Traders now betting Fed to wait until 2016 for first rate hike Jul 2, 2015 08:59AM

(Reuters) - U.S. short-term interest-rate futures contracts rose on Thursday as a weaker than expected government report on jobs prompted traders to put on bets the Federal Reserve will wait to raise interest rates until next year.

Futures contracts show that traders now see January as the first Fed meeting when a rate hike is more likely than not, based on CME FedWatch, which tracks expectations using its Fed funds futures contracts.

Traders see just a 49 percent chance... (continue reading...)


China central bank chief says to keep economy healthy Jul 2, 2015 07:40AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank will pursue a prudent monetary policy and keep the world's second-biggest economy growing at a "healthy" rate, Governor Zhou Xiaochuan said on Thursday.

In remarks reiterating the central bank's policy stance, Zhou added that authorities would firmly guard against systemic or regional financial risks in the country.

His comments were published on the central bank's website.

(Reporting by Koh Gui Qing; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)


Fed's Fischer Says Economy Likely Warrants Rate Hikes (SPY) (UUP) Jun 30, 2015 02:06PM Vice Chairman Stanley FischerAt the Crockett Governors' Roundtable 2015 for African Central Bankers, University of Oxford, Oxford, United KingdomJune 30, 2015

Monetary Policy in the United States and in Developing Countries

I would like to thank the organizers of the conference for inviting me to this event.1 I have been invited in the past and had very much wanted to take part--especially in light of my having been born in Zambia and having received my schooling in... (continue reading...)


Fed's Williams Expects to Reach Full Labor Employment Later in 2015, Remains 'Wait-and-See' on Inflation Jun 19, 2015 11:47AM

(Updated - June 19, 2015 11:47 AM EDT)

San Francisco Federal Reserve chief John Williams says he expects to reach full labor employment later in 2015 and expects that rates will rise this year.

UPDATE - The full press release and speech follow:

PR:

The labor market has shown “continued, solid improvement,” said John C. Williams, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. “Not only has there been strong job growth, but the data show most of those... (continue reading...)


Fed Says Labor Market Slack has 'Diminished Somewhat' - FOMC Statement Jun 17, 2015 02:02PM

(Updated - June 17, 2015 2:02 PM EDT)

The Fed left rates unchanged and said labor market slack has diminished "somewhat" and that the economy is expanding "moderately." When the Committee decides to begin to remove policy accommodation, it will take a balanced approach consistent with its longer-run goals of maximum employment and inflation of 2 percent. The Committee currently anticipates that, even after employment and inflation are near mandate-consistent levels,... (continue reading...)


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