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Janet Yellen says Fed rate hike likely appropriate in coming months

Janet Yellen says Fed rate hike likely appropriate in coming months

The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates "in the coming months" if the economy picks up as expected and jobs continue to be generated, U.S. central bank chief Janet Yellen said on Friday, bolstering the case for a rate increase in June or July.

May 28, 2016, 21:20 PM IST

Hedge fund Citadel hires Bernanke as consultant

Former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has been hired as a consultant by the Citadel hedge fund, the company announced Thursday.

Apr 16, 2015, 22:32 PM IST

No Fed fireworks expected at Jackson Hole

Flashes of illumination rather than fireworks are expected at this week`s annual meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Aug 17, 2014, 19:05 PM IST

At big-ticket dinners, a blunt Bernanke sounds theme of low rates

Bernanke, who retired from the US central bank in January, has predicted the Fed will only very slowly move to raise rates.

May 17, 2014, 11:33 AM IST

Bernanke to address corporate leaders, regulators in Mumbai

This is Bernanke's second visit to the city.

Apr 13, 2014, 16:35 PM IST

Bernanke enjoys ''fruits of free market'' with first post-Fed speech

Ben Bernanke earned more in 40 minutes on Tuesday than he made all of last year as head of the US Federal Reserve.

Mar 05, 2014, 09:26 AM IST

Bernanke arrives for first day on the job at Brookings

Ben Bernanke, who stepped down as chairman of the U.S Federal Reserve on Friday, checked into work Monday morning at his new job at the Brookings Institution, a centrist policy think tank based in Washington.

Feb 03, 2014, 23:08 PM IST

Janet Yellen sworn in as Fed's first women chair

Respected economist Janet Yellen was sworn in Monday as the first woman chair of the Federal Reserve, taking on the burden of winding down the Fed's stimulus without spurring more turmoil.

Feb 03, 2014, 22:55 PM IST

Fed draws criticism from abroad as emerging markets still reeling

The Federal Reserve`s decision to keep trimming its economic stimulus drew fire on Friday as the Reserve Bank of India`s chief said Americans should be more attuned to the global impact of their policies, and the IMF called for vigilance given strains in financial markets.

Feb 01, 2014, 11:32 AM IST

Janet Yellen officially named to lead Fed panel

One day after outgoing Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke oversaw his final FOMC meeting, the Fed said the panel had unanimously selected Yellen to replace him.

Jan 31, 2014, 05:09 AM IST

Timeline: Bernanke saw US economy through turbulent times

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke departs the US central bank on Friday after eight largely turbulent years in which he guided the economy through the most virulent financial crisis and recession since the Great Depression.

Jan 30, 2014, 12:32 PM IST

Only time will define Bernanke's crisis-era legacy at Fed

Ben Bernanke did not hesitate when asked whether he was confident that his signature response to the Great Recession would work.

Jan 30, 2014, 12:30 PM IST

RBI, government vigilant over the US Fed tapering: FinMin

The Finance Minister on Thursday assured investors that the Reserve Bank of India and the government were vigilant over the US Federal Reserve's decision to taper another USD 10 billion in its monthly bond purchases.

Jan 30, 2014, 11:21 AM IST

In Bernanke's final act, Fed cuts stimulus despite market turmoil

The action was widely expected, although some investors had speculated that the U.S. central bank might put its plans on hold given the jitters overseas.

Jan 30, 2014, 05:38 AM IST

US stocks tank as Fed trims stimulus again

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 183.03 points (1.15 percent) to 15,745.53.

Jan 30, 2014, 04:04 AM IST

Fed cuts stimulus as expected; Bernanke prepares to depart

Starting in February, the Fed will buy $65 billion in bonds per month, down from $75 billion now. It shaved its purchases of US Treasuries and mortgage bonds equally.

Jan 30, 2014, 02:50 AM IST

Federal Reserve poised for $10 bn taper as Bernanke bids adieu

Turmoil in emerging markets and a month of disappointing job growth at home are unlikely to deter the Federal Reserve from trimming its bond-buying stimulus on Wednesday, as Ben Bernanke wraps up his last policy meeting at the helm of the US central bank.

Jan 29, 2014, 11:47 AM IST

Emerging market pain not about to faze US-focused Fed

The US Federal Reserve, intent on cutting its stimulus again this week, is not about to blink in the face of a brutal selloff of emerging market assets that could yet gain steam in Turkey, Argentina and elsewhere.

Jan 27, 2014, 13:21 PM IST

With Yellen on deck, Fed's Bernanke to stick to low-rate vow

Federal Reserve policymakers will likely leave intact their delicately worded easy-money message when they meet next week, despite a surprisingly sharp drop in US unemployment that threatens to make a central part of that message irrelevant.

Jan 22, 2014, 13:51 PM IST

Bernanke: Fed well-prepared for stimulus fallout

Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday that the US central bank is well-prepared to handle any risks from its stimulus, such as higher inflation and asset bubbles.

Jan 17, 2014, 02:17 AM IST