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  • US Fed imposes sweeping new limits on policymakers' investments Oct 22, 2021 09:00 AM IST

    US Fed imposes sweeping new limits on policymakers' investments

    The United States Federal Reserve on October 21 announced that its policymakers and senior staff would be barred from investing in individual stocks and bonds

  • Dollar trades near one-year high ahead of Fed meeting minutes Oct 13, 2021 05:02 PM IST

    Dollar trades near one-year high ahead of Fed meeting minutes

    The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six rivals, eased slightly to 94.271 from Tuesday, when it touched 94.563 for the first time since late September 2020.

  • Fed officials involved in stock trading to retire Sep 28, 2021 02:33 PM IST

    Fed officials involved in stock trading to retire

    Dallas Fed bank Robert Kaplan said he will leave his post on October 8, while Eric Rosengren, who leads the Boston Fed, moved his already-scheduled retirement up by several months to September 30.

  • Fed's Jerome Powell opens door to tougher regulations as renomination decision looms Sep 24, 2021 08:18 AM IST

    Fed's Jerome Powell opens door to tougher regulations as renomination decision looms

    At a press conference on Wednesday following the Fed’s latest meeting at which policymakers kept interest rates near zero as the U.S. economy continues to heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, Powell was unequivocal when asked how much he would defer to a new vice chair for supervision expected to be named this fall to oversee bank regulation.

  • Stocks soar, dollar sags as investors weigh Fed, Evergrande Sep 23, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    Stocks soar, dollar sags as investors weigh Fed, Evergrande

    Wall Street's S&P 500 surged over 1% in early trade following solid gains in Europe. MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe rose 1%, with the index recovering all its losses from Monday, when it posted its biggest percentage drop in two months.

  • Fed signals early taper, but there is no immediate impact Sep 23, 2021 08:24 AM IST

    Fed signals early taper, but there is no immediate impact

    The Fed continues to delink interest rate lift-off from tapering. Though the dot-plot of the September meeting hints towards one rate hike of 25 bps in 2022, Powell said “lift-off in policy rates” is not on its radar, as of now

  • Fed policymakers see upward march in interest rates starting next year Sep 23, 2021 07:22 AM IST

    Fed policymakers see upward march in interest rates starting next year

    The swifter pace of interest rate hikes from policymakers’ last set of projections in June comes amid the fastest economic recovery in U.S. history after a brief recession last year and robust debate at the Fed about balancing its maximum employment and 2% average inflation goals.

  • Joe Biden administration may mint $1 trillion platinum coin as GOP refuses to raise debt ceiling Sep 20, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    Joe Biden administration may mint $1 trillion platinum coin as GOP refuses to raise debt ceiling

    US President Joe Biden's fellow Democrats narrowly control both the Senate and House of Representatives. If Congress fails to raise the $28.5 trillion debt limit, it could lead the government to default on its payment obligations.

  • Asian stocks tense for Fed tapering news Sep 20, 2021 07:14 AM IST

    Asian stocks tense for Fed tapering news

    Holidays in Japan, China and South Korea made for a thin start, and politics adds extra uncertainty with elections in Canada and Germany bookending the week.

  • Central banks tiptoe towards tapering Sep 19, 2021 04:25 PM IST

    Central banks tiptoe towards tapering

    Markets have been reacting to every economic indicator -- from inflation to unemployment to consumer spending -- in a guessing game over whether they will make central banks adjust their policies earlier or later than expected.

  • Stocks fall on Wall Street, giving up week's gains Sep 17, 2021 10:45 PM IST

    Stocks fall on Wall Street, giving up week's gains

    Investors have received a mixed bag of economic data reflecting how the economy is weathering a spike in COVID-19 cases and how it might continue its recovery in the coming months.

  • Trading tantrum? Fed officials' personal dealings stir controversy, call for change Sep 11, 2021 12:06 PM IST

    Trading tantrum? Fed officials' personal dealings stir controversy, call for change

    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan and Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren made frequent or substantial trades in 2020, the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported earlier this week.

