Monetary policy

The sun rises behind the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 21, 2019 - 7:58 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, extending skimpy returns for savers — but supporting indebted companies and governments with low borrowing costs. Speculation...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Asian markets bounced back from slight early losses on Tuesday after senior economic officials said Beijing will cut taxes and keep monetary policy flexible to help weather China’s slowdown. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 14, 2019 - 9:56 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets bounced back from slight early losses on Tuesday after senior economic officials said Beijing will cut taxes and keep monetary policy flexible to help weather China's slowdown. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index, reopening after a market holiday, added 0.9...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks during the Economic Club of Washington luncheon, in Washington, Thursday, Jan.10, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 10, 2019 - 1:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that the central bank has the ability to be "patient" in determining when to hike interest rates. Speaking to an audience in Washington, Powell delivered the same reassuring message of restraint and flexibility that bolstered...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Stocks are jumping at the open on Wall Street Friday as investors welcome news of trade talks between the U.S. and China and a big gain in jobs in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 04, 2019 - 7:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks soared Friday and reversed the big losses they suffered just a day earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 746 points in the latest twist in a wild three months for markets. Hopes for progress in the U.S.-China trade dispute, a strong report on the U.S. jobs...
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The buildings of the banking district are reflected on the plain surface of the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 04, 2019 - 4:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Further signs of a cooldown in the eurozone economy emerged Friday, weighing on expectations that the European Central Bank will start raising interest rates this year. Inflation across the 19-country currency union fell in December to an eight-month low in the wake of the recent...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, a container ship waits to be unloaded at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. The U.S. economy expanded at a solid 3.4 percent annual rate in the third quarter, slightly slower than the previous estimate as consumer spending and exports were revised lower. The economy is expected to slow further in the current quarter. The Commerce Department said Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, that growth in the gross domestic product, the economy’s total output of goods and services, was revised down from an earlier estimate of 3.5 percent. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
December 21, 2018 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has turned in a stellar performance this year. But mounting problems, from trade tensions to jittery financial markets and political gridlock in Washington, are expected to sharply slow growth in 2019. The Commerce Department estimated Friday that the economy, as...
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This photo shows the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday evening, Dec. 20, 2018. Stocks went into another slide Thursday in what is shaping up as the worst December on Wall Street since the depths of the Great Depression, with prices dragged down by rising fears of a recession somewhere on the horizon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 464 points, bringing its losses to more than 1,700 since last Friday. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
December 21, 2018 - 7:28 am
LONDON (AP) — Stock markets all around the world fell further Friday amid growing fears about the outlook for the global economy and ongoing concerns about the pace of interest rate increases in the U.S. Many stock markets are on track to end 2018 more than 10 percent lower than where they started...
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People walk across an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. Asian stock markets sank Thursday after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates and Wall Street dived to a 15-month low.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
December 20, 2018 - 2:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock prices plunged Thursday, following Wall Street down after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France's CAC 40 index fell 1.4 percent to 4,709.13 points and Germany's DAX lost 1.3 percent to 10,620,79. London's FTSE 100...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speak at a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow hikes next year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 19, 2018 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate Wednesday for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaled that it expects to slow its rate hikes next year. Despite the forecast for fewer hikes, investors sent stocks plunging once...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speak at a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow hikes next year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 19, 2018 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3:17 p.m. The stock market gave up an early gain and was broadly lower in afternoon trading after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and said it would continue to raise rates next year. The...
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