US Federal Reserve
Founded in 1913, the Federal Reserve is the central banking system for the United States.
Investors should circle July 15 on their calendars. That is the day Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen will give her semi-annual testimony to the US House of Representatives' financial services committee.Sunday, 5 July, 2015, 5:26pm
Federal Reserve officials believed it would be premature to hike interest rates in June even though most felt the US economy was set to rebound from a dismal start to the year, according to minutes from their April policy meeting released on Wednesday.21 May 2015 - 8:06am 1 comment
Why US dollar still a good bet17 Apr 2015 - 3:56pm
End of US bond rally looms as Fed prepares for rate rises22 Mar 2015 - 7:26pm
Federal Reserve policymakers should not wait too long to raise interest rates, a top US central banker said on Thursday, because doing so could mean "drastically" overshooting on inflation and forcing the Fed to hike rates dramatically.6 Mar 2015 - 5:40pm
Much has changed in Europe’s single currency area since the height of the bloc’s financial crisis in the spring of 2012.26 Feb 2015 - 11:58am
Asian stocks rose on Wednesday thanks to gains on Wall Street after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested the Fed would not rush into raising interest rates, a reassuring signal for investors worried about a deteriorating global outlook.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was up 0.37 per cent at 24,841.93 as of 1.45pm.25 Feb 2015 - 1:46pm 1 comment
The Federal Reserve said the US economy was expanding "at a solid pace" with strong job gains in a signal that the central bank remains on track with its plans to raise interest rates this year.
The Fed repeated it would be "patient" in deciding when to raise benchmark borrowing costs from zero, though it also acknowledged a decline in certain inflation measures.29 Jan 2015 - 8:39am
The US Federal Reserve offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep them near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the American economy.19 Dec 2014 - 6:54am
United States central bankers are weighing whether they should communicate more of their views about the probable pace of interest-rate increases after they lift off zero next year.21 Nov 2014 - 7:21am
Just when Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen and her colleagues approach a decision to raise interest rates, their two mandates will probably be pulling them in different directions.20 Nov 2014 - 9:33am
For all the talk that US Treasuries will tumble once the Federal Reserve starts to raise interest rates, investors in the longest-dated debt securities are finding little cause for concern.11 Nov 2014 - 5:33am
All good things inevitably come to an end. In the case of the United States economy, it was about time Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen brought the Fed's five-year bond-buying programme, or quantitative easing, to a timely conclusion.3 Nov 2014 - 4:19am
The US Federal Reserve is likely to make a final push into the post-crisis era this week with a decision to finally wind up its six-year-old economic stimulus operations.27 Oct 2014 - 5:19am
Hong Kong banks have been awash with cheap credit for nearly seven years but the wellspring is about to dry up.22 Sep 2014 - 6:38am