Fed's Williams wants rate hike this year as wages rise Oct 21, 2016 02:34PM

By Ann Saphir

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams on Friday redoubled his call for raising rates soon, telling reporters after a speech here that "this year would be good" for a rate rise that he had wanted to take effect last month.

Waiting too long to raise rates, he said, could end up fueling inflation or bubbles and force the Fed to implement sharp rate hikes that could choke economic... (continue reading...)

N.Y. Fed lowers U.S. third and fourth quarter GDP outlook Oct 21, 2016 11:34AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Federal Reserve on Friday downgraded its forecasts on U.S. economic growth in the second half of 2016 following data on regional business activities in October and a steep drop in housing starts last month.

The regional central bank said its "Nowcast" model projected gross domestic product in the third quarter growing at 2.22 percent versus 2.30 percent a week ago. It downgraded its fourth-quarter GDP outlook to 1.40... (continue reading...)

Draghi says an abrupt end to QE is unlikey Oct 20, 2016 08:51AM

Draghi says an abrupt end to QE is unlikey

Euro zone economy to improve, but there are risks: ECB's Draghi Oct 20, 2016 08:49AM

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The euro zone economy should continue to improve slowly, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Thursday, with inflation creeping up in the coming months.

But the risks are to the downside, he said, meaning performance is more likely to be worse than better.

Draghi said it was mainly economic events outside the euro zone that would affect the economy.

"The economic recovery in the euro area is... (continue reading...)

Draghi Says ECB Didn't Discuss QE Extension Beyond March Today; Says Extraordinary Policy Support Won't Exist Forever; ECB Didn't Discuss Tapering of QE Today Oct 20, 2016 08:49AM

(Updated - October 20, 2016 8:49 AM EDT)

Draghi Says ECB Didn't Discuss QE Extension Beyond March Today; Says Extraordinary Policy Support Won't Exist Forever; ECB Didn't Discuss Tapering of QE Today

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