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The Economic Times
Rupee crashes 54 paise to 2.5-month low on another Fed rate hike hintinto reverse from next month and stick with plans for further rate rises. The
The Economic Times / Posted 2 hours ago
into reverse from next month and stick with plans for further rate rises. The Fed was the first among the major global central banks to announce an extensive asset purchase programme in the wake of the financial crisis of 2007-08. However,... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Albert Edwards: "Citizen Rage" Will Soon Be Directed At "Schizophrenic" Central BanksPerhaps having grown tired of fighting windmills, it was several weeks since Al
Zero Hedge / Posted 2 hours ago
Perhaps having grown tired of fighting windmills, it was several weeks since Albert Edwards' latest rant against central banks. However, we were confident that recent developments out of the Fed and BOE were sure to stir the bearish strategist out of... Read more
3h
Newsmax
Fed Has Every Reason in World to Justify December Rate Hikerates. The Bank of Japan independence being perhaps a little more theoretical t
Newsmax / Posted 3 hours ago
rates. The Bank of Japan independence being perhaps a little more theoretical than real. And no, we are not done with central banks yet, for there is the inestimable delight of hearing ECB President Mario Draghi. Draghi is speaking in... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Rate Hike Cycles, Gold, And The "Rule Of Total Morons"regimes, the final stage is always characterized by the “rule of total morons”.
Zero Hedge / Posted 3 hours ago
regimes, the final stage is always characterized by the “rule of total morons”. That’s just how it is.Missing Inflation Central banks cannot see inflation because they are totally clueless how to measure it: Central Banks Puzzled as Global... Read more
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Canberra Times
Wild ride for Aussie, despite pervading optimism be another cut, now investors are actually pointing to a rise." Persistently l
Canberra Times / Posted 4 hours ago
be another cut, now investors are actually pointing to a rise." Persistently low global inflation has kept the lid on central banks tightening monetary policy, despite positive signs of growth within developed economies. But the US Federal... Read more
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4h
Canberra Times
ASX hits 7-month low as investors run into a Fed wallthe Japanese yen on Thursday, as investors once again focused on the divergent
Canberra Times / Posted 4 hours ago
the Japanese yen on Thursday, as investors once again focused on the divergent monetary policy paths of the two countries' central banks. While US Fed chair pushed on with plans to hike rates in December and thrice more in 2018, the Bank of Japan... Read more
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express
Russia's central bank rescues B&N Bank in second bailout in a monthfor the rescue.Related articles Higher interest rates will trigger WORLD econo
express / Posted 5 hours ago
for the rescue.Related articles Higher interest rates will trigger WORLD economic meltdown - watchdog Deutsche Bank: Central banks are OUT of ammunition if recession hits REUTERSB&N Bank requested a rescue because problem assets on its books... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Traders Yawn After Fed's "Great Unwind"+2.3bps) following police raids of Catalan government offices ahead of the prop
Zero Hedge / Posted 5 hours ago
+2.3bps) following police raids of Catalan government offices ahead of the proposed independence referendum. Staying with central banks, overnight we’ve had the BoJ meeting with policy left unchanged as expected. However there was surprisingly one... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Why Economic Data No Longer MattersBack in mid-2009, we said that with the Fed and central banks nationalizing cap
Zero Hedge / Posted 5 hours ago
Back in mid-2009, we said that with the Fed and central banks nationalizing capital markets, macro and even micro data and newsflow will matter increasingly less and less, and the only thing that does matter is the Fed's weekly H.4.1 statement,... Read more
6h
Reuters
Asian central banks hold their own after Fed signals stimulus rollbacksignals an end to its decade of unconventional monetary stimulus, divergence be
Reuters / Posted 6 hours ago
signals an end to its decade of unconventional monetary stimulus, divergence between the policies of the U.S. and Asian central banks is growing, a stark contrast to an era when regional rate moves closely tracked the United States. The Fed on... Read more
7h
EuroNews
ECB to launch new reference rate after failed reformare used to price billions of euros worth of derivatives and, in some countries
EuroNews / Posted 7 hours ago
are used to price billions of euros worth of derivatives and, in some countries, to determine interest rates on mortgages. Central banks and regulators from around the world have been working to develop alternative benchmarks, seeking to reform the... Read more
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Reuters
Philippine central bank stands pat on rates as inflation remains tameto limit overheating risks in the economy and to support the peso PHP=, given t
Reuters / Posted 7 hours ago
to limit overheating risks in the economy and to support the peso PHP=, given the prospect of policy tightening by major central banks. The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled it still expects one more increase by the end of the year. The... Read more
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Reuters
ECB to launch new reference rate after failed reformare used to price billions of euros worth of derivatives and, in some countries
Reuters / Posted 7 hours ago
