Central bank interest rates

FILE - In this March 26, 2019 file photo, an evening commuter is silhouetted against the glistening New York City skyline at sunset as he walks along Hudson River shoreline in Jersey City, N.J. On Wednesday, April 17, the Federal Reserve releases its latest "Beige Book" survey of economic conditions. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
April 17, 2019 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the economy was expanding at a moderate pace in March and early April, despite uncertainty caused by trade tensions and severe flooding in the Midwest. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed said that some...
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Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso, speaks during a G20 news conference, at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 12, 2019 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials from the world's major powers acknowledged Friday that the global economy is in a slowdown, but they forecast that growth will pick up by the second half of this year, thanks to interest-rate policies from the Federal Reserve and other central banks. Officials of...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Asian markets retreated Thursday on news that most U.S. Federal Reserve officials believed the central bank would leave interest rates unchanged for the rest of the year. But several said their views could shift with incoming data. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 10, 2019 - 11:40 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets retreated Thursday on news that most U.S. Federal Reserve officials believed the central bank would leave interest rates unchanged for the rest of the year. But several said their views could shift with incoming data. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 shed 0.3% to 21,627...
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President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a press conference following the Governing Council meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 10, 2019 - 10:42 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank warned that global friction over trade — such as U.S. threats to impose more tariffs — is holding back the economy and underlined the bank's readiness to deploy more stimulus if needed. Mario Draghi said Wednesday that an improving...
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President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a press conference following the Governing Council meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 10, 2019 - 10:37 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank warned that global trade conflicts such as U.S. threats to impose more tariffs are holding back the economy and underlined the bank's readiness to deploy more stimulus if needed. Mario Draghi said Wednesday that an improving jobs...
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The European Central Bank, left, and other banks and office buildings are seen in Frankfurt, Germany, before sunrise on Friday, March 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 10, 2019 - 8:20 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has left its policy promises and interest rates unchanged as it weighs looming risks to the economy from Brexit and trade disputes. The bank, the chief monetary authority for the 19 European Union countries that use the euro as their currency, is...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2019, file photo visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. On Friday, April 5, the U.S. government issues the March jobs report. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 05, 2019 - 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A month ago, many economists fretted that the 10-year U.S. expansion looked wobbly. But after the government reported Friday that hiring rebounded in March, the economy suddenly looks sturdy again. Growth has weakened since last year to something closer to the modest pace that has...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2019, file photo visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. On Friday, April 5, the U.S. government issues the March jobs report. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 05, 2019 - 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February's scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs that the economy is slowing. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, near the...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 5. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 05, 2019 - 1:58 pm
Stocks moved broadly higher Friday afternoon on Wall Street after a better-than-expected report on U.S. jobs eased worries that the economy is slowing too sharply. Health care, energy and technology stocks accounted for much of the rally, which placed the benchmark S&P 500 index on track for...
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April 05, 2019 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Friday's jobs report (all times local): 10:45 a.m. President Donald Trump has responded to the jobs report by calling on the Federal Reserve to cut rates and restore the bond-buying program it used to lower longer-term interest rates earlier this decade in the...
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