Central Banks

Fed's Fischer sees inflation rebound, allowing gradual rate hikes

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JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. - U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates gradually, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Saturday in a speech careful not to overreact to a possible Chinese slowdown.

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Bank of England stance on rates unchanged by China - Carney 8:47pm BST

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Saturday that a slowdown in China's economy could push down further on inflation but it did not change, for now, the central bank's position on when and how it might increase interest rates.

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China's commerce ministry defends devaluation, sees 'limited' impact 8:38am BST

BEIJING - China on Saturday defended the recent revamp of its foreign exchange regime that led to a sharp devaluation of the yuan, calling it a "normal adjustment".

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Fed says rate hike next month hinges on market volatility 28 Aug 2015

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. - The Federal Reserve on Friday left the door open to a September interest rate hike even while several U.S. central bank officials acknowledged that turmoil in financial markets, if prolonged, could delay the first policy tightening in nearly a decade.

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Wild week for markets ends quietly 28 Aug 2015

NEW YORK - A volatile ride for global markets this week ended calmly on Friday even as lingering worries over Chinese economic growth and the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates weighed on stocks, but oil rebounded sharply for a second day. | Video

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Autos lift U.S. consumer spending; sentiment slips 28 Aug 2015

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending rose in July as households stepped up automobile purchases, offering further evidence of strength in the economy that keeps the door open to a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year. | Video

Think-tank WEF calls for rethink of anti money-laundering rules 28 Aug 2015

LONDON - Regulators and central bankers should rethink how rules are applied to stop extremist financing and money laundering, or some emerging market economies risk grinding to a halt, an official of the World Economic Forum (WEF) think-tank said.

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Inflation impact of Fed rate hike a bigger issue outside U.S., study finds 28 Aug 2015

- Any appreciation in the U.S. dollar in response to a Federal Reserve rate hike is unlikely to generate major disinflationary concerns in the United States but could create inflationary pressures in other countries, according to a paper presented to a global gathering of central bankers.

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China fears linger as focus on Fed sharpens 28 Aug 2015

LONDON - Fears over the health of China's economy kept world markets on edge this week and the country will remain in focus, along with the question of whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month.

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Ultra-low German inflation keeps pressure on ECB 28 Aug 2015

BERLIN - German inflation remained close to zero in August, keeping pressure on the European Central Bank to consider additional stimulus measures as the falling cost of oil and a slowdown in China put the brakes on prices.