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  • 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...
  • Bank of England's Kohn urges banks to focus on risks from end to QE

    LONDON (Reuters) - British banks need to prepare for the risk of financial market turmoil when central banks end unconventional monetary policy such as asset purchases, the Bank of England said on Thursday. Don Kohn, a former vice-chairman of the U.S....
  • U.S. Fed maintains guidance, expects rate hikes at quicker pace

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday renewed a pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time" and repeated concerns over slack in the labor market, standing firm against calls to overhaul its policy statement. Many...
  • U.S. House passes Fed audit bill; measure seen doomed in Senate

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Wednesday that would open up Federal Reserve monetary policy decisions to a congressional audit, reviving a measure passed in 2012. But the legislation approved by...
  • Fed's rate guidance on chopping block, new exit plan nears

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is facing perhaps its most pivotal meeting of the year next week, as it debates a potential overhaul of its guidance on interest rates and seeks to nail down a plan for exiting its extraordinarily easy monetary policy....
  • Consumer prices fall for first time in 16 months on lower gas costs

     Consumer prices fall for first time in 16 months on lower gas costs
    Consumer prices fell in August for the first time in 16 months as lower gasoline costs helped keep inflation tame, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The report should ease pressure on Federal Reserve policymakers, meeting this week, to start...
  • China, Singapore slowdown weigh on third-quarter Asia business sentiment

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Business sentiment among Asia's top companies fell sharply in the third quarter, weighed down by worries about China's slowing economy, a possible end to the U.S. Federal Reserve's stimulus policy and a decline in the outlook for...
  • U.S. Fed official's bank capital comments pressure stocks

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Federal Reserve official on Tuesday warned the biggest U.S. banks they would soon face new funding rules that exceed international standards, a move he said could lead some firms to shrink rather than face the strict requirements....
  • Bond traders see more turbulence ahead for U.S. interest rates

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rising volatility in U.S. interest rates is seen in coming months as traders expect the Federal Reserve to move away from its near-zero interest rate policy held for the past six years. Several measures of interest rate volatility...
  • Stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed

    NEW YORK — The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates. Stocks flitted between gains and losses through most of morning, then turned broadly higher in the afternoon on gains...
  • Fed's Powell says labor market still has 'a lot of slack'

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top U.S. Federal Reserve official said on Thursday that there is still a lot of slack in the U.S. jobs market even as hiring has accelerated and unemployment has fallen in recent months. "The labor market has improved significantly...