UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain mirror Fed decision to raise interest rates; Egypt's CBE to convene Thursday

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 - 09:43 GMT

Qatar, on the other hand, kept its interest rate unchanged.

Fed's Powell: U.S. may be in recession, control of virus to dictate timing of economy reopening

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 - 12:36 GMT

“The first order of business will be to get the spread of the virus under control and then resume economic activity.”

Trade tensions weigh on stocks as markets await Fed verdict

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 - 10:44 GMT

The fresh trade tensions come ahead a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting which is expected to see interest rates reduced by 25 basis points (bps) in its first rate cut in more than a decade.

With Fed sure to cut rates, Powell on hook to flag next steps

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 - 10:38 GMT

The widely expected quarter-percentage-point lowering of borrowing costs, however, is unlikely to assuage U.S. President Donald Trump’s increasingly strident demands for the central bank to ease monetary policy.

Stocks up, dollar, bond yields down on Fed rate cut signal

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 09:45 GMT

The Fed on Wednesday suggested rate cuts might start as soon as next month, saying it was ready to take action in the face of growing economic risks.

Fed sees case building for interest rate cuts this year

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 09:38 GMT

Even as the U.S. central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged for now, the shift in sentiment since its last policy meeting was marked.

Fed may cut rates if inflation keeps disappointing: Bullard

Wed, 22 May 2019 - 10:40 GMT

Further weakness in inflation could prompt the U.S. Federal Reserve to cut interest rates, even if economic growth maintains its momentum, James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Asian shares slip from 6-month high ahead of Fed policy decision

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 - 09:54 GMT

European stocks were expected to open lower, with futures tracking Britain’s FTSE, France’s CAC and Germany’s DAX indexes down between 0.5 percent to 0.7 percent in early trade.

Fed's balance sheet plan, economic outlook under microscope

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 - 09:50 GMT

The more intense focus among investors may be on the balance sheet, and the Fed’s plans to stop reducing its holdings of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities each month by as much as $50 billion.

Asia shares, bonds count on Fed to be accommodative

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 - 09:28 GMT

Japan's Nikkei .N225 advanced 0.59 percent, and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 0.6 percent.

Powell: Fed not in 'any hurry' to change rates amid global risks - tv

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 - 10:19 GMT

Rates are currently “appropriate,” Powell said in a wide-ranging interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes news show.

Fed flags end to balance sheet runoff, patience on rates

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 - 09:31 GMT

A raft of Fed policymakers speaking since the Fed’s January pledge of patience have insisted the economy is in a good place.

Friendly Fed fires world stocks to best January on record

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 - 11:01 GMT

The Fed said it would pause its 3-year interest rate rise campaign while assessing the weakening of the economy.

Fed Chair Powell's unscripted approach sets up for rocky 2019

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 - 09:23 GMT

And as 2018 closes out with a dramatic slump in stocks and a drop in bond yields, financial markets will need to brace for next year, when Powell is scheduled to make more unscripted public remarks than any Fed chief in history.

Trump praises Treasury Secretary Mnuchin but hits Fed again on rate rises

Wed, 26 Dec 2018 - 09:19 GMT

On Monday, Trump said “The only problem our economy has is the Fed.”

Rate futures market says Fed is all but done with hikes

Tue, 25 Dec 2018 - 09:58 GMT

The Federal Reserve is finished raising U.S. interest rates.

Trump calls Fed 'only problem' in U.S. economy; markets slump

Tue, 25 Dec 2018 - 09:55 GMT

Stocks fell again on Monday amid concern about slowing economic growth, the government shutdown and reports that Trump had discussed firing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, whom he has repeatedly criticized for raising interest rates.

Dollar weakens as investors brace for expected Fed caution

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 - 10:14 GMT

However, some analysts still see the Fed raising rates 2-3 times in 2019.

Fed expected to raise rates, may signal fewer hikes ahead

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 - 09:24 GMT

The central bank is due to announce its decision at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT) after its final two-day policy meeting of the year. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is scheduled to hold a press conference half an hour later.

Trump says Fed shouldn't hike rates, but calls Powell 'a good man'

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 - 09:32 GMT

“I think that would be foolish, but what can I say?” Trump told Reuters in an interview.