All posts tagged "interest rates"
Latest Gauge on China Slowdown Brings Relief it Wasn’t Worse
BEIJING – The slowdown of China’s once-sizzling economy has fueled anxiety over its impact on the rest of the world. Yet when Beijing reported Tuesday that its economy grew last year at the slowest pace in a...
- Posted January 19, 2016
INSIDER Q&A: Allianz Strategist Hooper on Market Turmoil
WASHINGTON – Last year was the stock market’s first down year since 2008, and this year has opened with a thud. The market is down 8 percent in the first two weeks of trading, the worst start...
- Posted January 18, 2016
No Great Places to Shelter from this Market Turmoil
NEW YORK – Stock prices are crumbling around the world, but the usual place for investors to go for safety, bonds, can’t provide as much cover as usual. Bonds are still doing their job this year as...
- Posted January 14, 2016
Obama Warns against Giving into Election Year Cynicism
WASHINGTON – Eyeing the end of his presidency, Barack Obama urged Americans Tuesday night to rekindle their belief in the promise of change that first carried him to the White House, declaring that the country must not...
- Posted January 13, 2016
Swiss Central Bank Loses Billions from Currency Move
GENEVA – The Swiss National Bank says it expects to post a massive loss of 23 billion Swiss francs ($23 billion) for 2015, largely because of its decision a year ago to ditch a policy that limited...
- Posted January 8, 2016
Fed Minutes: Some Saw December Rate Hike as ‘Close Call’
WASHINGTON – Despite the Federal Reserve’s unanimous vote to raise a key interest rate last month, some policymakers viewed their decision as a “close call” because of stubbornly low inflation. Going forward, officials believed economic conditions would...
- Posted January 6, 2016
China Halts Stock Trading as Market Lurches down Again
BEIJING — China’s stock market lurched lower again Monday, triggering “circuit breakers” that halted trading. The slump was the latest episode in months of turmoil for Chinese investors. China’s market benchmark soared 150 percent between November 2014...
- Posted January 4, 2016