Monetary policy

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018 file photo the President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi waits for the beginning of a press conference following the meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany. Draghi will hold a press conference on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
December 13, 2018 - 7:58 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:55 p.m. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says strong domestic demand and low interest rates are supporting the economy in Europe despite a recent moderation in growth. Draghi...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, a job applicant talks with company representatives at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. Jobs report on Friday, Dec. 7, for November is expected to point to a solid economy for most Americans, with steady hiring, a low unemployment rate and faster wage gains. If so, it would provide a dose of welcome news after this week’s frantic financial market gyrations, which have been driven by concerns that the U.S.-China trade war could escalate and weaken a U.S. economy already facing higher interest rates and slowing global growth. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 07, 2018 - 6:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Friday's jobs report for November is expected to point to a solid economy for most Americans, with steady hiring, a low unemployment rate and faster wage gains. If so, it would provide a dose of welcome news after this week's frantic financial market gyrations, which have been...
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FILE- In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell waits to address the Federal Reserve Board's 15th annual College Fed Challenge Finals in Washington. The Federal Reserve says that the U.S. economy was growing in the fall, but there were concerns about higher tariffs from a widening trade war, rising interest rates and tight labor markets. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed says most of its 12 regions saw moderate growth through late November. Dallas and Philadelphia says growth had slowed while St. Louis and Kansas City depicted growth as slight. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
December 05, 2018 - 3:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy was growing in the fall, but there were concerns about higher tariffs from a widening trade war, rising interest rates and tight labor markets. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed said...
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FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 04, 2018 - 9:22 pm
Shares were moderately lower in Asia on Wednesday following a bloodletting on Wall Street as goodwill generated by a truce between the U.S. and China over trade evaporated in confusion over exactly what the two sides had agreed upon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 800 points. The...
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FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo specialist Michael Pistillo watches the screens at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. One of the most reliable warning signals for recession just got a bit brighter. It lies in the bond market, and when it’s turned on at full-brightness, it has preceded every one of the U.S. economy’s recessions for more than half a century. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 04, 2018 - 5:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most reliable warning signals for a recession just got a bit brighter. The signal is called the "yield curve," and it shows how the bond market is feeling about the U.S. economy's long-term prospects. On Tuesday the yield curve signaled caution and, along with worries...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell addresses the Federal Reserve Board's 15th annual College Fed Challenge Finals in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
November 29, 2018 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials earlier this month appeared on track to raise its key interest rate again in December, but they signaled that the pace of future rate hikes might need to slow given emerging risks to the economy, according to minutes of the discussions released Thursday...
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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the pace of interest rate increases might slow.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 29, 2018 - 6:09 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets rose Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the pace of U.S. interest rate increases might slow. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London's FTSE 100 advanced 0.3 percent to 7,025 and France's CAC 40 gained 0.4 percent to 5,000. Germany'...
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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows a headline for the Dow Jones industrial average, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Stocks surged on Wall Street, powering a 600-point gain after the head of the Federal Reserve hinted at slower interest rate increases. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 28, 2018 - 9:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the pace of interest rate increases might slow. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.6 percent to 2,605.27 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 advanced 0.9 percent to 22,...
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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at the Economic Club of New York, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 28, 2018 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cast a bright picture of the U.S. economy Wednesday and appeared to suggest that the Fed might consider a pause in its interest rate hikes next year to assess the impact of its credit tightening. Powell's comments ignited a huge rally on Wall...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 file photo, the President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi waits for the beginning of a press conference following the meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany. Draghi warns that slowing world trade is proving to be a drag on the eurozone economy but says the current expansion remains “resilient” as consumers at home remain willing to spend and unemployment falls thanks to pro-business reforms. Draghi said in a speech Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 in Frankfurt that “there is certainly no reason why the expansion in the euro area should abruptly come to an end.” (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
November 16, 2018 - 4:39 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank indicated a first interest rate increase could be postponed if unexpected trouble strikes the 19 countries that use the euro as their currency. Mario Draghi warned in a speech Friday the current economic expansion remains "resilient"...
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