Tag: Interest Rates

USA studies an increase on rates sooner than expected

USA studies an increase on rates sooner than expected

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Federal Reserve (Fed) discussed the possibility of a “faster than expected” monetary stimulus, including raising interest rates if economic improvement in US consolidated output, according to the minutes of the last meeting late July, released today. “Many of the participants remarked that if the convergence towards the objectives of the Committee (Federal Open Market) […]

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Central bankers will meet in the USA

Central bankers will meet in the USA

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The traditional meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole (Wyoming, northwest) focus the attention of financial markets on Friday its implications for monetary policy of both sides of the Atlantic. It will be the first meeting in the meetings between the president of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, and President of the European Central Bank, […]

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Soros more than doubled its stake in YPF Argentina

Soros more than doubled its stake in YPF Argentina

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The American billionaire George Soros more than doubled its stake in Argentine oil company YPF state. The Soros investment fund, Soros Fund Management LLC, acquired 8.47 million shares of YPF between April and June, bringing its stake to 3.5% of capital as of June 30. Such participation, estimated at 450.45 million dollars, Soros makes the […]

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U.S. signs a loan guarantee of $ 1,000 million for Ukraine

U.S. signs a loan guarantee of $ 1,000 million for Ukraine

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

U.S. Treasury Secretary, Jacob Lew, signed Monday a credit guarantee 1,000 million allocated to Ukraine , receiving in Washington Ukrainian Finance Minister Olexandre Chlapak . ” This agreement has the support of President (Barack Obama) and the two chambers of Congress, shows the unwavering U.S. commitment by Ukraine stabilized and progress toward democracy,” Lew said […]

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Fitch raises the prospect of Portugal from “negative” to “positive”

Fitch raises the prospect of Portugal from “negative” to “positive”

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Fitch rating agency on Friday raised the debt rating of Portugal, one of the countries in the euro area had to be rescued during the crisis, a ” negative” outlook to “positive” . Fitch also affirmed the rating at BB + , it said in a statement . The agency justifies the improved outlook […]

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The U.S. Congress authorized debt ceiling until March 2015

The U.S. Congress authorized debt ceiling until March 2015

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Congress on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that allows the country to borrow without setting a limit , until March 2015 , pushing the risk of default by the world power this year. The Senate Democratic majority , adopted by 55 votes to 43 the bill adopted Tuesday narrowly by the […]

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Bernanke retires on a volatile emerging market

Bernanke retires on a volatile emerging market

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed ), Ben Bernanke , architect of monetary stimulus program , today concluded his term as head of the U.S. central bank, which will replace the current vice president , Janet Yellen .¬†After eight years as Fed chairman , Bernanke is almost unanimously applauded for achieving captaining the […]

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U.S. Treasury To Issue First Bonds With Floating Rate

U.S. Treasury To Issue First Bonds With Floating Rate

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Treasury Department announced today that the United States offered for auction from January 29 to 15,000 million dollars first bonds whose interest rate floating resets every day. This is the first offering of a new type of Treasuries since U.S. government offered in 1997 inflation-protected bonds, known as TIPS. “The floating rate securities add […]

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Obama Signs 2014 Budget

Obama Signs 2014 Budget

| January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The U.S. president , Barack Obama, issued on Friday the budget for fiscal year 2014 for about 1.11 trillion, thus ending the threat of a new federal government paralysis . The president signed the law that was passed this week by both houses of Congress, after three years of budget instability and partisan bickering between […]

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Moody ‘s Upgrades Ireland Credit Ratings

Moody ‘s Upgrades Ireland Credit Ratings

| January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ratings agency Moody ‘s has raised a step note Ireland ‘s sovereign debt to Baa3 , bringing the country back to the category of “investment” , after his departure from the plan of international financial assistance . The agency also raised its outlook on the rating to positive from stable , which means it could […]

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