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  • Bill Gross gives somber outlook for financial markets

    In his first presentation to investors since his abrupt departure from Pacific Investment Management Co., "bond king" Bill Gross acknowledged he'd had a "rough few weeks" and would have preferred to retire from Pimco, the Newport Beach investment firm...
  • 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...
  • Fed's Williams: Can't wait too long to raise rates

    LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official warned on Thursday that the U.S. economy could overheat if the central bank waits too long to raise interest rates. John Williams, president of the San Francisco Fed, predicted that inflation and...
  • Dollar rises above 110 yen for the first time since August 2008

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar rose above 110 yen for the first time since August 2008 on Wednesday, continuing to ride on bullish momentum against its peers generated by gains against a flagging euro. The dollar had jumped more than five percent against...
  • Fed officials link rate increase to economic data

    Federal Reserve officials, worried about weak growth overseas, agreed last month that they would begin raising interest rates only when measures of the economy's health and inflation signaled the time was right. Minutes of the Fed's discussions at the...
  • 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...
  • Fed's monetary affairs division chief to step down

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's head of its monetary affairs division plans to step down, the U.S. central bank said on Wednesday. William English, who started his career at the central bank's board of governors in 1992, will remain as a...
  • FACTBOX: Fed staff forecasts from FOMC minutes

    (Reuters) - The following are the Federal Reserve's staff forecasts as contained in the minutes of recent Federal Open Market Committee meetings: SEPT 16-17 FOMC: Minutes released on Oct. 8: "In the economic forecast prepared by the staff for the...