Central banking

FILE- In this June 14, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard participates in an open meeting in Washington. Brainard warned Tuesday, July 14, 2020, that the U.S. economy appears to be slowing after an initial burst of recovery and called for the Fed to take aggressive steps to spur growth. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
July 14, 2020 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard warned Tuesday that the U.S. economy appears to be slowing after an initial burst of recovery and called for the Fed to take aggressive steps to bolster growth. Brainard said that hiring and consumer spending bounced back more strongly than...
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FILE - This July 31, 2019, file photo, shows the Federal Reserve logo ahead of the start of a scheduled news conference by Chairman Jerome Powell in Washington. The Federal Reserve says it purchased $1.3 billion in corporate bonds in late June 2020 as part of its effort to keep U.S. interest rates low and ensure large companies can borrow by selling bonds. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
July 10, 2020 - 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Friday that it purchased $1.3 billion in corporate bonds in late June as part of its effort to keep U.S. interest rates low and ensure large companies can borrow by selling bonds. The Fed bought bonds issued by several hundred large companies, including AT...
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July 03, 2020 - 1:10 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament on Friday accepted the resignation of the country’s top banker, who has stepped down citing political pressure. National Bank head Yakiv Smolii submitted his letter of resignation Wednesday, pointing at “systematic political pressure” as the reason for his...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020 file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. A British judge on Thursday July 2, 2020, refused to give Venezuela control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to the President Nicolas Maduro since Britain does not recognize him as the president. Maduro has demanded the gold to help his cash-starved nation fight the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
July 02, 2020 - 12:51 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro control of nearly $2 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault because Britain does not recognize the socialist leader as president of the Latin American nation. Maduro has demanded the gold to help his...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2020, file photo, the Federal Reserve building is viewed in Washington. Federal Reserve officials last month expressed concerns about the severity of the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. The minutes of the June 9-10 discussions that were made public Wednesday, July 1, 2020, show officials grappling with economic disruptions that had already occurred. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 01, 2020 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials last month expressed concerns about the severity of the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, saying the drop in economic activity in the spring would likely be the steepest in the post-World War II period. The minutes of the June 9-10...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2020, file photo, the Federal Reserve building is viewed in Washington. The Federal Reserve's Main Street lending program is off to a slow start. Banks are showing a surprising lack of interest in the program, while businesses are having a hard time accessing it. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 29, 2020 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Haith, owner and CEO of a Denver-based restaurant chain called Teriyaki Madness, is in an unusual position for people like him: He's making money through food delivery and pickup and wants to borrow funds so he can expand. Yet so far, a Federal Reserve lending program set...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2020 file photo Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington. Powell says the outlook for the U.S. economy is “extraordinarily uncertain” and the success of the recovery effort will depend in large part on the country’s ability to contain the spread of the coronavirus. “A full recovery is unlikely until people are confident that it is safe to re-engage in a broad range of activities,” Powell says in testimony he is scheduled to deliver Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in an appearance with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin before the House Financial Services Committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)
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June 29, 2020 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the outlook for the U.S. economy is “extraordinarily uncertain” and the success of the recovery effort will depend in large part on the country’s ability to contain the spread of the coronavirus. “A full recovery is unlikely until people...
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A motorbike ice-cream vendor smokes a cigarette as he waits for customers next to a beach on Salamina island, west of Athens, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
June 29, 2020 - 9:49 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's central bank says the country could avoid a major recession if it makes good use of emergency EU support funds and does not suffer a major renewed outbreak of COVID-19, but the pandemic is likely to compound long-term financial problems. In a 210-page report published...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019, file photo a Bank of America logo is attached to the exterior of the Bank of America Financial Center building in Boston. The Federal Reserve said on Thursday, June 25, 2020, a worst-case scenario for the U.S. economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic would cause nation’s 34 largest banks to collectively lose roughly $700 billion. To bolster the banks ahead such a potentially damaging recession, the Fed ordered the banks to suspend stock buybacks and dividend payouts until Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 25, 2020 - 11:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A worst-case scenario for the U.S. economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic would cause the nation’s 34 largest banks to collectively lose roughly $700 billion, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. To bolster the banks ahead of such a potentially damaging recession, the Fed ordered...
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FILE - This May 22, 2020 photo shows the Federal Reserve building in Washington. The Federal Reserve and four other bank regulatory agencies announced on Thursday, June 25, that they have finalized a rule that will ease restrictions curtailing the ability of banks to make investments in such areas as hedge funds. The announcement of the easing of regulations know as the “Volcker Rule” gave an immediate boost to bank stocks because the rule change could free up billions of dollars in capital in the banking industry.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 25, 2020 - 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve and four other regulatory agencies announced on Thursday that they have finalized a rule that will ease restrictions curtailing the ability of banks to make investments in such areas as hedge funds. The announcement of the easing of regulations know as the “...
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