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    1. October 2, 2014

      Dwindling US inflation casts shadow

      Market expectations of US inflation have slid to levels rarely seen over the past decade, overshadowing the outlook for...

    2. October 1, 2014

      Fed official calls for patience on rates

      The US Federal Reserve should be willing to overshoot its 2 per cent inflation goal to make certain the economy is back on...

    1. October 23, 2013

      Fed taper will depend on economic data evidence

      With the economic effects of a government shutdown to worry about, the October meeting of the US Federal Reserve will most...

    2. September 6, 2013

      US Fed searching for ways to strengthen forward guidance

      The US Federal Reserve is searching for ways to strengthen its forward guidance in order to keep interest rates low whether...

    3. FT Alphaville

      August 7, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE What’s supporting China’s stressed borrowers, and their banks: The bull/bear arguments...

    4. FT Alphaville

      August 7, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks fell, led by Japanese shares, and the yen rallied to a six-week high on prospects the nation’s central bank...

    5. August 6, 2013

      Fed officials say asset buying could slow next month

      Two Federal Reserve officials said the US central bank might start slowing asset purchases as early as next month,...

    6. FT Alphaville

      March 1, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks outside Japan fell as the US sequestration cuts loomed and Chinese manufacturing growth slowed. The MSCI Asia...

    7. FT Alphaville

      December 12, 2012

      Reminder: US Markets Live special edition, Bernanke presser

      We’re starting at 2:10pm EST (7:10pm in London) at the usual place. We were puzzled a few weeks ago as to why Charles Evans...

    8. Money Supply

      December 10, 2012

      Thresholds for the Fed

      One topic the Federal Open Market Committee is likely to discuss this week is replacing its forecast of low rates “at least...

    9. December 4, 2012

      Fed set to unveil extra asset purchases

      The US Federal Reserve is likely to announce additional asset purchases when it meets next week but will not necessarily...

    10. FT Alphaville

      November 29, 2012

      Dove, actually (the sequel)

      It was about this time last year that we noted how the voting membership of the FOMC would become more dove-ish in 2012. Of...

    11. Money Supply

      October 23, 2012

      Romney appointments & the Fed

      Binyamin Applebaum at the New York Times has a good piece today about who Mitt Romney might appoint as Federal Reserve...

    12. October 4, 2012

      Fed debated trigger to prompt rate rises

      The US Federal Reserve considered a new form of guidance about future interest rates at its September meeting but decided...

    13. October 1, 2012

      Gold soars on Chicago Fed easing remarks

      Gold took its cue from the rising euro earlier on Monday, later hitting a 10-month high on support from comments by the...

    14. FT Alphaville

      September 21, 2012

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE The reflation trade may not have long legs: Izzy noted Morgan Stanley’s argument that...

    15. September 20, 2012

      Fed hawk changes tack on stimulus

      The US Federal Reserve should keep interest rates low until unemployment drops below 5.5 per cent, provided that inflation...

    16. FT Alphaville

      September 20, 2012

      The Kocherlakota Rule

      It’s Fed speech week, but rather than spending much time supporting or criticising last week’s decision by the FOMC,...

    17. FT Alphaville

      September 18, 2012

      FOMC doves speak first

      A cheat sheet for the hawk-dove breakdown on the FOMC (click to enlarge, via Credit Suisse): Two of the dove-iest doves gave...

    18. Money Supply

      September 18, 2012

      Has Fed's Evans already got what he wants?

      The Federal Reserve’s decision last week to expand its balance sheet by a potentially unlimited amount until the labour...

    19. FT Alphaville

      September 17, 2012

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP FT markets round-up: “Global stock markets and commodities struggled to extend last week’s rally in the aftermath...

    20. Money Supply

      September 14, 2012

      The week ahead in central banking

      Our week ahead email helps you to track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

    21. Money Supply

      August 31, 2012

      Jackson Hole Paper 3 - Woodford on the Zero Lower Bound

      This should be interesting. Michael Woodford – probably the world’s pre-eminent monetary policy theorist – is delivering his...

    22. Money Supply

      June 8, 2012

      The week ahead in central banking

      Our week ahead email helps you to track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

    23. Economists' Forum

      May 8, 2012

      Central banks should do much more

      Roger E A Farmer, Distinguished Professor and Chair, UCLA Department of Economics The US recovery has stalled, the UK has...

    24. Money Supply

      April 26, 2012

      The Fed's rate forecast mess

      There’s probably nothing that would annoy Ben Bernanke more than being caught in a logical inconsistency over some aspect of...

    25. December 13, 2011

      Fed keeps policy on hold amid uncertainty

      The US Federal Reserve said the economy is doing a little better but noted significant downside risks from the eurozone...

    26. Money Supply

      November 22, 2011

      Big hints on Fed communications

      For me, the most interesting passage in the November Fed minutes was: “The Chairman asked the subcommittee on communications...

    27. November 18, 2011

      Economic Outlook: QE prospects back in focus

      The outlook for further economic stimulus measures in the UK and the US will move back into focus this week, with the...

    28. November 15, 2011

      US retail sales rise in October

      US retail sales rose broadly in October ahead of next week’s Black Friday sales, the busiest shopping day of the year, an...

    29. Money Supply

      November 8, 2011

      Plosser on Communications

      Charles Plosser of the Philadelphia Fed gave a noteworthy speech today on how the US central bank might improve its...

    30. Money Supply

      November 4, 2011

      The week ahead in central banking

      Our week ahead email helps you track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts visit...

    31. November 2, 2011

      Fed slashes growth forecasts

      The US Federal Reserve slashed its growth forecasts and forecast low inflation for years to come on Wednesday but made no...

    32. Money Supply

      November 2, 2011

      FOMC statement: Evans dissents

      The FOMC statement is out. There was no policy change, but it shows that the number of dissenters has been cut from three to...

    33. November 2, 2011

      Fed signals changes to communication policy

      After the drama of its last two meetings, the US Federal Reserve kept things sedate in November – but it signalled that more...

    34. Money Supply

      November 1, 2011

      Canada sticks with inflation targeting – for now

      The Bank of Canada is one central bank that has flirted with the idea of dropping its inflation target. Perhaps even as soon...

    35. November 1, 2011

      QE3 on its way as Fed prepares Phillips trial

      When Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, emerges from his meetings with the Federal Open Market Committee, he...

    36. Money Supply

      September 28, 2011

      The Fed's apps - a review

      The launch of ‘Operation Twist’ last week has overshadowed a more modest kind of innovation by the Fed: it has become one of...

    37. September 22, 2011

      Central banks: The path to recovery proves to be a long and painful one

      Three years after the peak of the Great Recession, the world’s central bankers are like a walking party that has set off for...

    38. FT Alphaville

      September 19, 2011

      Breaking on FedWire...

      This is getting ridiculous. At this rate there won’t be any point logging on to read the FOMC minutes on Wednesday evening....

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