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  • Anxious for a lifeline, the US economy is left to sink or swim Oct 08, 2020 03:06 PM IST

    Anxious for a lifeline, the US economy is left to sink or swim

    American households and businesses have gone two months without the enhanced unemployment benefits, low-interest loans and other programmes that helped prop up the economy in the spring

  • The Fed Chair’s message: ‘There is still a long way to go’ Oct 07, 2020 03:02 PM IST

    The Fed Chair’s message: ‘There is still a long way to go’

    While the unemployment rate in the US has fallen more rapidly than many economists expected, millions of Americans remain unemployed as the coronavirus pandemic keeps many industries operating below capacity

  • Even as Americans grew richer, inequality persisted Sep 30, 2020 03:08 PM IST

    Even as Americans grew richer, inequality persisted

    Employment remains sharply depressed compared with before the pandemic, leaving many households in a more precarious position

  • Rise in coronavirus cases adds to economic uncertainty ahead of US election Sep 26, 2020 11:45 AM IST

    Rise in coronavirus cases adds to economic uncertainty ahead of US election

    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has said repeatedly, including several times this week alone, that the strength of the country's economic recovery depends on keeping the novel coronavirus under control -- critical to instilling confidence in Americans that it is safe to resume normal activity.

  • Oil steady as demand worries revive, crews return to US Gulf rigs Sep 17, 2020 07:55 AM IST

    Oil steady as demand worries revive, crews return to US Gulf rigs

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were flat at $40.16 a barrel at 0118 GMT, after jumping 4.9% on Wednesday.

  • Asian shares set for mostly weaker open after Fed Sep 17, 2020 07:50 AM IST

    Asian shares set for mostly weaker open after Fed

    Australian S&P/ASX 200 futures lost 0.22% in early trading. Japan's Nikkei 225 futures were flat, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index futures lost 0.15%.

  • Federal Reserve adjusts inflation target, rate unchanged Sep 16, 2020 11:43 PM IST

    Federal Reserve adjusts inflation target, rate unchanged

    The Fed's benchmark interest rate influences borrowing costs for homebuyers, credit card users, and businesses.

  • Fed expected to raise economic forecasts, extend vow to keep rates low Sep 16, 2020 01:45 PM IST

    Fed expected to raise economic forecasts, extend vow to keep rates low

    The two-day meeting is the US central bank's first under a newly adopted framework that promises to shoot for inflation above 2 percent to make up for periods, such as now, where it is running below that target.

  • Gold rises on softer dollar, investors focus on Fed meet Sep 15, 2020 09:57 AM IST

    Gold rises on softer dollar, investors focus on Fed meet

    Spot gold was up 0.3% at $1,962.78 per ounce by 0259 GMT, adding to a 0.8% gain in the previous session. U.S. gold futures climbed 0.5% to $1,972.60.

  • Gold flat as vaccine hopes lift equities; focus shifts to Fed meet Sep 14, 2020 08:26 AM IST

    Gold flat as vaccine hopes lift equities; focus shifts to Fed meet

    Spot gold was mostly unchanged at $1,941.11 per ounce by 0042 GMT.U.S. gold futures were also steady at $1,948.30.

  • The Fed enabled a record expansion. Trump is taking credit Sep 09, 2020 04:34 PM IST

    The Fed enabled a record expansion. Trump is taking credit

    Trump’s story line about his economic track record, particularly what he showcased during his Republican National Convention speech last month, leaves out a crucial detail

  • Gold subdued on strong dollar; ECB meeting in focus Sep 08, 2020 07:37 AM IST

    Gold subdued on strong dollar; ECB meeting in focus

    Spot gold was down 0.2% at $1,925.68 per ounce by 0048 GMT.

  • Gold hits near two-week high on weaker dollar, dovish Fed signals Aug 31, 2020 07:34 AM IST

    Gold hits near two-week high on weaker dollar, dovish Fed signals

    Spot gold was up 0.4% at $1,971.68 per ounce by 0043 GMT, after hitting its highest since Aug. 19 at $1,976 in early Asian trade. However, gold is down nearly 0.2% so far this month.

