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Fed's Quarles eyes more dovish rate path, U.S. productivity boost

2:20pm EDT

NEW YORK The Federal Reserve should continue with its gradual rate hikes but must be prepared to slow the tightening if U.S. productivity breaks out of a several-year lull, as it may be poised to do, an influential Fed governor said on Thursday.

Assessor econômico da Casa Branca diz que Trump não está exigindo mudança de política do Fed

Oct 17 2018

WASHINGTON, 17 Out O assessor econômico da Casa Branca, Larry Kudlow, afirmou nesta quarta-feira que o presidente dos Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, não está exigindo uma mudança de política do Federal Reserve após mais críticas ao banco central norte-americano na terça-feira, ao chamar a alta dos juros de sua "maior ameaça".

White House's Kudlow says Trump not demanding Fed policy change

Oct 17 2018

WASHINGTON White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said on Wednesday that U.S. President Trump was not demanding a policy change at the Federal Reserve after Trump heaped more criticism on the Fed on Tuesday, calling rising U.S. interest rates his "biggest threat." | Video

U.S. government posts widest deficit since 2012

Oct 16 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. government closed the 2018 fiscal year $779 billion in the red, its highest deficit in six years, as Republican-led tax cuts pinched revenues and expenses rose on a growing national debt, according to data released on Monday by the Treasury Department.

Exclusive: Bangladesh PM takes aim at photographer, critics say it is part of wider crackdown

Oct 12 2018

NEW YORK/DHAKA Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she is convinced that jailed photographer Shahidul Alam instigated trouble by spreading what she describes as "false news" about protests against her rule in August. 

As U.S. bond market swoons, Fed policymakers sanguine, for now

Oct 03 2018

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK Federal Reserve policymakers continue to signal that gradual U.S. interest rate hikes will be enough to tame inflation despite a fast-growing economy, even as a jump in longer-term borrowing costs suggests investors may be increasingly nervous about that rosy scenario.

Federal Reserve prepares for next crisis, bets it will begin like the last

Oct 03 2018

BOSTON The Federal Reserve painted a picture of the U.S. economy that was almost too good to be true at its last meeting, with inflation seen contained in the near future despite the lowest unemployment rate in 20 years.

Fed's Powell says U.S. outlook 'remarkably positive'

Oct 02 2018

BOSTON U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday hailed a "remarkably positive outlook" for the U.S. economy that he feels is on the verge of a "historically rare" era of ultra-low unemployment and tame prices for the foreseeable future.

Fed chairman Powell: U.S. outlook "remarkably positive" with low unemployment, tame inflation

Oct 02 2018

BOSTON U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday hailed a "remarkably positive outlook" for the U.S. economy that he feels is on the verge of a "historically rare" era of ultra-low unemployment and tame prices.

Powell: U.S. outlook "remarkably positive" with low unemployment, tame inflation

Oct 02 2018

BOSTON, Oct 2 U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday hailed a "remarkably positive outlook" for the U.S. economy that he feels is on the verge of a "historically rare" era of ultra-low unemployment and tame prices.

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