Monetary policy

Trader Fred Reimer works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, July 19, 2019. U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading on Wall Street Friday and chipped away at the week's losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 21, 2019 - 10:10 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday after Wall Street ended last week lower as investors continue to watch for what may be in store for U.S. interest rates. Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.2% in early trading to 21,415.51. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was little changed but a tad lower...
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, shakes hands with US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin next to German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, background left, during a meeting at the G-7 Finance in Chantilly, north of Paris, on Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 18, 2019 - 6:37 am
CHANTILLY, France (AP) — Top finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies are warning that cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra should not come into use before "serious regulatory and systemic concerns" are addressed. The chairman's concluding summary from the G-7 meeting in...
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Bank of Korea Gov. Lee Ju-yeol speaks during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 18, 2019. South Korea's central bank on Thursday cut its policy rate for the first time in three years to combat a faltering economy that faces further risks from a heated trade dispute with Japan. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 18, 2019 - 3:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank on Thursday cut its policy rate for the first time in three years to shore up growth threatened by a trade dispute with Japan. The Bank of Korea lowered its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.50% following a meeting of its...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo specialist John Parisi, left, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 12, 2019 - 3:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were modestly higher in afternoon trading on Friday, as declines in health care stocks were offset by gains in technology, consumer discretionary and industrial company stocks. The gains came a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 27,000 points for the...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, July 12, 2019. Shares in Asia are mostly higher after a turbulent day on Wall Street ended with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above 27,000 for the first time. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 12, 2019 - 3:22 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after a turbulent day on Wall Street ended with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above 27,000 for the first time. Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 0.2% to 21,685.90 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.2% to 28,477.83. The Shanghai...
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell presents the monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee, July 11, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 11, 2019 - 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, testifying for a second day before Congress, said Thursday that the economy is in a "very good place" despite headwinds and that the Fed is prepared to do what it can to "keep it there." Powell's comments before the Senate Banking Committee...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2019, file photo specialist Dilip Patel works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 10. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 10, 2019 - 11:46 am
Stocks moved higher Wednesday as Wall Street welcomed new signals from the Federal Reserve that the central bank is ready to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said that many Fed officials believe a weakening global economy and rising trade tensions have...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell concludes a news conference following a two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. On Wednesday, July 10, the Federal Reserve releases minutes from its June meeting when it left rates unchanged. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
July 10, 2019 - 11:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is likely to cut interest rates late this month for the first time in a decade in light of a weakening global economy and rising trade tensions. Delivering the central bank's semiannual report to Congress, Powell...
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ARCHIVO - Foto de archivo, 1 de mayo de 2019, del presidente de la Reserva Federal, Jerome Powell, en conferencia de prensa en Washington. (AP Foto/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 10, 2019 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's presentation of the Fed's semi-annual monetary report to Congress. (all times local) 8:30 a.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says "many" Fed officials believe a weakening global economy and rising trade tensions have...
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Men walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday in cautious trading ahead of closely watched congressional testimony by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 10, 2019 - 7:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were steady Wednesday, with investors remaining cautious ahead of a closely watched congressional testimony by the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell. Traders will be listening closely to the exchanges between Powell and lawmakers on Wednesday and...
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