Interest rates: European Central Bank sets record hike to fight inflation

London CNN Business — The European Central Bank raised interest rates by a record three-quarters of a percentage point on Thursday and promised more action to come as it struggles to contain the inflationary fallout of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the ensuing energy crisis. This decision will bring the reference rate of … Read more

Fed Chairman Powell pledges to raise rates to fight inflation ‘until the job is done’

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in an appearance on Thursday stressed the importance of bringing inflation down now before the public gets too used to higher prices and comes to expect them like the standard. In his final comments outlining his commitment to fighting inflation, Powell said expectations played an important role and were key … Read more

Market braces for another three-quarter point hike from the Fed this month

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a press conference in Washington, DC on July 27, 2022. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Traders now see near certainty that the Federal Reserve will enact its third straight 0.75 percentage point interest rate hike at its meeting later this month. The probability of a … Read more

The jobs report should be hot and that could lead to an aggressive Fed

People enter a store along a busy Manhattan shopping street on December 10, 2021 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Job growth in August likely slowed from July’s blistering pace, but is still expected to have been quite strong, with widespread hiring across many sectors. Monthly jobs data is always important, but … Read more

Economist predicts recession ‘whopper’ in 2023 – and it’s not necessarily due to higher interest rates

Financial market investors fear the United States is on the brink of an economic slowdown as central bankers in Jackson Hole reaffirmed their determination to raise interest rates to tame inflation. Steve Hanke, a professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University, said he believes the United States is heading into a recession next year, … Read more

Fed Chief Powell ‘did what he had to do’ in Jackson Hole, says Larry Summers

“ “The Fed is positioned as well as it can be – given the credibility losses and mistakes that have been made – with these remarks to handle things going forward.” ” —Larry Summers On Friday, former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers praised the Federal Reserve, saying Fed Chief Jerome Powell’s latest pledge to contain … Read more

Disappointing US data prompts traders to consider possible Fed half-point rate hike in September

In the blink of an eye on Tuesday, the U.S. bond market’s focus shifted to fears of a sharp and unexpected economic slowdown and away from persistently high inflation for most of the day. negotiation. This shift in sentiment came after data showed the U.S. new home sales plunged in July to its lowest level … Read more

Dow: Stocks fall on fear of another big Fed rate hike

New York CNN Business — We might as well hope that the Federal Reserve will rein in its aggressive interest rate hikes. Shares fell on Monday as investors began to fear again that the central bank could raise rates by three-quarters of a point next month. The Dow ended the day with a loss of … Read more