In COVID-19 outbreak, IMF urges coordinated action

Mar 5, 2020
The IMF had a call with 189 member countries Tuesday to discuss a coordinated response to COVID-19.
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank Group President David Malpass bump elbows instead of shaking hands at a press briefing on COVID-19 in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 2020.
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Why U.S. interest rates won’t go negative ... yet

Jul 31, 2019
The Federal Reserve just announced it’s cutting interest rates. But in many parts of the world, interest rates are in negative territory. Given the right circumstances, U.S. rates could go negative, too.
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Central banks rush to gold

Oct 4, 2016
Central banks' purchases of the precious metal worry some onlookers.
Central banks are going on a gold-purchasing spree.
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Fed officials touch a market nerve

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Sep 12, 2016
Governors offering their (opposing) thoughts spark volatility in markets.
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in June.
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Why junk bonds are back in vogue

Sep 8, 2016
In a search for yield, investors are turning to these relatively risky investments.
Flags fly over the Federal Reserve Building in Washington, D.C. Investors are choosing the route of junk bonds because the Federal Reserve's policy of low interest rates is helping push down yields on safer bonds. 
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Central banks and avoiding the next financial collapse

Jan 26, 2016
The U.S. is obsessed with finance, here's a look at why it's time for a pivot.
The Federal Reserve building in Washington D.C. 
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