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BREAKINGVIEWS – Markets right to take Fed move badly

February 19, 2010

— The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own —

BoE’s King says far too soon to say easing program is finished

February 10, 2010
Options open

Options open

By Sumeet Desai and Matt Falloon

LONDON, Feb 10 (Reuters) – The Bank of England may have to pump more money into Britain’s fragile economy, Governor Mervyn King said on Wednesday after the central bank forecast inflation would stand well below target in two years.

Bernanke lays out vision for Fed monetary exit

February 10, 2010
Eyes on the punch bowl

Eyes on the punch bowl

By Mark Felsenthal

WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday detailed how the U.S. central bank will begin to wean the economy off its extraordinary stimulus, even as he stressed it was not yet time to do so.

EXCLUSIVE – China tells banks to ensure loans are used properly

February 1, 2010

SHANGHAI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – China’s banking regulator has ordered lenders to conduct checks on whether any of their loans have illegally gone into the stock or property markets, a banking source told Reuters on Monday, the latest step in a clampdown on excessive lending and rising asset prices.

China tightening worries spook investors

January 26, 2010

By Victoria Bi and Karen Yeung

SHANGHAI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Fears of more Chinese policy tightening spooked global markets on Tuesday after Beijing ordered some banks to comply immediately with a planned increase in reserves and a report suggested earlier attempts at curbing lending had failed.

BREAKINGVIEWS-China’s tightening still embryonic

January 20, 2010

— The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own —

Vietnam cuts foreign exchange compulsory reserves

January 18, 2010

HANOI, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s central bank said on Monday it would cut the compulsory reserves banks must keep on non-term foreign currency deposits and on those with terms of up to 12 months to 4 percent from 7 percent.

U.S. Fed proposes creation of new exit tool

December 29, 2009

By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve on Monday proposed the creation of a new mechanism it could use to withdraw money from the banking system when the time comes to tighten monetary policy.

China hints at resumption of yuan appreciation

November 11, 2009

By Zhou Xin and Jason Subler
BEIJING, Nov 11 (Reuters) – China sent its clearest signal yet that it was ready to allow yuan appreciation after an 18-month hiatus, saying on Wednesday it would consider major currencies, not just the dollar, in guiding the exchange rate.

Bernanke sees tighter policies as economy heals

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.