Market view of next U.S. rate hike shifts into 2016 after jobs data Feb 5, 2016 08:54AM

By Ann Saphir

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is increasingly likely to raise interest rates this year, traders bet on Friday, as a long-awaited surge in wages finally materialized and the unemployment rate dropped to an eight-year low.

U.S. short-term interest-rate futures contracts fell, suggesting traders are now pricing in about a 50 percent chance that the U.S. central bank will next raise rates in December, up from about 20... (continue reading...)


Fed's Mester unmoved, says U.S. to overcome 'soft patch' Feb 4, 2016 05:02PM

By Jonathan Spicer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. economy remains sound and will overcome recent market turbulence, allowing the Federal Reserve to continue tightening its monetary policy as planned, a top Fed official said on Thursday.

Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said that while the global selloff in stocks and oil markets through January poses risks, she is not about to cut her expectations of continued U.S. economic growth and... (continue reading...)


El-Erian: Markets front-run Fed in tightening financial conditions Feb 4, 2016 01:45PM

By Jennifer Ablan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mohamed El-Erian, the chief economic adviser at Allianz SE , said on Thursday that with volatility rising, the markets effectively have served as front-runners to the Federal Reserve in tightening global financial conditions.

"I doubt we will see the four rate hikes signaled a few weeks ago by Fed officials," El-Erian said. "Two hikes are likely, if not less."

William Dudley, president of... (continue reading...)


IMF's Lagarde says China's economy can avoid 'hard landing' Feb 4, 2016 01:17PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's economy can avoid a "hard landing" and shift to a lower, more sustainable growth rate if Beijing pursues reforms to state enterprises and sticks to a more market-driven and well-communicated exchange rate policy, the International Monetary Fund's chief said on Thursday.

"China is going through that massive, multi-faceted transition and we do not expect a hard landing of China as has been talked about for many years," IMF... (continue reading...)


Fed's Kaplan calls for patience; traders see no 2016 rate hikes Feb 4, 2016 10:31AM

By Ann Saphir

DALLAS (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should be "patient" on interest rate increases, the new chief of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday, joining a growing chorus of U.S. central bankers signaling rates may stay low for longer.

"This is a time for patience and analysis, and really assessing data, because there has been some slowing," Robert Kaplan told reporters after speaking before the Real Estate Council in... (continue reading...)


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