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  • HSBC less dovish on Fed, now sees 2 more US rate hikes this year Mar 27, 2017 02:41 PM IST

    HSBC less dovish on Fed, now sees 2 more US rate hikes this year

    This brings them more in line with broader market consensus, although they are still on the dovish end of the spectrum and reckon that rates will rise no higher than 1.625 percent until at least the end of next year.

  • Markets well placed to absorb Fed rate hike: Shaktikanta Das Mar 16, 2017 10:40 AM IST

    Markets well placed to absorb Fed rate hike: Shaktikanta Das

    "Indian markets (are) well placed to absorb the US Fed rate hike. Gradual approach in future increases augurs well for emerging markets," Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das tweeted.

  • The Fed is sending a strong message about a March rate hike Mar 01, 2017 09:48 AM IST

    The Fed is sending a strong message about a March rate hike

    Four Fed presidents spoke Tuesday, and all indicated an interest rate hike could be considered in March. "All are on the same page, including hawks and doves, and especially Dudley," said Tom Simons, money market economist at Jefferies.

  • 'Fed is preparing investors to think about 2017 hikes' Nov 24, 2016 10:23 AM IST

    'Fed is preparing investors to think about 2017 hikes'

    "They are shifting the goal post for, I think, the investing public to begin to concentrate on what kind of signals we are going to get ... at the press conference that follows the December meeting about the number of rate hikes we might see in 2017," she said in an interview with "Power Lunch."

  • The Fed looks ready to roll with an interest rate hike in Dec Nov 03, 2016 08:03 AM IST

    The Fed looks ready to roll with an interest rate hike in Dec

    Last fall, the Fed signaled that its December 2015 meeting was a likely time for a rate hike when it included the phrase "next meeting" in its statement, and indeed, it raised rates last December. Fed watchers expected a similar comment but the Fed statement on Wednesday, but the phrase wasn't there.

  • Polls uncertainty weighs on parts of US economy: Fed Beige Book Oct 20, 2016 07:56 AM IST

    Polls uncertainty weighs on parts of US economy: Fed Beige Book

    Labor market conditions remained "tight," with "modest" employment and wage gains, according to the survey, which is prepared in advance of a November 1-2 monetary policy meeting.

  • FOMC minutes set to cause a stir on Wall Street; oil eyed Oct 12, 2016 03:22 PM IST

    FOMC minutes set to cause a stir on Wall Street; oil eyed

    Amid discussion around the upcoming US election and fluctuation in the oil price, the US Federal Reserve is back on the table with the minutes from its September meeting, due at 2.00 p.m. ET.

  • Fed leaves rates unchanged; Wall Street climbs Sep 21, 2016 11:39 PM IST

    Fed leaves rates unchanged; Wall Street climbs

    Federal Reserve officials lowered their expectations for rate hikes in the years ahead Wednesday but teed up a likely move before the end of 2016. In a statement from the Federal Open Market Committee after this week's meeting, the central bank expressed confidence in economic growth, but not enough to make a move this month.

  • Fed needs to get on with it: Martin Gilbert Sep 19, 2016 10:12 AM IST

    Fed needs to get on with it: Martin Gilbert

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) was set for a two-day policy meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. But while the Fed has indicated the meeting was "live," or that action was on the table, markets haven't been pricing in much chance of a hike.

  • If you're watching the Fed, you better pay attention to this Sep 17, 2016 12:16 PM IST

    If you're watching the Fed, you better pay attention to this

    he Fed is expected to hold off on an interest rate hike until December, though more members of the Federal Open Market Committee clearly favor raising rates, so the Fed forecast on both rates and the economy will be important.

  • Softening trend in inflation leaves door open for rate cut: DBS Sep 14, 2016 01:22 PM IST

    Softening trend in inflation leaves door open for rate cut: DBS

    According to global financial services major DBS, the softening trend in inflation leaves the door open for a rate cut in the fourth quarter of this calender year "with odds of a move in October on the rise".

  • Retain cautious stance, overweight on energy & pharma: Deutsche Sep 06, 2016 09:04 AM IST

    Retain cautious stance, overweight on energy & pharma: Deutsche

    In the near term, the commentary/actions of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) in the upcoming meeting on September 21 will likely set the tone for global capital flows, Abhay Laijawala of Deutsche Bank feels.

