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Turkey just gave a worrying hint of the damage a Trump-run Fed might do

Erdogan's firing of Turkey's central bank chief sent the lira tanking and the nation's stocks tumbling.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during his meeting with mukhtars at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, November 26, 2015.

Turkey’s Erdogan reportedly fired his central bank chief for refusing to slash interest rates

The comments were expected to add to concerns about monetary policy independence in the embattled economy.

Trump has been putting pressure on his Fed chief for nearly a year — and it’s raising serious questions about how the central bank is supp...

Central banks are supposed to be independent, but recent actions from Fed Chair Powell in response to pressure from Trump are raising questions.

The Fed isn’t ruling out a rate hike this year

Federal Reserve officials expect some aspects of the economy to improve in the coming months and could still increase interest rates later in the year, minutes from its latest meeting revealed Wednesday.

Trump’s Fed shakeup could leave US policymakers’ hands tied during a recession

Economists say that Trump's potential Fed nominees could hinder the central bank's ability to respond to a recession.

Trump’s latest Fed picks have experts worried about central bank independence. Here’s what that means and why it matters.

Politicians like lower rates because they can give the economy a short-term boost. But politicized monetary policy can destabilize the economy.
ECB President Draghi

If the US is slowing down, Europe is headed for ‘an abrupt stop’

"We are now seeing a more persistent deterioration of external demand," European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Wednesday.

Here comes the Fed…

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to hold interest rates steady on Wednesday and to signal further that it may be a while before another hike.

The market has completely flipped its expectations for the Fed

Expectations for a rate hike this year have fallen below those for a cut, according to Bloomberg data.

The Fed just said it contributed to the stock market’s wild ride in December

Communications from Fed Reserve officials were among a string of factors behind the gloomy mood on Wall Street at the end of 2018.