Tag: monetary policy

Prominent chef tells Fed that worker shortages are due to ‘life changes’ in wake of pandemic

The reason that there is a worker shortage in the U.S. restaurant industry is that employees decided to make “life changes” as they went through...

NFTs offer means for governments to find solutions

Government agencies should move beyond looking at blockchain technology as a buzzword prone to overuse, or simply as a data storage mechanism. Cryptocurrencies based on...

inflation: Swift growth recovery likely but inflation may not be transitory: Nomura’s Sonal Varma

A burning issue for the policymakers on Mint Street over the last few months has been the most effective way to rein in consumer prices....

Powell unlikely to fire starting pistol for tapering at Jackson Hole

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will be able to equivocate about when the central bank will start slowing down the pace of its bond-buying, essentially...

U.S. stocks close higher in Nasdaq-led rally, but still see losses for the week

U.S. stock indexes climbed higher Friday afternoon but the benchmarks may still end with losses for the week on fears over the spread of the...

RBI keeps interest rates low despite economic revival

In this context, normalization means moving from very low, ultra-supportive interest rates to a little higher but still low and supportive interest rates. The reason...

New coronavirus wave is giving credence to the risks of a U.S. stagflation-like scenario

The spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus in some U.S. states is leading to the possibility that the economy may be heading into...

FOMC statement for July – MarketWatch

The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum...

Treasury yields hold steady to start the week, ahead of Fed meeting

Treasury yields were little changed on Monday as investors geared up for this week’s meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers. What are yields doing? The...

Gold struggles to hold above $1,800 as traders look ahead to Fed meeting

Gold futures wavered between small gains and losses on Monday holding around the key $1,800 mark, finding some support as the U.S. dollar softened, as...

Markets are sending ‘peculiar’ signals as Fed changes tune — here’s what they mean

Financial markets went a little wild in the past week, after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday delivered an unexpected message. Policy makers penciled in two...

30-year Treasury yield sees largest slide in 2 months in turbulent post-Fed action

Yields on U.S. government debt whipped around Thursday with long-dated Treasurys seeing the biggest slump in weeks, a day after the Federal Reserve was seen...

Why inflation could create a ‘giant wealth transfer’ from lenders to borrowers

Higher prices for rental cars, airplane tickets and uncooked beef roasts have economists and consumers wondering whether we’re living through the start of an inflationary...

Opinion: Saddle up for a summer rally in the stock market

Brace for a summer rally. COVID shutdowns caused the most dramatic economic contraction since the Great Depression but in 2020, the Federal Reserve printed $3.1 trillion to...

Infrastructure talks are faltering but these stocks can still benefit from the Biden plan, Citi says

U.S. stocks look set to move higher on Monday, after the S&P 500 SPX, +0.19% notched its 28th record high of the year on Friday,...

ECB to Keep Monetary Stimulus in Place

FRANKFURT—The European Central Bank upgraded its economic outlook for the eurozone but said it would keep its aggressive monetary stimulus in place, signaling a likely...

RBI delivers a booster dose in policy review

As the RBI’s monetary policy committee (MPC) met on Friday, it was generally expected that it would not signal any interest rate change. The reason...

deutsche bank: GSAP 2.0 could be scaled down by December if support isn’t required: Kaushik Das, Deutsche Bank Research

For the second half of the financial year, RBI has increased the growth forecast quite significantly and therefore once we go to the October-December quarter,...

Is the Fed ‘tightening cycle’ already happening?

The Federal Reserve surprised markets this week by announcing it will begin to gradually sell off its corporate debt holdings accumulated during the pandemic, a...

Why demand for Fed’s reverse repo facility is surging again

A key artery of global financial markets may be telling the Federal Reserve that enough is enough. Demand for an overnight funding through the Federal...

Fed takes baby step toward scaling back its bond purchases

A number of Federal Reserve officials said at the central bank’s late April meeting that it could soon be time to begin talking about talking...

10-, 30-year Treasury yields inch up Tuesday as U.S. stocks slide

Long-dated U.S. Treasury rates edged higher Tuesday, with appetite for bonds cooling even amid a round of weaker-than-expected housing data, which undercut the positive tone...

Fed policy stance: Fed’s super-easy policy likely to stick after weak jobs report

WASHINGTON: The 266,000 jobs that US firms added in April were “nowhere near” what was expected, a Federal Reserve official said Friday, adding little to...

Why the Fed’s focus on those hardest-hit by the pandemic matters for markets

Hoovervilles, the shantytowns built in New York City’s Central Park and other open spaces during the Great Depression, became a lasting image of a decade...

Powell says ‘it will be a while’ before Fed taps the brakes on economy

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell returned to “60 Minutes” on Sunday to tell Americans that the economy is going to start growing strongly, but they shouldn’t...