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Asian stocks rise, dollar languishes near two-year lows on Fed

07 July, 2020 9:10 am 9:10 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian stocks were boosted by the promise of ultra-easy monetary policy globally as the US Federal Reserve left interest rates near zero to support the country’s virus-battered economy, sending the dollar to a two-year trough. All Fed members voted to leave the target range for short-term rates between 0% and 0.25%, where … Read More

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Dollar teeters, gold takes a breather as markets await Fed

07 July, 2020 8:25 am 8:25 am

SINGAPORE/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The US dollar hovered just above a two-year low on Wednesday, while stocks struggled, as growing worries about the U.S. economy had investors cautious and looking to Congress and the Federal Reserve for a boost. The Fed is expected to strike a dovish stance at its policy review later in the … Read More

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Asian shares struggle for traction as Fed cut fails to lift confidence

03 March, 2020 11:41 am 11:41 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian shares wobbled on Wednesday and bonds held gains, as an emergency rate cut from the US Federal Reserve did little to soothe investor fears over the coronavirus’s widening fallout. The surprise 50 basis point cut came with commentary highlighting the limits of monetary policy, and Wall Street indexes fell sharply, gold … Read More

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Oil steps back on Saudi supply reassurance, focus shifts to Fed

09 September, 2019 9:45 am 9:45 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices cooled on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia said full oil production would be restored by month’s end while caution ahead of an expected US interest rate cut kept wider financial markets in tight ranges. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.13 % while Japan’s Nikkei was flat. … Read More

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Asia stocks retreat after Fed tempers aggressive rate cut expectations

06 June, 2019 8:58 am 8:58 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks retreated on Wednesday and the dollar inched up from three-month lows after Federal Reserve officials tempered expectations in the markets for aggressive monetary easing. Fed Chair Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the central bank is “insulated from short-term political pressures,” pushing back against US President Donald Trump’s demand for a … Read More

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Asia stocks scale 4-month peak as Fed turns more cautious; dollar sags

01 January, 2019 9:16 am 9:16 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asia stocks rose to a four-month high on Thursday after the Federal Reserve pledged to be patient with further interest rate hikes, signaling a potential end to its tightening cycle amid signs of slowing global growth. The dollar struggled near a three-week trough against its major peers and US Treasury yields were … Read More

Fed says it whipped US unemployment, maybe too well

09 September, 2018 11:39 am 11:39 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Federal Reserve officials tout a decade of falling unemployment as among their major victories in fighting the economic crisis of 2007 to 2009. Now they are beginning to worry they have been too successful. When unemployment falls as low as it is currently, Boston Federal Reserve bank president Eric Rosengren said … Read More

Deutsche Bank fails Fed stress test while three US lenders stumble

06 June, 2018 9:52 am 9:52 am

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank AG’s (DBKGn.DE) U.S. subsidiary failed on Thursday the second part of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests due to “widespread and critical deficiencies” in the bank’s capital planning controls. The Fed board’s unanimous objection to Deutsche Bank’s US capital plan marks another blow for the German lender, sending … Read More