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Fed Cuts Interest Rates for the First Time Since 2008
WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve announced July 31 that it's cutting its benchmark federal funds rate for the first time in more than a decade. As widely predicted, the central bank cut ...
July 31, 2019
Fed Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged, but Signals Future Cuts
WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged on June 19 but signaled that it could cut interest ...
June 19, 2019
Inflation Weakens, Allowing Fed to Consider Rate Cut This Year
WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve’s key inflation gauge rose at a slow pace in March, remaining well below the central ...
April 29, 2019
Trump Held Rare Meeting With Fed’s Powell on Feb. 4 to Discuss Economy
President Donald Trump dined with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at the White House on Feb. 4 in ...
February 5, 2019
Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged, Says Will Be ‘Patient’ on Future Hikes
WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Jan. 30 but said it would be patient in lifting ...
January 30, 2019
New York Q&A: Federal Reserve
These appear to be turbulent times for the U.S. economy and stock market. On the upside, the gross ...
December 23, 2018
FED Raises Rates, Signals 2 More Hikes Next Year
WASHINGTON—Despite President Donald Trump’s warnings, the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by 25 basis points after its ...
December 19, 2018
Trump Warns Fed Ahead of Key Policy Meeting
WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump on Dec. 18 called again on the Federal Reserve to refrain from hiking interest ...
December 18, 2018
Federal Reserve’s New Vice Chairman Cautiously Backs Further Rate Increases
WASHINGTON—Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida, in his first public remarks since taking office last month, said some ...
October 25, 2018
Bank of Japan Maintains Extremely Easy Monetary Policy
Japan’s central bank announced on Tuesday, July 31, that it will maintain the current extremely low levels of ...
July 31, 2018
Fed Rate Hike in June: Yes, No, Maybe?
NEW YORK—Before 1994, the Federal Reserve (Fed) did not even announce interest rate decisions. The markets were left ...
May 23, 2016
James Grant on the Folly of Central Banking and the Need for a New Gold Standard
The chief editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer has been an eloquent observer and astute analyst of markets ...
March 1, 2016
Carmen Reinhart Says Fed’s Rates Won’t Move Much Beyond Zero
The market is expecting a rate hike in December, after the Fed said it thought the economy was ...
November 19, 2015
Former Trader Given 14 Years Prison for Market Manipulation
A British judge sentenced a former Citibank and UBS trader to 14 years in prison Monday after a ...
August 3, 2015
The Associated Press
Harper’s Office Attacks Mulcair, Trudeau After Rate Cut by Bank of Canada
The Conservative government tried to turn bad economic news to its political advantage as the Bank of Canada ...
July 15, 2015
The Canadian Press
Bank of China Pushes the Stock Market Booster Again
Another week, another effort by the Chinese authorities to boost the economy. This time the People's Bank of ...
May 11, 2015
Bernanke Is Right and Wrong About Interest Rates
Former Fed chairman defends his policies in blog posts
April 12, 2015
Yuan Exchange Rate Against US Dollar Plunges
The exchange rate of Chinese yuan (YUAN) against the US dollar has reached a four-and-a-half month low, affecting ...
December 17, 2014
Fed Keeps Rates Low as Economy Still Needs Time to Heal
The statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday reflected few changes from July’s statement.
September 17, 2014
Bank of Canada Keeps Trendsetting rate at 1 percent, Lowers Growth Forecast
The Bank of Canada announced Wednesday that it is maintaining its overnight rate target at 1 percent.
January 23, 2013
Epoch Times Staff
US Markets Rally Monday on Bernanke Comments
U.S. stocks jumped on Monday, following Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s comments that he would work to keep ...
March 26, 2012
Iran Says Detained British-Flagged Tanker to Be Released
McCabe Opened Formal Investigation of Trump One Day Before Mueller’s Appointment
China’s Rivers Are the Major Source of Plastic Entering the Oceans
Apple Will Make the New Mac Pro Computers in US After Getting Tariff Exemptions
Columbine Survivor Says Reporters Didn’t Want to Hear Why He Opposes Beto O’Rourke’s Proposed Gun Ban
Alaska GOP Cancels 2020 Republican Presidential Primary
Lindsey Graham Says DOJ Should Investigate Biden-Ukraine Connection