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  • Lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to restrict its crisis lending programs for big banks, which were criticized as bailouts during the 2007-2009 meltdown. During the crisis, the Fed invoked its...
  • ECB in policy limbo, boxed in by its own plans

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is in a policy no man's land, bombarded by news of a stagnating euro zone economy but hesitant to move forward with new stimulus until measures it loaded in June have ignited. After the ECB cut interest...
  • Unemployed take their case to Fed officials at Jackson Hole

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - Reginald Rounds was among those present at the Federal Reserve's high-flying monetary conference here, enjoying the chance to button hole two top officials of the U.S. central bank. The St. Louis resident is neither an...
  • BoE can resolve financial stability coordination issues: Broadbent

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - There are potential "coordination issues" between the Bank of England's (BoE) new financial stability committee and other bank functions, a senior BoE official said on Saturday, adding that these issues can be resolved....
  • Fed in 'real debate' on rate hike in early to mid-2015: Lockhart

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is focused on an initial interest rate hike between the first quarter and the middle of next year, with possible changes in its main policy statement as soon as next month, Atlanta Fed President...
  • Yellen resists pressure to tighten monetary policy more quickly

    Resisting pressure to tighten monetary policy more quickly, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said there was no "simple recipe" for central bank policymakers in deciding when the labor market had improved enough to handle a rise in interest...
  • As Fed debates rate path, focus on jobs data stirs its own debate

    As Fed debates rate path, focus on jobs data stirs its own debate
    JACKSON HOLE Wyo (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's intensive focus on a wide range of labor market data to guide policy-making is driving a wedge between its core decision-makers and others who feel the central bank is straying from traditional...
  • Jim O'Neill: Calm in financial markets rests on faith in the Fed

    Talk about a summer lull. I worked in finance for the best part of 30 years, and I can't remember a period quite like this. Such a peculiar calm presents certain challenges. I'm almost glad not to be more actively involved. To begin with, coping with the...
  • ECB may need to act if European inflation falls further: Draghi

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo (Reuters) - A further drop in European inflation would pose price stability risks and the European Central Bank would use "all the available instruments" in response, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Friday. "The governing council will...
  • Janet Yellen says no 'simple recipe' for Fed on interest rate hikes

    Resisting pressure to more quickly tighten monetary policy, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Friday there was no "simple recipe" for central bank policymakers in deciding when the labor market had improved enough to handle a rise in...
  • Fed 'mired' in debate at margins of labor market: Plosser

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is "mired" in debate over corners of the U.S. labor market that it has little chance of improving, and it should instead prepare the public for an interest-rate rise, a Fed official known for his hawkish...