Monetary policy

A man walk past a Reserve Bank of India logo at their head office in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. India's central bank has lowered its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 6.25 percent, a step that is expected to boost the economy. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
February 07, 2019 - 4:42 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank on Thursday lowered its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 6.25 percent in a surprise move intended to keep growth on track. The interest rate is what the federal bank charges on lending to commercial banks. Lower interest rates help...
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A currency trader works near screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on news that the Reserve Bank of Australia may cut interest rates, driving hopes that other central banks could come to the same conclusion. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 07, 2019 - 2:13 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on news that the Reserve Bank of Australia may cut interest rates, driving hopes that other central banks could come to the same conclusion. Markets in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan were closed for Lunar New Year. When borrowing is made less...
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A currency trader works near screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on news that the Reserve Bank of Australia may cut interest rates, driving hopes that other central banks could come to the same conclusion. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 06, 2019 - 10:53 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on news that the Reserve Bank of Australia may cut interest rates, driving hopes that other central banks could come to the same conclusion. Markets in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan were closed for Lunar New Year. Philip Lowe, the governor of...
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February 04, 2019 - 9:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says Chairman Jerome Powell had dinner at the White House with President Donald Trump on Monday, but the two men did not discuss the future course of interest rates. The Fed says Trump and Powell were joined by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after a survey of Chinese manufacturers showed factory activity improved slightly in December. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 31, 2019 - 7:23 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled it would be cautious in raising interest rates and as investors monitor U.S-China trade talks. Economic data was mixed, with one survey pointing to improved Chinese manufacturing but another showing a slowdown...
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A man rides a bicycle past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after a survey of Chinese manufacturers showed factory activity improved slightly in December. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 30, 2019 - 10:53 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after a survey of Chinese manufacturers showed factory activity improved slightly in December. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index surged 1.3 percent to 20,833.59 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong also gained 1.3 percent, to 28,001.17. South Korea's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington DC. With the Federal Reserve considered sure to leave interest rates unchanged Wednesday, investors will be looking to hear Powell sound a reassuring theme that a pause in the Fed’s rate hikes could last a while. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 30, 2019 - 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve held its benchmark interest rate steady Wednesday and sent its strongest signal to date that it sees no need to raise rates anytime soon. Its message ignited a rally on Wall Street, which cheered the prospect of continued modest borrowing rates for the near...
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January 30, 2019 - 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Investors liked what they heard from the Federal Reserve and sent stocks higher after the central bank indicated it would hold off on raising interest rates for the time being. The Dow Jones...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington DC. With the Federal Reserve considered sure to leave interest rates unchanged Wednesday, investors will be looking to hear Powell sound a reassuring theme that a pause in the Fed’s rate hikes could last a while. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 30, 2019 - 3:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Federal Reserve considered sure to leave interest rates unchanged Wednesday, investors will be hoping to hear Chairman Jerome Powell sound a reassuring theme that a pause in the Fed's rate hikes could last a while. Powell has been invoking the word "patient" to describe...
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The sun rises behind the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 21, 2019 - 6:46 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Multiple threats stalking Europe's economy mean the European Central Bank could keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels longer than expected. That would extend skimpy returns for savers but support indebted companies and governments with low borrowing costs. Speculation...
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