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  • 05/07/2011 | Argentina

    'CB more independent than the FED, Bank of England,' Marcó del Pont says

    “This is good news for the Central Bank, but especially for Argentina,” CB governor Mercedes Marcó del Pont said during a press conference with Economy Minister Amado Boudou, in reference to the recent ruling by the New York Court of Appeals, which revoked a previous ruling against Argentina and in favour of vulture funds by US judge Thomas Griesa.

  • 15/07/2014 | World

    Fed's Yellen says US recovery incomplete, defends loose policy

    The US economic recovery remains incomplete, with a still-ailing job market and stagnant wages justifying loose monetary policy for the foreseeable future, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told a Senate committee today.

  • 29/10/2014 | World

    Fed ends bond buying, exhibits confidence in US recovery

    The Federal Reserve ended its monthly bond purchase program and dropped a characterization of US labor market slack as "significant" in a show of confidence in the economy's prospects.

  • 08/01/2014 | World

    US Stocks end flat in wake of Fed minutes

    The S&P 500 finished nearly flat today as equity indexes had a muted reaction to the minutes from the US Federal Reserve's most recent meeting, while Micron's strong results helped buoy the Nasdaq.

  • 11/02/2014 | World

    Yellen says labour market hasn't recovered yet

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said today the US central bank was on track to keep reducing its policy stimulus, even as she acknowledged the labor market recovery was "far from complete."

  • 30/04/2014 | World

    Fed to take further steps toward cutting bond-buying program

    The US Federal Reserve is expected to cut its bond-buying program by a further $10 billion today, confident that the US economy will pull away from its sharp winter slowdown.

  • 30/10/2013 | World

    Fed maintains strong stimulus as US growth stumbles

    The Federal Reserve extended its support for a slowing US economy today, saying it will keep buying $85 billion in bonds per month for the time being.

  • 14/11/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at records after Yellen hearing

    The Dow and the S&P 500 index ended at new highs today after Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to lead the Federal Reserve, signaled the US central bank's loose monetary policy would remain in place for some time, while weak euro zone growth lifted the dollar.

  • 21/11/2013 | World

    Yellen clears first Senate hurdle to become next Fed chair

    The US Senate Banking Committee approved Janet Yellen's nomination to become the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve.

  • 18/09/2013 | World

    White House official says Yellen front runner for Fed chair

    A White House official said today that Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen is the front runner to take over the top job at the US central bank when Ben Bernanke steps down, the strongest indication yet of her likely nomination.

  • 18/09/2013 | World

    US Federal Reserve sticks to stimulus, worried about growth soft spots

    The US Federal Reserve said that it would continue buying bonds at an $85 billion monthly pace for now, surprising financial markets that were braced for a reduction in the central bank's economic stimulus.

  • 20/09/2013 | World

    Bullard: Fed could taper in October, depending on data

    The US Federal Reserve could still scale back its massive bond buying program at an October meeting should data point to a stronger economy, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said today.

  • 17/07/2013 | World

    Bernanke: bond tapering to begin later this year

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today the US central bank still expects to start scaling back its massive asset purchase program later this year, but left open the option of changing that plan in either direction if the economic outlook shifted.

  • 21/08/2013 | World

    Fed meeting minutes offer few clues on timing of QE3 reduction

    Only a few Federal Reserve policymakers thought it would soon be time to "slow somewhat" the pace of the central bank's bond-buying at a meeting last month, while others emphasized patience in deciding when to start to wind down the stimulus program.

  • 16/09/2013 | World

    Global shares gain on Summers' exit

    US stocks rose today after former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers' withdrew as a candidate for Federal Reserve chairman, removing market uncertainty about a long confirmation process that already had plenty of opposition.

  • 10/05/2013 | World

    Fed's Bernanke says shadow banking system still poses risks

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that the shadow banking system continued to pose a threat to financial stability, and that bank funding markets might still not be able to cope with a major default.

  • 22/05/2013 | World

    Bernanke offers no hint of pullback in Fed stimulus

    The Federal Reserve's monetary stimulus is helping the US economy recover, and the central bank needs to see further signs of traction before taking its foot off the gas, central bank chairman Ben Bernanke said today.

  • 19/06/2013 | World

    World Bank concerned about effects of slowing of US money creation

    The World Bank is concerned about the spillover effects on developing countries of a slowing of US money creation and will move to provide affordable capital when borrowing costs rise, its president said.

