Monetary policy

A man rides a bicycle past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after a survey of Chinese manufacturers showed factory activity improved slightly in December. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 30, 2019 - 10:53 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after a survey of Chinese manufacturers showed factory activity improved slightly in December. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index surged 1.3 percent to 20,833.59 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong also gained 1.3 percent, to 28,001.17. South Korea's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington DC. With the Federal Reserve considered sure to leave interest rates unchanged Wednesday, investors will be looking to hear Powell sound a reassuring theme that a pause in the Fed’s rate hikes could last a while. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Patrick Gentry
January 30, 2019 - 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve held its benchmark interest rate steady Wednesday and sent its strongest signal to date that it sees no need to raise rates anytime soon. Its message ignited a rally on Wall Street, which cheered the prospect of continued modest borrowing rates for the near...
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January 30, 2019 - 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Investors liked what they heard from the Federal Reserve and sent stocks higher after the central bank indicated it would hold off on raising interest rates for the time being. The Dow Jones...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington DC. With the Federal Reserve considered sure to leave interest rates unchanged Wednesday, investors will be looking to hear Powell sound a reassuring theme that a pause in the Fed’s rate hikes could last a while. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 30, 2019 - 3:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Federal Reserve considered sure to leave interest rates unchanged Wednesday, investors will be hoping to hear Chairman Jerome Powell sound a reassuring theme that a pause in the Fed's rate hikes could last a while. Powell has been invoking the word "patient" to describe...
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The sun rises behind the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 21, 2019 - 9:48 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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In this photo taken on Jan. 4, 2019, women pass by a new year decor outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, China will slash taxes, step up spending and provide ample financing to private and small enterprises to help counter the country's worst slowdown since the global financial crisis amid a bruising trade war with the U.S., officials said Tuesday at a briefing on plans for 2019 that were set at an annual meeting in December. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 15, 2019 - 1:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — China plans to slash taxes, step up spending and provide ample financing to private and small enterprises to help counter the country's worst slowdown since the global financial crisis and the impact of a bruising trade war with the U.S. The People's Bank of China is confident it can...
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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 - 8:44 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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Trader Gregory Rowe 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 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Wall Street roared back, wiping out all of the market's losses from the previous day, as a barrage of positive news eased concerns about the global economy and interest rates. Major indexes closed up more than...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a conference, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Atlanta. Powell said that he will not resign if asked to do so by President Donald Trump, a message that heartened investors who had been concerned by Trump's repeated attacks on his hand-picked choice to lead the nation's central bank. (AP Photo/Annie Rice)
January 04, 2019 - 3:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that he will not resign if asked to do so by President Donald Trump, and that he is prepared to be patient in deciding when to raise interest rates again. Both of those messages cheered stock market investors who had been worried...
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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 - 5:59 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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