Central bank interest rates

In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, photo, a Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Most Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, after the Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 31, 2019 - 5:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Thursday after the Federal Reserve cut a key U.S. interest rate and Chinese factory activity contracted. London and Tokyo declined while Shanghai and Frankfurt advanced. Investors welcomed the Fed's third rate cut this year to shore up economic growth...
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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rate decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. The Federal Reserve has cut its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year to try to sustain the economic expansion in the face of global threats. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 30, 2019 - 5:12 pm
Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, sending the S&P 500 to a record high for the second time this week, as investors welcomed the Federal Reserve's decision to lower interest rates for the third time this year. The central bank also indicated that it won't cut rates again in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell listens to feedback during a panel at the Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. The Fed concludes its two-day meeting Wednesday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 30, 2019 - 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has signaled that the U.S. central bank will likely forgo any future cuts to its benchmark rates, so long as economic growth and inflation matched the...
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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rate decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. The Federal Reserve has cut its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year to try to sustain the economic expansion in the face of global threats. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 30, 2019 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for the third time this year to try to sustain the economic expansion in the face of global threats. But it indicated that it won't cut again in the coming months unless the economic outlook worsens. The Fed's move...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Shares have declined in Asia after weak earnings for technology and media companies led stocks lower on Wall Street. The modest pullback came a day after the S&P 500 hit an all-time high. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 30, 2019 - 8:07 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Global shares mostly retreated Wednesday as investors eye a possible interest rate cut in the U.S. while hoping for a breakthrough on the U.S.-China trade front. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,308, while Germany's DAX shed 0.1% to 12,925. The CAC 40 in Paris edged 0.1% higher. The...
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Trader Craig Esposito works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The S&P 500 rose 16 points, or 0.6 %, to 3,039, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 132 points, or 0.5%, to 27,090. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 28, 2019 - 5:29 pm
The S&P 500 index closed at an all-time high Monday, extending a recent string of gains in what's mostly been a solid month for the market. The benchmark index closed at 3,039.42, around 14 points above its previous record set on July 26. The S&P 500 notched its latest milestone after weeks...
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A currency trader stretches at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 28, 2019 - 7:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets mostly rose Monday as investors eyed a busy week of corporate earnings and a possible U.S. interest rate cut. Major indexes in Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo advanced as fears about U.S.-Chinese trade tension receded. Shares in London dipped after the European...
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President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi comes to a press conference after chairing his last policy meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 24, 2019 - 11:13 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mario Draghi ended his eight-year term as head of the European Central Bank by defending his most recent stimulus package and reminding that the eurozone is now in better shape than during the days when the Greek crisis threatened to break it apart. Draghi resisted...
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Red lights shine from the European Central Bank ahead of President Mario Draghi chairing his last ECB policy meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 24, 2019 - 7:49 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank and Mario Draghi's last new conference as its president (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The European Central Bank has left unchanged its key interest rates and stuck to its previously announced stimulus programs as Mario Draghi wraps up...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2019, file photo workers clean the outside facade of State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Federal Reserve releases its latest ‘Beige Book’ survey of economic conditions. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
October 16, 2019 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy was expanding at a modest pace in September and into October despite the fact manufacturing was being hurt by rising trade tensions and weaker global growth while adverse weather was affecting farmers. The Federal Reserve, issuing its latest assessment of business...
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