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....Tenreyro has a PhD in economics from Harvard University and at the LSE has specialised in macroeconomics and monetary economics, teaching in those subjects since 2004. She also has previous experience in monetary policy setting having worked as an economist at the US Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and served as an external member on the monetary policy committee at the Bank of Mauritius – attending many of its quarterly meetings via video conference. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The monitor, who has not yet been named, is due to begin its review of Deutsche’s activities in early July. The monitor – who will happen to be reviewing the period around the US election last year – was put in place as part of a $41m settlement with the US Federal Reserve announced at the end of May after the Fed found that the bank’s US operation did not have strong enough systems to detect suspicious transactions from the period of 2011 to 2015. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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House Democrats challenge Deutsche Bank over review of Trump's accounts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 05:38:41 PM
....The monitor, who has not yet been named, is due to begin its review of Deutsche’s activities in early July. The monitor – who will happen to be reviewing the period around the US election last year – was put in place as part of a $41m settlement with the US Federal Reserve announced at the end of May after the Fed found that the bank’s US operation did not have strong enough systems to detect suspicious transactions from the period of 2011 to 2015. ...
Brexit critic joins Bank of England interest rate-setting committee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 03:47:58 PM
....Tenreyro has a PhD in economics from Harvard University and at the LSE has specialised in macroeconomics and monetary economics, teaching in those subjects since 2004. She also has previous experience in monetary policy setting having worked as an economist at the US Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and served as an external member on the monetary policy committee at the Bank of Mauritius – attending many of its quarterly meetings via video conference. ...
Fed raises interest rates again in further sign of confidence in US economy image
. The US Federal Reserve announced it was raising short-term interest rates by a quarter percentage point on Wednesday as the central bank continued to unwind the huge economic stimulus plan brought in after the great recession. ...
Take a bow Mario Draghi – has the ECB chief saved the eurozone? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 02:21:01 PM
.... It didn’t in the US and it didn’t in the UK, two countries that pursued exactly the same macro-economic strategy as the ECB, only earlier. Like the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, the ECB has cut interest rates to the bone and cranked up the electronic printing presses. ...
The global economy can recover faster if we avoid the obvious pifalls | Nouriel Roubini image
.... The second episode, in January-February 2016, also stemmed from concerns about China. But investors were also increasingly worried about stalling US growth, collapsing oil and commodity prices, rapid interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve, and unconventional negative-rate monetary policies in Europe and Japan. ...
US jobs growth accelerates in April image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 01:37:34 PM
.... . Certainly the April jobs figures look consistent with the idea that the slowdown in US economic growth in the first three months of the year was "transitory", a view expressed by policy makers at the US Federal Reserve earlier this week. ...
Federal Reserve: US economic slowdown temporary image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:16:48 PM
. The US Federal Reserve has said it expects a recent slowdown in the US economy to only be temporary. ...
Falling US retail sales cast doubt on further Fed interest rate rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 04:34:01 PM
....The latest indications that the economy slowed in the opening months of the year will give policymakers at the US central bank more to debate as they decide when to next raise interest rates. In March, the US Federal Reserve increased borrowing costs for the second time in three months, taking the base rate from 0. ...
US unemployment rate falls to 10-year low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 01:08:30 PM
...."The slowdown in payroll growth is exactly what you would expect when the economy closes in on full employment," he said. Neil Wilson at ETX Capital described March's job creation figure as a "massive miss", but doubted it would stop the US Federal Reserve raising interest rates twice more this year, with the next move expected in June. ...
Will populist leaders stifle the global recovery – or vice versa? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 03:32:12 PM
.... Although US growth is very strong, Europe has been outperforming expectations by more. There is even happy news for emerging markets, which are still bracing for US Federal Reserve interest-rate hikes but have gained a better backdrop against which to adjust. ...
The Trump bump for shares is dented – but watch where the oil price goes | Nils Pratley image
.... The previous pace couldn’t have been sustained for ever. Stock markets rarely run in straight lines, especially when the US Federal Reserve has raised rates twice in three months. ...
Asian shares drop as investors fear Trump won't deliver on promises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:23:59 AM
....27% in overnight trades, retreating further from a 7-1/2 year high of 1. 38% hit last Wednesday when the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates. ...
FTSE 100 closes at record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:47:19 PM
. The London market hit new record highs on Thursday as investors reacted to Wednesday's interest rate rise by the US Federal Reserve. ...
