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US Central Bank needs more aggressive policy to boost economy - Fed Governor

Washington, Sep1 (Sputnik) - The US economy remains under considerable threat from uncertainties related to the COVID-19 crisis and accommodative monetary policies are critical to avert risks tilted to the downside, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said on Tuesday.
"The economy continues to face considerable uncertainty associated with the vagaries of the COVID-19 pandemic, and risks are tilted to the downside," Brainard said in a live-streamed speech. "With the recovery likely to face COVID-19-related headwinds for some time, in coming months, it will be important for monetary policy to pivot from stabilization to accommodation... lower-for-longer interest rates could boost financial-sector risks."
The Fed kept interest rates in a range of zero to 0.25 percent after COVID-19 related business lockdowns triggered two consecutive quarters of sharp economic declines that left the United States with its worst recession in history. US GDP fell around 5 percent in the first three months of 2020 and nearly 33 percent in the April to June period. Unemployment rose to a record 14.7 percent in April before stabilizing at around 10 percent now.
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Trump campaign calls for final presidential debate to focus on foreign policy

Trump campaign calls for final presidential debate to focus on foreign policy

20 Oct 2020 | 7:19 AM

Washington, Oct 20 (UNI) The Trump campaign wrote a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates in which it demanded that the final round of presidential debates to be focused on foreign policy and dismissed as unacceptable proposals to allow the moderator to shut off the candidates’ microphones.

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Bangladesh PM urges all to follow health guidelines

Bangladesh PM urges all to follow health guidelines

19 Oct 2020 | 10:45 PM

Dhaka, Oct 19 (UNI) In the wake of Covid-19 resurge in many European and American countries, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged all to follow health guidelines and use face-masks in public places and gatherings, aiming to prevent the possible second wave of the pandemic in Bangladesh.

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Thai authorities to ban Telegram messaging app

Thai authorities to ban Telegram messaging app

19 Oct 2020 | 7:05 PM

Bangkok, Oct 19 (UNI) Thai authorities said on Monday that they have imposed curbs on the Telegram messaging app, which has been widely used by protesters during the ongoing anti-government protests.

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Saudi Arabia reshuffles Council of Senior Religious Scholars

19 Oct 2020 | 6:57 PM

Riyadh, Oct 19 (UNI) Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on Monday issued a royal decree, which will restructure the kingdom’s Council of Senior Religious Scholars headed by Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh and the Shura Council, Gulf News reported.

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Maryam Nawaz's husband arrested, released later

Maryam Nawaz's husband arrested, released later

19 Oct 2020 | 6:57 PM

Islamabad, Oct 19 (UNI) PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz's husband Captain Mohammad Safdar was on Monday arrested from a hotel in Karachi.

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