Trump tweets Fed 'boneheads' should cut rates 'down to zero or less’

2019-09-11 14:26

The US president has urged the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates to a level typically reserved for recessions or periods of persistently weak growth.

Rand has the Fed to thank for limiting damage inflicted by Eskom

2019-07-31 16:13

July would have been a worse month for the rand if it weren’t for the Federal Reserve.

WATCH: The great Fed debate: to cut rates or not

2019-06-18 19:31

Facing persistent pressure from President Trump and financial markets to lower interest rates, the Federal Reserve holds a two-day meeting this week which could lay the groundwork for a rate cut later this year.

Trump says dollar too strong, swipes at Fed for raising rates

2019-03-04 06:02

President Donald Trump said Saturday that the US dollar is too strong, and took a swipe at Federal Reserve Chairperson Jerome Powell as someone who “likes raising interest rates.”

WATCH: Fed chair says he would not resign if Trump asks

2019-01-05 09:45

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that he will not resign if asked to do so by President Donald Trump.

Central bankers say Fed not going 'loco' as Trump sounds off

2018-10-11 13:57

Central bankers from around the world have jumped to the US Federal Reserve’s defence after President Donald Trump accused the central bank of going “loco".

Fed raises rates; officials boost outlook to four hikes in 2018

2018-06-13 22:26

Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for the second time this year and upgraded their forecast to four total increases in 2018.

US inflation accelerates to six-year high, eroding wages

2018-06-12 17:08

The acceleration reinforced the Federal Reserve’s outlook for gradual interest-rate hikes while eroding wage gains that remain relatively tepid despite an 18-year low in unemployment.

Fed hiking cycles always create a 'meaningful crisis somewhere'

2018-05-26 07:00

When the world’s central bank makes borrowing more expensive, bad things are likely to happen.


Shackles are off for EM central banks after Fed’s hawkish cut

2019-08-02 07:37

The rand led Thursday's retreat among currencies as the dollar headed toward a more than two-year high.

What Africa’s key central banks will discuss in the next 10 days

2019-07-16 13:37

Central banks in sub-Saharan Africa’s key economies will take direction from US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell when they make calls on interest rates in the next 10 days.

Gold gains to near highest since 2013 as bulls ‘back in control’

2019-06-24 09:11

Prices extended their advance above $1 400 an ounce, near the highest level since September 2013, after the Federal Reserve and other central banks turned more dovish on monetary policy.

Swift pushback on Stephen Moore, Trump's latest pick for the Fed

2019-03-25 06:01

Stephen Moore drew swift and unusually pointed criticism after President Donald Trump picked him to be a governor of the US Federal Reserve, with at least one prominent Republican economist calling on the Senate to block the appointment.

Prolonged shutdown risks fading appeal of dollar, treasuries

2019-01-24 08:58

The US government shutdown risks putting a dent in both the dollar and treasuries if it drags on. A quick resolution could do the same.

Trump could face uphill battle in trying to fire Fed's Powell

2018-12-23 15:42

Should Trump - as he’s recently discussed with aides, according to Bloomberg News - seek to fire Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, he’s likely to set off a thorny legal battle, and one he may well lose

Rand 'smiling' as it gains 1% against dollar after Fed interest rate hike

2018-06-14 13:44

The rand's strength was due to greater market certainty after the US Federal Reserve announcing a widely expected interest rate hike, say analysts.

Traders hung up on Fed as emerging markets extend declines

2018-06-13 22:00

Stocks and currencies in emerging markets extended losses after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and upgraded its forecast to four hikes in 2018, Bloomberg reported.

Rand weakens in early trade as markets await Fed, ECB meetings

2018-06-12 11:57

The rand lost 0.4% against the dollar on Tuesday morning, as emerging markets awaited the outcomes of meetings by the US Federal Reserve Bank and the European Central Bank.

US Fed keeps interest rates steady but notes rising inflation

2018-05-03 01:20

The Federal Reserve has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged but noted that inflation is nearing its 2% target rate after years of remaining undesirably low.

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