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.

White House is said to be considering at least six for Fed chair

2017-09-08 10:19

The White House is considering more than a half-dozen candidates to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, with a goal of filling out a depleted board.

Fed hikes US rates despite inflation fears

2017-06-14 21:25

Federal Reserve officials have forged ahead with an interest rate increase and additional plans to tighten monetary policy despite growing concerns over weak inflation.

Stay braced for two more Fed hikes in 2017, economists say

2017-06-12 09:17

The Federal Reserve will increase interest rates twice more in 2017 and begin shrinking its balance sheet before year’s end, according to 43 economists surveyed.


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.

Gold rallies as trade-war risks, Bolton's ascent fire up demand

2018-03-23 14:58

Investors pushed gold prices to their highest in a month as the US and China exchanged blows on trade, and President Trump installed the hawkish John Bolton as his new national security adviser.

Yellen: Any changes to financial rules should be modest

2017-08-25 17:44

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says any rollback of post-crisis financial reforms should be “modest” because they’ve made the banking system safer.

JSE softens on stronger rand, while strong retail data surprises

2017-06-14 20:06

The rand continued to strengthen on the back of improved retail sales data.

Fed keeps rates on hold, says US growth slowdown temporary

2017-05-03 22:15

Federal Reserve officials have stayed on track to gradually tighten monetary policy by keeping interest rates on hold and signaling they are not alarmed by economic weakness.

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