Posts Tagged ‘Reserve’

Fed announces QE3 with mortgage backed securities purchases every month

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Washington, DC, United States (4E) – The U.S. Federal Reserve announced it is undertaking open-ended purchases of $ 40bn worth of mortgage backed securities (MBS) every month expanding it long-term securities holdings. The move is the third round of quantitative easing the Fed has made since 2010 as […]

Romney dismisses Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing as ‘bailout’

The Romney campaign on Thursday called the latest move by the Federal Reserve of quantitative easing as “bailout” while other Republicans suggested that the action to boost the economy will politically advance President Barack this election season. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Bernanke talks of possible stimulus from Fed

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said during a keenly awaited speech on Friday that the Fed is ready to infuse more stimulus to the economy given the serious implication posed by the stagnating labor market. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

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

Markets weak Wednesday on Fed anxiety

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – Stocks suffered a sharp sell-off Wednesday morning as investors grew increasingly anxious about what the markets might do without additional stimulus from the Federal Reserve. Just after 10 a.m., the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 147 points, the Standard & Poors 500 […]

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

China May Add to Reserve-Ratio Cuts as Europe Exports Weaken

China’s shrinking trade surplus and the weakest export growth since 2009 may encourage Premier Wen Jiabao to keep cutting banks’ reserve requirements to sustain expansion in the world’s second-biggest economy. View full post on Finance Stories

Treasury 10-Year Yields Rise Most Since July on European Outlook

Treasuries dropped, pushing 10-year note yields up the most in more than two months, after the European Central Bank coordinated with the Federal Reserve and other central banks to maintain liquidity for the euro area’s financial institutions. View full post on Finance Stories