Posts Tagged ‘US Federal Reserve’

It’s the (world) economy, stupid!

By DANIEL MOSS / Pic By BLOOMBERG
For all that central banks are leaning dovish these days, very few see problems of their own making. Weaker economic ...

Ringgit to find support in domestic economy over mixed performance

Other economic indicators provided by the central bank last week are also perceived as supportive for further ringgit appreciation
By MARK RAO / Pic By ...

US inflation remains contained amid Fed patience on rates

WASHINGTON • A key measure of US inflation was little changed in January while the broader gauge slowed on lower energy costs, underscoring the US Federal ...

China bond rally still has room to run, say ex-HKMA manager

SINGAPORE • China isn’t done with easing yet, which means shorter- maturity bonds are set to extend last year’s rally, according to Edmund Ng (picture), a ...

Krugman sees possible US recession with little Fed wiggle room

By BLOOMBERG
DUBAI • Nobel laureate Paul Krugman said the US economy may be heading into a recession at a time when the US Federal Reserve (Fed) ...

Interest-rate cuts back in play for Asian emerging economies

MUMBAI • Central banks in Asian emerging markets are turning cautious and some appear set to dump their hawkish policy stances.
Inflation is subdued, ...

Ringgit could rally to RM4.00 level in near term

By MARK RAO / Pic By BLOOMBERG
The ringgit tested its strongest level against the US dollar in over five months after the US Federal Reserve (Fed) ...

Moody’s: Major central banks to slow pace of tightening

SINGAPORE • A more downbeat view of the global economy merits lower expectations for tightening by the world’s major central banks, according to Moody’s ...

No cut seen yet, says BI governor

JAKARTA • Indonesia’s central bank governor Perry Warjiyo (picture) said the benchmark interest rate is near its peak, but he doesn’t see room yet to ...

Top emerging Asia currency forecaster warns of too much optimism

By BLOOMBERG
SINGAPORE • Currencies in emerging Asian markets are rallying, and the most-accurate forecaster is warning there’s too much optimism. ...

BoJ leaves stimulus unchanged as it cuts inflation outlook again

TOKYO • The Bank of Japan (BoJ) left monetary policy unchanged as it cut its inflation outlook once again, underscoring how far away its price target is ...

Goldman sees India rate cut soon

MUMBAI • Goldman Sachs Group Inc expects India’s central bank to cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point in February, the latest to add its voice ...