Fed seeks more capital from big banks, relief for regional lenders Sep 26, 2016 11:50AM

By Patrick Rucker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve will seek significantly more capital from the largest U.S. banks and give some relief to smaller lenders as it updates its annual stress test, Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo said on Monday.

The reforms will include a new capital buffer to better protect the financial system from a shock at the nation's largest lenders like JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo.

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Dollar falls on comments from BOJ's Kuroda, U.S. debate uncertainty Sep 25, 2016 08:44PM

By Sam Forgione

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar fell against the safe-haven yen on Monday after comments from a top Bank of Japan (BOJ) official reinforced views that the central bank was unable to weaken the yen, while an impending U.S. presidential debate stoked uncertainty.

BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Monday the central bank stood ready to use every possible policy tool to achieve its 2-percent inflation target. He also said no big... (continue reading...)

Fed's internal split tied to dueling views on jobs outlook Sep 23, 2016 03:02PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The split at the Federal Reserve over when to next raise interest rates appears to hinge largely on disagreements over the labor market outlook, comments from policymakers on Friday suggest.

When the Fed earlier this week decided to stand pat on rates, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said she felt the labor market had more room to run before it could overheat.

Three of 10 voting policymakers dissented, saying they preferred... (continue reading...)

Boston Fed's Rosengren says economy needs 'modest, gradual tightening now' Sep 23, 2016 09:09AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said on Friday that he believed interest rates should be raised gradually now and warned that a fall in the unemployment rate below its sustainable level could derail economic recovery in the United States.

"By 2019, I expect the unemployment rate to have declined below 4.5 percent. While I have a long track record of advocating for policy that supports robust labor market conditions,... (continue reading...)

Dollar posts biggest weekly loss in a month after Fed cuts rate view Sep 22, 2016 08:52PM

By Dion Rabouin

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar index whipsawed through the day but ended up little moved on Friday from its late Thursday levels as investors kept positions tight ahead of Monday's U.S. presidential debate.

The index, which measures the dollar against six major world currencies, had its largest weekly drop in a month due in large part to a reduction of long-term interest rate expectations announced by the Federal Reserve at... (continue reading...)

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