  • 01/10/2012 | World

    US Fed Reserve head defends stimulus plan

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered a broad defense today of the central bank's controversial bond-buying stimulus plan, saying its actions are necessary to support a flagging economic recovery.

  • 20/11/2012 | World

    Budget fight threatens US recession, Bernanke says

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today that 2013 could be a "very good year" for the US economy if politicians can strike a quick deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.

  • 12/12/2012 | World

    Fed ramps up stimulus in new approach to support growth

    The Federal Reserve ramped up its stimulus to the economy yesterday, expressing disappointment with the pace of recovery in employment as contentious US budget talks heighten uncertainty about the outlook.

  • 23/08/2012 | World

    Fed official says economy data has improved in recent weeks

    A Federal Reserve official today leaned against the impression that the US central bank was locked into easing monetary policy at its meeting next month, noting that economic data had improved in recent weeks.

  • 31/08/2012 | World

    Chairman says Fed to act as needed but mindful of risks

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today progress in bringing down US unemployment was too slow and the central bank would act as needed to strengthen the economic recovery.

  • 13/09/2012 | World

    Fed launches big stimulus, to buy bonds until jobs rebound

    The Federal Reserve launched another aggressive stimulus program, saying it will buy US$40 billion of mortgage debt per month and continue to purchase assets until the outlook for jobs improves substantially.

  • 05/08/2012 | World

    Romney says more Fed stimulus would not help US economy

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that a fresh round of monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve would not help the fragile US economy.

  • 06/08/2012 | World

    Bernanke: despite recovery, many facing tough times

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that although broad measurements of the economy point to recovery, many people and businesses are facing tough times.

  • 22/08/2012 | World

    Fed ready to ease 'fairly soon,' minutes show

    The Federal Reserve is likely to deliver another round of monetary stimulus "fairly soon" unless the economy improves considerably, minutes from the central bank's August meeting show.

  • 25/04/2012 | World

    US: Bernanke says Fed prepared to do more for economy

    US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke today said the US central bank "would not hesitate" to launch another round of bond purchases to drive borrowing costs lower if it looked like the economy needed it.

  • 07/06/2012 | World

    'Fed is monitoring significant risks for the US from Europe crisis'

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today the central bank was ready to shield the economy if financial troubles mount, but offered few hints that further monetary stimulus was imminent.

  • 20/06/2012 | World

    Fed extends monetary stimulus to US economy

    The Federal Reserve extended today its monetary stimulus to a US economic recovery that looks at risk of stalling, renewing its effort to depress borrowing costs by selling short-term bonds to buy longer-dated ones.

  • 14/03/2012 | World

    US Bernanke says Fed to make bank rules clearer

    The Federal Reserve will try to make it clearer whether new banking rules apply to small lenders, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in remarks today.

  • 26/03/2012 | World

    Bernanke says US economy needs faster growth to dent joblessness

    The economy needs to grow more quickly if it is to produce enough jobs to bring down the unemployment rate further, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today.

  • 10/04/2012 | World

    US Bernanke says banks need bigger capital buffer

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said banks need to have more capital at hand in order to ensure the financial system is stable.

  • 02/02/2012 | World

    Bernanke: Fed will protect US from Europe fallout

    Europe's financial crisis still threatens the US recovery, and the Federal Reserve will do everything it can to prevent it from damaging the economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today.

  • 29/02/2012 | World

    Bernanke: 'Critical fiscal and financial challenges remain for the euro zone'

    Testifying today before the US House Committee on Financial Services, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that 'critical fiscal and financial challenges remain for the euro zone.'

  • 29/02/2012 | World

    'US job market far from normal'

    The uneven US economic recovery will have to pick up in order to quickly bring down an unacceptably high jobless rate, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today.

  • 02/12/2011 | World

    Fisher: Fiscal deficits hurt Fed's efforts on economy

    Federal deficits are complicating efforts by the US Federal Reserve to help the economy, but using the central bank as a printing press to solve the problem "is not an option," a top Fed official said.

  • 13/12/2011 | World

    Fed sees risks from Europe, some improvement in US

    The Federal Reserve pointed to turmoil in Europe as a big risk to the US economy, leaving the door open to a further easing of monetary policy even as it noted some improvement in the US labor market.

  • 25/01/2012 | World

    Fed extends low-rate vow in bid to help economy

    The Federal Reserve pushed back the likely timing of an eventual interest rate hike until late 2014, much later than it had previously said, as it nurses a still-sluggish economic recovery.