  • Fed may hike interest rates faster than the mkt expects: Dudley Aug 01, 2016 10:24 AM IST

    Fed may hike interest rates faster than the mkt expects: Dudley

    "Market expectations, to my eye, derived from federal funds futures prices, which price in no more than one 25 basis-point rate hike through the end of 2017, … appear to be too complacent," he told a conference of central bankers and financial regulators on the Indonesian island of Bali.

  • Fed leaves rates unchanged but says US economy improving Jul 28, 2016 07:36 AM IST

    Fed leaves rates unchanged but says US economy improving

    Policy makers had not been expected to raise rates, out of concern that a hike could stifle fragile growth.

  • Fed keeps interest rates unchanged, signals fewer future hikes Jun 16, 2016 06:52 AM IST

    Fed keeps interest rates unchanged, signals fewer future hikes

    The central bank's decision to stick with its 2016 rate path, however, appeared shakier, with six of its 17 policymakers projecting just one increase this year. Only one Fed policymaker had done so when economic forecasts were last issued in March.

  • As the Fed meets, pro-Brexit sentiment stirs up markets Jun 14, 2016 08:09 AM IST

    As the Fed meets, pro-Brexit sentiment stirs up markets

    Fed watchers do not expect any action from the Federal Open Market Committee, but the central bank could tweak its view on the economy or make changes to its interest rate forecast, when it releases its statement and economic forecasts Wednesday afternoon.

  • Timing of rate hike 'not really that critical': Fed's Evans Jun 03, 2016 02:28 PM IST

    Timing of rate hike 'not really that critical': Fed's Evans

    "Two rate hikes in 2016, that's my own call for that, if the data continue to be in line with my outlook, that's a slow and gradual increase this year," Evans, who is an alternate member of the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee), said.

  • Yellen: Rate rise probably appropriate in coming months May 28, 2016 11:58 AM IST

    Yellen: Rate rise probably appropriate in coming months

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that given the pace of US economic growth, a Fed decision to increase interest rates could be on the cards soon

  • Earnings season leaves a lot to be desired: Ian Hui Apr 28, 2016 08:39 AM IST

    Earnings season leaves a lot to be desired: Ian Hui

    While the February Budget has been received well, India's corporate earnings haven't panned out well, says Ian Hui, Global Market Strategist, JP Morgan Asset Management.

  • Fed keeps key rate unchanged, noting slower US growth Apr 28, 2016 07:38 AM IST

    Fed keeps key rate unchanged, noting slower US growth

    The Fed stuck to its stance that US monetary policy will tighten only gradually and gave no hint as to whether it could lift the short-term federal funds rate at its next meeting in June.

  • Economic readings mixed, appropriate to proceed cautiously: Fed Mar 29, 2016 10:17 PM IST

    Economic readings mixed, appropriate to proceed cautiously: Fed

    Yellen, speaking to Economic Club of New York, noted in prepared remarks that recent readings on the strength of the U.S. economy since the beginning of the year have been mixed. All major U.S. indexes turned positive after the release of Yellen's remarks.

  • Feeling global slowdown, Fed keeps interest rate unchanged Mar 17, 2016 07:40 AM IST

    Feeling global slowdown, Fed keeps interest rate unchanged

    Giving a picture of the US economy that was less bullish than many had expected, the Fed still forecast continuing hikes to the benchmark federal funds rate this year, but at a slower pace than foreseen in December.

  • Not sure we can do negative rate; rate cut unlikely: Yellen Feb 10, 2016 10:26 PM IST

    Not sure we can do negative rate; rate cut unlikely: Yellen

    Speaking during her semiannual congressional testimony Wednesday, Yellen said the Federal Open Market Committee discussed charging banks to hold excess reserves at the Fed but never fully researched the issue

  • Fed vs the market: 'Tension is fairly evident' Jan 29, 2016 08:17 AM IST

    Fed vs the market: 'Tension is fairly evident'

    Analysts and economists largely viewed the Federal Open Market Committee's post-meeting statement Wednesday as dovish, fueled by nods toward market volatility and expressions of concern that long-awaited signs of inflation remain elusive.

  • Fed in wait & watch mode; expect 3 hikes in 2016: Deutsche Bk Jan 28, 2016 09:08 AM IST

    Fed in wait & watch mode; expect 3 hikes in 2016: Deutsche Bk

    Peter Hooper of Deutsche Bank says the US Fed has a wait and watch approach and will be recognising the downside risks amid the recent softening of data.

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