Tag: Interest Rates

  • Feds John Williams Goes to New York Heavy on Economics, Light on Markets

    He will make up part of Chairman Powell’s powerful policy trio Now-San Francisco Fed president is holistically nonconformist Fed’s Williams Shifts to N.Y. as Powell Shapes Policy Troika Williams’s quirks — his obsessions also include video games and Elvis Costello — set him apart from his more buttoned-up Fed colleagues. The style differences are about […]

  • Powells Fed Debut Shows Shift Away From Theory, Models

    Fed forecasts show mild response to labor market overshoot Powell willing to let labor market show him when slack is gone

  • Buffett Says He Needs to Make a Huge Deal

    Warren Buffett and his business partner Charles Munger are still on the hunt for a large deal after a quiet 2017. “Berkshire’s goal is to substantially increase the earnings of its non-insurance group. For that to happen, we will need to make one or more huge acquisitions,” Buffett, the chairman and chief executive officer of […]

  • China Takes a Hard Look at Corporate Borrowers

    The U.S. and Europe aren’t the only places where authorities are trying to wean economies off easy money. In China, policymakers and financial regulators are working hand in hand to defuse a debt bomb. But they’re doing it without resorting to big interest rate hikes that might crimp growth. China’s total debt equaled 162 percent […]

  • Dell Has 49 Billion Reasons to Consider Going Public Again

    When Michael Dell led a group taking his company considering taking the computer maker public again. What’s changed? The costs associated with carrying the billions of dollars of debt the company took on when it went private and later bought EMC Corp. Dell Technologies Inc.’s 2016 acquisition of EMC nearly tripled the company’s debt load […]

  • Can Jerome Powell Run the Fed for the People?

    Ever since Donald Trump officially nominated Jerome Powell on Nov. 2 to be chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Wall Streeters and others have been scouring his bio for clues on what type of U.S. central banker he’ll be. Here’s what we know: Powell has a personality that veers toward consensus building. The has Powell.