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August 08, 2019 - 1:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has lowered the trading range for its currency again, showing its potential for use as a trade weapon against Washington, but the exchange rate steadied following declines that alarmed financial markets. The central bank on Thursday set the starting point for the yuan's daily...
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Trader John Romolo works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. U.S. stocks fell broadly in midday trading Wednesday as central banks around the world cut interest rates and increased fears that global growth is being crimped by the U.S.-China trade war. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 07, 2019 - 2:15 pm
Stocks overcame a big loss on Wall Street Wednesday, though the market's recovery left plenty of signs of worry among investors that the fallout from the trade war between the U.S. and China will spread. A late-afternoon rally lifted most of the major stock indexes out of the red, reversing most of...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, photo, a man walks by a money exchange shop decorated with Chinese yuan banknotes and other countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. China's yuan has weakened again after signs its decline was stabilizing helped to reassure financial markets. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 07, 2019 - 4:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's currency weakened again Wednesday after hopes among financial traders that its decline was stabilizing helped to calm jittery global markets. The yuan edged down to 7.0488 to the U.S. dollar, about 0.4% below its level late Tuesday. The currency strengthened slightly to 7...
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August 07, 2019 - 3:09 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' central bank has ordered ABN AMRO to check all of its retail customers for possible financial crimes as part of a government crackdown. ABN AMRO revealed the order Wednesday alongside second-quarter results that showed its net profit edged up 1% from...
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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das speaks during a press conference in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. India's central bank on Wednesday cut its key interest rate for the fourth consecutive time, reducing the repo rate by 0.35% to 5.40% to shore up the economy, with consumer spending and corporate investment faltering and the production of capital goods and consumer durables decelerating. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
August 07, 2019 - 1:08 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank on Wednesday cut its key interest rate for the fourth consecutive time, reducing the repo rate by 0.35% to 5.40% to shore up the economy, with consumer spending and corporate investment faltering and the production of capital goods and consumer durables...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo, New Zealand's Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr speaks to the media in Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to an all-time low of 1% on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, as it forecast tougher economic conditions ahead. (AP Photo Nick Perry, File)
August 07, 2019 - 12:57 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to an all-time low of 1% on Wednesday as it forecast tougher economic conditions ahead. The cut of half a percentage point by the Reserve Bank was a surprise, with most economists forecasting a rate cut of 0...
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In this July 31, 2019, photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference following a two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. In a strong rebuke to President Donald Trump, the four living former leaders of the Federal Reserve say that the head of the nation's central bank should be able to make interest-rate decisions free of political pressure and the threat of being removed or demoted. Current Fed Chairman Powell has come under heavy attacks from Trump, who has repeatedly attacked Powell's decisions and has reportedly explored the possibility of either firing Powell or demoting him as Fed chairman. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 06, 2019 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a strong rebuke to President Donald Trump, the four living former leaders of the Federal Reserve say that the head of the nation's central bank should be able to make interest-rate decisions free of political pressure and the threat of being removed or demoted. The former...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 9, 2015 file photo, the HSBC logo is seen through a window where buildings are reflected on to, at a branch in London. HSBC announced on Monday Aug. 5, 2019, the surprise departure of CEO John Flint after 18 months in the job, saying the bank needs new leadership. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
August 06, 2019 - 4:52 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian prosecutors said Tuesday they have reached a settlement worth nearly 300 million euros ($335 million) with a Swiss private banking branch of HSBC over a longstanding fraud and tax dodging case. The Brussels prosecutor's office said it was able to reach a settlement partly...
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A bank employee counts U.S. dollar banknotes next to stack of 100 Chinese yuan notes at a bank outlet in Hai'an in eastern China's Jiangsu province, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. China's yuan fell further Tuesday against the U.S. dollar, fueling fears about increasing global damage from Beijing's trade war with President Donald Trump. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 06, 2019 - 12:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — China allowed its yuan to fall further Tuesday and accused Washington of damaging the global economy, fueling fears about increasing damage from their trade war. The yuan declined to 7.0562 to the U.S. dollar before strengthening to 7.0297 in the afternoon. That came a day after...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2019, file photo, a man walks past a money exchange shop decorated with different banknotes at Central, a business district of Hong Kong. The U.S. Treasury Department labeled China a currency manipulator Monday, Aug. 5, after Beijing pushed down the value of its yuan in a dramatic escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
August 05, 2019 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department labeled China a currency manipulator Monday after Beijing pushed down the value of its yuan in a dramatic escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies. The decision, which came hours after President Donald Trump accused...
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