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Money and Monetary Policy

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  • Fed's Fischer sees little benefit in breaking up too-big banks

    CAMBRIDGE Mass (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's new vice chair all but dismissed the idea of breaking up the largest U.S. banks, saying on Thursday it is unclear that such a complex task would help stabilize the country's financial system. In his most...
  • Pimco Total Return cut U.S. govt debt to 47 percent in June

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Gross, who runs the world's biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co, slightly reduced his holdings of U.S. Treasuries and government-related debt in June but increased his use of derivatives on a bet the Federal...
  • Mortgage market shows promising gains in second quarter

    The mortgage market, beaten down by higher interest rates and weak home sales, is showing signs of perking up. After hitting a 14-year low in the first three months of this year, second-quarter home lending was much stronger than analysts expected,...
  • Japan May orders data shock casts shadow over recovery scenario

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's machinery orders tumbled by a record margin in May, dashing hopes for a bounce and casting doubt over a scenario of investment-led recovery in the world's third-largest economy. The data are highly volatile, but serve as an...
  • Fed independence questioned as Republicans ramp up pressure

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Federal Reserve's long-held independence into question again, as conservative lawmakers seek to place the U.S. central bank under tougher scrutiny. With Democrats controlling the...
  • ECB survey points to steady derivative-market funding costs

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Credit costs for securities financing and derivatives transactions were little changed in the three months to the end of May, a European Central Bank survey released on Thursday showed. The ECB's June survey of credit terms and...
  • China, U.S. to avoid disorderly, competitive currency depreciation

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States have agreed to avoid sustained, disorderly and competitive currency depreciation, the Chinese government said on Thursday after annual high-level talks between the two countries. China also agreed to...
  • Bank of England keeps rates low, policymakers' views seen splitting soon

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England held interest rates at record lows on Thursday but the pace of Britain's recovery looks likely to divide its policymakers soon over when to start weaning the economy off its support. The Bank's Monetary Policy...
  • China agrees to reduce FX intervention 'as conditions permit'

    BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. and Chinese leaders have agreed that China will reduce its intervention in the currency market when conditions are ripe, reaching an understanding on a prickly issue that has hurt ties between the world's two biggest economies for...
  • Bank of Canada to hold rates steady, tone down inflation concern: Reuters poll

    (Reuters) - Worries about soft growth will keep the Bank of Canada from hiking interest rates until late next year although rising prices are expected to make it temper concerns about low inflation in its policy statement next week, a Reuters poll found....
  • 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...