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Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve System (also known as the Federal Reserve, and informally as the Fed) is the central banking system of the United States. It was created in 1913, with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act, and was largely a response to prior financial panics and bank runs, the most severe of which being the Panic of 1907. Over time, the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve System have expanded and its structure has evolved. Events such as the Great Depression were some of the major factors leading to changes in the system.

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London Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 22, 2014

By Comsec

European shares eased on Monday with investors concerned about ongoing tensions between Russia and western nations. Fresh violence has flared up in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. The FTSEurofirst 300 index fell by 0.5% with the German Dax down by 1.1% while the UK FTSE lost 0. (Jul 22)

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Janet Yellen
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 17, 2014

By Comsec

The US Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen, has expressed optimism on the economy: ´´I am optimistic about the economy and that´s reflected in the forecasts that are included in the monetary policy report. (Jul 17)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, UNEMPLOYMENT, DOW JONES, FTSE, PORTUGAL, TWITTER

Tony Abbott at New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon July 16, 2014

By Comsec

The Aussie market came under pressure within 30 minutes of the start of trade today, then thanks to a late surge, local shares higher for the second time this week. The All Ordinaries Index closed up 0.16% or 8.8pts higher; closing above 5,500 points for first time in a week. (Jul 16)

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Citibank
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 15, 2014

By Comsec

European shares rose on Monday. Shares in Citigroup rose after releasing solid earnings figures. And fears about the health of the Portuguese banking system continued to ease. The FTSEurofirst 300 index rose by 0.8% with the German Dax higher by 1.2% while the UK FTSE gained 0. (Jul 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, CITIGROUP, FTSE, MANUFACTURING

Australian Dollar Outlook - 14 July 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has opened this morning below 0.9400 after a very quiet day of trading on Friday. (Jul 14)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, MANUFACTURING, RETAIL SALES, GDP, JAPAN

Dow Jones
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday July 10, 2014

By Comsec

After a solid rebound in the US overnight - helped by positive commentary from the Federal Reserve the Aussie market has opened higher before falling back at noon. After the Federal Reserve stated in its minutes from the last FOMC meeting, that it pl... (Jul 10)

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Federal Reserve
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 10, 2014

By Comsec

The US Federal Reserve FOMC minutes from its June 17-18 meeting were released. The Fed began detailing how it plans to ease the US economy out of an era of loose monetary policy. The minutes showed that Fed participants ´´generally agreed´´ that its monthly bond purchases would end in October. (Jul 10)

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Australian Dollar Outlook -09 July 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has traded overnight above .9400 as the latest local business confidence and conditions were better than expected. (Jul 09)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, WESTPAC, MANUFACTURING, AUSTRALIA

Consumers
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 9, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, consumer credit rose by $19.6 billion in May - in line with expectations. US Minneapolis Fed President Kocherlakota (voter, dove) spoke overnight, saying that the improvement in the unemployment rate overstates the degree of healing in the labour market. (Jul 09)

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Euro and U.S. dollar banknotes
Australian Dollar Outlook -08 July 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar is sitting comfortably around the mid-high 0.93's and it will be hard to see us break out of this until the jobs numbers on Thursday. (Jul 08)

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