are used to price billions of euros worth of derivatives and, in some countries, to determine interest rates on mortgages. Central banks and regulators from around the world have been working to develop alternative benchmarks, seeking to reform the... Read more
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9h
Sky News Australia
RBA governor hoses down rising interest ratesby early 2019, which would take it to two per cent from its record-low 1.5 per
Sky News Australia / Posted 9 hours ago
by early 2019, which would take it to two per cent from its record-low 1.5 per cent. However, the OECD has cautioned central banks about being too hasty in tightening monetary policy, worried about the sustainability of global economic... Read more
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The Age
Wild ride for Aussie, despite pervading optimism the latest news and updates emailed straight to your inbox. Persistently low g
The Age / Posted 10 hours ago
the latest news and updates emailed straight to your inbox. Persistently low global inflation has kept the lid on central banks tightening monetary policy, despite positive signs of growth within developed economies. But the US Federal... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Wild ride for Aussie, despite pervading optimism the latest news and updates emailed straight to your inbox. Persistently low g
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 10 hours ago
the latest news and updates emailed straight to your inbox. Persistently low global inflation has kept the lid on central banks tightening monetary policy, despite positive signs of growth within developed economies. But the US Federal... Read more
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10h
TheBull
RBA head says no immediate risk to ratesby early 2019, which would take it to two per cent from its record-low 1.5 per
TheBull / Posted 10 hours ago
by early 2019, which would take it to two per cent from its record-low 1.5 per cent. However, the OECD has cautioned central banks about being too hasty in tightening monetary policy, worried about the sustainability of global economic... Read more
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WA Today
ASX hits 7-month low as investors run into a Fed wallthe Japanese yen on Thursday, as investors once again focused on the divergent
WA Today / Posted 10 hours ago
the Japanese yen on Thursday, as investors once again focused on the divergent monetary policy paths of the two countries' central banks. While US Fed chair pushed on with plans to hike rates in December and thrice more in 2018, the Bank of Japan... Read more
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10h
Business Insider Australia
RBA governor Philip Lowe says there are 3 key issues facing the Australian economydebt, particularly if the relatively positive economic backdrop gives rise to a
Business Insider Australia / Posted 10 hours ago
debt, particularly if the relatively positive economic backdrop gives rise to an increase in interest rates as global central banks begin to reduce liquidity. Looking ahead, Lowe remains optimistic about the future prospects of the Australian... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
ASX hits 7-month low as investors run into a Fed wallthe Japanese yen on Thursday, as investors once again focused on the divergent
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 10 hours ago
the Japanese yen on Thursday, as investors once again focused on the divergent monetary policy paths of the two countries' central banks. While US Fed chair pushed on with plans to hike rates in December and thrice more in 2018, the Bank of Japan... Read more
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The Age
ASX hits 7-month low as investors run into a Fed wallthe Japanese yen on Thursday, as investors once again focused on the divergent
The Age / Posted 10 hours ago
the Japanese yen on Thursday, as investors once again focused on the divergent monetary policy paths of the two countries' central banks. While US Fed chair pushed on with plans to hike rates in December and thrice more in 2018, the Bank of Japan... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
RBA optimistic despite weak wages, growing debt and rising ratesto our incomes so too have the medium-term risks," Dr Lowe said. One of those
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 hours ago
to our incomes so too have the medium-term risks," Dr Lowe said. One of those risks is rising interest rates, as global central banks unwind their post-financial-crisis emergency stimulus programs. "This period of monetary expansion is now... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The Real Threat Remains - Brandon Smith Warns "Do Not Be Fooled By The Fed's Magic Show"December. I also would not completely rule out a surprise rate hike even though
Zero Hedge / Posted 13 hours ago
December. I also would not completely rule out a surprise rate hike even though September is usually a no-action month for central banks. This would fit the trend of central banks around the globe strategically distancing themselves from... Read more
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Market Watch
Bank of Japan leaves monetary policy unchangedBank of Japan left policy unchanged Thursday, sticking with its aggressive mone
Market Watch / Posted 14 hours ago
Bank of Japan left policy unchanged Thursday, sticking with its aggressive monetary stimulus measures as many other major central banks around the world head toward the exit door from easy money. The Japanese central bank’s decision to maintain... Read more
14h
TheBull
US Fed calls time on it's Quantitative Easing programsof diversification as bonds may not offset equity risk to the degree they have
TheBull / Posted 14 hours ago
of diversification as bonds may not offset equity risk to the degree they have done so since 1983. So it appears that central banks are not the only group living in unprecedented times. Originally published by Matt Sherwood. Head of... Read more
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Perth Now
Borrowers should brace for 2018 rate riseseen a good news story because it will show the Reserve Bank is confident the e
Perth Now / Posted 14 hours ago
seen a good news story because it will show the Reserve Bank is confident the economy is finally firing on all cylinders. Central banks don't lift rates when an economy is doing badly. So when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull talks about his... Read more
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News.com.au
Borrowers should brace for 2018 rate riseseen a good news story because it will show the Reserve Bank is confident the e
News.com.au / Posted 15 hours ago
seen a good news story because it will show the Reserve Bank is confident the economy is finally firing on all cylinders. Central banks don't lift rates when an economy is doing badly. So when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull talks about his... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Janet Yellen pulls trigger to reverse QE but we're now in uncharted watersThe US Federal Reserve and its fellow central banks can be forgiven for telling
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 15 hours ago
The US Federal Reserve and its fellow central banks can be forgiven for telling us a white lie: nothing would be gained from admitting that they do not know how to extricate the world safely from their extreme monetary experiment. Fed chief Janet... Read more
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The Age
Janet Yellen pulls trigger to reverse QE but we're now in uncharted watersThe US Federal Reserve and its fellow central banks can be forgiven for telling
The Age / Posted 15 hours ago
The US Federal Reserve and its fellow central banks can be forgiven for telling us a white lie: nothing would be gained from admitting that they do not know how to extricate the world safely from their extreme monetary experiment. Fed chief Janet... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Trump's China-Sanctions Madness Imperils The Dollarmechanism will likely drive up the currency’s demand. The comfort level of the
Zero Hedge / Posted 16 hours ago
mechanism will likely drive up the currency’s demand. The comfort level of the RMB’s usage in global transactions among central banks, sovereign wealth funds, and other massive financial institutions will rise with the currency’s greater... Read more
19h
TheBull
OECD calls for cautious approach to ratesthe recent run of strong jobs growth. But the Organisation for Economic Cooper
TheBull / Posted 19 hours ago
the recent run of strong jobs growth. But the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has cautioned central banks about being too hasty in tightening monetary policy, worried about the sustainability of global economic... Read more
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WA Today
Fed keeps its hawkish lean; ASX set for flat startafter the news, make no mistake; the extreme reach for risk over the past month
WA Today / Posted 19 hours ago
after the news, make no mistake; the extreme reach for risk over the past months and years is fully dependent on central banks' complicity. Its withdrawal will take a toll. 3. Bank of Japan will play the counterpart: The Bank of Japan is... Read more
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19h
Sydney Morning Herald
8@eight: Fed keeps its hawkish lean; ASX set for flat startafter the news, make no mistake; the extreme reach for risk over the past month
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 19 hours ago
after the news, make no mistake; the extreme reach for risk over the past months and years is fully dependent on central banks' complicity. Its withdrawal will take a toll. 3. Bank of Japan will play the counterpart: The Bank of Japan is... Read more
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The Age
8@eight: Fed keeps its hawkish lean; ASX set for flat startafter the news, make no mistake; the extreme reach for risk over the past month
The Age / Posted 19 hours ago
after the news, make no mistake; the extreme reach for risk over the past months and years is fully dependent on central banks' complicity. Its withdrawal will take a toll. 3. Bank of Japan will play the counterpart: The Bank of Japan is... Read more
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Market Watch
Why is Ireland the U.S. government’s third-largest creditor?not differentiate the composition and identity of the actual owners, and simply
Market Watch / Posted 20 hours ago
not differentiate the composition and identity of the actual owners, and simply categorizes by nationality—in other words, central banks are lumped with private money managers. This can lead to some curiosities in the data. Belgium’s... Read more
20h
Reuters
BOJ set to keep monetary spigot open, political risk loomsof its stimulus-bloated balance sheet but keep interest rates on hold for a bit
Reuters / Posted 20 hours ago
of its stimulus-bloated balance sheet but keep interest rates on hold for a bit longer. As usual, markets and other global central banks will focus on any clues on the pace of future policy tightening. Debate at the BOJ board will likely focus on... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Back To Rehab Or Continue Chasing The DragonFed to combat recessions and “sub-par” economic growth. The graph above, and m
Zero Hedge / Posted 21 hours ago
Fed to combat recessions and “sub-par” economic growth. The graph above, and many others comparing the actions taken by central banks over the last 30-40 years provides sufficient scale to understand the use of the word “extraordinary” to... Read more
22h
CTV News
U.S. Fed announces a start to modestly reducing its bond holdingsshifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, t
CTV News / Posted 22 hours ago
shifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, too, that rates could climb faster if other central banks follow the Fed's lead and begin reducing their own bond holdings. To avoid spooking investors, the Fed's plan... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Fed announces a start to modestly reducing its bond holdingsshifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, t
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 22 hours ago
shifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, too, that rates could climb faster if other central banks follow the Fed's lead and begin reducing their own bond holdings. To avoid spooking investors, the Fed's plan... Read more
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The Bismarck Tribune
Fed announces a start to modestly reducing its bond holdingsshifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, t
The Bismarck Tribune / Posted 22 hours ago
shifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, too, that rates could climb faster if other central banks follow the Fed's lead and begin reducing their own bond holdings. To avoid spooking investors, the Fed's plan... Read more
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22h
Reuters
Instant View: Fed keeps rates steady, approves portfolio cuts in Octobermonths. ”Despite the Fed’s well-choreographed message today, bond yields are a
Reuters / Posted 22 hours ago
months. ”Despite the Fed’s well-choreographed message today, bond yields are apt to rise if inflation accelerates and if central banks appear to be moving in unison to tighten monetary policy in 2018.” MARKET REACTION: STOCKS: Stocks extended... Read more
22h
Chicago Tribune
Fed announces a start to modestly reducing its bond holdingsshifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, t
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 hours ago
shifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, too, that rates could climb faster if other central banks follow the Fed's lead and begin reducing their own bond holdings. To avoid spooking investors, the Fed's plan... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
A sign of economy's strength as Fed starts winding down stimulus programshifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, t
WSMV Nashville / Posted 22 hours ago
shifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, too, that rates could climb faster if other central banks follow the Fed's lead and begin reducing their own bond holdings. To avoid spooking investors, the Fed's plan... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Asian shares mixed as Nikkei rises on yen, muted elsewhereunder optimistic investors' feet? Not much today, though as we noted yesterday,
The Register Citizen / Posted 22 hours ago
under optimistic investors' feet? Not much today, though as we noted yesterday, this happier more stable backdrop brings central banks back into play," says Rob Carnell, head of research in Asia of ING. THE FED: Investors were looking ahead to... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Fed Begins Balance Sheet Unwind, Expects One More Rate Hike In 2017life just a little freer, but the descent into libtard socialism has been ten y
Zero Hedge / Posted 22 hours ago
life just a little freer, but the descent into libtard socialism has been ten years in the making - it will take ten years of concerted DISINTERVENTION of central banks before the land of the free and the home of the brave can be just taht once aga... Read more
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Market Watch
Investors, this is your last warning about the U.S. stock marketfrom analysts, myself included at the beginning of the stimulus cycle, liquidit
Market Watch / Posted 23 hours ago
from analysts, myself included at the beginning of the stimulus cycle, liquidity was being aggressively provided by central banks. The result: increased demand for global assets, including stocks, real estate and bonds. When liquidity is... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
A sign of economy's strength as Fed starts winding down stimulus programshifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, t
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 23 hours ago
shifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, too, that rates could climb faster if other central banks follow the Fed's lead and begin reducing their own bond holdings. To avoid spooking investors, the Fed's plan... Read more
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FOX Carolina
A sign of economy's strength as Fed starts winding down stimulus programshifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, t
FOX Carolina / Posted 23 hours ago
shifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, too, that rates could climb faster if other central banks follow the Fed's lead and begin reducing their own bond holdings. To avoid spooking investors, the Fed's plan... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
A sign of economy's strength as Fed starts winding down stimulus programshifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, t
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 23 hours ago
shifted money into stocks and away from low-interest bonds. There is concern, too, that rates could climb faster if other central banks follow the Fed's lead and begin reducing their own bond holdings. To avoid spooking investors, the Fed's plan... Read more
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BBC News
What is the US Federal Reserve doing?of financial assets it bought in its quantitative easing scheme. Quantitative
BBC News / Posted 23 hours ago
of financial assets it bought in its quantitative easing scheme. Quantitative easing was a policy that the Fed, and other central banks, used to prevent the recession that followed the financial crisis from becoming an even deeper downturn. It... Read more
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