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Fed’s Kohn warns on interest rate risk

By Reuters Staff
January 29, 2010

By Karey Wutkowski

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan 29 (Reuters) – A senior U.S. Federal Reserve official warned on Friday that the uncertain path of interest rates poses risks for banks inattentive to the match of durations among their assets and liabilities.

Bernanke sees tighter policies as economy heals

By Reuters Staff
October 9, 2009

By Mark Felsenthal
WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve must continue measures to prop up the economy for an extended period but can’t do so indefinitely for fear of triggering an inflationary surge, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned on Thursday.

BoE mulls rate cut on bank reserves to stimulate lending

September 15, 2009

BRITAIN-BANK/   By Sumeet Desai and David Milliken
   LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) -  The Bank of England could cut the interest rate it pays on the reserves it holds for commercial banks to help stimulate lending and nurture what it says will be a gradual economic recovery, Governor Mervyn King said on Tuesday. (more…)

Nigeria surprises with rate cuts, lifts forex controls

By Reuters Staff
July 7, 2009

Nigerian Central Bank Governor Joseph Sanusi   By Randy Fabi
   ABUJA, July 7 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s new central bank chief surprised markets by slashing interest rates by 2 percentage points on Tuesday, as he also set about reforming the banking sector and lifted foreign exchange controls. (more…)