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  • Europe risks, U.S. caution could delay British rate rises

    LONDON (Reuters) - The risk of a new recession in the euro zone and caution from the U.S. Federal Reserve are weighing on expectations of the timing of a first increase in British borrowing costs, potentially delaying it. The Bank of England, as...
  • Futures suggest traders see U.S. Fed hiking rates in fourth-quarter 2015

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Short-term U.S. interest rates futures were mostly higher early Thursday as traders now see the Federal Reserve will more likely raise policy rates in the fourth quarter in 2015 following a perceived dovish set of minutes on its...
  • Return of volatility brings currency funds a welcome windfall

    LONDON (Reuters) - Big price swings in the foreign exchange market are back and currency funds are reaping the benefit after years of poor returns as central bank cash suppressed the volatility on which they depend. Laith Khalaf, a strategist at...
  • Asian currencies to rise over next year but Fed hike to limit gains: Reuters poll

    BANGALORE (Reuters) - Emerging Asian currencies will rise a little over the next year on improved economic activity, although the Federal Reserve's anticipated policy tightening could limit gains, a Reuters poll showed. Almost every major Asian currency,...
  • Despite failed refi, Bernanke has plenty of mortgage options

    An unidentified lender rejected Ben S. Bernanke's request to refinance the loan on his Washington, D.C., house, but the former chairman of the Federal Reserve could easily have found a deal elsewhere had he looked around, mortgage experts said. Bernanke...
  • Fed must 'live by' its 2-percent inflation target, Evans says

    PLYMOUTH Wisc. (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve must "live by" its 2-percent inflation target, treating excessively low inflation as just as big a problem as excessively high inflation, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said on Wednesday. "I'm all...
  • No disruption from cap in reverse repos: NY Fed's Potter

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - There was no evidence of disruption to the U.S. funds market from the recently implemented cap on the amount of reverse repos, a key program the Federal Reserve will use when it begins to raise interest rates, the head of the...
  • Fed's Kocherlakota: it's a 'wintry economy' out there

    RAPID CITY S.D. (Reuters) - U.S. interest rates will still be lower than normal even after inflation rises back to the Fed's goal and the economy gets healthier, a top Fed official said on Tuesday. "It's a wintry economy out there, and we have to put on...
  • Since when can't Ben Bernanke refinance his Washington house?

    Since when can't Ben Bernanke refinance his Washington house?
    The account by former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke of how he couldn't refinance his Washington townhouse seemed the perfect example of mortgage lending standards that many complain are too tight.  Lending experts, though, said Bernanke's...
  • Fed's Kocherlakota: Labor market slack 'irrelevant' for policy

    RAPID CITY S.D. (Reuters) - Inflation, not the condition of the labor market, is what should drive Federal Reserve policy, a top Fed official said on Tuesday, arguing that low inflation compels the Fed to wait on rate hikes, even as the unemployment...
  • Fed will adjust policy tightening depending on markets: Dudley

    TROY N.Y. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is prepared to adjust its approach to raising U.S. interest rates, when the time comes, depending on the reaction of financial markets, New York Fed President William Dudley said on Tuesday. "The trickiest part...