US Federal Reserve (US Fed)

US Economy

Fed scraps patient approach and opens door to potential rate cut

(June 20): The Federal Reserve signalled it was ready to lower interest rates for the first time since 2008, citing “uncertainties” that have increased the case for a cut as officials seek to prolo

Broker's Calls

Banks kept at 'overweight' by UOB on Fed's dovish stance, dividend yield

SINGAPORE (Jan 18): UOB Kay Hian is maintaining Singapore’s banking sector at “overweight” after the US Fed calmed the nerves of investors with its dovish disposition, which subsequently generated

SE Asian economies

The impact of higher interest rates on regional banks and property

SINGAPORE (Oct 4): At its last meeting in September, the US Federal Reserve hiked rates by 25bps and warned that rate increases are likely to persist well into next year.

Global Economy

Bernanke admits Fed made mistakes combating financial crisis 10 years ago

WASHINGTON (Sept 13): Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledged that policy makers made two critical errors fighting the financial crisis a decade ago: They failed to see it coming


The Fed delivers a hike and a message: Bloomberg View

(March 16): The Federal Reserve did more today than increase its benchmark interest rates by a quarter-point, only the third hike in more than 10 years -- it also took an important step forward in

The Fed, a bad parent; the market, a spoilt brat: Nanyang B-school Professor

SINGAPORE (Sept 19): Investors will be scrutinising what changes the US Fed might make following its meeting tomorrow, but from the perspective of associate professor Lee Boon Keng at Nanyang Busin


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