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Fed began weighing options for rate rise: Minutes

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 02:29

The Federal Reserve has begun to discuss the tools it could use to finally pull back the extraordinary stimulus it's provided the US economy since 2008. But Fed officials plan further discussions and have set no timetable for any increase in interest rates.

FinMin allays fears of US stimulus withdrawal impact on FDI

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 15:15

"All these are reasons enough to allay fears that the FDI inflow would be reversed with the lifting of the Quantitative Easing (QE) measures in the USA," the report said.

Federal Reserve cuts stimulus by another $10 billion

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 08:37

The Federal Reserve cut back its stimulus program by another $10 billion Wednesday despite the recent US economic slowdown, which it blamed "in part" on severe winter weather.

Fed officials see more QE cuts, changes to low-rate vow

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 09:28

Three Federal Reserve officials on Wednesday said they believe the U.S. economy is gaining traction despite a recent slowdown from severe weather, allowing the central bank to stick to its plan to wind down its massive bond-buying stimulus this year.

Janet Yellen set for baptism of fire at year's first G20

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 09:13

The G20 holds its first meeting of the year this weekend with new Fed chief Janet Yellen in the hot seat as emerging economies suffer the side-effects of the US central bank`s exit from a mammoth stimulus spree.

Gold price hits 3-month high, global shares up ahead of Yellen

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 15:23

Gold hit a three-month high and global shares edged higher on Tuesday as investors bet that the new head of the U.S. Federal Reserve would navigate through her first testimony to Congress without rocking the markets boat.

Emerging market currencies buckle after Fed cuts stimulus

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 19:15

Emerging markets faced intense pressure on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve cut its stimulus further, with currencies in India, South Africa and Turkey failing to rally despite interest rate rises.

Fed's stimulus cut hits world stocks; gold, bonds rise

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 05:26

Gold and U.S. Treasuries prices rose as investors sought safety while stocks fell on renewed selling that began last week as investors came to grips with a revamped investment landscape sparked by the scaling back of the Fed`s quantitative easing.

US stocks tank as Fed trims stimulus again

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 04:04

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

Fed cuts stimulus as expected; Bernanke prepares to depart

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 02:50

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.

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 11:06

Oil prices were mixed in Asian trading hours on Thursday but analysts said sentiment will continue to be boosted by expectations of higher world economic growth.

Global stocks slip; caution reigns before US payrolls

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 01:53

Stock markets around the world fell on Thursday as investors took profits following recent steep gains and were reluctant to buy ahead of the closely watched U.S. payrolls report on Friday.