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Expert reactions: Fed tapers by $10 billion, stocks recover after initial decline
Economy

Expert reactions: Fed tapers by $10 billion, stocks recover after initial decline

After an initial decline, equity markets rebounded, suggesting investors view the Fed's action as confirmation of improving economic fundamentals.

Highlights: Bernanke's news conference on Fed policy
Economy

Highlights: Bernanke's news conference on Fed policy

Highlights from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's news conference following the Fed's policy announcement on Wednesday that the central bank would begin to trim its aggressive bond buying program.

Markets rebound in response to Fed taper; analysts positive
Economy

Markets rebound in response to Fed taper; analysts positive

The Federal Reserve started its long-awaited reduction in stimulus, cutting its monthly purchases to $75 billion a month, saying it expects to keep reducing asset buys in "measured steps" if economic figures continue to improve.

Big Ben effect: Sensex, Nifty, rupee all seen higher today
Investing

Big Ben effect: Sensex, Nifty, rupee all seen higher today

The Sensex and Nifty will benefit hugely from the Fed's policy of a calibrated taper of asset purchases as will the Indian rupee.

Fed cuts bond buying by $10 bn, stocks give 'Taper Lite' thumbs up
World

Fed cuts bond buying by $10 bn, stocks give 'Taper Lite' thumbs up

If the Indian markets take their cue from US stocks we should be in pretty good shape.

Bernanke bids farewell with Fed taper, reduces bond buying to $75bn/month
Business

Bernanke bids farewell with Fed taper, reduces bond buying to $75bn/month

Below are highlights from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's news conference following the Fed's policy announcement on Wednesday that the central bank would begin to trim its aggressive bond buying program.

Gold rises in choppy trade after Fed decision
Business

Gold rises in choppy trade after Fed decision

Gold prices initially fell in a knee-jerk response, but it quickly rebounded, tracking the equity market, while the dollar fell against the euro.

Gold prices steady as markets wait for Fed stimulus decision
Economy

Gold prices steady as markets wait for Fed stimulus decision

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke had said in June the bank will begin slowing the pace of bond purchases later this year and would likely end the program by mid-2014.

What taper? Key Fed theme for 2014 is low rates for longer
Economy

What taper? Key Fed theme for 2014 is low rates for longer

Debate over when the Federal Reserve could trim its bond purchases monopolized market talk this year, but as a new Fed chief takes charge, more participants believe the key theme to emphasize for 2014 is low rates for longer.

Policy debate: Fed officials argue over rate guidance
Economy

Policy debate: Fed officials argue over rate guidance

As the Federal Reserve nears a decision to pare its bond-buying program, top policymakers on Thursday turned to a new monetary policy battlefront: a growing debate over how the Fed should signal the timing of eventual interest rate hikes.

US Senate panel advances Yellen's bid to lead Fed
Economy

US Senate panel advances Yellen's bid to lead Fed

The Senate Banking Committee approved her nomination on a 14-8 vote. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the only Democrat to oppose Yellen's nomination. Republican Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Mark Kirk of Illinois supported her.<br /><br />

After Fed life, Bernanke looks forward to writing
Economy

After Fed life, Bernanke looks forward to writing

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, in his first public comments on personal plans after he steps down from the Fed in January, said on Tuesday he will be "writing and speaking" on topics that have consumed his tenure at the U.S. central bank.<br /><br />

US Senate panel will vote on Yellen for Fed on Thurs
World

US Senate panel will vote on Yellen for Fed on Thurs

The Senate Banking Committee is expected to vote Thursday to approve President Barack Obama's choice of Janet Yellen for chairman of the Federal Reserve and to send the nomination on to the full Senate.

Yellen says 'economy needs Fed aid': What it means for global markets
Economy

Yellen says 'economy needs Fed aid': What it means for global markets

The global markets latched onto the remarks which underlined Yellen's staunchly pro-stimulus stance, one day before her first Senate confirmation hearing to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Dow ends at record highs in rally led by Macy's
Economy

Dow ends at record highs in rally led by Macy's

The S&P 500 also found support from technology stocks, with shares of NetApp rising 2.7 percent to $41.29 ahead of the company's results after the close. After the bell, the stock slipped 0.2 percent to $41.20 following the release of its results.

Economy has regained ground, but job market still subpar: Yellen
World

Economy has regained ground, but job market still subpar: Yellen

Janet Yellen says the economy has regained ground lost to the deepest recession since the 1930s. But she says unemployment remains too high at 7.3 percent and notes that the Fed is still trying to accelerate the economy's recovery.

Obama to nominate Janet Yellen as Bernanke successor
Economy

Obama to nominate Janet Yellen as Bernanke successor

President Barack Obama will announce his choice of Federal Reserve Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen to be the next head of the U.S. central bank on Wednesday, putting her on course to be the first woman to lead the institution in its 100-year history

Fed unlikely to taper off asset purchase before early 2014
World

Fed unlikely to taper off asset purchase before early 2014

The Fed can afford to wait for a few more months to start tapering down its asset purchase programme.

India, US eye five-fold increase in commerce
Economy

India, US eye five-fold increase in commerce

Eyeing to increase two-way commerce by five times from the current level of $100 billion, India and the US have vowed to expeditiously address all trade and investment policy issues to remove obstacles and improve business environment in both countries.

Live: 'Sensex will rally if BJP shows momentum in opinion polls'
Investing

Live: 'Sensex will rally if BJP shows momentum in opinion polls'

Markets are likely to see a gap up opening after the Federal Reserve stunned markets and decided not to taper its asset-buying programme.