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Financial Regulatory Forum
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.