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  • Yellen doesn't comment on policy at conference on savings

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen did not comment on the central bank's most recent policy decisions or the U.S. economy in pre-recorded remarks to a conference on savings among low-income families on Thursday. Yellen's remarks...
  • India calls for G20 swap lines to mitigate U.S. stimulus withdrawal

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India urged the Group of 20 nations on Thursday to consider creating currency swap lines to mitigate the impact on emerging economies of the expected withdrawal of the U.S. Federal Reserve's vast monetary stimulus. Describing the...
  • Stocks creep higher after jobless claims drop

    NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market headed up in early Thursday trading as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight gains come a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it's in no rush to raise interest rates. KEEPING...
  • Wall Street edges higher after Fed; Dow sets record

    Wall Street edges higher after Fed; Dow sets record
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher in volatile trading on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve renewed its pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time" and repeated concerns over slack in the labor market, standing firm...
  • Central banks inflating 'elevated' asset prices: BIS

    LONDON (Reuters) - Financial asset prices are at "elevated" levels and market volatility remains "exceptionally subdued" thanks to ultra-loose monetary policies being implemented by central banks around the world, the Bank for International Settlements...
  • With eye on market stability, Fischer carves out Fed role

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer has been tapped to head a new financial stability panel at the U.S. central bank, an influential perch he could use to try to broaden and enhance the Fed's powers to ward off a future...
  • Options trading heats up on big bets U.S. rates are going up

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Traders piled into U.S. short-term interest rates options on Friday, adopting a bearish posture on the view the Federal Reserve will signal next week that interest rates will be notably higher by the end of next year. Block trades in...
  • Fed to drop low-rate promise next week, top economist says

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve will drop its promise to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" after it ends its bond-buying program, paving the way for a first Fed rate hike in June 2015, a top Wall Street economist predicted on...
  • Fed nears end of stimulus but stays vague on interest rate hike timing

    Federal Reserve policymakers took the next-to-last step in ending their controversial bond-buying stimulus program as the economy continues to heal. But they offered no new hints on how soon the Fed would once again hike interest rates — after...
  • Federal Reserve signals faster but still slow path for rate rises

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve officials nudged their expected path of interest rate increases higher on Wednesday, but did little to change the outlook for a long slow climb back up to normal monetary policy. The revised rate projections left a...
  • U.S. inflation surprisingly weak, Fed keeps low rates pledge

    U.S. inflation surprisingly weak, Fed keeps low rates pledge
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in August and underlying inflation pressures were muted, which could lessen the urgency for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. The Labor Department said...