Central banking

February 07, 2020 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve believes that downside risks to the U.S. economy have lessened with the easing of trade tensions and better prospects for global growth but officials note a concern that possible spillovers from a deadly virus in China represent a new threat. In its semi-annual...
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February 07, 2020 - 11:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve believes that downside risks to the U.S. economy have lessened with the easing of trade tensions and better prospects for global growth but officials note a concern that possible spillovers from a deadly virus in China represent a new threat. In its semi-annual...
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European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde arrives to a monetary dialogue meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 06, 2020 - 8:02 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde has warned that the world's central banks have less room to stimulate the economy in case there's a recession. Lagarde said in an appearance Thursday before the European Parliament's economic and monetary affairs committee that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a shopper walks in a street market aimed for Chinese tourists in Bangkok, Thailand. The outbreak of new virus centered on the Chinese city of Wuhan is giving global business chills. Thailand's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to 1% from 1.25% on Wednesday to help the economy weather a series of setbacks, most lately the virus outbreak in China that has devastated its tourism sector. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
February 06, 2020 - 3:51 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Central banks in the Philippines and Thailand have cut their benchmark interest rates as China's neighbors seek ways to soften the impact of measures to contain a virus outbreak that has killed more than 560 people. The Philippine central bank cut its main policy rate on Thursday by...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a shopper walks in a street market aimed for Chinese tourists in Bangkok, Thailand. The outbreak of new virus centered on the Chinese city of Wuhan is giving global business chills. Thailand's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to 1% from 1.25% on Wednesday to help the economy weather a series of setbacks, most lately the virus outbreak in China that has devastated its tourism sector. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
February 05, 2020 - 11:44 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and other Asian countries look set to follow suit as they seek ways to soften the impact of the outbreak of a virus in China that has killed more than 560 people. The Bank of Thailand cut the prime rate to a record low 1% from 1...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a shopper walks in a street market aimed for Chinese tourists in Bangkok, Thailand. The outbreak of new virus centered on the Chinese city of Wuhan is giving global business chills. Thailand's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to 1% from 1.25% on Wednesday to help the economy weather a series of setbacks, most lately the virus outbreak in China that has devastated its tourism sector. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
February 05, 2020 - 7:49 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to an all-time low of 1% from 1.25% on Wednesday to help the economy weather a series of setbacks, most lately the virus outbreak in China that has devastated Thailand's tourism sector. Thailand is among many of China's...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Asian shares rose Wednesday on optimism that China's latest actions may help curtail some of the expected economic damage from the virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 05, 2020 - 7:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets rose Wednesday on optimism that China's latest actions may help curtail some of the expected economic damage from the virus outbreak. Investors welcomed a decision by China’s central bank to inject $57 billion into its markets. The move is the latest step by Beijing to...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Asian shares rose Wednesday on optimism that China's latest actions may help curtail some of the expected economic damage from the virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 05, 2020 - 3:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — European indexes were slipping in early trading Wednesday after Asian shares rose on optimism that China's latest actions may help curtail some of the expected economic damage from the virus outbreak. France's CAC 40 slipped 0.3% to 5,916.83 in early trading, while Germany's DAX lost 0...
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Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe addresses the National Press Club in Sydney, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. The wildfires will slow growth by 0.2 percentage points in the six months through March, Lowe told the National Press Club. (Joel Carrett/AAP Image via AP)
February 05, 2020 - 1:56 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's deadly wildfires will have no impact on the nation's economic growth this year but the impact of a new virus is still unknown, the head of the Australian central bank said on Wednesday. The wildfires have killed 33 people and destroyed more than 3,000 homes in...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Asian shares rose Wednesday on optimism that China's latest actions may help curtail some of the expected economic damage from the virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 05, 2020 - 1:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday on optimism that China's latest actions may help curtail some of the expected economic damage from the virus outbreak. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1% to 23,342.60 in afternoon trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4% to 6,976.10. South Korea...
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