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US Federal Reserve to meet with eyes on policy forecasts

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 20:54

The FOMC has consistently pointed to the middle of 2015 at the earliest for beginning to raise the fed funds rate. 

G20 host Australia urges central banks to avoid 'surprises'

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10:37

G20 host Australia on Saturday urged better advance notice of policy changes by central banks to avoid shockwaves for emerging economies at a meeting of finance ministers where rifts over US monetary policy loomed large.

Text of the Federal Reserve`s policy statement

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 03:54

Here is the full text of the Federal Open Market Committee`s statement after the conclusion of a two-day policy meeting:

Inflation, strangely low, holds key to 2014 Fed policy

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 21:50

Stubbornly weak inflation is shaping up as the wild card for US monetary policy makers this year, with top Federal Reserve officials stumped by why it has lingered so low for so long and at odds as to what to do about it.

Gold price stumbles to 6-month low after Fed stimulus trim

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 16:28

Gold prices slid more than 1 percent on Thursday to its lowest since late June after the U.S. Federal Reserve took its first step away from the ultra-loose monetary policy.

Asian shares frozen in Fed headlights, yen hits the skids

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 11:01

Asian markets were mostly flatlining on Friday as investors fret over the outlook for U.S. policy stimulus, but Japanese stocks forged ahead as the yen slid to a five-year trough on the dollar.

Asian shares ease to two-and-a-half month low on Fed tapering anxiety

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 09:17

Asian shares slipped to a 2-1/2 month low on Thursday on heightened expectations the Federal Reserve may act sooner than later to unwind its stimulus after a provisional budget deal in Washington eased some of the fiscal drag on the U.S. economy.

Asian shares tumble on Fed uncertainty

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 11:31

Asian shares skidded to six-week lows and the dollar wobbled on Wednesday as investors pondered mixed signals from US Federal Reserve officials about when the US central bank would start to pare its asset-buying stimulus.

Asian shares frozen by Fed, ECB uncertainty

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 09:02

Asian stock markets were treading water on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. data fanned speculation the Federal Reserve could start slowing its asset buying as early as next month -- depressing bond prices and lifting the dollar.

Asia markets take glancing hit from Fed, BOJ softens blow

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 10:34

Asian markets suffered a glancing blow on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve`s latest policy outlook was deemed less dovish than some had wagered on, lifting both bond yields and the dollar.

Asian shares rally ahead of Fed policy decision

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 09:08

Asian markets rose on Wednesday and the dollar held up against the yen after another record finish on Wall Street, but trade was cautious ahead of a Federal Reserve policy decision.

Asian shares try to find footing after tumble

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 09:32

MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat after shedding 0.9 percent on Wednesday to end a four-day winning streak.