Central bank interest rates

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo specialist Thomas McArdle, left, and trader Jonathan Corpina, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 19, 2019 - 3:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Thursday after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump and Japan's central bank kept ultra-low interest rates unchanged. Paris opened higher while Frankfurt, London and Shanghai were little changed and Tokyo retreated...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo specialist Thomas McArdle, left, and trader Jonathan Corpina, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 19, 2019 - 1:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Thursday after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump and Japan's central bank kept ultra-low interest rates unchanged. Following a listless day on Wall Street, investors looked ahead to other interest rate decisions by...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo specialist Thomas McArdle, left, and trader Jonathan Corpina, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 18, 2019 - 10:42 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Thursday after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump and Japan's central bank kept interest rates unchanged. Following a listless day on Wall Street, investors looked ahead to other interest rate decisions by central banks...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo trader Peter Tuchman left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 17, 2019 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks nudged higher again on Tuesday, and the modest gains put the S&P 500 on pace to rise for a fifth straight day. After flitting between small gains and losses in the first hour of trading, U.S. indexes added a bit more in midday trading to the records they set a day...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo trader Peter Tuchman left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 17, 2019 - 11:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks nudged higher again on Tuesday, and the modest gains put the S&P 500 on pace to rise for a fifth straight day. After flitting between small gains and losses in the first hour of trading, U.S. indexes added a bit more in midday trading to the records they set a day...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019, file photo a sign rests near a piece of earth-moving equipment, left, on a plot of land, in Westwood, Mass. On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in November. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 17, 2019 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes rose again in November while applications for building permits rose to the highest level in 12 years, both encouraging signs of a rebound in the housing market. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that builders started construction on a seasonally...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019, file photo a sign rests near a piece of earth-moving equipment, left, on a plot of land, in Westwood, Mass. On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in November. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 17, 2019 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes rose again in November while applications for building permits rose to the highest level in 12 years, both encouraging signs of a rebound in the housing market. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that builders started construction on a seasonally...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, incoming President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde speaks to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels. Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from slowing manufacturing and global trade even as consumer spending helps prop up growth. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
December 12, 2019 - 11:30 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Christine Lagarde is wasting no time in putting her stamp on the European Central Bank. The bank's new president said at her first news conference Thursday that she will lead a top to bottom review of how the institution sets monetary policy, looking at everything from how...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, trader Gregory Rowe, left, and specialist Michael Pistillo work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 12, 2019 - 9:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after the European Central Bank said it would leave interest rates unchanged and as traders look for signs of progress in trade talks between the US and China. Another optimistic tweet from President Donald Trump had traders hopeful a deal...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, incoming President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde speaks to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels. Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from slowing manufacturing and global trade even as consumer spending helps prop up growth. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
December 12, 2019 - 8:49 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank said Thursday that the economic slowdown in the countries that use the euro shows signs of bottoming out. Christine Lagarde told reporters after the bank kept its monetary policies on hold that recent economic indicators are “weak...
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