Central banking

A man pases by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as investors looked cautiously ahead to a key policy update from the U.S. Federal Reserve later in the day. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 31, 2019 - 1:49 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as investors looked cautiously ahead to a key policy update from the U.S. Federal Reserve later in the day. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 1.0% to 21,490.57 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.3% to 6,823.70. South Korea's...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday as envoys from the U.S. and China prepared to resume trade talks, this time in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 30, 2019 - 4:44 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed Tuesday as investors awaited an expected interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve and watched for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China. Germany's DAX lost 0.7% to 12,322.92 and the CAC 40 in France gave up 0.4% to 5,577.45. Britain's FTSE...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file photo trader William Lawrence works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading on Wall Street Monday, July 29, as investors pulled back after pushing stocks to record highs last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 29, 2019 - 4:54 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Monday as investors turned cautious ahead of a key Federal Reserve interest policy announcement and other potentially market-moving developments on tap for this week. Banks, retailers and communications companies took the brunt of the selling. Those...
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In this Wednesday, July 24, 2019 photo, the container ship Seaboard Atlantic is shown docked at PortMiami in Miami. The government says the U.S. economy grew more slowly in 2018 than it previously estimated, downgrading its estimate from 3% to 2.5%. President Donald Trump had frequently boasted of the 3% growth figure as evidence that his policies invigorated the economy. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 26, 2019 - 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the April-June quarter even as consumers stepped up their spending. The gross domestic product, the economy's total output of goods and services, grew at a 2.1% annual rate last quarter, down from a 3.1% gain in the first quarter, the Commerce...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 19 2019, file photo specialist Mark Otto, left, and trader Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 26. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 26, 2019 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks pushed to record heights Friday following strong profit reports from Google's parent company, Twitter and other big corporations. Companies are nearly midway through earnings reporting season, and results have generally been better than the dismal expectations that...
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July 26, 2019 - 9:48 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank says it and 21 national central banks in Europe are letting a formal agreement regulating gold sales expire, saying the deal that once sought to stabilize the market for the precious metal is no longer needed. The ECB said Friday that the fourth...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 19 2019, file photo trader Timothy Nick, left, and specialist Anthony Matesic work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 25, 2019 - 10:17 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares are lower Friday as investors continued to watch the brewing trade conflict between China and the U.S., and any signs of what's in store from central banks. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slid 0.6% to 21,637.21 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.4% to 6,...
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In this Friday, July 19, 2019 photo, a For Sale sign is posted in front of a home in Miami. On Thursday, July 25, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 25, 2019 - 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, edging toward three-year lows amid signals from Federal Reserve officials that they could cut their benchmark interest rate at their meeting next week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the key 30-year...
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President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi comes to a press conference following a meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
July 25, 2019 - 10:32 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank joined the U.S Federal Reserve in making clear that more stimulus could be coming soon to support an economy weakening in the face of global trade tensions. The ECB left its key interest benchmarks unchanged at a policy meeting Thursday but said...
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A window cleaner waves as he takes a break from repelling down the side of a high-rise building in Istanbul, Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
July 25, 2019 - 7:19 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's central bank has slashed the key interest deeply, by 4.25 percentage points, in a first monetary policy meeting under its new governor. The interest rate was cut Thursday to 19.75% from 24%. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the previous governor, Murat...
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