Central banking

FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file photo specialist Mark Fitzgerald works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 31. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 31, 2019 - 7:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Wednesday on Wall Street as the technology sector gained ground after a solid earnings report from iPhone maker Apple. Stocks declined the first days of the week after setting records last week. Investors have been absorbing a heavy flow of...
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July 31, 2019 - 2:47 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Official figures show inflation and growth have sagged in the eurozone, adding to the case for the European Central Bank to add another blast of monetary stimulus at its September meeting. The European Union statistics agency said Wednesday that growth halved in the second...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday as envoys from the U.S. and China prepared to resume trade talks, this time in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 29, 2019 - 11:15 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday as envoys from the U.S. and China prepared to resume trade talks, this time in Shanghai. Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.4% to 21,709.31 after the Bank of Japan opted to keep its policy intact and leave its benchmark interest rate at...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file photo trader William Lawrence works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading on Wall Street Monday, July 29, as investors pulled back after pushing stocks to record highs last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 29, 2019 - 9:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved lower in midday trading on Wall Street Monday as investors pulled back after pushing stocks to record highs last week. Investors started the week with a cautious approach and are keeping a close watch on the Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week, along with...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 19 2019, file photo specialist Mark Otto, left, and trader Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 26. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 26, 2019 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks pushed to record heights Friday following strong profit reports from Google's parent company, Twitter and other big corporations. Companies are nearly midway through earnings reporting season, and results have generally been better than the dismal expectations that...
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July 26, 2019 - 6:48 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank says it and 21 national central banks in Europe are letting a formal agreement regulating gold sales expire, saying the deal that once sought to stabilize the market for the precious metal is no longer needed. The ECB said Friday that the fourth...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 photo the European Central Bank (ECB) sits next to the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany. The European Central Bank could take action including a possible rate cut at its policy meeting on Thursday, as central banks around the globe get ready to rev up stimulus in order to support the long-running recovery from the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
July 25, 2019 - 5:15 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank joined the U.S Federal Reserve in saying that more stimulus could be coming soon to support an economy weakening in the face of global tensions over trade. The ECB said Thursday after a policy meeting that it could cut interest rates as its next...
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A special gong is prepared for the launch of the SSE STAR Market in the hall of Shanghai Securities Exchange in Shanghai, China, Monday, July 22, 2019. Trading started Monday on a Chinese stock market for high-tech companies that play a key role in official development plans that are straining relations with Washington. (Chinatopix via AP)
July 21, 2019 - 11:23 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday, tracking losses on Wall Street, though a newly launched technology stocks market in Shanghai soared with its trading debut. Prices of the 25 companies listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange's STAR Market more than doubled, with one company, Anji...
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A special gong is prepared for the launch of the SSE STAR Market in the hall of Shanghai Securities Exchange in Shanghai, China, Monday, July 22, 2019. Trading started Monday on a Chinese stock market for high-tech companies that play a key role in official development plans that are straining relations with Washington. (Chinatopix via AP)
July 21, 2019 - 10:29 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday, tracking losses on Wall Street, though a newly launched technology stocks market in Shanghai soared with its trading debut. Prices of the 25 companies listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange's STAR Market more than doubled, with one company, Anji...
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Trader Fred Reimer works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, July 19, 2019. U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading on Wall Street Friday and chipped away at the week's losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 19, 2019 - 11:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up early gains and moved sideways in afternoon trading on Wall Street Friday. Markets have been volatile throughout the week as investors assess the latest mixed set of corporate earnings reports. The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Monday and then wobbled...
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