The downward pressure that the Fed's $4.5 trillion balance sheet has been exerting on rates for the last several years is declining, she said.
Nason leads GE's Energy Financial Services division, which funds worldwide energy development, mostly from thermal and renewable sources.
The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.8 per cent over a year earlier in the three months ending in December, up from the previous quarter's 6.7 per cent.
Markets will also be watching Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech in California for new clues on the likely pace and timing of Fed rate hikes this year.
The world's second-largest economy faces increased uncertainties from a cooling housing market and the government's bid to push through painful structural reforms.
Based on Alibaba big data analysis, Chinese law enforcement authorities closed 675 workshops, warehouses and vendors producing and selling fake goods, from September 2015 to August 2016.
Yu Yongding has also advocated that China stop intervening in currency markets and instead preserve its dwindling foreign exchange reserves.
Some British newspapers have billed May's speech as laying out potential major changes to its preferential single market access and hardening its stance towards an economic bloc that accounts for roughly half its exports and imports
Japan is stepping up its supervision of bank lending amid growing concerns a spurt of construction financing for new apartment blocks could be sowing the seeds for future bad debt, people involved in the matter have told Reuters.
Business and Sustainable Development Commission said the next decade is critical for companies to open 60 key market 'hotspots', tackle social and environmental challenges, and rebuild trust with society.
Brexit is among a series of events, including elections this year in Netherlands, France and Germany, that has increased uncertainties, Regling said.
Spot gold faces strong resistance at $1,205-$1,210 per ounce and it may hover below that or retrace towards support at $1,172, according to Reuters technical analyst Wang Tao.
Moody's along with the other two major rating agencies, Standard & Poor's and Fitch were widely criticized for giving low-risk ratings to the risky mortgage securities being sold ahead of the crisis, while they reaped lucrative fees.
Exports of engineering products rose by about 20 per cent, petroleum by 8.22 cent and pharmaceuticals 12.49 chemicals, according to the commerce ministry data.
China's foreign trade surplus narrowed to 3.35 trillion yuan (USD 486 billion) in 2016, down 9.1 per cent from a year earlier, customs data showed.
London has become the world's biggest centre for clearing euro-denominated financial contracts, and some continental policymakers want this shifted to the euro zone after Brexit.
Investors had fretted that Trump could shake markets at Wednesday's press conference by taking an aggressive line on issues such as trade policy and relations with China
The move hugely affected the money transfer business as most of the Non-Resident Indians started shifting to banks for remittances.
The fix was 594 pips, or 0.86 per cent, weaker than the reference rate on Friday, its biggest one-day percentage drop since June
The amount of Iranian oil held at sea has dropped to 16.4 million barrels, from 29.6 million barrels at the beginning of October
In December the forex reserves dropped by USD 41 billion from the previous month, SAFE said, which would make it their sixth consecutive monthly decline according to figures from the central People's Bank of China
The pound has fallen about 17 percent against the dollar since the June 23 vote to leave the EU, trading near $1.24 on Friday
The Global Dairy Price index fell 3.9 percent with an average selling price of $3,463 per tonne
The pound had earlier hit a two-week high against the euro after a survey suggested British manufacturing growth had climbed to a two-and-a-half-year high last month.
International Brent crude oil was yet to trade after closing up 68 cents at $56.82 per barrel on Friday. Oil markets were closed on Monday after New Year's holiday.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major rivals, gained about 3.7 per cent for the year.
In a year with no shortage of surprises and stomach-churning turns in the market, stock investors can feel pretty good about 2016
Matteo Renzi stepped down as prime minister this month after voters rejected constitutional changes in a referendum.
Attention has shifted to US politics and economic growth after Donald Trump's surprising election to US president last month.
The market was further dented by material stocks that came under pressure from losses in copper and Chinese steel.
Meanwhile, Toshiba continued to worry investors, diving as much as 26 percent to hit the lowest level since May after rating agencies cut the company's credit ratings.
Drops in agriculture and mining dragged full year growth below last year's 6.68 percent and the government's target of 6.3-6.5 percent.
Overall sentiment was steady as the dollar was up 0.1 percent at 117.230 yen after spending the previous day.
The People's Bank of China issued the revised guidelines on its website and sought feedback from the public by January 27.
The dollar was up 0.3 percent at 117.420 yen after slipping to a six-day low near 117.000 the previous day in reaction to slightly lower US yields.
The hijacker told crew he was "pro-Gaddafi" and that he was willing to let all 111 passengers leave the Airbus A320, but not its seven crew, if his demands were met, the Times of Malta said