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Democrats call for Deutsche Bank probe over Trump transactions

Deutsche Bank is one of the few lenders to keep US President Donald Trump afloat after his repeated bankruptcies in the 1990s.

White House is said to ask economist Paul Winfree about Fed...

Winfree, who was deputy director of President Donald Trump’s domestic policy council until January 2018, has expressed interest in the job.

World economy: Signs showing it’s growing much slower

Good times aren't coming anytime soon but whether we're truly in bad times now is not yet certain.

Huge stock-bond volatility disconnect may not mean VIX explosion

The Merrill Option Volatility Estimate Index, a gauge of swings in Treasury prices, has risen 38% in the past seven sessions.

With Fed pause, list of potential Asia rate cutters grows

The Philippines, India and Indonesia also have room to reverse some of last year's multiple interest rate hikes aimed at protecting the peso, rupee and rupiah from emerging market turmoil.

Opec and the Fed are in the same uncertain boat

At the current juncture, this means deciding whether to continue restraints on output set at the start of 2017 – their current deal to cap supply ends in three months.

Trump escalates fued with Fed by picking ally Moore for board

President Donald Trump on Friday said he’s nominating former campaign adviser Stephen Moore to be a governor of the Federal Reserve.

Trump says nominating fierce Fed critic to Fed board

President Donald Trump welcomes economist Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve Board, who previously called on Trump to fire Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.

Traders blindsided again by Treasuries paying same as cash

The Fed’s darkening outlook about the US economy is compounding worries over global growth, and few see inflation running hot enough to eat significantly into returns.

Bonds gain, stocks wobble as Fed spurs caution

The yield on 10-year Treasuries extended Wednesday’s drop, rates slumped across Europe and gold climbed as a cautious mood prevailed in the wake of this week’s Federal Reserve meeting.

US Fed’s longer pause opens door for Asian central banks to...

It is a stark contrast from as recently as 4 months ago when the prospect of further Fed hikes was pummelling the region’s currencies and pressuring current account deficits.

Europe opens lower with all eyes on Fed’s upcoming decision

Brexit remains in focus with 9 days left until the UK is due to exit the EU and uncertainty over how long it could be delayed.

US Fed due to meet, no rate hike expected

Fed policymakers are likely once again to lower the number of rate hikes they expect this year.

Fed to hold fire on interest rates as world economy slows

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is due to announce the second policy decision of the year on Wednesday by the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee.

A Federal Reserve beholden to markets is all bulls care about

While no one expects the Fed to raise rates, investors will be eyeing the dot plot and looking for more details on the balance sheet.

Ex-Goldman bankers banned from industry over 1MDB scandal

Tim Leissner and Roger Ng have been charged over the theft of billions of dollars from 1MDB, with Leissner pleading guilty to conspiracy to launder money, among others.

Powell, Fed colleagues stress March pause amid strategy rethink

The March pause, fully priced into futures markets, is happening at a time when the US economy is close to full employment and the Fed’s 2% inflation goal.

Gold off 10-month peak as Fed minutes support dollar

Investors are keeping a close eye on talks to end a trade dispute between China and the United States.

US stocks flat ahead of China talks, Fed minutes

Investors are eyeing minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting, which will be released on Wednesday.

Goldman holds against pushback on its dollar-short call

The Goldman Sachs Group are staying strong with their opinion on shorting the dollar, accounting for the Federal Reserve’s pivot away from steady gradual increases in the benchmark interest rate.

US Federal Reserve to remain patient on interest rates

The US central bank increased the benchmark rate four times last year but rising concerns about a slowing US economy

China Yuan defies economic slowdown, with Federal Reserve help

Data is showing a sharp downturn in China’s factory-gate price gains as the yuan hit its strongest against the dollar since July.

US Fed’s Powell seeks to reassure markets, assert independence

The Fed had no "pre-set" plan for interest rates and would bide its time to see how the economy evolves.

US bond yields pull off lows as Fed embarks on listening...

Rates markets still see the next policy move as a cut after weeks of sinking share prices shatter investor confidence.