Anglo American soars as billionaire buys 12% stake image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:20:01 AM
....Other mining companies including Antofagasta, Fresnillo, BHP Billiton and Randgold Resources also posted strong gains to help lead the London market to a new record high on Thursday. Miners have been boosted by a fall in the dollar after the US Federal Reserve indicated a slower pace of interest rate rises than the market had been expecting. ...
US interest rate rise signals end of ultra-low borrowing costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:31:25 PM
....It could have been worse. That was Wall Street’s initial response to the decision by the US Federal Reserve to raise borrowing costs in the world’s biggest economy by a quarter of a point. ...
US Federal Reserve raises interest rates to 1% in bid to hold off inflation image
. The US Federal Reserve has sought to head off rising inflation with a third interest rate rise since the 2008 financial crash and the second in three months, taking the base rate from 0. ...
US interest rate rise to deepen debt crisis in developing world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:00:26 AM
.... Government coffers have been depleted by lower revenues from commodity exports and the size of dollar-denominated debts has risen as the US currency has strengthened. The dollar has risen more than 6% against a basket of other big currencies over the past six months as investors anticipate that big spending plans by President Donald Trump will boost US growth and that the US Federal Reserve will follow up December’s interest rate rise with more increases this year. ...
Standup chancellor shuns sit-down with Tyrie image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 07:00:17 AM
....”. Perhaps the only indicator pointing to the US Federal Reserve leaving interest rates unchanged this week is the apparent total confidence among economists that there will be a rate increase. ...
Markets in 'no doubt' on US rate rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:33:01 PM
. Traders see it as almost "inevitable" the US Federal Reserve will raise its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday after strong jobs growth. ...
US interest rate rise almost certain after bumper jobs growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:15:58 PM
. The US Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates next week for only the third time since the financial crisis after the latest job numbers for the world’s largest economy beat expectations. ...
US jobs growth strengthens case for March rate rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:36:59 PM
....The figures suggest that the robust US jobs market maintained its strong growth in the first full month under President Trump. Analysts said it lifted expectations that the US Federal Reserve would raise interest rates next week. ...
Fed boss says US rates may rise in March image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:14:34 PM
. A rise in US interest rates could be "appropriate" as soon as this month, according to the chair of the US Federal Reserve. ...
FTSE 100 closes at new record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:19:22 AM
...."The weakened pound is what has been helping the FTSE 100 Index higher," he said. "The US dollar is also strengthening because there is every chance that there is going to be a rate hike from the US Federal Reserve on March 15," he added. ...
The Trump effect has rallied US markets – but it's based on illusion | Robert Shiller image
.... The US has a policy of overall inflation. The US Federal Reserve has set an inflation “objective” of 2% in terms of the personal consumption expenditure deflator. ...
IMF upgrades UK forecast but notes Brexit terms are 'unsettled' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 02:00:25 PM
.... Those currency moves, which would make US exports more expensive and its imports cheaper, risked driving up “protectionist measures and retaliatory responses”, Obstfeld said. On the other hand, the extra spending in the US was likely to bolster economic growth, and if done in a way that did not stoke inflation it would allow the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at a more moderate pace. ...
US jobs growth slows to 156,000 during December image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 02:39:54 PM
....Mr Trump has promised to cut tax both for individuals and for businesses, as well as invest in national infrastructure. The US Federal Reserve indicated in the minutes from its last rate-setting meeting in December that it may have to raise interest rates at a quicker pace if Congress passes Mr Trump's tax cuts. ...
FTSE 100 ends 2016   at all-time high after surge in    dollar earners image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 01:30:19 PM
....A stable performance from the UK economy despite the dire warnings ahead of the EU referendum also provided support, and a recovery in the oil price was also factor in the rise of commodity companies. Banking shares moved higher in the second half of the year on signs that the prolonged period of low interest rates could be over, with the US Federal Reserve raising borrowing costs in December and the likelihood of a UK rate rise increasing. ...
Fed's rate hike signals a déjà vu for 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 08:00:11 AM
.... That dichotomy is the difference between what central banks say and what people feel. Last week, the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter point. ...
US economic growth revised even higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 02:06:48 PM
....com. "[US Federal Reserve] chair Janet Yellen has already stated that another round of rate rises are on top of her to-do list for 2017. ...
