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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Exclusive: BNP asks other banks for help as dollar clearing ban nears

    LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - BNP Paribas has asked at least three banks to help it clear certain energy transactions in U.S. dollars next year to make sure it can keep its energy trade finance division operating after a ban imposed for violating U.S....
  • U.S. job openings hit highest level since 2001

    U.S. job openings hit highest level since 2001
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job openings rose to their highest level in more than 13 years in August even as hiring fell, the U.S. Department of Labor said. Job openings were at a seasonally adjusted 4.835 million compared with a downwardly revised 4.605...
  • 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...
  • World Bank trims China, East Asia 2014-2016 growth forecasts

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The World Bank cut its 2014-2016 growth forecasts for developing East Asia, noting that China was likely to slow due to policies aimed at putting the economy on a more sustainable footing, and it also cautioned of capital-flight...