Friday, Sep 30, 2022

Federal Reserve


What US Fed's latest rate hike means, and what to expect in the future

September 23, 2022 7:01 pm

With the US Federal Reserve set to hike rates further, outflows from emerging markets are likely to continue, putting pressure on the currencies and markets in countries such as India.

Inflation surprise puts onus on US Federal Reserve to hit brakes even harder

September 14, 2022 10:55 am

What started as a pandemic-driven supply shock has morphed into widespread inflation rooted just as much in resilient demand, underscored by unexpectedly high numbers that dashed hopes price gains were ebbing.

Powell: Fed could keep lifting rates sharply 'for some time'

August 26, 2022 10:09 pm

Investors had been hoping for a signal that the Fed might soon moderate its rate increases later this year if inflation were to show further signs of easing. But the Fed chair indicated that that time may not be near.

Fed opts for 75-basis-point rate hike, flags weakening economic data

July 28, 2022 11:02 am

Fed raises policy rate to 2.25%-2.50% range; US central bank flags weakening economic data.

US inflation reached a new 40-year high in June of 9.1%

July 13, 2022 6:39 pm

Consumer prices soared 9.1% compared with a year earlier, the government said Wednesday, the biggest 12-month increase since 1981, and up from an 8.6% jump in May.

Explained: What is a recession, and when is the next one going to begin?

July 20, 2022 8:37 am

A brief guide to what you should know about recessions and why some people are talking about the next one now.

Fed hikes rates by 0.75 percentage point, flags slowing economy

June 16, 2022 8:53 am

Central bank lifts policy rate to range of 1.5% to 1.75%; Fed cuts economic growth projection, sees rising unemployment.

Fed plan to prune balance sheet: impact on equity markets and FPI flows

April 08, 2022 8:07 am

The Federal Open Market Committee is set to reduce the size of its balance sheet at the fastest pace of $95 billion a month from May. What impact is this likely to have on equity markets and FPI flows?

Explained: US rate hike and the markets

March 18, 2022 7:38 am

As anticipated, the Fed has raised the interest rate. However, rather than fall as they usually do after such a move, markets in India and elsewhere rose. What explains this behaviour, and what should investors do?

Everyday Economics: What is the Fed, and what role does it play in the US economy?

March 18, 2022 12:08 pm

This is the first time since 2018 that the US central bank has raised borrowing costs. The Fed had kept interest rates near zero since March 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic dealt blows to the US economy