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Central bank interest rates
March 03, 2020
Tokyo falls back, other Asian markets track Wall St gains
Shares in most Asian markets tracked overnight gains on Wall Street, but Tokyo's benchmark fell back Tuesday as gnawing ...
March 01, 2020
Markets want Fed to save them. Why its tools might not work.
As stocks around the world tumble on worries about a fast-spreading virus, investors have been clamoring for the superheroes ...
February 29, 2020
Wall Street has worst week since 2008 as S&P 500 drops 11.5%
Stocks sank around the globe again Friday as investors braced for more economic pain from the coronavirus outbreak, sending U
February 28, 2020
Market corrections: scary but also, in some cases, necessary
After six days of being pounded by a virus-induced, global sell-off, U.S. markets hit a milestone this week. The S&P 500 has ...
February 28, 2020
Asia stocks tumble on virus fears after Wall Street plunge
Asian stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading virus fears, deepening an global rout after Wall Street endured its ...
February 25, 2020
Coronavirus poses tough challenge for economic policymakers
The fast-moving coronavirus isn’t just confounding health officials. It’s also bedeviling policymakers and central bankers ...
February 20, 2020
Global stocks mostly slip as virus weighs on companies
Global shares mostly dipped Thursday as several companies estimated that the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China will ...
February 19, 2020
UK inflation jumps higher, reducing likelihood of rate cut
Consumer price inflation in Britain jumped higher in January, official figures showed Wednesday, undermining the case for the ...
February 14, 2020
Negative interest rates turn saving, borrowing upside down
Imagine a mortgage that pays you the interest, not the other way around. Or a savings account where it's the bank, not the ...
February 11, 2020
Powell: Economy looks resilient despite risk of China virus
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the U.S. economy appears durable, with steady growth and ...
February 06, 2020
Czech central bank lifts key interest rate to tame inflation
The Czech Republic's central bank has surprisingly raised its key interest rate by a quarter-point to 2.25% in response to ...
January 30, 2020
World markets tumble as fears over virus outbreak spread
Shares tumbled in Europe and Asia on Thursday as the impact of the virus outbreak in China expanded to include flight ...
January 29, 2020
Fed leaves key rate unchanged at low level amid global risks
The Federal Reserve kept its key interest rate unchanged at a low level Wednesday amid an economy that looks solid but faces ...
January 23, 2020
European Central Bank holds rates, launches policy review
The European Central Bank has decided to launch a top-to-bottom review of how it steers the economy in the 19 countries that ...
January 20, 2020
World shares mixed ahead of central bank decisions
Stock markets were trading in narrow ranges Monday as investors awaited central bank decisions and earnings reports due out ...
January 10, 2020
2014 Fed conundrum: How to alert markets rates were going up
In her first year as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen presided over a policy panel divided over the issue of how much ...
December 20, 2019
US economic growth and consumer spending show resilience
The U.S. economy, which only recently was flashing warning signs of a worrisome slowdown, is finishing the year in stronger ...
December 19, 2019
Swedish central bank ends pioneering era of subzero rates
Sweden's central bank has ended a five-year experiment of keeping its benchmark interest rate below zero, a policy that other ...
December 12, 2019
Europe's new central banker aims to put her stamp on the job
Christine Lagarde is wasting no time in putting her stamp on the European Central Bank. The bank's new president said at her ...
December 12, 2019
Stocks mixed as US, EU policymakers leave rates unchanged
Global shares were mixed Thursday after central banks in Europe and the U.S. said they will leave interest rates unchanged ...
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