suggesting that President Donald Trump's selection for the post might be in trouble. Lawmakers' comments came as the...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Monday, April 29, 2019. Asian stock markets were mixed Monday as investors looked ahead to U.S.-Chinese trade talks and the Federal Reserve’s update on its U.S. interest rate outlook. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
April 29, 2019 - 12:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed on Monday as investors looked ahead to U.S.-Chinese trade talks and the Federal Reserve's update on its U.S. interest rate outlook. Benchmarks in Hong Kong and Seoul advanced, while Shanghai and Sydney declined. Japanese markets were closed for a...
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