  • 06/10/2011 | World

    Wall Street protests spread, unlikely sympathy from Fed

    Protests that began in New York against US economic inequality spread around the United States as the growing movement found unlikely support from a top official of one of its targets -- the Federal Reserve.

  • 12/10/2011 | World

    Fed's Plosser: Weak jobs market a serious challenge

    The September jobs report was "a bit of positive news", but the pace of jobs growth is still too slow to make a significant dent in the unemployment rate, a Federal Reserve policymaker said today.

  • 02/11/2011 | World

    Fed lowers GDP forecast, holds policy steady

    The US Federal Reserve left monetary policy on hold and offered a moderately brighter economic outlook, but flagged risks to growth that appeared to leave open the door for further easing.

  • 21/09/2011 | World

    Fed ramps up aid to economy with $400 billion 'twist'

    The Federal Reserve dialed up its aid to the beleaguered US economy, launching an effort to put more downward pressure on long-term interest rates over time and help the battered housing sector.

  • 29/09/2011 | World

    Fed says twist will do little for growth

    The Federal Reserve's move last week to further lower borrowing costs was risky and won't significantly speed up a "painfully protracted" recovery, one of the officials who dissented against the decision said today.

  • 04/10/2011 | World

    Bernanke says Fed ready to do more to help economy

    The Federal Reserve is prepared to take further steps to help a fragile economic recovery held back by a weak job market and financial stresses in Europe, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said on today.

  • 19/08/2011 | World

    Fed: It will take years to lower unemployment

    The economy is growing so slowly that it will take years to wrench lofty unemployment rates back to normal levels, Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Sandra Pianalto said.

  • 26/08/2011 | World

    Bernanke: Fed prepared to use tools to spur growth

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stopped short of signaling further action to boost growth, but said it was critical for the economy's health to reduce long-term joblessness.

  • 07/09/2011 | World

    Fed: Many regions saw mixed or slower growth

    The sluggish recovery failed to gain any speed in recent weeks and softened in some areas of the nation, the Federal Reserve said today.

  • 29/04/2011 | World

    Bernanke says US economy needs more time to heal

    The US economy is not fully recovered from its deep recession, with housing still weighing on growth, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a speech spelling out ways the US central bank has studied lower income communities.

  • 13/07/2011 | World

    Bernanke says Fed ready to ease if economy flags

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank is ready to ease monetary policy further if the economy weakens and inflation moves lower, suggesting policymakers are actively mulling further stimulus.

  • 09/08/2011 | World

    Fed promises to keep rates low for at least 2 years

    The Federal Reserve said it will keep its hefty monetary policy stimulus for at least another two years, an effort to support a flagging economy and fragile global markets that faced considerable internal dissent.

  • 16/02/2011 | World

    Fed only sees slight drop in US jobless rate in 2011

    US Federal Reserve officials are increasingly confident of the economic recovery but remain unsatisfied with the healing of the job market, which they expect to remain between 8.8 percent and 9 percent in 2011, minutes of their January meeting released showed.

  • 01/03/2011 | World

    Bernanke: oil prices could lead to weaker growth, higher inflation

    Offering no hint that he was considering cutting short the Fed's $600 billion stimulus, Bernanke told the Senate Banking Committee he saw increasing evidence that the US economic recovery was becoming self-supporting. At the same time, he warned job growth remains far too anemic.

  • 07/04/2011 | World

    IMF: 'Fickle' capital flows may slow when Fed hikes

    The surge of hot money that has vexed many emerging markets may slow dramatically once the US Federal Reserve begins raising interest rates, the International Monetary Fund said.

  • 14/12/2010 | World

    Fed keeps policy on hold, says recovery too slow

    The US Federal Reserve said the economic recovery was still too slow to bring down unemployment, reaffirming its commitment to purchase $600 billion in bonds to stimulate growth and create jobs.

  • 03/02/2011 | World

    Bernanke says growth, inflation still missing Fed goals

    The US economic recovery still needs help from the Federal Reserve despite signs of improvement, the central bank's chairman Ben Bernanke said.

  • 09/02/2011 | World

    Bernanke says job growth, inflation still too low

    In testimony to the US House of Representatives' Budget Committee that largely echoed a speech he delivered last week, Bernanke also warned about the dangers of unsustainable budget deficits.

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