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World stocks muted on Fed tapering outlook

The news conference of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appears on a television screen at a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. The Federal Reserve has decided to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy because the job market has shown steady improvement. The Fed will trim its $85 billion a month in bond purchases by $10 billion starting in January. AP

World stock markets were muted Thursday amid concern an improved U.S. economy might prompt the Federal Reserve to reduce its stimulus faster than previously expected.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Yellen is Obama choice to succeed Bernanke at Fed

In this Monday, June 3, 2013, file photo, Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, answers a question from a participant at the International Monetary Conference in Shanghai, China. President Barack will nominate Yellen to replace Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. AP

After a lengthy and politically charged search, President Barack Obama has decided to nominate Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve’s vice chair, to be chairman of the powerful U.S. central bank, succeeding Ben Bernanke at a pivotal time for the economy and the Fed’s monetary policies.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH stock index regains ground, hits 6,648.35 after Bernanke’s testimony

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US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. AP FILE PHOTO

Local stocks firmed up on Thursday as investors took their cue from indications that US interest rates would not rise too soon.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dollar up in Asia after Bernanke testimony

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 17, 2013.  AP/CHARLES DHARAPAK

The dollar edged up in Asia on Thursday after US Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke said the bank’s easy money policy would remain in place until it was satisfied the economy was strong enough.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

World stocks waver ahead of Bernanke’s testimony

A sign for Wall St. is shown outside the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 15, 2013 in New York. World stock markets wavered between gains and losses Wednesday July 17, 2013 as investors remained cautious ahead of testimony from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. AP

World stock markets wavered between gains and losses Wednesday as investors remained cautious ahead of testimony from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares up on Ben Bernanke stimulus comments

In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington. Federal Reserve policymakers expressed broad support in December 2012 for the Fed's plan to buy bonds to support the U.S. economy. But they differed over how long to keep buying bonds to drive down long-term interest rates. Minutes of the Fed's December policy meeting show that some of the 12 voting members thought the bond purchases would be warranted through the end of 2013. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File

Asian markets rallied Thursday after US Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke said its stimulus drive would be kept in place “for the foreseeable future”, but Tokyo’s advance was capped as the yen surged against the dollar.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Oil prices flat in Asia

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Oil was flat in Asia on Friday amid an extended sell-off in equities on concerns over the US central bank ending its multi-billion dollar economic stimulus measures, as well as poor Chinese manufacturing data, analysts said.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

World stocks mixed as Asia rebounds

A woman looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Friday, June 14, 2013. INQUIRER file photo

Global stocks were mixed Friday as Asia rebounded from a sharp selloff, with U.S. markets losing early gains after unimpressive economic data and a warning from the International Monetary Fund on growth.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia shares mixed ahead of Bernanke testimony

People under umbrellas walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, May 20, 2013. Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after a dip on Wall Street ahead of testimony from the US Federal Reserve chief and a policy meeting of the Japanese central bank.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after a dip on Wall Street ahead of testimony from the US Federal Reserve chief and a policy meeting of the Japanese central bank.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dollar edges higher as Bernanke confirms stimulus

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The dollar edged higher Tuesday against the euro after Ben Bernanke confirmed the US Fed’s stimulus program would continue, while the yen traded flat ahead of the nomination of a new Bank of Japan chief.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Transcripts show Fed underestimated crisis in 2007

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington. Federal Reserve policymakers expressed broad support in December 2012 for the Fed's plan to buy bonds to support the U.S. economy. But they differed over how long to keep buying bonds to drive down long-term interest rates. Minutes of the Fed's December policy meeting show that some of the 12 voting members thought the bond purchases would be warranted through the end of 2013. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File

Federal Reserve officials in 2007 badly underestimated the scope of the approaching financial crisis and how it would tip the U.S. economy into the deepest recession since the Great Depression, transcripts of the Fed’s policy meetings that year show.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Bernanke: With unemployment high, Fed can do more

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Chairman Ben Bernanke sent a clear message Friday that the Federal Reserve will do more to help the still-struggling U.S. economy.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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