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US jobs growth slows in January, but unemployment rate at 8-year low

Feb 05, 2016

US jobs growth slows in January, but unemployment rate at 8-year low

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate was at 4.9 percent #US non-farm payrolls #Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen #Fed interest rate #job growth #Mining payrolls
Fed keeps rates unchanged, wary eye on global markets

Jan 28, 2016

Fed keeps rates unchanged, wary eye on global markets

The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and said it was "closely monitoring" global economic and financial developments, signaling it had accounted for a stock market selloff but wasn't ready to abandon a plan to tighten monetary policy this year #US #Interest rates #Fed #Growth #FOMC #policy #Federal Reserves
With US Fed hike done, Rajan to eye budget to chart course on rate cuts

Dec 17, 2015

With US Fed hike done, Rajan to eye budget to chart course on rate cuts

So, finally, the US Federal Reserve has hiked its key interest rate by a quarter point to a range of 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent, after year-long speculations in global markets that it would do so in every next meeting. #RBI #Interest rate #Arun Jaitley #US Fed #Raghuram Rajan #FM #Janet Yellen #Federal Reserves
Moody's says US rate hike could spell downside risks to some emerging markets

Dec 15, 2015

Moody's says US rate hike could spell downside risks to some emerging markets

It said the sovereigns having little policy room to protect growth and buffer themselves from external shocks are likely to be affected the most #Emerging markets #US Federal Reserve #Moody's Investors Service #interest rate hike #EM Sovereigns
As Fed rate hike looms, RBI admits it is intervening in rupee futures

Dec 10, 2015

As Fed rate hike looms, RBI admits it is intervening in rupee futures

The rupee fell 2.1 percent against the dollar in November, making it the worst-performing emerging Asia currency #RBI #Federal Reserve #Currency #capital outflows #Fed Rate Hike #forex market intervention #rupee futures
Fed meeting confirms December hike expectations, global markets react to tighter borrowing costs

Nov 19, 2015

Fed meeting confirms December hike expectations, global markets react to tighter borrowing costs

Minutes of the Federal Reserve's late October policy board meeting confirmed Wednesday that participants expected to begin raising interest rates in December. #NewsTracker #Fed #InterestRates #JanetYellen #RateHike #FederalReserve #USCentralBank
Why WPI inflation will continue to play dead till at least early 2016

Sep 15, 2015

Why WPI inflation will continue to play dead till at least early 2016

Going forward, the signals are still negative on several fronts. It means WPI inflation is as good as dead till early 2016, if not later. #Inflation #Economy #RBI #ConnectTheDots #WPI #US Federal Reserve #Raghuram Rajan #Deflation #oil price #Seventh Pay Commission #OROP
IMF's love for printing more money is like treating the wrong ailment

Sep 07, 2015

IMF's love for printing more money is like treating the wrong ailment

What IMF chief Christine Lagarde meant in simple English is that global economic growth continues to remain slow. #Economy #InMyOpinion #International Monetary Fund #Christine Lagarde #Federal Reserve #Raghuram Rajan #G20 #the European Union.
Oil prices fall on global glut fears, slowing US jobs growth

Sep 07, 2015

Oil prices fall on global glut fears, slowing US jobs growth

Oil prices have seesawed in recent weeks due to turmoil in global stock markets after a devaluation of its currency and weaker economic data raised concerns about a slowing Chinese economy. #Economy #China #GDP #NewsTracker #Eurozone #US Federal Reserve #oil price #West Texas Intermediate