United States Federal Reserve

 
Shot in the arm for ailing US economy
Shot in the arm for ailing US economy
Ben Bernanke, the United States Federal Reserve chairman, is poised to inject further funds into the US economy and commit it to several years of...
AIG rescued by US Federal Reserve
AIG rescued by US Federal Reserve
Capping an extraordinary day in financial markets, United States authorities pieced together an emergency $85-billion rescue of insurance company...
Financial markets under heavy stress, says Fed chief
Financial markets under heavy stress, says Fed chief
Restoring financial market stability is a top priority for the United States Federal Reserve as a weakening housing market, tighter credit and...
Oil near $145 a barrel on stronger dollar
Oil near $145 a barrel on stronger dollar
Oil prices hovered near $145 a barrel on Monday, swinging between gains and losses as traders weighed global supply concerns and a stronger dollar...
Oil sets new record near $120
Oil sets new record near $120
Oil hit a new record near $120 a barrel on Monday, boosted by a string of bullish factors that include a United Kingdom refinery strike and...
Credit crunch may be half market estimates
Credit crunch may be half market estimates
The scale of losses and the economic fallout from the global credit crunch may not be as bad as feared and subprime losses could end up costing...
IMF calls for 'strong action' in world financial crisis
IMF calls for 'strong action' in world financial crisis
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) called on Saturday for "strong action" and "close cooperation" to combat the financial crisis that is...
Japan's economy poised on knife-edge
Japan's economy poised on knife-edge
Masaaki Shirakawa, the Bank of Japan's acting governor, has warned that the country's economy faces an uncertain future. It comes at the end of a...
JP Morgan to buy Bear, Fed opens lending to Wall Street
JP Morgan to buy Bear, Fed opens lending to Wall Street
JP Morgan Chase set a deal to buy stricken rival Bear Stearns for a rock-bottom price, while the United States Federal Reserve expanded lending to...
World stocks rally, oil near $120 a barrel
World stocks rally, oil near $120 a barrel
Increasing confidence that the worst of the credit crisis is over boosted world stocks on Monday while inflation concerns grew with oil prices...
Fed's rate decision buoys market
Fed's rate decision buoys market
The JSE remained in the black by noon on Wednesday, with a trader explaining that the United States Federal Reserve's rate cut was adding buoyancy...
Fed move continues to weigh on JSE
Fed move continues to weigh on JSE
An emergency move by the United States Federal Reserve to cut its discount rate has continued to weigh on markets, sending the JSE below the...

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