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International Finance

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Economy

US Fed monetary policy: A moving target

International Finance Desk
Interest rates unchanged following the September meeting Ken Taubes September 26, 2016: As expected, the Federal Reserve Board left interest rates unchanged following the September meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). In its statement following the meeting, the FOMC said, “The Committee judges that the case for an increase in the federal funds...
Economy

‘China’s shift to services not good in long run’

The country is going through premature deindustrialisation, say experts Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya August 3, 2016: Of late, China has been less in the news for its ‘slowdown’. Economic activity in the country has stabilised in recent months, mostly on the back of the property market rally and strong infrastructure investments. But, there is another challenge...
Economy

Uncertainty of election makes pound jittery

On April 10, the pound fell to a five-year low against the dollar Tim Evershed April 17, 2015: Uncertainty surrounding the result of next month’s UK general election is sending the sterling on a rollercoaster against the dollar. On April 10, the pound fell to a five-year low against the dollar as election jitters combined...
Economy

Singapore’s factory output dips, drags down Q2 growth

Island nation’s growth forecast for 2014 also revised downward following reversal after first quarter growth, reports Team IFM Singapore, July 18, 2014: Singapore’s growth shrunk in the second quarter after notching an ascent in the first, primarily because of a decline in the manufacturing sector, prompting financial institutions to downgrade their GDP foresight for 2014...