Central banking

The sun rises next to the European Central Bank at the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, early Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
August 22, 2019 - 6:48 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is weighing a broad package of stimulus measures including an interest rate cut and new bond purchases to counter worries that economic growth is slowing more than expected amid U.S.-China trade tensions. The written account of the July 25 policy...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, left, talk as they arrive for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. The German government sold 30-year bonds at a negative interest rate Wednesday Aug. 21, 2019, in a sign of the clouds over markets and future growth as well as increased expectations that more central bank stimulus is likely on the way.(AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
August 21, 2019 - 11:55 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Imagine lending money to someone and having to pay for the privilege of doing so. Or being asked to invest and informed of how much money you'll lose. Sounds absurd, but increasingly that's the global bond market these days. A rising share of government and corporate bonds...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Matesic works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 21, 2019 - 7:22 am
U.S. stocks marched broadly higher in early trading Wednesday as investors welcomed a batch of strong earnings reports from several big retailers. Target and Lowe's surged, leading a rally in retail stocks, as the market bounced back from its first loss in four days. Technology companies accounted...
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People stand by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Asia stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest rate cuts. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
August 20, 2019 - 10:57 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asia stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest rate cuts. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Shanghai and Australia declined while South Korea was little-changed. U.S...
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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway talks with reporters at the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Conway declares that the “fundamentals” of the U.S. economy are strong, citing benchmarks to support her contention. The job market does look solid, yet the factory and housing sectors are struggling and financial markets are sounding the alarm that growth is much shakier than the administration says. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 19, 2019 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted on Monday, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection. Exhibiting no such concern, senior adviser...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, the sun sets over the city of Frankfurt with the buildings of the banking district. Germany, Europe's industrial powerhouse and biggest economy, with companies like Volkswagen, Siemens and BASF, may be entering a recession, according to a gloomy report from the country's central bank Monday, August 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
August 19, 2019 - 12:20 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany, Europe's industrial powerhouse and biggest economy, with companies like Volkswagen, Siemens and BASF, may be entering a recession, according to a gloomy report from the country's central bank Monday — a development that could have repercussions for the rest of the eurozone...
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August 19, 2019 - 9:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by at least a full percentage point "over a fairly short period of time," saying such a move would make the U.S. economy even better and would also "greatly and quickly" enhance the global economy. In...
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A man stretches as he walks over a bridge in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. In the background is the building of the European Central Bank. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
August 19, 2019 - 9:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 19-country eurozone was revised down for July, official figures showed Monday, bolstering expectations that the European Central Bank will provide another shot of stimulus to the single currency bloc next month. Eurostat said consumer prices across the eurozone...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Asian shares were higher Monday, as investors continue to rejigger their read on President Donald Trump's trade war and growing worries about slowing economies around the world.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 18, 2019 - 6:45 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Monday, as investors continue to rejigger their read on President Donald Trump's trade war and growing worries about slowing economies around the world. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.6% in early trading to 20,532.95. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.8...
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Trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher at the end of a turbulent week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 17, 2019 - 8:22 am
You're not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at the stock market, where perplexed investors have been sending stocks on a wild ride in August. And there could be plenty more where that came from. Two notoriously volatile months for stocks lie just ahead. Stocks...
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