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Regulations

Federal Reserve demands clarity on US banks’ diversity efforts

September 11, 2020

Via: Banking Technology

Sheila Clark, the Fed’s programme director for its diversity office, says submissions of diversity policy and practice assessments had “slightly increased” over the past two years. But in a congressional testimony published ahead of a hearing on Tuesday, the Fed […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Treasury yields slip amid signs that U.S. economy remains fragile

September 2, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Long-dated U.S. Treasury yields fell on Wednesday as investors fretted over the fragility of the U.S. economic recovery which has led investors to expect the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at rock-bottom for an extended period. What are Treasurys […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Gold falls in volatile trading as investors digest Powell’s Jackson Hole speech

August 27, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Gold futures moved lower Thursday in volatile trading that saw prices move in either direction by as much as 2%. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced changes to the central bank’s policy framework in a speech at the Jackson Hole […]


Activity, Trading

Dow stumbles at start of trading as weekly jobless claims return to above a million

August 20, 2020

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stocks opened modestly lower on Thursday after a weekly jobless benefit claims report suggested the recovery in employment was flagging. After the S&P 500 index achieved its record close earlier this week, investors have become more angst-ridden about pricey […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Gold prices pull back from $2,000 mark as dollar’s skid abates

August 19, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Gold prices fell on Wednesday as the U.S. dollar halted its skid and as commodity investors watch for minutes from the Federal Reserve’s July policy meeting, which could provide further insights on the central banker’s outlook for the U.S. and […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed officials expect that coronavirus will ‘weigh heavily’ on the economy, minutes show

August 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

Federal Open Market Committee members expressed concern at their latest meeting over the future of the economy, saying that the coronavirus likely would continue to stunt growth and potentially pose dangers to the financial system. At the July 28-29 session, […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed Leaders Say Economy Needs More Federal Help and More People Wearing Masks

August 4, 2020

Via: Insurance Journal

The U.S. economy, battered by a resurgence in the spread of COVID-19, needs increased government spending to tide over households and businesses and broader use of masks to better control the virus, U.S. central bankers said on Monday. The calls […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Treasury yields stays steady as investors wait for Fed meeting to kick off

July 28, 2020

Via: Market Watch

U.S. Treasury yields held steady on early Tuesday’s trade as traders waited for the Federal Reserve to begin its two-day meeting, where the central bank may offer clues on how monetary policy might evolve in the coming months. What are […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Gasoline, food boost U.S. consumer inflation in June

July 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

U.S. consumer prices increased by the most in nearly eight years in June as businesses reopened, but the underlying trend suggested inflation would remain muted and allow the Federal Reserve to keep injecting money into the ailing economy. The Labor […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Fed’s Bullard warns of financial crisis risks as virus cases spike, FT reports

July 2, 2020

Via: CNBC

St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard has warned that a growing number of bankruptcies due to the coronavirus outbreak could lead to a financial crisis, the Financial Times reported. “Without more granular risk management on the part of […]