Trump must overcome global barriers to deliver his economic promise | Mohamed El-Erian image
.... Under the assumption that the incoming Trump administration will ultimately refrain from triggering a trade war, they moved fast to price in optimistic prospects for higher real growth, higher inflation and more money entering the financial markets. This has enabled the US Federal Reserve to begin to normalise its monetary policy stance; in addition to a 25-basis-point interest rate hike on 14 December, the Fed has indicated that the pace of such rises will accelerate in 2017. ...
Savers are slowly choking off the life of the world economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 07:00:44 AM
.... But such is the importance of property wealth to consumer confidence that politicians have made it clear prices must be protected to prevent a more general economic meltdown. The protection offered to the stock market is illustrated by Janet Yellen, the boss of the US Federal Reserve, who said last year that the threat of a stock market slump was a key factor in the central bank keeping interest rates at historical lows. ...
UK interest rates are going nowhere in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 01:22:56 PM
....Interest rates are going up in the US, but in the UK they are going nowhere. That, bluntly, was the message from the Bank of England as it announced its latest decision on borrowing costs less than 24 hours after the US Federal Reserve not only tightened policy but signalled more to come in 2017. ...
UK interest rate left unchanged at 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:40:39 PM
...."However the picture could change next year if we get further US rate rises and the UK economy remains resilient in the face of Brexit uncertainty," Mr Sentance said. The decision comes a day after the US Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate by 0. ...
Pound tumbles as FTSE 100 ends higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 09:04:46 AM
US dollar surges to 14-year high as Fed hints at three rate hikes in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 06:08:33 AM
....The prospect of three more hikes in US interest rates next year has sent the dollar to a 14-year high and caused a selloff on most Asian markets. The US Federal Reserve increased rates as expected on Wednesday by a quarter of a point, only the second time it has done so since 2008. ...
Is property facing a meltdown in 2017? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 10:10:00 AM
....ERA OF CHEAP MONEY. Households are hooked on cheap mortgage finance, but we may now be at a dangerous turning point with the US Federal Reserve expected to hike interest rates by 0. ...
Dow rises to a fresh record close image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 09:39:54 PM
....Confidence was boosted by data showing activity in the US services sector rose to a one-year high in November. Many economists expect that the strengthening US economy will prompt the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, when it meets next week. ...
The Trump effect has rallied the US markets – but what next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 03:04:14 PM
.... With capital pouring into the US, the dollar strengthened to levels not seen for some 13 years. In addition, many investors have abandoned the safety of government bonds, triggering a spike in interest rates even more pronounced than during the 2013 “taper tantrum” that followed former US Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke’s statement that the Fed intended to wind down its liquidity support. ...
Brexit vote and Trump's election have created risks for banks, says S&P image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:17:28 PM
....Anti-globalisation movements could affect growth prospects and S&P is operating on the assumption that 2017 will be a year of sluggish growth across most developed and emerging markets. The European Central Bank could adopt a more relaxed approach to monetary policy while the US Federal Reserve could start to increase rates by a quarter percentage point in December and a half point in 2017. ...
Donald Trump's economic policies could go badly wrong – but not soon enough image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 04:04:24 PM
....Trump’s approach is not dismissed out of hand by economists such as Krugman and former US Treasury secretary Larry Summers, who have long argued that a fiscal stimulus – tax cuts and higher infrastructure spending – is needed to lift the economy out of its post-financial crisis torpor. They have criticised the over-reliance on ultra-low interest rates and quantitative easing deployed by the US Federal Reserve, America’s central bank. ...
Can Trump strike the right balance on monetary policy? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 10:42:32 AM
....They may be watching monetary policy most closely. During his campaign, Trump threatened the US Federal Reserve’s independence, and heaped criticism on Fed chair Janet Yellen. ...
Janet Yellen: US Fed could raise interest rates 'soon' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 02:48:31 PM
. The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, has indicated that it could raise interest rates "relatively soon". ...
Turmoil ahead? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 11:51:13 AM
.... . On the other hand, if that demand overheats, the US Federal Reserve might have to take measures to cool it down, notably by raising interest rates - and that could cause another set of headaches for emerging economies. ...
