Tag: Monetary policy

US inflation pressures raising expectations for rate hikes

WASHINGTON — Inflation pressures appear to be building in the U.S. economy, a prospect that is heightening anxiety about potentially higher borrowing rates that...
Rise in core consumer prices stokes inflation fears

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices, excluding the volatile food and energy categories, rose 0.3 percent last month. That was the biggest climb in a...
Powell pledges to remain alert to emerging stability risks

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the global economy is recovering strongly for the first time in a decade, but...
Even ‘safe’ bond investments falter as markets tumble

NEW YORK — The stock market isn't the only thing dropping. Bonds, which are supposed to be the safe part of every investor's portfolio,...
Even ‘safe’ bond investments falter as markets tumble

NEW YORK — The stock market isn't the only thing dropping. Bonds, which are supposed to be the safe part of every investor's portfolio,...
US stocks swing back to gains, Dow up 330 on turbulent day

A late-afternoon rally reversed steep losses for U.S. stocks Friday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average more than 300 points and capping a turbulent...
Why prospect of higher budget gaps is spooking stock market

WASHINGTON — The stock market may be firing off warning shots to the Trump administration and Congress about their plans to blow up the...
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MEXICO CITY — Mexico's central bank has decided to raise its key interbank interest rate from 7.25 percent to 7.5 percent, citing expectations of...
How the market’s turmoil could affect Fed’s rate decisions

WASHINGTON — Wall Street has thrown a rather sour welcoming party for Jerome Powell. ...
UK ready to tighten money taps despite Brexit uncertainty

LONDON — With the global economy growing strongly, the Bank of England has become more confident about Britain's prospects and indicated it could raise...

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