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A Central Bank With No Key Rate? Yes, in Singapore

Singapore monetary policy can sound a little back-to-front. While for most countries tighter policy equates to higher borrowing costs, it’s not necessarily the case for the Asian.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 12th, 2018

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) stabilizing, possible gains toward 1.3745

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) stabilizing, possible gains toward 1.3745 Economists see Malaysia’s central bank holding its key interest rate steady at 3.25 per cent for the rest of the year, with the possibility of an.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsJul 29th, 2018

China"s central bank still has plenty of tools to counter detrimental trade war effect: Governor

"We still have plenty of monetary instruments in terms of interest rate policy, in terms of required reserve ratio. We have plenty of room for adjustment, in case we need it," said Yi Gang, the governor of the People's Bank of China......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 14th, 2018

China"s central bank still has plenty of tools to counter detrimental trade war effect: Governor

"We still have plenty of monetary instruments in terms of interest rate policy, in terms of required reserve ratio. We have plenty of room for adjustment, in case we need it," said Yi Gang, the governor of the People's Bank of China......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 14th, 2018

Fed Officials See Strong Economy Justifying Interest Rate Rises

Though the central bank has boosted rates—drawing criticism from President Trump—it sees falling unemployment, economic growth and the return of normal inflation as other factors behind the rise......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 11th, 2018

"The Fed has gone crazy": Trump lays blame for market nosedive

President Trump called the Federal Reserve’s recent interest-rate increases “a mistake,” suggesting that the central bank was to blame after Wednesday's stock-market plunge. Photo: AP Images.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 11th, 2018

Call "em crazy, but Fed officials likely to keep raising rates

A stock sell-off, rising trade tension with China, slower global growth and verbal pressure from the White House are unlikely to dent the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate hike plans in an economy performing in line with the central bank's forecasts......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 11th, 2018

Trump Called the Fed’s Rate Hikes ‘Crazy.’ The Banking World Respectfully Disagrees

Central bank independence is good, says pretty much everyone. After President Donald Trump attacked the Federal Reserve over it.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 11th, 2018

Singapore Moves to Help Crypto Startups Receive Banking Services

Singapore's central bank is building relationships to ensure local crypto-focused startups receive domestic banking services......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskOct 10th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Fed’s Williams says he expects more ‘gradual’ rate hikes

New York Fed President John Williams reiterated in a speech Tuesday that a bright economic outlook calls for more central bank interest-rate increases......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 9th, 2018

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) caution ahead of a central bank meeting on Friday

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) caution ahead of a central bank meeting on Friday  Philippine shares snapped a three-day losing streak on Tuesday, while Singapore fell for a fourth straight session on caution ahead of .....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsOct 9th, 2018

Fed"s Kaplan Voices Support for Three More Rate Increases

Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said he still favors the central bank raising short-term interest rates three more times before deciding whether more increases will be necessary to keep the economy on an even keel......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 9th, 2018

Fed"s Kaplan Is "Comfortable" With Another Three Rate Rises

Dallas Fed leader Robert Kaplan said he supports the U.S. central bank pressing forward “gradually and patiently” with interest-rate increases......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 9th, 2018

Emerging markets "as prepared as they can be" for U.S. rate moves: Fed"s Bullard

Emerging markets were "as prepared as they can be" for changes to U.S. monetary policy as the Federal Reserve had been as "transparent" as possible, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said in Singapore on Monday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 8th, 2018

Fed’s Harker backs a December pause from interest-rate hikes

Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker on Wednesday said the central bank can take its time raising interest rates......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 3rd, 2018

Fed Should Press Ahead With Gradual Rate Rises, Evans Says

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans reiterated his upbeat outlook for the economy and again said the U.S. central bank will likely need to set monetary policy in a way that slows the economy......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 3rd, 2018

Fed"s Evans says comfortable with a December rate hike

Federal Reserve policymaker Charles Evans said on Wednesday he was comfortable with expectations in financial markets that the U.S. central bank will raise interest rates again in December......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 3rd, 2018

Lunch With Powell: Fed Chair To Speak Later, But Focus Now On Weak Europe, Trade Relations

After a new North American trade agreement gave investors a break Monday from last week’s intense interest rate focus, attention could zero back in on the central bank today as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell delivers a lunchtime .....»»

Category: earningsSource: benzingaOct 2nd, 2018

Fed Looks to Pare Language Describing Future of Rates Policy

The central bank has sharply pruned such language this year, as the economy has strengthened and the rate path has grown more uncertain......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 2nd, 2018

Fed"s Rosengren Calls for More Rate Hikes

The President of the Boston Federal Reserve, Eric Rosengren, said the central bank will likely need ‘mildly restrictive’ monetary policy to ward off imbalances in the economy......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 1st, 2018

The Fed: Fed ‘inching closer’ to time when interest-rate policy will be less predictable, Williams says

New York Fed President John Williams said Friday the central bank is moving towards a period when p.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 28th, 2018