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The US warned Iraq that its access to a key bank account holding billions is in jeopardy if the country expels American troops
The warning to Iraq is the latest in the fallout from the US missile strike on Iraqi soil last week that killed a top Iranian general.
The US has in the past been relatively reluctant to incorporate climate change into monetary policymaking.
Federal Reserve officials saw fewer risks to the economy at the end of 2019 and predicted there would be no need to adjust interest rates this year.
Banks fail to match the Fed’s latest repo operation, showing weaker demand for the capital injections
The waning demand comes after the Fed boosted its repos for the December 31 to January 2 period, lifting the limit to $150 billion from $120 billion.
In the wake of its recent crisis, the Fed boosts repo operations to calm lending worries before the new year
The expansions arrive as banks look to prove liquidity in end-of-year tests, likely reining in free cash and pulling the key lending rate higher.
"Today we see something very different and far more sinister. Nihilistic forces are dismantling policies to protect our air, water, and climate."
The central bank signaled it saw little need for further rate cuts, even against a backdrop of cooling global growth and ongoing trade disputes.
US unemployment is the lowest in 50 years. Here’s why Wall Street thinks that’s actually a bad thing.
Low unemployment adds pressure to the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, turning bonds into a more appealing investment compared to stocks.
The stock market could tank 50% if Sanders, Warren, or Buttigieg win the presidency, hedge-fund boss says
"Pick a Socialist - Bernie, Liz, Pete. etc. and the Market would sell off," Virtus Capital boss Steven Gidumal said in a presentation this week.
Markets think Trump "affects Fed policy indirectly by influencing the macroeconomic outlook," Goldman said. Evidence his tweets "affect market expectations of Fed policy is strong."