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  • Editor’s Picks / 4 hours ago

    World stuck in mediocre growth pattern, says Lagarde

    The Sydney Morning Herald
    Central banks have little room for error in a low-growth world in which over-stretched and commodity-dependent emerging economies and a slowing China are major risks, top international financiers told the IMF meeting in Lima. The world is stuck in a “new mediocre” growth pattern, IMF chief Christine Lagarde says, despite the $7 trillion in quantitative easing measures from banks in industrial nations since the GFC. The IMF meeting comes as the Bank of Japan looks poised to extend its quantitative easing program, as it stares down the barrel of another recession. The ECB is also expected to extend QE, while the Fed and the Bank of England, are holding fire.
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  • Editor’s Picks / Yesterday at 22:39 GMT

    Fed shows the market matters the most

    If there was any doubt about who's calling the shots in the ongoing love affair between the Federal Reserve and the market, deliberations from the most recent meeting helped clear things up. Jeff Cox writes that the central bank is showing some serious deference to the folks making the financial world move. Minutes from the FOMC's September session show officials worried both over events as they were unfolding in the world, and market reaction to them. Why is that such a big deal? Because Fed Chair Janet Yellen and her fellow FOMC members have indicated time and again that they will be "data dependent" when deciding the future path of monetary policy generally and interest rates in particular.
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  • Article / Yesterday at 22:14 GMT

    US Market Wrap: Few clues found in FOMC minutes

    FX Consultant / IFXA Ltd
    US Market Wrap: Few clues found in FOMC minutes
    FX markets were lively but ended the day still looking for direction as the FOMC minutes proved inconclusive. Meanwhile, the Bank of England delivered as expected, which meant the GBPUSD did nothing, while EURUSD headed higher into the FOMC minutes before retracing to the pre-release levels.
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