Yellen says rate hike in coming months may be appropriate May 27, 2016 01:37PM

Yellen says rate hike in coming months may be appropriate

Janet Yellen speaking at Harvard May 27, 2016 01:14PM

Janet Yellen speaking at Harvard

Yellen says Fed rate hike likely appropriate in coming months May 27, 2016 10:46AM

By Jonathan Spicer and Svea Herbst-Bayliss

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates "in the coming months" if the economy picks up as expected and jobs continue to be generated, U.S. central bank chief Janet Yellen said on Friday, bolstering the case for a rate increase in June or July.

"It's appropriate ... for the Fed to gradually and cautiously increase our overnight interest rate over time, and probably... (continue reading...)

Invesco: long-term U.S. bond yields unlikely to rise even if Fed hikes May 27, 2016 07:30AM

By Tomo Uetake

TOKYO (Reuters) - Even though the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates, long-term U.S. bond yields are unlikely to rise due to China's slowdown and negative rates in Japan and Europe, the top fund manager of Invesco Ltd's (NYSE: IVZ) $240 bln global bond funds said.

Gregory McGreevey, Atlanta-based CEO of Invesco Fixed Income also said most U.S. bonds are no longer cheap but still many of their valuations are at... (continue reading...)

Next week to provide clues about Fed's, ECB's next steps May 27, 2016 06:33AM

By Francesco Canepa

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Next week will provide investors with clues as to how far the U.S. Federal Reserve is from its next interest rate hike and whether the European Central Bank will see out the year without easing its monetary policy again.

Friday's U.S. jobs data will be the highlight of the week after some members of the Fed's Federal Open Market Committee suggested a rate increase could come as early as June if the... (continue reading...)

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