Four Fed banks called for discount rate hike: minutes May 24, 2016 02:05PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Federal Reserve banks pushing the central bank to raise the rate it charges commercial banks for emergency loans rose to four in April from two in March, minutes from the Fed's discount rate meeting released on Tuesday showed.

The Kansas City and Richmond Federal Reserve banks renewed calls for an increase in the Fed's lending rate for banks ahead of the central bank's last policy meeting, and were joined by Cleveland... (continue reading...)


Fed rate hikes good for world, bad for emerging markets: ECB's Constancio May 24, 2016 09:23AM

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Further interest rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve will be "good news" for the world because they will show its largest economy is in good health, though they could pose a challenge for emerging markets, European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio said on Tuesday.

"The only possible negative development, not certain at all, is if the increase in rates in the U.S. ... could impact some emerging countries in a negative... (continue reading...)


Fed's Williams says Fed plans to leave balance sheet at current size until rates 'well away from zero' May 23, 2016 08:29AM

Fed's Williams says Fed plans to leave balance sheet at current size until rates 'well away from zero'


Fed's Bullard: rates too low for too long could be risky May 23, 2016 06:22AM

By Elias Glenn

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. interest rates being kept too low for too long could cause financial instability in future and stronger market expectations for a rate rise are "probably good", St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Monday.

A relatively tight labor market in the United States may also exert upward pressure on inflation, raising the case for higher interest rates, Bullard added.

His... (continue reading...)


NY Fed's 'nowcast' estimate of second-quarter GDP rises to 1.7 percent May 20, 2016 11:50AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy is on track to expand at an annualized rate of 1.7 percent in the second quarter, half a percentage point higher than estimated a week earlier, the New York Federal Reserve said on Friday.

Positive news came from manufacturing and housing data and were only slightly offset by negative news from survey data, the New York Fed said in a report.

(Reporting by... (continue reading...)


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