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Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Williams says policymakers need to better prepare for a lower interest rate world

May 14, 2019

Via: CNBC

Torturously slow recoveries from recessions and low inflation are here to stay unless policymakers can get a better grip on how to stabilize the global economy in an era of lower interest rates, a top Federal Reserve policymaker said on […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Brainard says income inequality may be hampering U.S. economy

May 10, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Rising inequality could be a factor behind sluggish growth in the U.S. economy in the wake of the financial crisis, said Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard on Friday. Consumer spending remains the main engine of growth in the U.S., and […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

The Fed is rethinking how it plans on handling the next crisis

May 6, 2019

Via: Daily Finance

With the Federal Reserve on pause with interest rates at the low level of 2.25% to 2.5%, Fed officials are starting to wonder: is the central bank ill-equipped to deal with the next crisis? And would negative interest rates be […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Economy grows 3.2% in first quarter, GDP shows, much stronger than anticipated

April 26, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: Reports of the demise of the U.S. economy proved unfounded as first-quarter activity showed surprising strength. The U.S. economy expanded at a 3.2% annual pace in the first three months of 2019, the government said Friday. The gain […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Clarida: US slowing, but expansion will ‘almost certainly’ break record

April 11, 2019

Via: CNBC

The U.S. is economy likely slowing from its strong rate of growth in 2018, with “important international risks” clouding the outlook, Federal Reserve vice chairman Richard Clarida said on Thursday. This summer, 10 years after the U.S. emerged from a […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Trump says economy would take off like ‘a rocket ship’ if Fed cut rates, ending tightening policy

April 5, 2019

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. economy would climb like “a rocket ship” if the Federal Reserve cut interest rates. Commenting after a strong jobs report for March, Trump said the Fed “really slowed us down” in terms of […]


Regulations

Fed adjusts daylight overdraft rules for foreign banking organisations

April 3, 2019

Via: Finextra

The changes are intended to refine the methods for determining the level of intraday credit that these branches and agencies can receive from the Federal Reserve Banks. Part II of the Board’s Payment System Risk Policy (PSR policy) governs the […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Weak February US retail sales underscore slowing economy

April 1, 2019

Via: CNBC

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in February, the latest sign economic growth has shifted into low gear as stimulus from $1.5 trillion in tax cuts and increased government spending fades. The weak report from the Commerce Department on Monday joined […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Business economists see a slowdown in growth this year, survey says

March 25, 2019

Via: CNBC

The nation’s business economists foresee a sharp slowdown in U.S. economic growth over the next two years, in sharp contrast to the Trump administration’s predictions that growth will accelerate this year and next. That finding comes from the latest survey […]


Activity, Trading

Historic rally could unwind due to trade and Brexit risks, market watcher Victoria Fernandez warns

March 21, 2019

Via: CNBC

The Federal Reserve appears to be taking a more dovish approach to the markets, but Victoria Fernandez suggests it’s not enough to keep the markets stabilized. As long as geopolitical risks dominate the headlines, the chief market strategist at Crossmark […]