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's rally gets booster shot as Trump picks doves for the Fed

2019-07-03 08:58

Gold has resumed its rally above $1 400 an ounce on a cocktail of positive drivers, with weak data feeding expectations for fresh easing from central banks, Treasury yields hitting a two-year low, and new picks for the Fed.

US Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019

2019-03-20 21:02

Federal Reserve officials scaled back their projected interest-rate increases this year to zero.

More Fed officials favour rate-hike pause

2019-01-10 06:25

Four Federal Reserve regional chiefs declared that the central bank can take its time to assess market turbulence and risks to the US economy before adjusting monetary policy again.

Powell says he would reject any Trump request to resign

2019-01-05 09:55

Fed Chair Powell says he will not resign if asked to do so by President Donald Trump.

UPDATE: Volatile first week for rand, breaches R14/$ mark

2019-01-04 17:09

The rand broke below the R14/$ mark and weakened as much as R14.69 to the greenback in just the first week of the year.

Why life is getting harder for central banks

2019-01-04 06:15

The Fed is now being widely blamed for fueling financial market instability, it is probably only a matter of time until the European Central Bank finds itself in a similar position, writes Bloomberg columnist Mohamed A. El-Erian.

Trump may have done lasting damage to the Fed

2018-12-26 06:00

We need to start thinking about what happens if Trump tries to fire Powell. Short version: It would likely be an absolute mess, says Tim Duy.

Trump now wants to fire Fed boss Jerome Powell, say insiders

2018-12-22 13:18

US President Donald Trump has discussed firing Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell as his frustration with the central bank chief intensified following this week’s interest-rate increase and months of stock-market losses, according to four people familiar with the matter.

Reserve Bank independence `not just an emerging-market concern' - Kganyago

2018-11-29 19:02

Threats to central bank independence are no longer just an “emerging-market phenomenon,” according to South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.


Stocks extend gains as dollar steadies, oil falls

2019-06-05 12:24

A global stock rally sparked by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s dovish comments continued into Wednesday, though the pace of gains slowed amid lingering trade-war concerns.

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.”

Review: Emerging market stocks get a lift from China easing, Fed flexibility

2019-01-06 17:00

Emerging-market stocks and currencies closed out the first week of 2019 on a high note.

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.

US payrolls rise, wages top estimates in jobs blowout

2019-01-04 15:55

US employers added the most workers in 10 months as wage gains accelerated and labour-force participation jumped, reflecting a robust job market that nevertheless faces mounting risks in 2019.

Treasuries may have to wait until after New Year for resolutions

2018-12-30 09:44

Perhaps the best that can be said of a painful year across financial markets is that there’s room for improvement in 2019.

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

Trade angst revival rattles emerging-market optimists

2018-12-08 12:30

Emerging-market stocks retreated as the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer and mixed messages from the Trump administration rekindled concern over a US-China trade war.

Fed officials debated hiking rates to restrictive territory

2018-10-17 22:00

Federal Reserve officials stepped deeper into a debate over how high to push interest rates, with a majority appearing to favour an eventual and temporary move above the level they deem neutral for the economy in the long run.

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