Ben Bernanke http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25857/all en Firm banks, miners help keep Britain's FTSE steady http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/firm-banks-miners-help-keep-britains-ftse-steady <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSE 100 index up 0.1 pct as technical factors hold sway</p> <p>* Banks in spotlight ahead of earnings from U.S. peers</p> <p>* Miners higher; ENRC boosted by Credit Suisse upgrade</p> <p>* Broker downgrades blight AB Foods, Sage Group</p> <p>By Jon Hopkins</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Strength in heavyweight banks and mining stocks helped support Britain's top shares on Monday as the leading index consolidated above levels where investors have previously sought to sell.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/firm-banks-miners-help-keep-britains-ftse-steady" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Bernanke Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation FTSE 100 Index Law Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:45:25 +0000 5734109 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-WRAPUP 1-Bernanke says raising the U.S. debt ceiling is critical http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/rpt-wrapup-1-bernanke-says-raising-the-us-debt-ceiling-critical <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bernanke: "We're not out of the woods"</p> <p>* SF Fed's Williams sees bond buying well into 2013</p> <p>* Atlanta Fed's Lockhart: Bond buying is not "QE Infinity"</p> <p>By Jonathan Spicer</p> <p>ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan 14 (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Monday urged U.S. lawmakers to lift the country's borrowing limit to avoid a potentially disastrous debt default, warning that the economy was still at risk from political gridlock over the deficit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/rpt-wrapup-1-bernanke-says-raising-the-us-debt-ceiling-critical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Bernanke Business Economy of the United States Macroeconomics Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:45:25 +0000 5734450 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 6-Bernanke says Fed stimulus benefits clear, downplays risks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/wrapup-1-bernanke-face-fed-critics-testimony-congress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Fed cognizant of bond-buying risks, but benefits outweigh * Bernanke warns on impact of scheduled budget cuts * Bernanke's defense of stimulus helps support stock markets By Pedro da Costa and Alister Bull WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke strongly defended the U.S. central bank's monetary stimulus before Congress on Tuesday, easing financial market worries over a possible early retreat from bond purchases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/wrapup-1-bernanke-face-fed-critics-testimony-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Bernanke Ben Bernanke Business Economic history Economics Economy of the United States Macroeconomics Monetary economics Politics US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 05:15:16 +0000 5766607 at http://www.globalpost.com Bernanke says Fed stimulus benefits 'clear,' budget cuts a risk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/bernanke-says-fed-stimulus-benefits-clear-budget-cuts-risk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke strongly defended the U.S. central bank's bond-buying stimulus before Congress on Tuesday, saying its benefits clearly exceed possible costs. The Fed chairman also urged lawmakers to avoid sharp spending cuts set to go into effect on Friday, which he warned could combine with earlier tax increases to create a "significant headwind" for the economic recovery.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/bernanke-says-fed-stimulus-benefits-clear-budget-cuts-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Bernanke Ben Bernanke Business Fellows of the Econometric Society Macroeconomics Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:15:18 +0000 5767035 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226-24 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bernanke says US economy growing moderately after flat Q4</p> <p>pmh/vs</p> Ben Bernanke AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:15:29 +0000 5767038 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226-25 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bernanke: Fed 'confident' it can manage risks of easy-money policies</p> <p>pmh/vs</p> Ben Bernanke AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:15:32 +0000 5767039 at http://www.globalpost.com Bernanke says sequester would hit US recovery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/bernanke-says-sequester-would-hit-us-recovery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Congress Tuesday that the $85 billion in spending cuts of the March 1 sequester would place a "significant" additional burden on the US economic recovery.</p> <p>"The Congress and the administration should consider replacing the sharp, front-loaded spending cuts required by the sequestration with policies that reduce the federal deficit more gradually," he told a Senate hearing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/bernanke-says-sequester-would-hit-us-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Bernanke Ben Bernanke Business Economy of the United States Macroeconomics Politics AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:31:08 +0000 5767305 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Bernanke says sequester would hit US recovery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/urgent-bernanke-says-sequester-would-hit-us-recovery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Congress Tuesday that the $85 billion in spending cuts of the March 1 sequester would place a "significant" additional burden on the US economic recovery.</p> <p>"The Congress and the administration should consider replacing the sharp, front-loaded spending cuts required by the sequestration with policies that reduce the federal deficit more gradually," he told a Senate hearing.