  • Fed's inflation push lifts S&P 500, Nasdaq to new highs Aug 28, 2020 07:15 AM IST

    Fed's inflation push lifts S&P 500, Nasdaq to new highs

    Setting out the central bank’s aggressive new strategy at a virtual Jackson Hole symposium, Fed chief Jerome Powell said it would offset below-2% periods with higher inflation “for some time,” and ensure employment doesn’t fall short of its maximum level.

  • Fed coughs, world blanches, yuan unfazed Aug 24, 2020 05:08 PM IST

    Fed coughs, world blanches, yuan unfazed

    A storm in the New York teapot demonstrates just how nervous markets are about the US' inability to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic and vastly extended equity valuations that discount a fast and lasting economic recovery

  • Fed: There are things like the Virus which money can’t buy, for everything else it’s the US FED Jul 30, 2020 08:35 AM IST

    Fed: There are things like the Virus which money can’t buy, for everything else it’s the US FED

    This however doesn’t take away the risks. The virus is the central risk. It can jeopardise and delay the economic recovery, leading to more financial instability

  • Fed buying spree could move to long end of yield curve: Analysts Jul 29, 2020 11:00 PM IST

    Fed buying spree could move to long end of yield curve: Analysts

    Such a move, which is not expected before the central bank's September meeting, would avert a potential mismatch in Treasury supply and demand and help stabilize long-end rates.

  • Gold steadies on virus fears, stimulus bets; Fed meet eyed Jul 29, 2020 08:02 AM IST

    Gold steadies on virus fears, stimulus bets; Fed meet eyed

    Spot gold was little changed at $1,957.84 per ounce by 0049 GMT. Prices hit an all-time of $1,980.57 on Tuesday before retreating after investors booked profits and the dollar regained some ground.

  • Gold rockets toward $2,000 as Fed stimulus sinks dollar Jul 28, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    Gold rockets toward $2,000 as Fed stimulus sinks dollar

    The prospect of endless stimulus allowed Asian shares to shake off coronavirus concerns and Sino-U.S. tensions to make early gains.

  • Fed officials warn on 'thick fog' ahead for US economy as recovery concerns deepen Jul 15, 2020 09:00 AM IST

    Fed officials warn on 'thick fog' ahead for US economy as recovery concerns deepen

    One by one, Fed policymakers have become more downbeat in recent days, resetting expectations on the recovery and cautioning that recent improvements in economic data such as job gains may be fleeting.

  • Want more jobs? Wear a mask, says Fed's Robert Kaplan Jul 14, 2020 09:20 AM IST

    Want more jobs? Wear a mask, says Fed's Robert Kaplan

    "If we all wore masks, I think that's probably the most important thing we can do right now to make sure that rebound is faster, not slowing," Kaplan told the National Press Club in a virtual event, noting the economy has slowed since the virus has resurged across the United States in recent weeks.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Federal Reserve officials suggest US recovery may be stalling Jul 09, 2020 11:30 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Federal Reserve officials suggest US recovery may be stalling

    In separate appearances, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren and Richmond Fed President Thomas Barkin noted what Barkin characterized as "air pockets" facing the US economy - businesses exhausting existing order books without refilling them, and households facing the end of unemployment benefits and other support.

  • Gold steadies near eight-year high as virus cases surge Jul 07, 2020 09:20 AM IST

    Gold steadies near eight-year high as virus cases surge

    Spot gold was almost unchanged at $1,783.67 per ounce by 0303 GMT, just $5.29 shy of a near eight-year high hit last week. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,793.50 per ounce.

  • Gold eases off near eight-year peak after solid US data Jul 02, 2020 07:35 AM IST

    Gold eases off near eight-year peak after solid US data

    Spot gold fell 0.2% to $1,767.11 per ounce by 0034 GMT, after touching $1,788.96 on Wednesday” its highest since October 2012.

  • Gold holds firm near 8-year peak as growing virus fears lift demand Jul 01, 2020 12:32 PM IST

    Gold holds firm near 8-year peak as growing virus fears lift demand

    Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,783.52 per ounce by 0555 GMT, after hitting its highest level since early October 2012 at $1,785.46 in the previous session.

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