Central banking

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at the annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics, in Boston. Speaking Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, to an audience at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Powell said the U.S. economy is performing well but he's eyeing potential risks ahead. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
November 14, 2018 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the U.S. economy is performing well but he's eyeing potential risks ahead. Those include a slowdown in global growth, the fading impact from tax cuts and the cumulative weight of the Fed's own interest rate hikes. Speaking...
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An investor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Asian stock markets fell Friday after a post-election Wall Street rally faded amid expectations of U.S. interest rate hikes despite the Federal Reserve's decision to hold off this week. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
November 09, 2018 - 4:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks and the price of oil fell Friday after the U.S. Federal Reserve suggested it will keep raising interest rates, tightening the supply of money that has supported markets in recent years. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX lost 0.7 percent to 11,442 and France's CAC 40 lost 1.1...
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Traders Eric Schumacher, left, and Richard Deviccaro work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Stocks are opening modestly lower on Wall Street as the market gives back some of its big gains from the day before. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 08, 2018 - 10:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. are slightly lower Thursday afternoon after a big rally the day before. Technology and internet companies are slipping after chipmaker Qualcomm gave a disappointing revenue forecast for the current quarter. Banks are rising as the Federal Reserve wraps up its...
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A woman walks past as she looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Asian markets rose on Thursday after the U.S. midterm elections went as expected, soothing fears of a sudden shift on trade and economic policies.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 08, 2018 - 3:03 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. midterm elections quelled fears of a drastic shift in policies. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX fell back, losing 0.3 percent to 11,548.69 and the CAC 40 in France slipped 0.2 percent to 5,127.63. Britain's FTSE 100 gained...
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FILE- In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, left, and Randal Quarles, vice chair for supervision, gather their things at the end of a Federal Reserve Board meeting at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. On Thursday, Nov. 8, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 08, 2018 - 12:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates once more this year but will likely hold off on any action when its latest policy meeting ends Thursday. Still, investors will be parsing the statement the Fed will issue after its meeting for any sign that it might be...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2016, file photo, a clerk counts Chinese currency notes at a bank outlet in Huaibei in central China's Anhui province. China's foreign currency reserves declined in October, 2018, suggesting Beijing might be intervening in market to keep its yuan's politically sensitive exchange rate from falling to far against the dollar. Central bank data on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, showed the reserves, the world’s biggest, contracted by about $34 billion to just over $3 trillion.(Chinatopix via AP, File)
November 07, 2018 - 3:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign currency reserves declined in October in a sign Beijing might be intervening in the market to keep its yuan from falling too far against the dollar and triggering a possible U.S. backlash amid a tariff battle. The reserves, the world's largest, declined by about $34...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may weigh on business appetite. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 31, 2018 - 5:15 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were broadly higher Wednesday after major companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may deter corporate investment. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 rebounded 1.5 percent to 7,138. Germany's DAX...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may weigh on business appetite. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 30, 2018 - 9:14 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may deter corporate investment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.8 percent to 21,841.65 and the...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Shares fell Thursday in Asia after a retreat on Wall Street driven by a sell-off of technology shares, homebuilders and retailers. A report of weaker Japanese exports in September underscored uncertainties over the outlook for trade. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 18, 2018 - 5:36 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets mostly dipped on Thursday on the news that some policymakers at Federal Reserve think interest rates should continue to be raised until they are slightly restrictive. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX shed 0.1 percent to 11,704 and the CAC 40 in France gained 0.4 percent to...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during a signing ceremony for the "Save Our Seas Act of 2018" in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 11, 2018 - 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday escalated his attack on the Federal Reserve's interest rate increases, asserting that "the Fed is out of control" and blaming it for this week's plunge in stock prices. "It's a correction that I think is caused by the Federal Reserve with...
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