Central banking

A worker applies sealing putty on a construction fence placed around a shop to be restored at the Sol square in Madrid, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The square, one of the most visited places of the Spanish capital, is a lively commercial area full of shops, restaurants and pubs. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 31, 2017 - 6:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 19-country eurozone fell sharply in March due to weaker price increases partly related to the timing of Easter, official figures showed Friday, in a development that's likely to ease the pressure on the European Central Bank to rein back its stimulus efforts soon...
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March 28, 2017 - 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says U.S. banks must do all they can to promote economic development in low-income areas where high unemployment has persisted despite the overall job market's significant gains. Yellen tells community development groups that banks are needed not...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 24, 2016, file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks were mixed in early trading on Wall Street, Friday, March 17, 2017, with only health care and financial stocks posting losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 17, 2017 - 11:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were listless Friday, making only small moves for the second straight day. Drops for banks and health care stocks offset gains for dividend-paying stocks. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is still on track to deliver its seventh week of gains in the last eight...
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Specialist Edward Loggie works at his post as a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Fed's key short-term rate is rising by a quarter-point to a still-low range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 16, 2017 - 1:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Thursday following a U.S. rate hike and a Eurosceptic party's defeat in Dutch elections. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index advanced less than 0.1 percent to 19,585.57 and the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.7 percent to 3,264.75. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added...
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Specialist Edward Loggie works at his post as a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Fed's key short-term rate is rising by a quarter-point to a still-low range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 16, 2017 - 1:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Thursday following a U.S. rate hike and a Eurosceptic party's defeat in Dutch elections. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index advanced less than 0.1 percent to 19,585.57 and the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.7 percent to 3,264.75. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added...
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Specialist Edward Loggie works at his post as a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Fed's key short-term rate is rising by a quarter-point to a still-low range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 15, 2017 - 11:49 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Japanese stocks were steady while other Asian markets gained Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates and a Eurosceptic party lost Dutch elections. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index was flat at 19,578.06 while the Shanghai Composite gained 0.6 percent to 3,...
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Specialist Edward Loggie works at his post as a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Fed's key short-term rate is rising by a quarter-point to a still-low range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 15, 2017 - 11:42 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank opted Thursday to keep its monetary policy steady, as the U.S. Federal Reserve tightens and European Central Bank edges in that direction. The Bank of Japan ended a policy meeting by keeping the minus 0.1 percent benchmark interest rate unchanged while working...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaling that any further hikes this year will be gradual. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 15, 2017 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): ___ 3:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says Federal Reserve officials have not had a detailed discussion yet about the possible economic impacts of President Donald Trump's economic program. She...
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March 15, 2017 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaling that any further hikes this year will be gradual. The move reflects a consistently solid U.S. economy and will likely mean higher rates on some consumer and business loans...
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Specialist Anthony Rinaldi works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Stocks around the world pulled back Tuesday as investors wait to hear from the Federal Reserve, which is beginning a two-day policy meeting on interest rates. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 15, 2017 - 6:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 6:00 a.m. Trading in stock markets is cautious and the dollar is slightly weaker as investors look ahead to an expected interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. Because the increase is widely...
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