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Money and Monetary Policy

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  • Fed officials debate timing of interest rate increases: WSJ

    (Reuters) - A debate is intensifying among the Federal Reserve's regional bank presidents about whether to push interest rates up from zero sooner than planned because of recent improvements in the U.S. job market, the Wall Street Journal reported....
  • Fed's Lockhart says exit policy mix not set

    JACKSON Wyoming (Reuters) - Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart said on Friday the U.S. central bank had not decided on its exact mix of tools to manage interest rates in the future but that interest on excess reserves would likely play a...
  • Rate liftoff still not likely until second half of 2015: Fed's Lockhart

    JACKSON Wyoming (Reuters) - Federal Reserve officials on Friday said U.S. labor markets remain slack and inflation unlikely to accelerate, damping any sense that recent strong jobs and other data may prompt the central bank to raise interest rates...
  • Three credit unions growing rapidly

    Three credit unions growing rapidly
    Three of the state's fastest growing credit unions are based in Broward County: City County, BrightStar and Sun credit unions, according to a statewide study. The three grew assets by more than 10 percent last year as a time when nationally the...
  • Fed closer to tightening policy than many think: Plosser

    (Reuters) - A top U.S. central banker said on Friday the Federal Reserve may be "closer than a lot of people think" to raising interest rates given the firmer recent inflation and labor data. Charles Plosser, president of the Philadelphia Fed, told...
  • Not a 'catastrophe' if U.S. inflation rises over 2 pct -Fed's Evans

    (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve could well let inflation rise to 2.4 percent or so, above its 2-percent target, if the economy requires it, a top U.S. central banker said. Chicago Fed President Charles Evans, in an interview with Bloomberg TV on...
  • Mexico central bank seen holding interest rate at record low

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's central bank is seen holding interest rates steady on Friday at a record low to support a nascent recovery in Latin America's second-largest economy after a surprise rate cut last month. All 24 analysts surveyed by...
  • Japan economics minister warns of premature QE exit, sees room for more easing

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari warned that it would be premature for the Bank of Japan to consider an exit strategy from its massive stimulus program, voicing hope instead for further monetary easing if achievement of its...
  • British banks paying $2 billion for swaps mis-selling: regulator

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's banks are in the process of paying out 1.2 billion pounds ($2 billion) to compensate small businesses that were mis-sold complex interest rate hedging products, data from the UK financial watchdog showed on Friday. The figure...
  • Report: Second-quarter mortgage lending stronger than expected

    Report: Second-quarter mortgage lending stronger than expected
    The mortgage market, which had been beaten down by higher interest rates and weak home sales, is showing signs of perking up. Home lending, which hit a 14-year low in the first quarter of this year, was much stronger than expected during the second...
  • UK construction shrinks in May, dampens some second quarter growth hopes

    LONDON (Reuters) - British construction output suffered a steep fall in May, raising the prospect that overall economic growth may fall short of expectations in the second quarter. The surprise contraction adds to some signs that the pace of Britain's...