Policy should focus on overall progress: Fed's Bullard Oct 2, 2015 03:27PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should focus on overall economic improvement rather than snapshots of labor conditions that may miss market forecasts in making its decision whether to raise interest rates, a top U.S. central bank official said on Friday.

"The focus should be on cumulative progress rather than a single data point," said St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, when asked about the September payrolls data that were weaker than... (continue reading...)

Fed will consider stability when it shrinks portfolio: Fischer Oct 2, 2015 02:36PM

BOSTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's eventual decision to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet will have to take into account its effect on financial stability, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Friday.

"In thinking about when to stop rolling over the debt that the Fed now holds, we've sort of realized that there are a lot of issues which relate to the financial sector that come in, (and that) you start thinking about when you want to ...... (continue reading...)

Fed's Rosengren says supports 2015 rate hike: Fox Business Network Oct 2, 2015 12:40PM

(Reuters) - A top U.S. central banker known for his dovish views on monetary policy said on Friday that he supports a rate hike in 2015.

The comments, from Boston Federal Reserve Bank Eric Rosengren, came before a U.S. government report showing job growth in September fell far short of what private economists had been expecting. It is unclear whether the jobs report would have changed Rosengren's outlook.

"I actually think it would be... (continue reading...)

Fed’s Bullard rebuts calls to delay rate increase Oct 2, 2015 12:34PM

By Richard Leong and Howard Schneider

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official said on Friday that arguments that the U.S. or global economy have fundamentally changed are not compelling, or adequate to keep the Fed from raising interest rates, given the drop in unemployment and likelihood of continued growth.

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, who advocated raising rates at the Fed’s last meeting, spoke at an... (continue reading...)

BNP now sees U.S. rate hike in March 2016 Oct 2, 2015 10:54AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BNP Paribas' U.S. economists on Friday pushed out their call on the timing of a U.S. rate increase to March 2016 from December in the wake of a surprisingly weak nonfarm payrolls report.

The U.S. Labor Department said on Friday U.S. employers outside the farm sector added 142,000 workers in September, far fewer than the 203,000 forecast among economists polled by Reuters. Wage growth also stalled last month.

"At this... (continue reading...)

More Fed

View Older Stories

Oct 2, 2015 09:20AM Fisher said Yellen 'has backed herself into a corner' - Bloomberg
Oct 2, 2015 08:53AM Traders don't see a Fed move until at least March, futures show - Bloomberg (SPY) (QQQ) (DIA)
Oct 1, 2015 03:49PM Fed's Williams says monetary policy is still powerful
Oct 1, 2015 02:37PM Fed's Williams repeats call for rate hike 'sometime' in 2015
Oct 1, 2015 12:02PM Bundesbank's Weidmann calls for steady ECB course, no 'hectic action': Der Spiegel
Oct 1, 2015 11:00AM Fed's Lacker says rate hike in October still possible - WSJ
Oct 1, 2015 07:20AM ECB's Jazbec says no need to change quantitative easing
Sep 30, 2015 06:16PM U.S. launches insider-trading probe into Federal Reserve leak: WSJ
Sep 30, 2015 03:19PM Fed Chair Yellen Speaks at Third Annual Community Banking Research and Policy Conference
Sep 30, 2015 08:40AM Fed's Dudley downplays market 'liquidity' concerns, eyes HFT
Sep 30, 2015 08:05AM S&P sees ECB doubling QE, tests savage China slowdown
Sep 29, 2015 12:33PM Delayed rate hike 'risk management' says Fed's Mester: Nikkei
Sep 28, 2015 05:40PM Fed's Williams: economy can handle a first interest rate increase
Sep 28, 2015 03:32PM Fed's Evans Could be Convinced of 2015 Rate Hike; Would Like to See Gradual Increase
Sep 28, 2015 03:25PM Fed's Evans says could possibly be convinced of 2015 rate hike
Sep 28, 2015 01:38PM Evans doubts inflation rising; urges patience on Fed rate hike
Sep 28, 2015 10:10AM Fed to 'probably' hike this year, hit inflation target by 2016: Dudley
Sep 28, 2015 09:39AM ECB to increase QE in the next six months say traders: Reuters poll
Sep 28, 2015 08:41AM Dudley expects Fed will probably raise rates later this year - Bloomberg
Sep 25, 2015 01:56PM Fed's George: no need to wait for more data before rate hike
Sep 25, 2015 11:09AM Fed's Bullard: may not be enough new data to convince policymakers to hike in October
Sep 25, 2015 10:40AM Fed's Bullard says may be hard to make case for October hike
Sep 25, 2015 08:44AM Era of low sovereign yields not ending, even if Fed hikes: poll
Sep 24, 2015 05:06PM Yellen returns to Washington; questions remain after health scare
Sep 24, 2015 05:03PM Yellen Says Rate Hike Likely Appropriate Later This Year
Sep 24, 2015 05:02PM Yellen: Rate Rise Likely Appropriate This Year
Sep 23, 2015 01:13PM Fed's Lockhart says policymakers 'burned' by crisis now cautious
Sep 23, 2015 09:17AM ECB's Draghi says too early to decide on further stimulus
Sep 23, 2015 09:07AM Draghi says QE has sufficient 'in-build flexibility'
Sep 23, 2015 08:31AM Bill Gross to Central Bankers: Get Off Zero And Get Off Quick
Sep 23, 2015 07:51AM Bill Gross urges Fed to 'get off zero and get off quick' on rates
Sep 23, 2015 07:15AM ECB's Jazbec says too early to discuss modifying quantitative easing
Sep 23, 2015 01:04AM Fed delay could spur more debt issues to fund share buybacks
Sep 22, 2015 10:11AM Pimco: Fed 'may find it impossible' to escape lower bound of rates
Sep 21, 2015 05:40PM Gundlach: Longer-duration bonds would benefit from December hike
Sep 21, 2015 04:29PM After delay, Yellen faces questions over Fed message on rate hike
Sep 21, 2015 01:41PM Fed's Lockhart says risks of delaying rate hike not significant
Sep 21, 2015 01:05PM Rate hike delayed because risks had 'ratcheted up': Fed's Lockhart
Sep 21, 2015 12:48PM ECB's Nowotny says interest rates to stay low as long as growth is low
Sep 18, 2015 10:30AM Fed likely to raise rates in December: BlackRock's Rieder
Sep 18, 2015 06:21AM Fed's focus on China unnerves some investors
Sep 18, 2015 05:55AM BOJ brainstorms stimulus overhaul as options dwindle: sources
Sep 17, 2015 05:46PM Fed to hike rates in 2015 with 'loosest tightening' approach: El-Erian
Sep 17, 2015 05:40PM Fed decision unlikely to calm markets, fund managers say
Sep 17, 2015 04:59PM Fed holds but questions remain over how it communicates
Sep 17, 2015 04:07PM Gundlach: Fed 'scared' might have to reverse course if it raises rates
Sep 17, 2015 03:28PM Yellen Press Conference Ends
Sep 17, 2015 02:14PM Instant view: Fed leaves rates unchanged
Sep 17, 2015 02:00PM Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged
Sep 17, 2015 02:00PM Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged
View Older Stories