Economy

Option traders bet longer-dated bond yields will rise

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 6 - 00:42
(Reuters) - Option players appear to be betting on higher U.S. Treasury yields as Federal Reserve policymakers appear less likely to add more monetary stimulus to keep short term interest rates low.
Kategóriák: Economy

Federal judge approves $25 billion mortgage pact

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 6 - 00:18
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge approved a $25 billion mortgage settlement with five top U.S. banks over allegations of foreclosure abuses and misconduct in servicing home loans, according to...
Kategóriák: Economy

New York Fed's head of markets to leave after Twist

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 5 - 23:55
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brian Sack, who oversees the Federal Reserve's dealings with Wall Street and was seen as a "rising star" within the central bank, will resign from his post later this year, the...
Kategóriák: Economy

Fed rules on turning foreclosures into rentals

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 5 - 23:47
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve took steps to encourage banks to turn more of their foreclosed homes into rental properties in new policy guidelines issued on Thursday that could help...
Kategóriák: Economy

Fed balance sheet shrinks in latest week

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 5 - 22:40
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's balance sheet shrank in the latest week, Fed data released on Thursday showed.
Kategóriák: Economy

Net $815.9 million securities stripped in March

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 5 - 21:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Treasury Department said on Thursday that a net $815.9 million of government securities were stripped in March.
Kategóriák: Economy

Bullard: Fed's 2014 rate language too pessimistic

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 5 - 18:59
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official said on Thursday that the central bank's projection of late 2014 for the first likely increase in interest rates sends too pessimistic a signal as...
Kategóriák: Economy

Jobless claims fall to lowest since 2008

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 5 - 18:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans lining up for new jobless benefits dropped to the lowest level in nearly four years last week, according to a government report that showed ongoing...
Kategóriák: Economy

Fed's Bullard: watching bond yields closely

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 5 - 16:35
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The recent rise in bond yields, while not currently problematic, could spur the Federal Reserve into tightening policy if it became clear that development signaled an inflation...
Kategóriák: Economy

Commercial paper market contracts in week: Fed

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 5 - 16:08
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The commercial paper market shrank in the latest week, suggesting a pullback in short-term business borrowing even as the U.S. economy shows signs of gaining traction, according...
Kategóriák: Economy

Fed's Bullard warns on U.S. budget deficit

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 5 - 15:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official warned on Thursday that the United States could face the same crisis of confidence from investors as European countries if it does not rein in...
Kategóriák: Economy

Analysis: Alternate growth gauge points to more U.S. job gains

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 5 - 00:22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An alternate measure of the health of the U.S. economy suggests the current pace of job growth can be sustained at least through the rest of the year.
Kategóriák: Economy

Moody's warns municipal market on bank letters...again

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 4 - 23:31
(Reuters) - Moody's Investors Services on Wednesday again warned that municipal debt backed by bank letters of credit and other facilities could be hurt by bank rating downgrades.
Kategóriák: Economy

Iran, oil, Europe pose risk to economy: Geithner

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 4 - 23:28
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Wednesday that fallout from the European debt crisis along with fears of Iran and higher oil prices posed the biggest threats to the...
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Draghi dismisses ECB exit talk as premature

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 4 - 22:54
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi dismissed a German-led push for the bank to start planning a retreat from emergency crisis-fighting, but stressed it was keeping a...
Kategóriák: Economy

Fed mulls Maiden Lane III asset sales

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 4 - 22:04
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is considering possible sales of assets from its Maiden Lane III portfolio, which was created during the bailout of insurer American International Group (AIG)...
Kategóriák: Economy

Bair urges Fed to get tough on big banks

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 4 - 21:21
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Chairman Sheila Bair is leading an effort to convince the Federal Reserve to get tougher on the largest U.S. banks.
Kategóriák: Economy

Primary dealers moved back rate hike view in March

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 4 - 20:47
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street firms authorized to deal directly with the Federal Reserve nudged their expectations for the Fed's first interest rate hike further into the future last month, the...
Kategóriák: Economy

Geithner says U.S. far behind on housing finance reform

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 4 - 19:54
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is far behind on reforming the country's housing finance system, where the government's mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac provide funding for the bulk...
Kategóriák: Economy

Businesses add jobs, service sector growth dips

reuters.com / economy - 2012, április 4 - 19:44
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Businesses added more than 200,000 jobs in March, giving fresh evidence of recovery in the labor market, data showed on Wednesday.
Kategóriák: Economy