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News Tagged By: Federal Reserve

Yellen sworn in as first woman Fed chair

Janet Yellen was sworn in Monday to a term as chair of the U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve said in a statement.

Posted on 2-03-2014 at 10:30 AM
Tags: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve , United States

Bernanke arrives for first day on the job at Brookings

Ben Bernanke, who stepped down as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve on Friday, checked into work Monday morning at his new job at the Brookings Institution, a centrist policy think tank based in...

Posted on 2-03-2014 at 11:27 AM
Tags: Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve

Like the Fed, Bank of England could go 'dotty' with forward guidance

When it begins overhauling its "forward guidance" policy this month, the Bank of England may be tempted to look across the Atlantic for inspiration, perhaps even cloning one of the tools that has...

Posted on 2-03-2014 at 11:16 AM
Tags: Bank of England, Federal Reserve

U.S. Fed cuts stimulus; Bernanke prepares to depart

The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced a further $10 billion US reduction in its monthly bond purchases as it stuck to a plan to wind down the extraordinary stimulus despite recent turmoil...

Posted on 1-29-2014 at 2:09 PM
Tags: Federal Reserve , Ben Bernanke

U.S. financial stability concerns should not deter Fed on policy: Bernanke

The U.S. Federal Reserve should give the economy the stimulus it needs despite "credible" worries that its massive bond-buying program could destabilize the financial system, Fed Chairman Ben...

Posted on 1-16-2014 at 2:36 PM
Tags: Federal Reserve , Ben Bernanke

U.S. economy expanding at a moderate pace: Beige Book

The U.S. economy continued to grow at a moderate pace from late November through the end of 2013, with some regions of the country expecting a pick-up in growth, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday.

Posted on 1-15-2014 at 2:24 PM
Tags: Federal Reserve

Fed's Fisher says he won't flinch in votes to pare, end QE3

The Federal Reserve should pare its bond buying as quickly as possible, even if doing so sends stock prices tumbling, because more bond buying risks inflation and makes an eventual exit from easy...

Posted on 1-14-2014 at 1:57 PM
Tags: Federal Reserve , Bonds, United States

Obama names Fischer as Fed Vice Chair

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday nominated former Bank of Israel governor and experienced crisis manager Stanley Fischer to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, and tapped two others to...

Posted on 1-10-2014 at 10:41 AM
Tags: Barack Obama, Federal Reserve

Fed reduced stimulus on belief U.S. economy recovering

The Federal Reserve’s decision to begin winding up its asset-purchase program has broad support at the central bank, indicating it would take a dramatic shift in the economy’s prospects to prompt a...

Posted on 1-08-2014 at 3:21 PM
Tags: Federal Reserve , U.S. Economy

Yellen approved to head Fed; only Republicans vote 'no'

Janet Yellen, a key force behind the Federal Reserve's unprecedented and controversial efforts to boost the U.S. economy, was confirmed by the Senate on Monday to lead the central bank just as it...

Posted on 1-07-2014 at 7:39 AM
Tags: Federal Reserve , Janet Yellen
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