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Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester takes part in a panel convened to speak about the health of the U.S. economy in New York

An effort to boost the economy that was once seen as radical is about to get a fair hearing at the Fed

The Federal Reserve is actively considering alternatives to its inflation targeting framework, whose success has been questioned after years of chronically undershooting the Fed's 2% goal.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney.

‘The unreliable boyfriend returns’: Bank of England leaves rates on hold in major u-turn

Just a month ago a rate hike seemed a near certainty, but poor UK economic data all but killed the chance of rates increasing. Last month inflation fell faster than the Bank of England had expected and the economy grew at its slowest annual rate in five years in early 2018.

The Bank of England is heading for ‘a car crash’ when the next financial crisis starts

A report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) argues that the bank has kept interest rates too low for too long.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell.

BARCLAYS: The way global central banks work is about to fundamentally change — and technology is to blame

Central banks will almost inevitably move away from their focus on keeping inflation at or around 2%.
The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, speaks to the Scottish Economics Forum, via a live feed, in central London, Britain March 2, 2018.

Bank of England leaves rates unchanged at 0.5% — but signals a hike in May

The bank's Monetary Policy Committee backed leaving unchanged policy, but set the path for a rate hike in May.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks during the central bank's quarterly inflation report press conference in the City of London, Britain, February 8, 2018.

Get ready for higher rates: Bank of England upgrades growth forecasts and signals hikes are on the way

The Bank of England left its base interest unchanged at 0.5% on Thursday.
Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari speaks during an interview at Reuters in New York

Neel Kashkari says he has one word for people who complain about the Fed’s low interest rate policy

Fed President Kashkari tells Business Insider maintaining a strong labor market is by far the biggest contribution the Fed can make to workers and the economy.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

Fed officials are scrambling to figure out how to fight the next recession

BI PRIME: Fed officials are considering a shift away from their current inflation targeting framework toward more aggressive measures to combat low inflation.
Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference after the Fed releases its monetary policy decisions in Washington, U.S., June 14, 2017.

Wall Street needs to start worrying about a key change in Fed policy

The Fed's plan to shrink its balance sheet gradually may have greater market impact than expected.


The Bank of England increased its base rate of interest from 0.25% to 0.5% on Thursday afternoon.