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Chart: US cues point to further fall in Sensex, Nifty today
Investing

Chart: US cues point to further fall in Sensex, Nifty today

Indian equity markets also need support from the US market to rally further. The last leg of the rally in India was a result of the rally in the US markets. When the US markets retreated a bit on Thursday, the Indian markets fell on Friday. With the strong drop in the US on Friday, we could see a corresponding drop in India on Monday.<br /><br />

White House seeking support for Yellen as Fed chief
World

White House seeking support for Yellen as Fed chief

White House officials are mustering support among Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee to back Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen, three sources said on Friday, laying the groundwork for her expected nomination to the Fed's top job.

Lady luck smiles on Rajan, but it's still about fundamentals
Economy

Lady luck smiles on Rajan, but it's still about fundamentals

The fact is that the Indian economy is now on steroids administered by the US Fed. It is not sustainable therapy, but what it does do is give room for policymakers in Delhi and Mumbai to set their house in order; start pushing the fundamentals to where they ought to be.

Try, fail, lose control - Disaster formula of US Federal Reserve
Economy

Try, fail, lose control - Disaster formula of US Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve of United States prints $85 billion every month. It puts this money into the financial system by buying bonds. With all this money going around interest rates continue to remain low. And at low interest rates the hope is that people will borrow and spend more money.

Why Raghuram Rajan won't ease rates despite US Fed gift
Economy

Why Raghuram Rajan won't ease rates despite US Fed gift

At best, Rajan is, therefore expected to ease the daily CRR stipulation, providing banks some breathing space on liquidity.

Bernanke won't taper, unless bond market or dollar collapses
Economy

Bernanke won't taper, unless bond market or dollar collapses

Ben Bernanke can't taper bond buying for the short-term consequences are a huge spike in bond yields and recession

What's next? Fed delay both delights and confuses market
Economy

What's next? Fed delay both delights and confuses market

That initial exuberance masks a nagging worry and no shortage of confusion about the Fed's reluctance to act after the central bank had positioned markets for a reduction in its $85 billion per month bond buying program. It left many investors in a fog about what comes next.<br /><br />

 Why US Federal Reserve wants to continue blowing bubbles
Economy

Why US Federal Reserve wants to continue blowing bubbles

The "easy money" being provided by the Federal Reserve will continue showing up in all kinds of places.

Fed stimulus:
World

Fed stimulus: "No taper, the market loves it...we are off to the races"

The US Federal Reserve said on Wednesday that it would continue buying bonds at an $85 billion monthly pace for now, surprising financial markets that were braced for a reduction in the central bank's economic stimulus.

Full Text: US Fed says unemployment rate remains elevated
World

Full Text: US Fed says unemployment rate remains elevated

In a surprise move, the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday decided to continue with its $85 billion bond buying programme and also cut its economic growth outlook for the US economy. Analysts were expecting the central bank to cut its Treasury paper buying by at least $10 billion.

Indian markets to breathe easy as Fed keeps stimulus
World

Indian markets to breathe easy as Fed keeps stimulus

The Fed's announcement on Wednesday that its stimulus measures will stay in place should help battered emerging markets like India and Brazil.

US Fed Reserve meet: What to expect from Ben Bernanke
Investing

US Fed Reserve meet: What to expect from Ben Bernanke

Asian markets kept their nerve on Wednesday counting on the Federal Reserve to launch only a modest scaling back of stimulus later in the day, though all assets were vulnerable to any hint of hawkishness from the world's most powerful central bank.<br /><br />

'Computer program?' Only 27% of US citizens know what Fed's QE means
Economy

'Computer program?' Only 27% of US citizens know what Fed's QE means

QE is unlike the Fed's traditional tool of raising and lowering short-term interest rates, and the public needs to understand its benefits, and risks, to better inform their decisions.

A guide to understanding the US Fed's actions on Wednesday
Economy

A guide to understanding the US Fed's actions on Wednesday

Pretty much everyone expects the Fed to take its first step toward slowing the economic stimulus it's supplied since the financial crisis and the Great Recession swept through the economy five years ago.

Markets reading too much into Summers' withdrawal from Fed race
Business

Markets reading too much into Summers' withdrawal from Fed race

Markets around the world immediately cheered Larry Summers' withdrawal primarily because Summers was widely seen to be a 'hawk' -- someone who is likely to raise interest rates and cut down on money supply.

US Fed's stimulus cuts may be modest but investors still wary of India
World

US Fed's stimulus cuts may be modest but investors still wary of India

Though hiring and economic growth in the US remain soft, the Fed is expected to slow the pace of its $85-billion a month in bond purchases as early as Wednesday at the end of its policy meeting.

Markets hold their breath: Eerie calm in countdown to Fed conclusion
Investing

Markets hold their breath: Eerie calm in countdown to Fed conclusion

Caution ruled in stock markets, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan flat at 464.14. Japan's Nikkei firmed 0.8 percent while Australian shares were a fraction lower.<br /><br />

After Summers' withdrawal, Yellen likely to be next Fed chair
World

After Summers' withdrawal, Yellen likely to be next Fed chair

Yellen, who has a long career in the Fed system and chaired the White House Council for Economic Advisers under Clinton, would be the first woman to hold the job.

Raghuram Rajan can't fix nine-and-a-half years of ruin
Business

Raghuram Rajan can't fix nine-and-a-half years of ruin

A new man with a new message always raises hopes; but Raghuram Rajan cannot single-handedly change our economic destiny.