The voting members of the Federal Open Market Committee seemed comfortable with their patient stance on interest rate, agreeing it could last for "some time," according to minutes of their April 30- May 1 meeting released Wednesday. Even if global economic and financial conditions improve, a wait-and-see approach was warranted, the officials said. Officials were split on the outlook for interest rates. A few officials said there might be a need for higher rates if the economy evolves as they thought. But others thought higher productivity might mean there was more economic slack than the...

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Australia's central bank left interest rates unchanged for a record 16th meeting as a resurgent currency threatens to hurt exporters and further compress inflation. Reserve Bank of Australia chief Philip Lowe kept the cash rate unchanged at 1.5 percent Tuesday -- in line with market pricing and economists forecasts. The governor is cutting an increasingly isolated figure...

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No-Deal Brexit Riskiest For Financial Stability: BoE's Carney
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