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Fed’s Barr: Concerned about blowback to financial system from crypto

Nov 15 (Reuters) – Michael Barr, the Federal Reserve’s top financial regulator, said on Tuesday he was concerned about risks to the non-banking sector, including cryptocurrencies, for which the U.S. central bank and other regulators have low visibility. “We are concerned about risks that we ignore in the non-banking sector,” Barr said in response to …

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U.S. Treasury asks major banks if it should buy back bonds

Oct 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department is asking primary traders of U.S. Treasuries whether the government should buy back some of its bonds to improve liquidity in the $24 trillion market. Liquidity in the world’s largest bond market has deteriorated this year in part due to rising volatility as the Federal Reserve rapidly …

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S&P 500 sinks to two-year low as bear market deepens

S&P 500 lowest since November 2020 Utilities and consumer discretionary sectors lead declines Investors worried about slowing corporate earnings growth Indices: Dow -0.74%, S&P 500 -0.57%, Nasdaq -0.24% Sep 27 (Reuters) – Wall Street sank deeper into a bear market on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 hitting a two-year intraday low as Federal Reserve policymakers …

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Central banks will fail to tame inflation without better fiscal policy, study says

The exterior of the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building is seen in Washington, DC, U.S., June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 27 (Reuters) – Central banks will fail to control inflation and could even push price growth higher unless governments …

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Fed minutes show more rate hikes coming, but pace could slow

The Federal Reserve Building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials saw “little evidence” late last month that inflationary pressures in the United States were easing and worked to force the …

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