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U.S. Fed to hold fire amid rising market sensitivity

Apr 29, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Investors will be looking for signs of how concerned US officials appear to be about rising wages and inflation

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference March 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Fed today as expected announced a quarter-point increase in interest rates under its new chairman. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Philippine stocks, peso down on another U.S. Fed hike

Jun 15, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The US Federal Reserve s decision to raise the benchmark interest rate for the 2nd time this year is the primary market mover on Thursday June 15

ANTICIPATED. The US Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates for the second time this year is a move widely expected by economists and investors. Rappler file photo

U.S. Fed: New rate hike likely coming 'soon'

May 25, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Most analysts expect two more rate increases this year likely in June and in September but there are now doubts over that schedule

RATE HIKE. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference after the central bank announced an increase in the benchmark interest rate following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting on December 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Fed raises benchmark interest rate a quarter point

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:55 AM

But US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says they have yet to discuss the potential impact of US President Donald Trump s planned tax cuts and infrastructure spending

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen holds a news conference following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Yellen announced that the Fed raised its benchmark interest rate for the third time since the 2009 global financial crisis, earlier than markets anticipated at the beginning of this year. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

For the U.S. Fed, 'Trump-onomics' not yet in effect

Jan 29, 2017 - 12:55 PM

The outlook looks a bit stronger both in the United States and the world says an economist ahead of another meeting for the policy setting Federal Open Market Committee

STANFORD, CA - JANUARY 19: Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen discusses monetary policy and the economic outlook at Stanford University on January 19, 2017 in Stanford, California. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images/AFP

Citing Trump 'uncertainty,' Fed says faster rate hikes possible

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:05 PM

US President elect Donald Trump s pledge to slash taxes and ramp up infrastructure spending could boost demand above sustainable levels

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14: Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference after the central bank announced an increase in the benchmark interest rate following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting December 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. With unemployment low and concern over inflation on the rise, the central bank decided to raise the federal interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point, moving from 0.25-0.50 percent to a range of 0.50 and 0.75 percent. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Fed raises key interest rate, sees 3 hikes in 2017

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:39 AM

Fed chair Janet Yellen says the rate hike can be seen as a vote of confidence in the US economy

Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference after the central bank announced an increase in the benchmark interest rate following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting December 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

US Federal Reserve keeps key interest rate on hold

Sep 22, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Fed Chair Janet Yellen denies that politics is a factor in the decision making of the Federal Open Market Committee

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a press conference following the announcement that the Fed will leave rates unchanged, in Washington, DC, September 21, 2016. The Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged for the sixth straight meeting Wednesday, saying it needs to see more signs of strength in the US economy. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

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

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 minutes: Door still open for a June rate hike

May 19, 2016 - 3:00 PM

US central bank policymakers are unexpectedly open to a rate hike in June

epa05288807 Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Janet Yellen, with Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer (L) and Governor Daniel Tarullo (R), participates in a meeting 'to discuss a proposed rule to establish the Net Stable Funding Ratio, as well as a proposed rule establishing restrictions on qualified financial contracts of systemically important banking organizations.' at the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC, USA, 03 May 2016. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Fed frets less over world economy; June rate hike odds rise

Apr 28, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The Federal Open Market Committee simply says it will closely monitor inflation indicators and global economic and financial developments

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on April 27, 2016 in New York, New York. In a not unexpected move, Federal Reserve officials left short-term interest rates unchanged Wednesday citing lingering concerns about low inflation and global economic developments. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Yellen confident in US growth but stresses 'gradual' rate hikes

Mar 30, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the US economy is remarkably resilient but there are broader concerns about global financial developments

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 29: Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman, Janet Yellen speaks at the Economic Club of New York on March 29, 2016 in New York City. Due to an easing of domestic financial conditions, Yellen said that growth in the United States economy remained on track. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Feeling global slowdown, Fed keeps interest rate unchanged

Mar 17, 2016 - 2:25 PM

The Federal Open Market Committee expects the US economy to grow only 2 2 in 2016

epa05214765 Chair of the US Federal Reserve Janet Yellen responds to a question from the news media during a press conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC, USA, 16 March 2016. The press conference comes at the conclusion of a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), led by Fed Chair Yellen. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Strong US, weak world picture challenges Federal Reserve

Mar 13, 2016 - 11:44 AM

The Fed is expected to heed caution even as it sees good signs of strength in the US economy

A file photograph dated January 22, 2008 showing The US Federal Reserve building in Washington, DC USA. Matthew Cavanaugh/EPA

Rupiah hari ini: Menguat, pasar dinilai sudah antisipasi naiknya 'federal funds rate'

Dec 17, 2015 - 7:23 PM

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Rupiah hari ini: Menguat meski dibayangi potensi pelemahan jelang pertemuan FOMC

Dec 16, 2015 - 7:46 PM

Komite Pasar Terbuka Federal FOMC Amerika Serikat akan mengumumkan hasil pertemuan rutin terakhir mereka untuk 2015 pada Rabu waktu setempat atau Kamis dini hari WIB

Fed cuts US economic stimulus again

Jan 30, 2014 - 6:13 AM

Despite the tapering of the stimulus and mixed economic indicators since December policy makers said the US economy was doing better overall

TAPERED STIMULUS. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after a Federal Reserve announcement on January 29, 2014 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Fed decides to taper US stimulus in January

Dec 19, 2013 - 10:22 AM

The Federal Reserve said it would begin tapering its stimulus program in January

Fed expected to hold tight on stimulus after shutdown

Oct 26, 2013 - 3:27 PM

An analyst says the earliest date for the Fed tapering is likely to be March but June is a better bet

MONETARY STRATEGY. US Federal Reserve, chaired by Ben Bernanke, decides to keep interest rates?

Inside story: Fed leaning toward reducing stimulus in 2013

Oct 10, 2013 - 9:48 AM

Federal Reserve policymakers were deeply divided over whether to reduce monetary stimulus in September according to the minutes of the meeting

MONETARY STRATEGY. US Federal Reserve, chaired by Ben Bernanke, decides to keep interest rates?

Timing of cutback to Fed stimulus still unclear

Aug 22, 2013 - 8:14 AM

With turmoil sweeping markets in emerging economies over the prospect of tighter supplies of the US dollar the minutes confirmed the Fed s intention to begin pulling back on its 85 billion a month bond purchases

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke file photo by AFP