Central banking

Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Asian shares rose Wednesday on optimism that China's latest actions may help curtail some of the expected economic damage from the virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 05, 2020 - 3:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — European indexes were slipping in early trading Wednesday after Asian shares rose on optimism that China's latest actions may help curtail some of the expected economic damage from the virus outbreak. France's CAC 40 slipped 0.3% to 5,916.83 in early trading, while Germany's DAX lost 0...
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February 05, 2020 - 1:33 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's deadly wildfires will have no impact on the nation's economic growth this year but the impact of a new virus is still unknown, the head of the Australian central bank said on Wednesday. The wildfires have killed 33 people and destroyed more than 3,000 homes in...
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A worker wearing a protective suit stands in front of an electronic display board in the lobby of the Shanghai Stock Exchange building in Shanghai, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. The Shanghai Composite index tumbled 8.7% Monday then rebounded slightly as Chinese regulators moved to stabilize markets reopening from a prolonged national holiday despite a rising death toll from a new virus that has spread to more than 20 countries. (AP Photo)
February 03, 2020 - 7:51 am
BANGKOK (AP) — China's main stock index tumbled nearly 8% Monday as the country's markets reopened and regulators sought to calm investors over the impact of a virus that has spread to more than 20 countries and killed more than 360 people. Other markets, including in Europe and Wall Street futures...
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, left, and the former President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, right, shake hands at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Mario Draghi has been awarded Germany's highest honor. It was a recognition of his central role in helping preserve Europe's single currency that has met with some criticism in the eurozone's biggest economy. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)
January 31, 2020 - 7:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi was awarded Germany's highest honor on Friday, a recognition of his central role in helping preserve Europe's single currency that has met with some criticism in the eurozone's biggest economy. Draghi was the ECB's president from 2011...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell's Washington news conference. The Federal Reserve approved a proposal Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, to loosen a financial-crisis era rule that prevents banks from investing in venture capital funds. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 30, 2020 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve approved a proposal Thursday to loosen a financial-crisis era rule that prevents banks from investing in venture capital funds. The proposal would affect the so-called “Volcker Rule," which was created after the 2008 financial meltdown. The rule bars banks from...
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A woman walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Thursday, 30, 2020. Shares have fallen sharply in Asia on Thursday as concern over the impact of the virus outbreak in China deepens. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
January 30, 2020 - 3:40 am
Shares tumbled in Europe and Asia on Thursday as the impact of the virus outbreak in China expanded to include flight cancellations and other wider precautions to help stop its spread. Taiwan's benchmark dived 5.8% as its market reopened after the Lunar New Year. Shares fell in most other markets,...
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 29, 2020 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as the outlook for the global economy had been brightening in recent months, a new threat has suddenly emerged in the form of the viral outbreak in China. That was the cautionary message that Chairman Jerome Powell delivered Wednesday after the Federal Reserve held interest...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 29, 2020 - 5:26 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes ended mixed Wednesday after an early rally powered by strong gains in technology companies faded in the final minutes of trading. The wobbly finish left the benchmark S&P 500 with a 0.1% loss. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed with a gain of less than 0.1%, while...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies on the economic outlook, on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, the Federal Reserve issues a statement and economic projections, followed by a news conference with Fed Chair Jerome Powell. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
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January 29, 2020 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve kept its key interest rate unchanged at a low level Wednesday amid an economy that looks solid but faces potential global threats, including from China’s viral outbreak. The Fed sketched a mostly bright picture of the U.S. economy in the statement it released...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Shares are mostly higher in Asia after a rebound on Wall Street that reversed most losses from a sell-off the day before. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 29, 2020 - 4:57 am
Shares advanced in most European and Asian markets on Wednesday after a rebound on Wall Street reversed most losses from a sell-off the day before. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 2.8%, to 27,174.43 after its markets reopened from Lunar New Year holidays, while other Chinese markets remained closed...
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