UPDATE 2-Trump win would hit Mexico like a "hurricane" -central bank head
MEXICO CITY, Sept 30 Mexico's central bank chief said on Friday that a Donald Trump victory in the U.S. presidential election would hit Mexico like a hurricane.
NEW YORK, March 21 The U.S. Federal Reserve's balance sheet grew to a record size in the latest week with more holdings of U.S. government debt, Fed data released on Thursday showed.
The Fed's balance sheet, a broad gauge of its lending to the financial system, stood at $3.189 trillion on March 20, compared with $3.147 trillion on March 13.
The Fed's holdings of Treasuries totaled $1.785 trillion as of Wednesday versus $1.770 trillion the previous week.
The Fed's ownership of mortgage bonds guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) totaled $1.086 trillion on Wednesday, compared with $1.061 trillion the previous week.
The Fed's holdings of debt issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Bank system was $72.42 billion versus $73.59 billion in the previous week.
The Fed's overnight direct loans to credit-worthy banks via its discount window averaged $6 million a day, unchanged from the prior week.
BEIJING, Oct 1 China's yuan joins the International Monetary Fund's basket of reserve currencies on Saturday in a milestone for the government's campaign for recognition as a global economic power.
Sept 30 Swiss-based ARG International AG, the trading house set up by Glencore Plc's former No. 2 aluminum trader Matt Lucke, is buying a bankrupt smelter in the United States, its first acquisition since its founding nearly three years ago.