Monetary policy

Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses a press conference in Mumbai, India, Thursday, June 6, 2019. India's central bank has cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.75% from 6% with immediate effect to fortify the economy as consumer spending and corporate investment falter. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
June 06, 2019 - 5:25 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank on Thursday cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.75% with immediate effect to fortify the economy as consumer spending and corporate investment falter. The benchmark interest rate is what the Reserve Bank of India charges on lending...
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The bull and bear in front of the stock market are painted all green in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, June 3, 2019. They were painted on occasion of the upcoming "Green Sauce" week when Frankfurt celebrates its most popular dish. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 06, 2019 - 4:31 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is weighing what to do about growth worries and sluggish inflation, just two days after the U.S. Federal Reserve opened the door to more stimulus. Speculation has grown that the bank could act to boost the economy against a background of sagging...
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Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses a press conference in Mumbai, India, Thursday, June 6, 2019. India's central bank has cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.75% from 6% with immediate effect to fortify the economy as consumer spending and corporate investment falter. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
June 06, 2019 - 4:02 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank on Thursday cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.75% with immediate effect to fortify the economy as consumer spending and corporate investment falter. The benchmark interest rate is what the Reserve Bank of India charges on lending...
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The bull and bear in front of the stock market are painted all green in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, June 3, 2019. They were painted on occasion of the upcoming "Green Sauce" week when Frankfurt celebrates its most popular dish. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 06, 2019 - 1:06 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is weighing what to do about growth worries and sluggish inflation, just two days after the U.S. Federal Reserve opened the door to more stimulus. Speculation that how the bank could act to boost the economy has grown as market expectations for...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo specialists James Denaro, left, and Mario Picone work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 5. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 05, 2019 - 4:53 pm
Stocks closed higher on Wall Street for the second straight day Wednesday, extending Tuesday's strong gains as investors bet an interest rate cut could be ahead. Technology, industrial and health care companies accounted for much of the broad gains, which were tempered by a slide in energy stocks...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2019, file photo building cranes are seen at the construction site of a condominium complex with the Lower Manhattan skyline seen in the background in Weehawken, N.J. The Federal Reserve releases its latest "Beige Book" survey of economic conditions on Wednesday, June 5. The Beige Book is based on anecdotal reports from businesses and will be considered along with other data when Fed policymakers meet next. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
June 05, 2019 - 2:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most areas of the country saw a slight improvement in economic activity in the spring, but those gains were tempered by concerns over rising trade tensions, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. In its latest report on economic conditions nationwide, the Fed said businesses reported...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo specialists James Denaro, left, and Mario Picone work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 5. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 05, 2019 - 2:03 pm
Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday, on track to extend the market's strong gains from the previous day. A steep drop in crude oil prices tempered the gains, sending energy stocks lower. Benchmark U.S. crude plunged 3% to $51.90 a barrel following a report...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Shares surged Wednesday in Asia following a rally on Wall Street spurred by signs the Federal Reserve is ready to cut interest rates to support the U.S. economy against risks from escalating trade wars.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 05, 2019 - 7:38 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets were headed for another day of gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled it was ready to cut interest rates to support the U.S. economy against risks from trade conflicts. European markets got an additional push from a survey showing that the eurozone economy...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Shares surged Wednesday in Asia following a rally on Wall Street spurred by signs the Federal Reserve is ready to cut interest rates to support the U.S. economy against risks from escalating trade wars.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 05, 2019 - 4:21 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World shares surged Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled it was ready to cut interest rates to support the U.S. economy against risks from trade conflicts. But Asian markets gave back some early gains after the World Bank said it was downgrading its forecast for the global...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Shares surged Wednesday in Asia following a rally on Wall Street spurred by signs the Federal Reserve is ready to cut interest rates to support the U.S. economy against risks from escalating trade wars.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 05, 2019 - 3:11 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares surged Wednesday in Asia following a rally on Wall Street spurred by signs the Federal Reserve is ready to cut interest rates to support the U.S. economy against risks from escalating trade wars. But most markets gave back some gains after the World Bank said it was...
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