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US budget deficit widens to $747 bn in 9 months

The top three outlays for the nine months, from October to June, were $780 billion on social security, $512 billion on national defence, and $485 billion on medicare, according to data from the Monthly Treasury Statement released on Thursday.

Jul 12, 2019, 10:50 AM IST

US Fed holds rates steady, signals cuts possible later this year

While new economic projections showed policymakers` views of growth and unemployment largely unchanged, they saw headline inflation at just 1.5 percent for the year, down from the 1.8 percent projected in March.

Jun 20, 2019, 11:28 AM IST

Fed holds interest rates steady, says economy remains on track

Policymakers, however, noted that business investment had "moderated from its rapid pace earlier in the year," a possible drag on future economic growth.

Nov 09, 2018, 15:47 PM IST

Federal Reserve raises rates amid stronger inflation, drops crisis-era guidance

The Fed has raised rates seven times since late 2015 on the back of the economy`s continuing expansion and solid job growth, rendering the language of its previous policy statements outdated.

Jun 14, 2018, 10:51 AM IST

Federal Reserve set to raise rates as Powell era begins

The Fed also will update its forecasts for the economy and how aggressively officials think the central bank will have to act in coming years.

Mar 21, 2018, 07:12 AM IST

Global Markets: Caution creeps into Asian trading ahead of Fed decision

Global shares rallied for all of 2017 but have started this year on the back foot, hit by a combination of factors including the risk of faster rate rises in the United States and alarm over protectionism.

Mar 21, 2018, 06:57 AM IST

Global stocks on longest slide since November as Fed caution hits

Facebook shares slumped 3.7 percent in premarket trading after reports that 50 million of its users` data had been misused by a political consultancy firm ahead of the 2016 U.S. election and Brexit vote.

Mar 20, 2018, 07:20 AM IST

Fed policymakers say rate increase likely warranted soon

The central bank has increased rates four times in a tightening cycle that began in late 2015.

Nov 23, 2017, 12:07 PM IST

RBI policy, PMI data hold key to stock markets this week

PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index) data on manufacturing and services sectors, due this week, are also key determinants for the market movement, experts added.

Oct 02, 2017, 10:39 AM IST

For first time ever ​Sensex crosses 32,000-mark, Nifty climbs to new high on rate cut hopes

The Sensex went past the 32,000-mark for the first time ever soaring over 232 points and the NSE Nifty closed at a new peak 9,892 Thursday as inflation touched a record low, offering the RBI leeway for a policy rate cut.

Jul 13, 2017, 16:28 PM IST

Sensex, Nifty at record highs: Five factors which are driving the rally

Benchmark equity indices hit an all time high on Thursday fuelled by steep drop in retail inflation and dovish comments from the US Fed on Wednesday.

Jul 13, 2017, 13:04 PM IST

US Fed hikes key rate to 1.0-1.25%, gives details on balance sheet reduction

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the second time in three months, citing continued U.S. economic growth and job market strength, and announced it would begin cutting its holdings of bonds and other securities this year.

Jun 14, 2017, 23:46 PM IST

Asian shares at 21-month high, dollar soft on less hawkish Fed

Asian shares hit 15-month highs on Tuesday while the dollar and U.S. bond yields were on the back foot on the prospect of a less-hawkish Federal Reserve policy trajectory.

Mar 21, 2017, 09:22 AM IST

US Fed likely to hike interest rate on Wednesday

Market expectations of an interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve later on Wednesday have heightened sharply following strong employment data released last week.

Mar 15, 2017, 18:56 PM IST

Rupee hits 16-month high, but shares flat ahead of Fed decision

The Indian rupee hit a 16-month peak against the dollar on Wednesday on hopes of increased foreign investments in equities, but the stock market flattened a day after the NSE index hit a record high.

Mar 15, 2017, 12:23 PM IST

Sensex gains 114 points for the week on exit-poll position

The Benchmark Sensex ended the week green, gaining 113.78 points to finish at 28,946.23, while the broader Nifty closed above the key 8,900-level, trending on BJP-gains in exit poll positions.

Mar 11, 2017, 13:22 PM IST

Fed on course to raise interest rates at an upcoming meeting: Jannet Yellen

The Federal Reserve will likely need to raise interest rates at an upcoming meeting, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday, although she flagged considerable uncertainty over economic policy under the Trump administration.

Feb 14, 2017, 20:47 PM IST

US Fed to hold rates steady, put December hike firmly in view

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but set the stage for a hike in December amid signs the economy is picking up steam.

Nov 01, 2016, 23:16 PM IST

Stock market: Macro data, quarterly earnings to drive sentiments

Release of macroeconomic data and quarterly earnings are set to drive stock market sentiment this week and the countdown to the US presidential election on November 8 may add to the volatility, say experts.

Oct 31, 2016, 16:47 PM IST

September's Fed rate decision not to increase US interest rates a 'close call'

Last month`s Federal Reserve decision not to increase US interest rates was a "close call" for several senior policymakers, according to meeting minutes released Wednesday.

Oct 13, 2016, 01:14 AM IST