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The Fed can ‘afford to be patient’ on future hikes, meeting minutes show

In 2019, interest rates may not rise as quickly as previously thought.

Trump firing Fed Chairman Jerome Powell could send shockwaves through the markets

While past presidents have been critical of the Federal Reserve, there’s little precedent for Trump’s attacks on Powell. Here’s what you need to know.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell just brushed off months of attacks from Trump

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell was unfazed by President Donald Trump's constant attacks on his the Fed's rate hikes and his job performance.
The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney.

Bank of England warns Brexit uncertainty has ‘intensified’ as it leaves rates unchanged

The central bank's nine-member Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to leave rates on hold at 0.75%.
Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on his nomination to become chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington, U.S., November 28, 2017.

Fed raises interest rates amid fierce pushback from Trump, signals fewer hikes in 2019

This was the Federal Reserve's most anticipated interest-rate decision and press conference in recent memory.
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell

Here’s how the Fed raises interest rates and why it matters

The Federal Reserve, America's central bank, is expected to raise interest rates on December 19 for the fourth time in 2018.

Recession worries are mounting and banks are reportedly cutting back on risky loans

With fears about the next economic downturn looming, banks are backing away from risky lending.
President Donald Trump stands behind President Donald Trump

Trump lashes out at the Fed ahead of expected rate hike that could reportedly add $1 million a year to his debt-service costs

President Donald Trump lashed out at the Federal Reserve on Monday, which is expected to increase borrowing costs this week.
Traders work on the main floor of the BM&F Bovespa stock exchange market in Sao Paulo October 10, 2008.

HSBC: These 10 risks could throw the markets and economy for a loop in 2019

Trade tensions, impact from climate change, and corporate debt at an all-time high were among the items HSBC said were the top 10 risks in 2019.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin smiles, with his face smeared with crude oil, during a visit to a Lukoil oil platform.

Oil is taking a hit after US inventories gain while Putin says prices are ‘absolutely fine’

Brent Crude dropped below $60, down 1.6%, after data showed US inventories grew, while Russia indicated it has limited interest in cutting supply.