Central bank interest rates

FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo, a woman looks at display boards at the Australian Stock Exchange in Sydney, Australia. Australia's central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a new record low of 1% in a bid to boost the economy. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
July 02, 2019 - 1:01 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point on Tuesday to a new record low of 1% in a bid to boost the economy. The cut is the second in consecutive months. Previously the Reserve Bank of Australia had not shifted the rate...
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Trader Jonathan Muller works in his booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 1, 2019. Stocks are rallying early Monday after the U.S. and China agreed to resume trade talks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 01, 2019 - 5:15 pm
Wall Street kicked off July with a record high for S&P 500 index after a cease-fire in the U.S. trade war with China put investors in a buying mood. The milestone marks the second time in less than two weeks that the benchmark index closed at a record high. The S&P 500 is now up 18.3% for...
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July 01, 2019 - 6:46 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The unemployment rate in the 19 European Union countries that use the euro fell to its lowest in more than a decade in May as domestic demand and low interest rates help keep the recovery going. Official figures Monday showed the jobless rate declined to 7.5 percent from 7...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 21, 2019. Shares retreated in Asia on Friday after a broad rally for stocks drove the S&P 500 index to an all-time high as weak manufacturing data from Japan helped dampen investor sentiment. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 21, 2019 - 3:41 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares retreated in Asia on Friday after a broad rally for stocks drove the S&P 500 index to an all-time high, as weak manufacturing data from Japan helped dampen investor sentiment. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 1.0% to 21,258.64 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong dropped 0.5% to 28...
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Trader Joseph Lawler works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 21, 2019 - 1:05 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares retreated in Asia on Friday after a broad rally for stocks drove the S&P 500 index to an all-time high as weak manufacturing data from Japan helped dampen investor sentiment. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.8% to 21,286.49 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong dropped 0.3% to 28,...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, June 20, 2019. Asian shares were higher on Thursday, with the Shanghai benchmark up 2.6%, after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it’s prepared to cut interest rates if needed to shield the U.S. economy from trade conflicts or other threats. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 20, 2019 - 7:59 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets advanced Thursday on hopes for a trade truce between the United States and China and the Federal Reserve's hint at lower rates. The price of oil surged amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. Confirmation of a meeting between President Donald Trump and his...
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Peter Tuchman, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Investors are in wait-and-see mode hours ahead of a widely anticipated Federal Reserve decision on interest rates. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 20, 2019 - 12:43 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were higher on Thursday, with the Shanghai benchmark up 2.6%, after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it's prepared to cut interest rates if needed to shield the U.S. economy from trade conflicts or other threats. The Thursday tracked modest gains on Wall Street. The...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a conference involving its review of its interest-rate policy strategy and communications in Chicago. On Wednesday, June 19, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement and updated economic projections. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
June 19, 2019 - 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday but signaled that it's prepared to start cutting rates if needed to protect the U.S. economy from trade conflicts and other threats. The Fed kept its benchmark rate — which influences many consumer and business...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference following a two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 19, 2019 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says he would serve his full-term as head of the U.S. central bank even if President Donald Trump tries to demote him. Powell tells reporters at a...
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A currency trader talks near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday on optimism about trade after President Donald Trump said he will talk with the Chinese leader later this month in Japan.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
June 19, 2019 - 4:07 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday amid optimism about trade after President Donald Trump said he will talk with the Chinese leader later this month in Japan. France's CAC 40 was little changed in early trading but slight lower at 5,507.46. Germany's DAX edged down 0.1% at 12,318.36...
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