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Fed fears risks posed by exit tools; plan almost done

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 12:01

U.S. Federal Reserve officials are cautiously nearing completion of a new plan for managing interest rates, concerned that some of the new tools they are likely to rely on could pose unintended risks in a crisis.

US Fed in focus as investors seek reassurance

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 15:44

The Fed is expected to keep steadily reducing its massive bond-buying stimulus by $10 billion per month. 

Fed's George wants rate hikes, open to big balance sheet

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 10:24

The Fed`s balance sheet now tops USD 4 trillion after years of buying bonds to boost the economy, a policy that George has opposed for years.

BOJ stands pat, keeps upbeat view despite Japan slowdown

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 17:00

Some BOJ-watchers, however, detected a note of caution in the bank`s assessment.

No major impact from new Fed tapering talks: Analysts

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 14:44

The Federal Reserve last week also announced it would reduce its bond-buying programme to USD 55 billion from USD 65 billion every month.

Fed officials see high hurdle for changing course on QE taper

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 10:43

The US economic outlook would have to change dramatically for the Federal Reserve to alter the pace at which it is winding down its massive bond-buying program, three top U.S. central bankers said on Thursday.

Bernanke: Fed well-prepared for stimulus fallout

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 02:17

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.

US Senate poised to confirm Janet Yellen as Fed chair

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 23:52

A Senate vote is set for 5:30 p.m. (2230 GMT) on Yellen, 67, who has been vice chair of the U.S. central bank since 2010.

Janet Yellen takes big step toward taking reins at US Fed

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 01:46

Janet Yellen on Friday took a big step toward becoming the first woman to chair the central bank as her nomination cleared a Republican procedural hurdle in the Senate.

Fed nominee Yellen passes key Senate hurdle

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 09:24

If approved, Yellen, currently the Fed's vice chair, would become the first woman to lead the world's most powerful central bank.

Fed committed to easy policy for as long as needed: Bernanke

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 09:57

President Barack Obama nominated Yellen, the Fed`s current vice chair, to replace Bernanke when his term ends on January 31.

Yellen says imperative to promote very strong recovery

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 23:47

Janet Yellen on Thursday robustly defended the Federal Reserve`s bold steps to spur economic growth, calling efforts to boost hiring an "imperative" at a hearing into her nomination to become the first woman to lead the U.S. central bank.