Monetary policy

A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 17, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 16, 2019 - 11:35 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3% to 21,170.63 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.3% to 6,535.50, while...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Rinaldi, left, and trader Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 14, 2019 - 5:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a choppy week of trading with modest losses Friday as investors look forward to getting more clues about the direction of interest rates. Technology shares drove the declines, and energy stocks also fell a day after leading the market. Some late-day gains in banks and...
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FILE - In this June 4, 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. The slightest hint that the Federal Reserve might lower interest rates often puts investors in a buying mood, stoking their expectations of greater stock market returns. But it doesn’t always work that way. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
June 14, 2019 - 12:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has no intention of ending his public attacks on the Federal Reserve's interest rate policies even though he knows he has made Chairman Jerome Powell's job more difficult. Trump told ABC News in an interview released Friday that he thinks economic...
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Police officers stand guard to check the vehicles near the venue of G20 Finance Ministers' and Central Bank Governors' Meeting Friday, June 7, 2019, in Fukuoka, western Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 07, 2019 - 7:41 pm
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Japan this weekend will try to make headway on longstanding issues such as how much global giants like Facebook and Amazon should pay in taxes. They're likely to end up focusing a large share of their attention, however,...
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The bull and bear in front of the stock market are painted all green in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, June 3, 2019. They were painted on occasion of the upcoming "Green Sauce" week when Frankfurt celebrates its most popular dish. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 06, 2019 - 11:17 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The European Central Bank has taken action to support the economy in the 19-country eurozone, joining other major central banks like the U.S. Federal Reserve in responding to fears about global growth. The ECB said Thursday it would extend the earliest date for an interest...
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European flags blow in front of the European Central Bank as the sun rises in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 06, 2019 - 7:51 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The European Central Bank has taken action to support the economy in the 19 countries that use the euro, responding to fears about global trade conflicts. The ECB said Thursday...
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Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses a press conference in Mumbai, India, Thursday, June 6, 2019. India's central bank has cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.75% from 6% with immediate effect to fortify the economy as consumer spending and corporate investment falter. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
June 06, 2019 - 4:02 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank on Thursday cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.75% with immediate effect to fortify the economy as consumer spending and corporate investment falter. The benchmark interest rate is what the Reserve Bank of India charges on lending...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2019, file photo building cranes are seen at the construction site of a condominium complex with the Lower Manhattan skyline seen in the background in Weehawken, N.J. The Federal Reserve releases its latest "Beige Book" survey of economic conditions on Wednesday, June 5. The Beige Book is based on anecdotal reports from businesses and will be considered along with other data when Fed policymakers meet next. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
June 05, 2019 - 2:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most areas of the country saw a slight improvement in economic activity in the spring, but those gains were tempered by concerns over rising trade tensions, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. In its latest report on economic conditions nationwide, the Fed said businesses reported...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Shares surged Wednesday in Asia following a rally on Wall Street spurred by signs the Federal Reserve is ready to cut interest rates to support the U.S. economy against risks from escalating trade wars.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 05, 2019 - 3:11 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares surged Wednesday in Asia following a rally on Wall Street spurred by signs the Federal Reserve is ready to cut interest rates to support the U.S. economy against risks from escalating trade wars. But most markets gave back some gains after the World Bank said it was...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a conference involving its review of its interest-rate policy strategy and communications, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
June 04, 2019 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the Federal Reserve is prepared to respond if it decides the Trump administration's trade conflicts are threatening the U.S. economy. Investors read his remarks as a signal that the Fed will likely cut interest rates later this year. Powell...
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