Central banking

In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, photo, a woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, after investors were rattled by a possible snag in a U.S.-Chinese trade truce following reports Beijing wants Washington to life punitive tariffs. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 06, 2019 - 1:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after investors were rattled by a possible snag in a U.S.-Chinese trade truce following reports Beijing wants Washington to lift punitive tariffs. Germany and Paris opened higher and London was unchanged. Tokyo rose while Shanghai...
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FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
November 04, 2019 - 4:24 am
Here's an illustration of the many ways slow payment systems can inconvenience you and cost you money. Let's say Homer is two days from payday. The family checking account at First Bank of Springfield is on fumes. There's just enough in the account, Homer thinks, to gas up his Plymouth sedan and...
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Cars pass by near the skyline with the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 31, 2019 - 4:20 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The 19-country eurozone economy grew at a subdued pace in the third quarter, continuing a shaky upswing amid trade disputes and uncertainty over Brexit. At the same time, weaker inflation figures cast a shadow over the outlook and presented a challenge for the new...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo the Washington news conference of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell appears on television screen on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rate decision of the Federal Reserve. The Fed concludes its two-day meeting Wednesday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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October 30, 2019 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for the third time this year to try to sustain the economic expansion in the face of global threats. But it hinted that it won't likely cut again this year. The Fed's move reduces the short-term rate it controls — which...
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Specialists James Denaro and Erica Fredrickson work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street as traders hold back ahead of an interest rate announcement from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 30, 2019 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell in midday trading Wednesday as investors held back ahead of an anticipated decision by the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. The central bank has been using its power to cut short-term interest rates as a way to shore up the economy amid the costly impact from the U...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell listens to feedback during a panel at the Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. The Fed concludes its two-day meeting Wednesday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 30, 2019 - 3:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 5:05 a.m. Stock markets are mostly down as investors look ahead to an expected interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Futures for both the Dow and the S&P 500 are down almost 0.1%, at 27,033...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Shares have declined in Asia after weak earnings for technology and media companies led stocks lower on Wall Street. The modest pullback came a day after the S&P 500 hit an all-time high. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 30, 2019 - 2:50 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell in early European trading on Wednesday after Asian benchmarks ended mixed. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.2% to 7,293.94, while Germany's DAX shed 0.2% to 12,907.97. The CAC 40 in Paris edged 0.1% higher. The Dow and S&P 500 futures contracts edged 0.1% lower. A modest...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Shares were mixed in Asia and Chinese benchmarks fell Tuesday after the S&P 500 index closed at an all-time high. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 29, 2019 - 12:37 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia and Chinese benchmarks fell Tuesday after Hong Kong's leader warned that months of political protests are taking a harsh toll on the economy. Shares rallied on Wall Street overnight, with the benchmark S&P 500 hitting a record high, at the onset of a...
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A currency trader stretches at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 28, 2019 - 1:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Monday as investors looked ahead to a crowded week of corporate earnings, a possible U.S. interest rate cut and other potentially market-moving events. Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo advanced while London opened lower as fears about U.S.-Chinese trade tension...
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A man walks in the rain past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Friday, after Wall Street indexes posted modest gains, cheered by solid profits and forecasts from U.S. technology companies. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 24, 2019 - 11:49 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday, after Wall Street indexes posted modest gains, cheered by solid profits and forecasts from U.S. technology companies. Global uncertainties such as U.S.-China trade tensions and Britain's unruly process toward leaving the European Union weighed on...
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