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A worker checks the fans on miners, at the cryptocurrency farming operation, Bitfarms, in Farnham, Quebec, Canada.

Central banks band together to consider issuing their own digital currencies

The institutions of Britain, Japan, the EU, Sweden, and Switzerland will join forces to consider issuing their own central bank digital currencies.

A former Fed chief lays out his grand solution to stabilize the repo market

A standing repo facility would let borrowers convert securities into cash reserves whenever they see fit, instead of relying on scheduled offerings.

Powell says the Federal Reserve will expand its balance sheet ‘soon’

The move followed weeks of volatility in money markets, which had raised concerns about the lending system.

Fed’s Kashkari says interest rates shouldn’t ‘hold the economy back,’ and calls for more cuts

"I see no evidence that the U.S. economy is running at capacity or beyond capacity," Kashkari said Thursday.

The Fed pumps another $75 billion into markets and says more cash is on the way

The Federal Reserve ended the week with yet another attempt to calm money markets and an announcement that more injections were on the way.

Trump calls Fed officials ‘Boneheads’ as he demands zero or negative interest rates

The central bank has increasingly become a target of verbal assaults out of the White House ahead of the 2020 elections.

Fed officials are divided over whether the economy needs more rate cuts

Federal Reserve policymakers have become increasingly divided over how to weigh signs of strains on the economy against still solid growth.
Yellen holds a news conference in Washington

Janet Yellen told us Trump’s attacks on the Fed are ‘a first’ — and stressed the importance of an independent central bank

Pressure on the central bank has reached an unprecedented point, according to former Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

The past 4 Fed chairs teamed up for an op-ed warning against political meddling amid pressure from Trump to cut rates further

The warning appeared to be a rebuke of efforts by President Donald Trump and his administration to drive interest rates lower.

The Fed plans to create a system that would allow Americans to transfer money faster

Currently, bank customers have to wait up to several days for transactions to pull through to their accounts.