Ed Balls: Bank of England's independence should be reined in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 09:17:55 AM
....Balls’s comments come at a time of intense debate about the role of central bankers, both in the UK and the US. Policymakers at the Bank of England and at the US Federal Reserve have come under heavy criticism in recent months for being over-politicised and for keeping interest rates too low for too long. ...
Mark Carney: political attacks on central banks are a deflection exercise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 03:37:39 PM
....The Tory MP Steve Baker asked Carney how he reacted to accusations from Theresa May that low interest rates were hindering the recovery and increasing inequality by crippling individual savers and encouraging property speculation, helping the rich get richer. Donald Trump has also taken aim at the US Federal Reserve, arguing that interest rates must return to levels seen before the 2008 crash, which rewarded saving. ...
Trump: A New Economic Policy for the US? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 08:58:29 PM
.... Many Americans, especially in former industrial areas, have felt that it has passed them by. Most of the work in terms of economic policy to support that recovery has been done by the US Federal Reserve, the country's central bank. ...
The Oval Office will tame President Donald Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 10:48:51 AM
.... He would increase military and public-sector spending in areas such as infrastructure, and his tax cuts for the rich would reduce government revenue by $9tn over a decade. A radical Trump would also drastically change the current monetary-policy approach – first by replacing the US Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen, with a monetarist hawk, and then by filling current and upcoming Fed board vacancies with more of the same. ...
Stock markets defy predictions of slump after Trump victory image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 06:17:44 PM
.... But yields rebounded sharply to more than 2% on optimism that Trump’s measures could boost US economic growth. An initial fall in the dollar was also reversed, as investors bet that a Trump victory would not after all rule out a rate rise by the US Federal Reserve in December. ...
Global markets rocked as Trump surges towards White House image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 07:24:09 AM
....5% within the next few days. The dollar had been weakening on uncertainty about Trump’s economic policy – he is expected to embark on trade wars – and expectations that the US Federal Reserve will be less likely to raise interest rates. ...
Will vote for Trump bring a financial aftershock? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 6th of November 2016 12:01:00 AM
....” . Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell, says a crash could offer a buying opportunity, just as it did after Brexit: “If the volatility deters the US Federal Reserve from raising interest rates in December, that could further boost markets. ...
US jobs growth of 161,000 adds to rate rise chance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 12:38:09 PM
....9%, according to the latest report from the US Department of Labor. The healthy labour market will support the view held by many analysts that the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month. ...
Federal Reserve keeps rates on hold ahead of election image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 06:37:39 PM
. The US Federal Reserve has kept interest rates on hold but kept the door open for a rise in December. ...
Savers could revolt over low interest rates, says William Hague image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 12:11:52 PM
....Hague listed 10 reasons the Bank’s low interest rates were harmful and needed to be reversed quickly. He said the US Federal Reserve was best placed to boost interest rates back towards pre-crash levels of 4% after years of consistent growth. ...
Fed decision to hold interest rates a 'close call' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of October 2016 06:31:59 PM
. Minutes from last month's US Federal Reserve meeting have shown its decision to keep interest rates unchanged was a "close call" for some officials. ...
FTSE 100 rises above 6,900 after Fed holds US rates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 07:48:12 AM
. (Close): UK shares joined in the global rally triggered by the US Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates unchanged. ...
FTSE 100 little changed on Wednesday image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 08:10:41 AM
FTSE rises but pound slides below $1.30 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 07:58:38 AM
....2974. The US Federal Reserve will announce its decision on interest rates on Wednesday, although the chances of rate rise appear to have diminished. ...
FTSE 100 powered higher by miners image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 07:29:37 AM
....One big event for traders was the release of the US employment report for August, which showed that 151,000 jobs were created last month. That was fewer than many economists had been expecting and undermines the argument for an increase in interest rates when the US Federal Reserve meets later this month. ...
Gold investment at highest ever level – 16% above previous record image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 04:00:27 AM
....The World Gold Council is predicting that the decline in global jewellery buying will be reversed in the second half of the year – similar to last year’s pattern – when the Hindu festival Diwali and a return to confidence in China are expected to prompt more gold purchases. Buying by central banks fell by 40% in the second quarter but the price rise dramatically increased the value of gold they held, led by the US Federal Reserve, to $1. ...
One in three families are a month's pay from losing homes, says study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 11:01:26 PM
.... Most turn to credit cards when financial disaster looms. According to the US Federal Reserve board, 47% of Americans would have trouble finding $400 for an emergency expense. ...

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