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  • ECB to publish accounts of policy meetings from January

    The European Central Bank said on Thursday it would start publishing accounts of its monetary policy meetings next year, a move that will raise the ECB's transparency but still leave it behind other big central banks. The ECB will begin publishing the...
  • Negative Swiss rates may not take much shine off franc as safe-haven

    The Swiss National Bank's move to push interest rates into negative territory is unlikely to rob the franc of its safe-haven status among those fleeing riskier assets and the Russian crisis, but it may force a rethink among pension funds. Other low-...
  • U.S. jobless claims signal firmer labor market; other data mixed

    U.S. jobless claims signal firmer labor market; other data mixed
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. While other data on Thursday showed factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region braked sharply in...
  • Pimco sees global growth ramping up in 2015 - and Bernanke agrees

    Pacific Investment Management Co expects global growth to accelerate in 2015 to around 2.75 percent from around plus 2.5 percent this year, on expectations that supply-driven declines in oil prices were fundamentally positive, the bond giant said on...
  • Fed expands scope of Volcker rule delay until 2017

    The Federal Reserve on Thursday gave banks more time to meet a provision in the Volcker rule that bans them from betting with their own money through investments in risky hedge and private equity funds. The Fed had earlier announced the delay until...
  • Fed eyes audit push as key political challenge in 2015

    The U.S. Federal Reserve is lobbying to stem a rising threat to its independence as the "Audit the Fed" movement, once seen as usual background noise, looks set to gain momentum in 2015 when Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. Interviews...
  • Oil drop sends major central banks in different directions

    The world's major central banks are scrambling to work through the implications of the near halving of the price of oil in the second half of 2014, and they are coming up with very different conclusions. Perhaps unsurprisingly, policymakers looking at...
  • Brenda Wenning: The downside of the strong dollar

    Some see a strong dollar as a source of national pride. That's about all it is. When an ascending dollar buys increasing amounts of foreign currencies, the world's financial structure may end up battered. Sure, this may be a good time to plan that...
  • U.S. fed funds rate hit highest since two and a half weeks

    A key overnight borrowing cost for U.S. banks rose its highest level in 2-1/2 weeks on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve hinted it would might raise interest rates in 2015 due to a strengthening economy, Fed data released on Thursday showed. The...
  • Most Wall Street firms still project June 2015 rate hike: Reuters poll

    Economists at Wall Street's biggest banks remain convinced the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by next June and most expect the Fed to tighten policy more than once in 2015, a Reuters poll found after the U.S. central bank wrapped up a policy...
  • Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer

    Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that its first interest rate hike in eight years is approaching as policymakers stopped indicating that short-term rates would remain near zero for “a considerable time.” Instead, the Fed said in a...