Editorial Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics @PIIE. Contributor to @ForeignPolicy. Previously at Reuters, The Wall Street Journal.

House Republican’s Proposal Takes Aim at Fed Powers

wsj.com — A House Republican has unveiled another legislative proposal to curb the Federal Reserve's powers, the latest in a spate from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R., Mich.) has posted his draft of a bill that would alter how the Fed conducts both monetary policy and financial regulation.

Yellen Meetings With Medley Global Come Under Scrutiny

wsj.com — Efforts to press Federal Reserve for more details on possible leak focus attention on chairwoman's contacts Congressional efforts to press the Federal Reserve for more details about a possible leak have suddenly focused attention on Chairwoman Janet Yellen's contacts with financial firms. Ms. Yellen met in 2011 and 2012 with a representative of Medley Global Advisors, the financial consultancy involved in several investigations into its publication of sensitive details of internal Fed policy deliberations.

Fed’s Yellen: Stock Valuations ‘Generally Are Quite High’

wsj.com — Risks to financial stability are 'moderated,' she says Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen weighed in on a growing debate among investors and market economists, suggesting the yearslong stock rally may have driven prices too high and raising concerns that debt-market investors are taking excessive risks.

Yellen Meetings With Financial Firm Come Under Scrutiny

wsj.com — Congressional efforts to press the Federal Reserve for more details about a possible leak have suddenly focused attention on Chairwoman Janet Yellen's contacts with financial firms. Ms. Yellen met in 2011 and 2012 with a representative of Medley Global Advisors, the financial consultancy involved in several investigations into its publication of sensitive details of internal Fed policy deliberations.

As Fed Shines Light on Shadow Banking, Its Regulatory Limits Get Laid Bare

wsj.com — As Federal Reserve officials ramp up their efforts to monitor and curb risky activities by financial firms outside the banking system, a key question is emerging: What can they do about any problems they find? The so-called shadow-banking system is growing again in the U.S.

Fed Set to End QE3, but Not the QE Concept

online.wsj.com — Federal Reserve officials meeting Tuesday and Wednesday are virtually certain to end their latest bond-buying program, but they won't be retiring the policy for good. Their recent comments show bond purchases are now an established part of the Fed's policy tool kit that they could employ again in times of deep economic trouble.

‘Slack’ in Job Market Hurts Wage Growth, Chicago Fed Paper Says

blogs.wsj.com — The U.S. labor market still has plenty of unused capacity or "slack," and that hurts workers at the bottom of the income ladder the most, according to a paper released Friday by two economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. They say labor market conditions have "yet to revert fully to prerecessionary levels."

Kocherlakota Says Fed Still Missing Inflation, Jobs Goals

blogs.wsj.com — U.S. inflation has remained consistently below the Federal Reserve's 2% inflation target and is forecast to continue doing so, while the broader economy is still "some way" from full employment, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota s aid Friday.

James Bullard Says Fed Getting ‘Pretty Close’ to Policy Goals

blogs.wsj.com — In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said falling unemployment and rising inflation are bringing the Federal Reserve closer to its goals more rapidly than policy makers had foreseen, and may justify raising interest rates as early as the end of the first quarter of 2015.

Fed Exit Fears Overstated, S&P Economist Says

blogs.wsj.com — Worries that the Federal Reserve's attempt to unwind extraordinary monetary support for the U.S. economy will go awry - because the central bank is in uncharted territory - are excessively alarmist, Standard & Poor's chief global economist Paul Sheard says in a new report.
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Jul 23, 2016

#Afghanistan: 80 dead, at least 230 injured in massive twin explosions in Kabul claimed by 'Islamic State'  http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1030GB 

Jul 23, 2016

German finance minister says it's not up to rest of Europe to cushion #Brexit  http://reut.rs/2a0UCvH 


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