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Ben Bernanke

Ben Shalom Bernanke (born December 13, 1953) is an American economist, and the current Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve. Bernanke, a Republican who was appointed by President George W. Bush in October 2005 and who had briefly served as chairman of President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers, succeeded Alan Greenspan on February 1, 2006. He was nominated for a second term by President Barack Obama in 2009 as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

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Cool Reception for RBI Chief Urging Global Cooperation
Cool Reception for RBI Chief Urging Global Cooperation

By Reuters

The head of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ran into a wall of resistance on Thursday when he urged some counterparts in developed economies to more formally consider the effects their domestic stimulus has on emerging markets. (Apr 11)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, UNEMPLOYMENT, IMF, JAPAN, ARGENTINA, INDIA

Fed Officials see more QE Cuts, Changes to Low-rate Vow
Records Show Fed on Edge During Darkest Days of 2008 Crisis

By Reuters

Federal Reserve policymakers, in a tense meeting on one of the darkest days of the financial crisis, worried Lehman Brothers' failure would wreak havoc on a teetering financial system but feared cutting interest rates might prove an over-reaction. (Feb 22)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, UNEMPLOYMENT, AIG, GOLDMAN SACHS, LEHMAN BROTHERS, MORGAN STANLEY

Global Markets Overview - 2/13/14

By IG Markets

Choppy US trade has preceded a day of very interesting Chinese data, and the call for an 'orderly' unwind of monetary stimulus from the Fed overnight, suggests the market is in for a bit of a pause over the next two days. (Feb 13)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL

Relief Over Debt Ceiling, Fed Lift Wall Street for Fourth Day

By Reuters

Wall Street rose for a fourth straight session on Tuesday as Congress agreed to advance legislation extending U.S. borrowing authority and the Federal Reserve's new chief held off from making any changes to its schedule for trimming stimulus. (Feb 12)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, UNEMPLOYMENT, DOW JONES, NEW YORK, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, MANAGEMENT

Dollar Firms as Yellen Sticks to Script, Aussie Outperforms

By Reuters

The dollar held off a two-week low against a basket of major currencies early on Wednesday, having rebounded after Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen offered no surprises on policy in her inaugural Congressional testimony. (Feb 12)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, FEDERAL RESERVE, WESTPAC, RETAIL SALES, RETAIL

Global Markets Overview - 2/12/14

By IG Markets

Janet Yellen's maiden testimony to House Financial Services Committee may well have come from her predecessor. (Feb 12)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, UNEMPLOYMENT, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, TRADE BALANCE

Janet Yellen
Yellen Sworn in as First Woman Fed Chair

By Reuters

Janet Yellen was sworn in Monday to a term as chair of the U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve said in a statement. (Feb 04)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE

Janet Yellen
Yellen to be Sworn in as First Woman Fed Chair Next Week

By Reuters

Janet Yellen, the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history, will take over the reins of the U.S. central bank on Saturday and formally be sworn in next week, the Fed said on Thursday. (Jan 31)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, FEDERAL RESERVE, ISRAEL

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke responds to reporters during his final planned news conference before his retirement, at the Federal Reserve Bank headquarters in Washington, December 18, 2013.
Fed Cuts Stimulus Despite Market Turmoil

By Reuters

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday decided to trim its bond purchases by another $10 billion as it stuck to a plan to wind down its extraordinary economic stimulus despite recent turmoil in emerging markets. (Jan 30)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, UNEMPLOYMENT, ARGENTINA, NEW YORK, SOUTH AFRICA, EMERGING MARKETS

Japanese yen
Yen Skids, Aussie Rallies as Turkey Delivers Big Rate Hikes

By Reuters

Japan's yen extended its pullback early on Wednesday, while higher-risk currencies such as the Australian dollar rallied after Turkey stunned markets with a massive interest rate hike in an effort to stem capital flight from its economy. (Jan 29)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, EMERGING MARKETS