Britain referendum - updates

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Divided Fed wanted to keep rate 'options open'

Aug 18, 2016 - 11:25 PM

Minutes of the US Federal Reserve s July meeting show inflation is foremost on policy makers minds

(FILES) This file photo taken on August 9, 2011 shows the US Federal Reserve building in Washington, DC.  US Federal Reserve policy makers last month believed risks to the US economy had lessened but wanted to keep their interest rate policy "options open", according to minutes released August 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / KAREN BLEIER

Fed leaves rates unchanged but says US economy improving

Jul 28, 2016 - 5:00 PM

There s still the possibility of an increase in the benchmark federal funds rate by December

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: American flags are displayed outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during the evening of July 27, 2016 in New York City. The dollar fell Wednesday as the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest policy statement caused investors to reassess expectations for interest rate increases in the coming months. Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP

US economy still tracking 'modest' growth – Fed report

Jul 14, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The outlook was generally positive across broad segments of the economy including retail sales manufacturing and real estate says the US Federal Reserve

epa05344762 US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (C) attends an open meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, with Vice Chair Stanley Fischer (L) and Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo (R); at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, in Washington, DC, USA, 03 June 2016. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Fed was divided in June over hiking interest rates soon

Jul 07, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Almost all participants said the weak May labor report led to growing uncertainty according to minutes of the meeting

epa05367807 US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a press conference after announcing that the Federal Reserve plans to leave interest rates unchanged in Washington, DC, USA, 15 June 2016. Yellen hinted that the Federal reserve may still increase interest rates on two occasions before the end of the year. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Big business raises Brexit alarm on eve of vote

Jun 22, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Britain leaving the EU would mean uncertainty for our firms less trade with Europe and fewer jobs say the chiefs of 1 285 companies in a letter

epa05382472 Participants display placards as members of the public take part in a 'Remain In' Rally in Trafalgar Square, Central London, Britain, 21 June 2016. Britons will vote on whether to remain or leave the EU on 23 June. EPA/HAYOUNG JEON

Fed keeps interest rate steady as Brexit vote looms

Jun 16, 2016 - 4:35 PM

It is a decision that could have consequences for economic and financial conditions in global financial markets says Janet Yellen about Britain s June 23 referendum

epa05367974 US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a press conference after announcing that the Federal Reserve plans to leave interest rates unchanged in Washington, DC, USA, 15 June 2016. Yellen hinted that the Federal reserve may still increase interest rates on two occasions before the end of the year. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Fed Chair Yellen says poor US jobs report 'concerning'

Jun 07, 2016 - 2:15 PM

But Yellen also says the overall labor market situation is quite positive

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 6: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives for her speech on economic outlook and monetary policy on June 6, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today is the last time Ms. Yellen will speak publicly before the blackout period preceding the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on June 15, 2016. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

Britain and the EU in facts and figures

May 26, 2016 - 12:45 AM

Should Britain remain in the European Union? Here s a look at some of the facts and figures ahead of Britain s referendum

epa05305320 British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech to supporters of the 'Stronger In' campaign event in Witney, Oxfordshire, Britain, 14 May 2016. 'Stronger In' campaigns to vote to stay in the European Union. Britain will vote on whether to remain or leave the EU on 23 June 2016. EPA/WILL OLIVER/POOL

London's City finance hub braces for possible Brexit

May 25, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Big banks insurance giants trading exchanges and accounting firms prepare contingency measures in case Britain leaves the European Union

epa05265778 A general view of the financial district of the City of London, London, Britain, 18 April 2016. The debate continues in British media over the potential economic consequences the UK will face if the so-called 'Brexit' goes ahead. Britain on 23 June will vote in a referendum whether to stay or to leave the Euopean Union. EPA/HANNAH MCKAY

IMF's Lagarde unleashes stark UK economy Brexit warning

May 14, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Frankly in the very vast majority of what we have seen we haven t seen anything that is positive says Christine Lagarde

epa05303505 Christine Lagarde, Managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaks during a joint news conference with Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (unseen), at the H.M. Treasury in London, Britain, 13 May 2016. The IMF capped a week of warnings by heavy-hitting supporters of Britain staying in the European Union, all unanimous in their view of the dire consequences of a so-called Brexit. EPA/LUKE MACGREGOR / POOL

UK Treasury warns of economic costs of Brexit

Apr 19, 2016 - 3:40 PM

If Britain leaves the European Union it would cause profound economic shock and real instability says finance minister George Osborne

epa05256604 Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves No. 10 Downing Street to attend a Prime Ministers questions in the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, 13 April 2016. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Stay or go? Arguments for and against Britain leaving EU

Feb 15, 2016 - 12:17 PM

As a referendum on the so called Brexit looms here are the views of opposing sides

epa05133258 A Union Jack flag flutters next to European Union flags ahead a visits of the British Prime Minister David Cameron at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, 29 January 2016. Cameron arived in Brussels for unscheduled talks on a Brexit referendum. EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE