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Störfaktor Coronavirus bringt Notenbanken in die Bredouille

24 Feb 2020

Washington/Berlin/Frankfurt Die Ausbreitung des Coronavirus in China macht den Notenbanken rund um den Globus das Leben schwer.

In Riyadh, top central bankers unsettled by shifting sands of inflation

23 Feb 2020

RIYADH/WASHINGTON Central bankers from the United States, Japan and the euro zone meeting in the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia this weekend had their own shifting sands to cross – those of elusive inflation.

In next downturn, Fed may opt for quick, strong action

22 Feb 2020

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO In the next economic downturn, the Federal Reserve and other central banks may need to roll out their big guns sooner and use them more aggressively, or risk getting mired in growth-sapping deflation or worse.

Fed looks well beyond market pricing to shape policy, Clarida says

22 Feb 2020

NEW YORK The Federal Reserve takes heed of financial market cues for where monetary policy should be headed, Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida said on Friday, but may discount them if they conflict with what households, economists and businesses say they expect, or with what mathematical models suggest is likely.

UPDATE 1-Fed's Brainard calls for quick, strong action in next downturn

21 Feb 2020

NEW YORK, Feb 21 Given low interest rates and low inflation that's less sensitive than in the past to changes in the labor market, the Federal Reserve will need to act proactively and aggressively to counter future downturns, Governor Lael Brainard said on Friday.

Fed's Brainard calls for quick, strong action in next downturn

21 Feb 2020

NEW YORK, Feb 21 Given low interest rates and low inflation that's less sensitive than in the past to changes in the labor market, the Federal Reserve will need to act proactively and aggressively to counter future downturns, Governor Lael Brainard said on Friday.

Central banks opened the tap for crisis fighting. Sometimes it worked.

21 Feb 2020

NEW YORK, Feb 21 The raft of programs rolled out by central banks to fight recent economic crises, from massive bond buying to negative interest rates, had mixed success at best and may do even less the next time around.

Global central bankers scour shopping malls, manufacturers for coronavirus playbook

21 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON/RIYADH/FRANKFURT - In the days after a new virus was identified in China on Dec. 31, global central bankers fell back on past experience for a comforting early analysis.

Trump economist says 'uncertainty' from trade disputes hit business investment

20 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON A slowdown in U.S. growth last year was at least partly the fault of President Donald Trump's global trade battles and the resulting hit to business investment, the administration's top economist said on Thursday in an outlook for the coming years.

Trump Fed nominee Shelton hits bipartisan skepticism in Senate hearing

14 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve board nominee Judy Shelton faced deep skepticism from Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, as lawmakers challenged her independence from President Donald Trump and characterized her thinking as too far outside the mainstream to trust with the nation's economy. | Video

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