Bullard Says Taper Possible Next Month After Close QE Call

“Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard, a voter on policy this year who has backed record stimulus, said a small tapering of bond buying is possible next month after the Fed made a close call this week in deciding not to slow purchases.”   Continue reading on bloomberg.com

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Fed Officials Rebuff Coordination Calls as QE Taper Looms

“Federal Reserve officials rebuffed international calls to take the threat of fallout in emerging markets into account when tapering U.S. monetary stimulus. The risk that the Fed’s trimming of bond buying will hurt economies from India to Turkey by sparking an exodus of cash and higher borrowing costs was a dominant theme at the annual […]

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Fed Finds 18 Large Banks Weak in at Least One Capital Area

“Five years after one of the most costly financial crises in U.S. history, the 18 largest banks still fall short in at least one of five areas critical to risk management and capital planning, the Federal Reserve said. While many banking companies have improved capital planning techniques and raised capital levels, “there is still considerable […]

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