  • Fed to hold public event on pandemic recovery on Sept 24 Sep 11, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    Fed to hold public event on pandemic recovery on Sept 24

    Fed policymakers often publicly refer back to remarks made during those forums as having helped shape their thinking about the economy and their approach to what to do about it.

  • Gold heads for first weekly loss in five on Fed taper jitters Sep 10, 2021 11:08 AM IST

    Gold heads for first weekly loss in five on Fed taper jitters

    Spot gold rose 0.1% to $1,796.77 per ounce by 0428 GMT as the dollar pulled back slightly. It was down 1.6% for the week.

  • US Fed chair Jerome Powell hints at tapering of easy money policy by year-end Aug 27, 2021 08:19 PM IST

    US Fed chair Jerome Powell hints at tapering of easy money policy by year-end

    The Fed has been buying $120 billion a month in mortgage and Treasury bonds to try to hold down longer-term loan rates to spur borrowing and spending.

  • US economy on track for strong jobs market despite Delta: Fed's Powell Aug 27, 2021 07:51 PM IST

    US economy on track for strong jobs market despite Delta: Fed's Powell

    Powell warned that moving to respond to temporary inflation pressures 'may do more harm than good.'

  • Asian shares on edge as day of Fed chair speech arrives Aug 27, 2021 08:07 AM IST

    Asian shares on edge as day of Fed chair speech arrives

    Remarks from the Federal Reserve’s more hawkish policy makers and a deadly attack in Afghanistan also subdued sentiment and helped the dollar gain against a basket of its peers.

  • Dilemma for Fed chief: High inflation and a surging virus Aug 26, 2021 10:54 PM IST

    Dilemma for Fed chief: High inflation and a surging virus

    The hasty shift to an online event reflects the rapid rebound of the pandemic, led by the delta variant, particularly in the South and Northwest.

  • Gold holds above $1,800 as early taper worries ease Aug 24, 2021 10:15 AM IST

    Gold holds above $1,800 as early taper worries ease

    Spot gold eased 0.2% to $1,801.65 per ounce by 0321 GMT, having jumped about 1.4% in the previous session.

  • Asian stocks rally on extended Wall Street bounce, easing Fed taper worries Aug 24, 2021 08:33 AM IST

    Asian stocks rally on extended Wall Street bounce, easing Fed taper worries

    The dollar was licking its wounds after its sharpest one- day fall since May, which spurred a 5% rally in oil prices on Monday.

  • Gold falls as Fed minutes boost US dollar Aug 19, 2021 10:07 AM IST

    Gold falls as Fed minutes boost US dollar

    Spot gold fell 0.7% to $1,774.41 per ounce by 0315 GMT, heading for its biggest one-day percentage decline since Aug. 9.

  • Dollar holds firm near 4-month high on Fed tapering bets Aug 13, 2021 07:39 AM IST

    Dollar holds firm near 4-month high on Fed tapering bets

    The U.S. currency was underpinned by data, released on Thursday, showing U.S. producer prices posted their largest annual increase in more than a decade in the 12 months through July.

  • Dollar off 4-month high as cooling inflation eases pressure for Fed Aug 12, 2021 07:38 AM IST

    Dollar off 4-month high as cooling inflation eases pressure for Fed

    The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six rivals, was little changed at 92.890, following a 0.19% decline from Wednesday, when it rose as high as 93.195, a level not seen since April 1.

  • Gold reels to 4-month low on fears of early Fed tapering Aug 09, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    Gold reels to 4-month low on fears of early Fed tapering

    Spot gold was down 1.4% at $1,738.53 per ounce by 0406 GMT, paring earlier losses. Prices touched $1,684.37, their lowest since March 31 earlier in the session, triggered by stop-loss selling.

  • Gold eyes biggest weekly gain in over 2 months on Fed signal Jul 30, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    Gold eyes biggest weekly gain in over 2 months on Fed signal

    Spot gold was steady at $1,827.28 per ounce by 0256 GMT, having hit its highest since July 15 at $1,832.40 on Thursday.

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