Posts Tagged ‘federal reserve’

Federal Reserve may toughen rules on bank safety cushions

The Federal Reserve has proposed tougher capital reserve regulations for banks in line with new international rules. The 19 largest U.S. banks would need at least an additional $ 50 billion in reserves to meet the new capital requirements. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Senate confirms Federal Reserve nominees

The Federal Reserve will soon have a full roster, the first time in six years, as the Senate confirmed Thursday two of President Obama’s nominees to the central bank. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Fed leaves rates steady

The Federal Reserve, as widely expected, left interest rates unchanged Wednesday and vowed to keep rates low at least through 2014. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

U.S. Markets rally following FOMC meeting

As widely expected, the Federal Reserve took no action Tuesday and left interest rates at their historically low levels and announced no other changes to monetary policy. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Job Growth Stagnates in U.S. as Unemployment Holds at 9.1%

Job growth in the U.S. unexpectedly stagnated in August, adding to pressure on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and President Barack Obama to rouse an economy that’s at risk of stalling two years after the last recession ended. View full post on Finance Stories

TSX buoyed by U.S. consumer data

Signs that American consumers are spending more money and the possibility of more stimulus measures from the U.S. Federal Reserve pushed stock markets sharply higher on Monday. View full post on Canada Business Stories

U.S. Stocks Rally Most in Week on Optimism Before Jackson Hole

U.S. stocks rallied, driving the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index up from the cheapest valuations since 2009, as weaker-than-estimated economic data reinforced optimism the Federal Reserve will act to spur growth. View full post on Finance Stories

Asian Stocks Post First Gain in Eight Weeks on Europe Optimism

Asian stocks climbed, driving the region’s key benchmark index to its first advance in eight weeks, as concern Europe’s debt crisis will hurt earnings of exporters and banks eased and the Federal Reserve said it is prepared to provide further stimulus to the U.S. economy if needed. View full post on Finance Stories

US dollar firms on Bernanke oil comments

NEW YORK: The US dollar firmed on Tuesday as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s warnings on high oil prices were seen as the bank taking a slightly tougher stance on inflation. View full post on Business Stories

Fed’s Lockhart Sees ‘Headwinds’ as Economy Improves in 2011

Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said he sees further “headwinds” to the recovery even as the U.S. economy improves in 2011. View full post on Finance Stories