</p> <p>pmh/vs</p> Ben Bernanke Ben Bernanke Business Economy of the United States Fellows of the Econometric Society Politics AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:31:33 +0000 5767312 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-US stocks, dlr up on Bernanke; Italy vote weighs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/global-markets-us-stocks-dlr-bernanke-italy-vote-weighs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. stocks open higher; MSCI World index down 0.7 pct on Italy vote</p> <p>* Dollar gains against yen</p> <p>* Italian bond yields rise by most this year</p> <p>By Caroline Valetkevitch</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose and the dollar extended gains against the yen on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke strongly defended the Fed's bond-buying stimulus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/global-markets-us-stocks-dlr-bernanke-italy-vote-weighs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Bernanke Business Economics Politics Stock market Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:00:38 +0000 5767339 at http://www.globalpost.com US stocks hold gains amid Bernanke testimony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/us-stocks-hold-gains-amid-bernanke-testimony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US stocks moved higher Tuesday as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reaffirmed the need for continued economic stimulus in testimony to Congress.</p> <p>The markets were also buoyed by upbeat earnings results, including from home-improvement retailer Home Depot.</p> <p>About 75 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 67.11 points (0.49 percent) at 13,851.28.</p> <p>The broad-based S&amp;P 500 rose 2.01 points (0.14 percent) to 1,489.86, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index increased 0.92 (0.03 percent) to 3,117,18.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/us-stocks-hold-gains-amid-bernanke-testimony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Bernanke Dow Jones Industrial Average Macroeconomics AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:30:55 +0000 5767394 at http://www.globalpost.com Fed stimulus defence underpins European equities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/fed-stimulus-defence-underpins-european-equities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - European shares opened up on Wednesday, clawing back some of the previous session's sharp losses, helped by the U.S. Federal Reserve's defence of its asset-buying programme, though jitters over the euro zone might cap gains.</p> <p>Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke strongly defended the U.S. central bank's monetary stimulus on Tuesday, which eased worries over a possible early retreat from bond purchases, and made for a firmer close on Wall Street.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/fed-stimulus-defence-underpins-european-equities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Bernanke Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:31:11 +0000 5768164 at http://www.globalpost.com US STOCKS-Wall Street little changed ahead of Bernanke testimony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/us-stocks-wall-street-little-changed-ahead-bernanke-testimony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Fed Chairman Bernanke to speak at 10:00 a.m. ET</p> <p>* U.S. business spending plans gauge hits one-year high in Jan</p> <p>* Italy bonds, European stocks up after Italy bond auction</p> <p>* Major indexes open flat</p> <p>By Angela Moon</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened little changed as investors awaited a second round of testimony in Congress by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke for clarity on the longevity of the Fed's economic stimulus program.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/us-stocks-wall-street-little-changed-ahead-bernanke-testimony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Bernanke Business Federal Reserve System Macroeconomics Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:16:21 +0000 5768545 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Americas News Agenda for March 20 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/afp-americas-news-agenda-march-20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Duty Editor: Jim Mannion</p> <p> Tel: + 1 202 414 0541</p> <p>What's happening in the Americas on Wednesday:</p> <p>+ Fed concludes two-day monetary policy meeting</p> <p>WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve wraps up a two-day Federal Open Market Committee monetary policy meeting, widely expected to maintain the central bank's ultra-loose monetary policy. Statement expected at 1800 GMT, followed by news conference with Chairman Ben Bernanke at 1830 GMT. (US-ECONOMY-BANK-RATE)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/afp-americas-news-agenda-march-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben Bernanke Christian Gerhartsreiter AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:31:01 +0000 5788139 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Fed warns US spending cuts could hit growth, jobs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/urgent-fed-warns-us-spending-cuts-could-hit-growth-jobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Wednesday that broad-based US government spending cuts could curb the economic and jobs recovery.</p> <p>The Federal Open Market Committee "remains concerned that restrictive fiscal policies may slow economic growth and job creation in coming months," Bernanke said at a news conference after a two-day FOMC meeting.</p> <p>mj-vs/pmh</p> Ben Bernanke Business Fellows of the Econometric Society Guggenheim Fellows AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:16:31 +0000 5789115 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Bernanke: Cyprus crisis not a major risk to US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/urgent-bernanke-cyprus-crisis-not-major-risk-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US central bank chief Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that the Federal Reserve was monitoring the Cyprus crisis but that it was not so far seen as a danger for the United States.</p> <p>"At this point we are not seeing a major risk to the US financial system or the US economy" from Cyprus, he told a press conference.</p> <p>pmh/vs</p> Asia Ben Bernanke Ben Bernanke Political geography AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:16:35 +0000 5789117 at http://www.globalpost.com