NEW YORK/FRANKFURT - Two senior Federal Reserve officials on Tuesday played down the chances that the central bank would signal a readiness to reduce its bond buying at its meeting next month, dampening speculation the Fed's ultra-easy monetary policy might end soon. | Video
FRANKFURT - A top Federal Reserve official urged the European Central Bank on Tuesday to consider employing a U.S.-style quantitative easing program to counter slowing inflation and recession in the euro zone.
FRANKFURT - There is not sufficient support to take interest rates into negative territory in the United States, a top Fed official said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - The government added $306 billion in new debt during a four-month suspension of the federal borrowing limit, the Treasury Department said on Monday, but there was no sign on Capitol Hill of any movement toward a budget compromise.
CHICAGO - The Federal Reserve could continue full-speed ahead on its bond-buying program through the summer, but end it abruptly in the autumn if by then it is confident that the improvement in the jobs outlook is here to stay, a top Fed official said on Monday.
- San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams did not comment on the outlook for the U.S. economy or monetary policy in an address on Monday to students graduating from the University of California, Berkeley.
WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund on Monday said the United States was getting carried away with a government austerity drive, offering some of the institution's bluntest criticism yet of Washington's rush to cut its budget deficit.
WASHINGTON - The chances of a deal between Democratic and Republican lawmakers that would overhaul the tax system, trim government spending and reform safety net spending programs appear to be fading.
NEW YORK - New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said on Tuesday he is not yet concerned about weaker U.S. inflation readings because, importantly, inflation expectations have not fallen and remain near the U.S. central bank's 2-percent target.
TOKYO - The Bank of Japan kept policy steady on Wednesday despite concerns over recent volatility in bond market, saying growth is starting to pick up even as risks loomed from an uncertain global outlook.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies this week while minutes of the central bank's last meeting will offer clues into the debate over a possible curbing of Fed stimulus.
TOKYO, May 22 - Japanese government bond prices erased earlier gains and fell on the day on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan refrained from taking any measures to stem a rout in the bond market in the past month and a half.