Ben Bernanke

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Comments last week from James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, saw Asian markets slip over-night over renewed concerns about the Federal Reserve’s policy stance. Photograph: David Vilder/Bloomberg

Most Asian markets slipped in over-night trading as a soft lead from Wall Street and renewed concerns about the Federal Reserve’s policy stance took t(...)

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, speaking at Georgetown University in Washington DC last Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

When you’re trapped in a city with House Republican gargoyles who don’t understand maths or history, much less reality, sometimes you crave a dose of (...)

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said that one part of his tapering scenario included “inflation moving back toward our 2 per cent objective over time”. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

The cost of living in the US increased less than expected in August, but still pointed to a stabilisation in underlying inflation that could pave the (...)

Former US treasury secretary Larry Summers has withdrawn from consideration to succeed Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke after fierce opposition f(...)

The headquarters of Lehman Brothers in New York on September  15th, 2008, the day the bank filed for bankruptcy.

W hen Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on September 15th, 2008, the financial sector shook across the world. The bank was forced to seek Chapter 1(...)

Mount Moran in Grand Teton National Park is seen through a window at the Jackson Hole economic symposium, sponsored by the Kansas city Federal Reserve Bank at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Moran, Wyoming.  Photograph: Price Chambers/Bloomberg

Emerging markets have spent the last five years demanding a tighter monetary policy from the developed world. Now it is happening, and one conclusion(...)

According to the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s July 31st meeting, “almost all participants” in the meeting were “broadly comfortable” with plans outlined by Fed chairman Ben Bernanke to scale back its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases this year and wind them down entirely by the middle of next year. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Federal Reserve officials were nearly united in support of slowing US central bank asset purchases later this year, but divided on the timing of their(...)

Neither Bank of England chief Mark Carney nor ECB president Mario Draghi will attend Jackson Hole this year, but Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda (above) will be there. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Central bankers from around the globe gather later this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but for once, the absence of the US Federal Reserve chairman me(...)

The uptick in US prices fits in with Fed chairman Ben Bernanke’s views that the low inflation was temporary.
US consumer prices rise in July
  • World
  • August 15, 2013, 13:47

US consumer prices rose as expected in July, which could comfort Federal Reserve officials worried about low inflation as they weigh trimming their ma(...)

US producer prices flat in July
  • World
  • August 14, 2013, 14:17

US producer prices were flat in July and pointed to very little inflationary pressure in the economy, which could add to worries at the US Federal Res(...)

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