Investors skeptical of Fed's rate policy ahead of Yellen speech Aug 23, 2016 06:42AM

By Jason Lange and Lindsay Dunsmuir

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen may struggle later this week to convince financial markets she can steer a divided U.S. central bank to raise interest rates at least once in 2016 after it started the year with four hikes on its radar.

Yellen will deliver the keynote speech at a global central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday, an event that Fed chiefs have... (continue reading...)


Federal Reserve under growing pressure to reform system, goals Aug 22, 2016 03:39PM

By Lindsay Dunsmuir

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve has two guiding goals when designing monetary policy: maximum employment and stable inflation.

But as the country's central bankers converge for their annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this week, they are under increasing pressure to reform their own system and goals to better reflect the diversity of America and its incomes.

At this year's flagship... (continue reading...)


Fed guessing game moves up a gear as Yellen takes stage Aug 19, 2016 11:04AM

By Sarah White

MADRID (Reuters) - Will they or won't they? The debate over whether the U.S. Federal Reserve is readying an interest rate hike will get its umpteenth airing over the coming week, with all eyes on Chair Janet Yellen to provide some clarity.

Amid conflicting signals from the Fed in recent days, central bankers from around the world will gather from Aug. 25 for an annual meeting in the mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with... (continue reading...)


Fed's Williams says September rate hike makes sense Aug 18, 2016 04:41PM

By Ann Saphir

ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams on Thursday joined a growing chorus of his colleagues signaling support for a U.S. interest rate hike in coming months, saying that waiting too long could be costly for the economy.

"I think every one of our meetings should be in play in principle ... I definitely think September should be," Williams told reporters after a speech here, referring to... (continue reading...)


Fed's Bullard says not committed on rate increase timing Aug 17, 2016 02:52PM

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank president James Bullard said he does not put much importance on when the Fed next raises interest rates, but prefer it come after positive news and in particular evidence that economic growth is rebounding from its weak start this year.

"I think you would want to see at least modest rebound in growth or be confident that one was coming," Bullard said. "I like to move on good news."

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