Monetary policy

Fed officials downplay virus even as markets see rate cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Wall Street expects the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates, should that influence the Fed’s de...
21:55 21 February 2022

Lagarde: Central banks have less room to combat a downturn

FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde has warned that the world's central banks have less room to stimulate the economy in...
13:02 6 February 2022

UK rates held as Brexit clarity shores up economic surveys

LONDON — The Bank of England on Thursday opted against cutting interest rates amid signs of improvement in the British economy in the run-up to Britai...
15:56 30 January 2022

European Central Bank holds rates, launches policy review

FRANKFURT, Germany — The European Central Bank has decided to launch a top-to-bottom review of how it steers the economy for 342 million people in the...
12:59 23 January 2022

Bank of England holds key rate at 0.75%

12:11 19 December 2021

Bank of England warns over global economic hit to UK

LONDON — The growth outlook for the British economy has deteriorated largely as a result of a gloomier global backdrop, the Bank of England said Thurs...
14:53 7 November 2021

The Latest: Powell says Fed working on inflation policy

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local):
19:07 30 October 2021

World shares advance as earnings remain in focus

BANGKOK — Stock markets rose on Thursday after some upbeat company earnings and as investors awaited the European Central Bank's monetary policy decis...
11:13 24 October 2021