Latest Financial crisis News

Fed announces plans to provide more support for repo market

Sep. 20, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will keep pumping cash into a vital but obscure corner of U.S. financial markets in coming weeks. The New York Federal Reserve Bank, which handles the central bank's interactions with financial markets, said Friday that it will offer daily repurchase, or "repo,"...

French president says committed to helping Lebanon's economy

Sep. 20, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's president says Paris "is fully committed" to implementing the decisions taken during a conference last year to help Lebanon improve its economy. Emmanuel Macron made his comments Friday while receiving Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is on an official visit to Paris seeking...

Global stocks ending action-packed week solidly

Sep. 20, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges on Friday at the end of a fairly eventful week that saw oil prices spike sharply after attacks on Saudi oil facilities and the Federal Reserve cut interest rates again. Though oil prices are up strongly on the week, there's been an element...

Asian shares mostly higher as China cuts loan rate

Sep. 20, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Friday after a lackluster session on Wall Street, as investors shifted their focus to China-U.S. trade talks after a busy week of central bank news. Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4% to 22,135.98 and the Shanghai Composite index rose 0.2% to 3,004.48....

Fed rushes to plug cash shortage in short-term loan market

Sep. 19, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A peculiar thing is happening in financial markets this week: an oft-overlooked corner of Wall Street where banks and others go for billions of dollars in short-term loans is suddenly in need of cash. To that end, the Federal Reserve has stepped in to inject about $200 billion over the...

Japan central bank stands pat after Fed rate cut

Sep. 19, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank opted Thursday to keep its monetary policy unchanged despite the growing signs of trouble that prompted the Federal Reserve to cut its benchmark rate. The Bank of Japan said in its policy statement that exports, industrial output and business sentiment had been affected by...

What the Fed's rate cut means for you

Sep. 18, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

The Federal Reserve has cut its benchmark interest rate again, big news for the U.S. economy but something that will likely have a muted impact on Americans' personal finances, experts say. That's because the reduction doesn't offset the increases of recent years. And as the key rate creeps closer to zero,...

OPEC, allies weigh further oil production cut in December

Sep. 12, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC and its non-cartel allies on Thursday discussed further cuts to oil production and the possibility of Iran re-entering the global market but said that any decision would have to wait for a meeting in December. Global oil prices fell on the news as forecasts...

Few turn out as Mugabe is returned to a Zimbabwe in crisis

Sep. 11, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's founding leader Robert Mugabe made his final journey back to the country Wednesday, his body flown into the capital amid the contradictions of his long, controversial rule. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe's closest ally and vice president before joining the...

Friendly fire: In trade fights, Trump targets US allies, too

Sep. 11, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has risked turmoil in the financial markets and damage to the U.S. economy in waging his trade war with China, America's top strategic rival. But Trump hasn't exactly gone easy on America's friends, either. From Europe to Japan, the president has stirred up...