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Take Five: Fed in a hole

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(Reuters) – FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis 1/FED IN A HOLE On Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Reserve releases the minutes of its last meeting, revealing what policymakers said about the flattening Treasury yield curve and the strength of support for July’s Read More

Exclusive: Fed’s Mester weighing argument for U.S. rate cut

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CLEVELAND (Reuters) – One Federal Reserve policymaker who opposed the Fed’s recent rate cut is considering whether to support such a move now given risks that a U.S.-China trade war and global slowdown could derail the economy. FILE PHOTO: Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester takes part in a panel convened to speak about the health Read More

Stocks gain on stimulus hopes but still head for third losing week

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LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks rose on Friday as expectations grew of further stimulus by central banks, offsetting worries about slowing economic growth, which intensified this week as the U.S. yield curve inverted for the first time since 2007. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Read More

Stocks buoyed by stimulus hopes but still head for third losing week

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LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks rose on Friday as expectations grew of further stimulus by central banks, offsetting worries about slowing economic growth, which intensified this week as the U.S. yield curve inverted for the first time since 2007. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, Read More

Asia stocks take heart in stimulus speculation

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares found some footing on Friday after a turbulent week as China hinted at more support for its economy, amid growing expectations of aggressive stimulus from all the major central banks. FILE PHOTO: An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China September Read More

Asia stocks nurse losses, bonds hold huge gains

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares were heading for weekly losses on Friday as conflicting messages on the Sino-U.S. trade war only added to worries for the global economy, while talk of aggressive central bank stimulus drove bond yields to fresh lows. FILE PHOTO: An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a Read More

‘Crazy inverted yield curve’ vexes Fed, with no clear resolution

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amid the recent financial market volatility, the interest rates on some long-dated government bonds have fallen below the level for short-term debt. FILE PHOTO: A trader looks at screens as he works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Called a “yield curve inversion,” this Read More

China vows immediate retaliation if US proceeds with new tariffs

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Beijing has refused to sit idle if Washington hits $300 billion worth of Chinese imports with additional 10 percent levies, calling the decision a violation of agreements reached by presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. “The Chinese side will have to implement necessary counter-measures,” the State Council Tariff Committee said in a short statement on Read More