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Here are the signals that economists are watching to gauge labor-market momentum
A New York Fed model predicts a 0.6% contraction for this year and a 0.5% downturn in 2023, with inflation remaining very elevated this year before waning next year
Glynn’s Take: RBA Retaking Control of the Policy Narrative
Fed report says interest rates are well below what academic formulas suggest
Russia is squeezing the supply of natural gas to Europe’s biggest economies, raising concerns of a fuel shortage this winter
Manufacturing output dropped 0.1% last month, marking the first decline since January
Kansas City Fed Chief Esther George said she voted against the central bank’s supersize rate rise this week because large moves in policy can unsettle businesses.
Bank of Japan Maintains Ultralow Interest Rates
Fed Reports Point to Businesses Expecting Higher Inflation
What Is a Recession and Are We in One Now?
Unusually specific interest rate guidance provided by Federal Reserve officials crashed into ugly May consumer inflation data released on Friday
The highest interest-rate increase in decades comes as the Federal Reserve raises its inflation forecast and signals higher rates through 2022
Taiwan Central Bank Raises Rates by 0.125 Percentage Point
The average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rose to 5.78%, well above the 3.11% recorded near the start of the year
Capital Account: In reversal from recent decades, the Federal Reserve would rather risk recession than higher inflation
Initial jobless claims decreased to 229,000 last week as employers continued to avoid layoffs in a still-tight labor market
The Bank of England raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point, tightening policy more cautiously than the Fed as the U.K.’s economy falters
‘Over coming months, we will be looking for compelling evidence that inflation is moving down, consistent with inflation returning to 2%. We anticipate that ongoing rate increases will be appropriate,’ Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday.
Live Updates: Fed's Powell Says Another 0.75 Percentage Point Hike Is Possible in July
Watch Live: Federal Reserve News Conference.
Fed Meeting Live Updates: Officials Agreed to a 0.75-Percentage-Point Rate Rise
The Federal Reserve lifted interest rates by 0.75 percentage point, the biggest increase since 1994, and signaled a more aggressive rate-rise path
Live Coverage: Rapid Shift in Interest Rate Expectations Could Upend FOMC Voting Unanimity
Live Coverage: Central Bank Estimates Second Quarter Growth at 0%
Live Coverage: Anticipated Rate Increase Pulls Down Investors’ Inflation Expectations
Former New York Fed President William Dudley and former Fed senior adviser Ellen Meade discuss rate policy at the WSJ CFO Network Summit
Live coverage: Goldman says its inflation gauge could alarm the Fed; Italian bond yields fall as ECB holds emergency meeting; retail sales data shows inflation is stinging consumers
Economists have thus far devoted remarkably little attention to how their theories and models got inflation so wrong, Greg Ip writes
“Brace yourself.” Bank executives predict economic turmoil ahead, but differ on how severe it might become.
Live coverage: U.S. stock futures rose and government bonds steadied as investors await the Fed’s interest-rate decision.
European Central Bank policy makers will gather Wednesday for an emergency meeting to discuss turbulence in the region’s bond markets
Many investors fear that tighter monetary policy by the Fed would intensify the squeeze on the stock market
Yield Curve Spreads Send Mixed Recession Signal
The producer-price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.8% in May from the prior month, up from a 0.4% monthly gain in April
Live Updates: Wall Street Slips Ahead of Fed's Next Interest-Rate Decision
Glynn’s Take: RBA Gearing Up for a Run of Blockbuster Rate Hikes
‘The only argument against a 75 basis point hike is that the Fed hates surprising the market and deviating from guidance,’ economists at Jefferies wrote in a research note
The UK’s economy contracted again in April, as surging inflation weakened consumer spending and programs to contain Covid-19 were wound down
Bank of Japan Makes Biggest Fixed-Rate JGB Purchases in Four Years Amid Rising Bond Yields
Fedspeak Cheat Sheet: What Fed Officials Said Before Their June Meeting
A string of troubling inflation reports is likely to lead Federal Reserve officials to consider surprising markets with a larger-than-expected interest rate increase at their meeting this week
Brazil’s central bank raised its benchmark lending rate ahead of the tightening cycles of many other central banks, and now the effects of those increases are finally starting to be felt
Fed policy makers are redefining what a “soft landing” would entail
Inflation is (mostly) set to drive up the costs of your summer fun—from airfare to seafood to propane
Where did officials go wrong on inflation? They applied an old playbook to a new crisis. “We fought the last war.”
The public’s expected path of inflation over the short run jumped in May, according to a report Monday from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
A look ahead to expected economic news this week, including policy decisions from the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England
As the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting approaches, its inflation-fighting strategy is complicated by sizzling prices
Consumer inflation in China remained low in May, with prices up 2.1% from a year earlier, matching April’s rate
The Treasury Department also reported progress in talks with Vietnam and Taiwan over their foreign-exchange policies
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