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  • Central bank governor reassures as oil spike highlights India risks

    By Suvashree Dey Choudhury and Manoj Kumar MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is ready to deal with any external shock arising from the Iraq crisis, its central bank chief said on Tuesday, even as a spike in oil prices heightens the inflation, growth and...
  • Home equity is soaring, yet many owners are still underwater on loans

    Home equity is soaring, yet many owners are still underwater on loans
    WASHINGTON — If you're like most homeowners, it's your biggest asset. You can't track it online or check monthly statements sent to you by a bank, but it's crucially important for your personal financial well-being and your retirement planning....
  • Stocks are booming, but not the economy

    Stock prices' robust recovery from financial crisis belies some worrying economic signs. Americans are grappling with dueling realities: Their portfolios have mostly recovered from the painful financial crisis, and might even show some tasty profits. But...
  • IMF, downgrading U.S. growth outlook, cautions investors about interest rates

    IMF, downgrading U.S. growth outlook, cautions investors about interest rates
    The International Monetary Fund sharply lowered its U.S. growth projection for the year and issued a cautionary note to investors: Don't be too confident about interest rates. Like others in the economic forecasting business, the IMF downgraded its U.S....
  • Value of frequent-flier miles currency up in the air

    Value of frequent-flier miles currency up in the air
    When the central bank announced the big change, those of us who had squirreled away what we had earned over the years naturally were concerned about the effect on our savings plans. Maybe we view our account as an emergency fund. Or it figures in our...
  • Fed should stop sending profits to Treasury, economist argues

    By Ann Saphir SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve should suspend payments to the Treasury to avoid a potential cash crunch when the time comes to raise interest rates, according to former Richmond Fed policy adviser Marvin Goodfriend....
  • UK markets scramble to price in 2014 rate rise after Carney warning

    By Anirban Nag and Tricia Wright LONDON (Reuters) - Investors braced on Friday for a UK interest rate hike later this year, pushing sterling to five-year highs and hurting property stocks, after the head of the Bank of England said rates may rise...
  • Carney signals earlier British rate rise, sterling soars

    By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could become the first major economy to tighten monetary policy since the 2008 financial crisis, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has signalled, sending sterling shooting towards a five-year high against...
  • Home Equity Booming

    If you're like most homeowners, it's your biggest asset. You can't track it online or check monthly statements sent to you by a bank, but it's crucially important for your personal financial well-being and your retirement planning. It's your home equity...
  • U.S. SEC's Stein calls for more stringent capital rules for brokers

    By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. securities regulator on Thursday called for her agency to beef up its capital requirements for brokerages, saying current rules fall short and do not protect markets if a large firm fails. "Given the...
  • Bond ETFs swell in size and risk as institutions pile in

    By Ashley Lau and Tim McLaughlin (Reuters) - Institutional investors having trouble finding bonds for their portfolios from the usual suppliers are accepting a higher degree of risk and pumping billions of dollars into exchange-traded bond funds,...
  • Attention on student loans yields efforts for reform

    Repaying student loans can be a drag — and not just on your own finances. This month, the Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on the effect of student debt on U.S. economic growth. The hearing follows a growing body of research that suggests...