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Asian Markets Gain As Fed Launches QE3

Asian stock markets made gains Friday as investor confidence was lifted following the announcement of another round of quantitative easing by the U.S. Federal Reserve which is expected to rejuvenate the economic growth.

Bernanke Press Conference On QE3 - Live Blog

The Fed's decision to increase securities purchases by $40 billion per month - QE3 - exceeded analysts' expectations, and in his press conference Bernanke outlined the central bank's reasons for the move.

Fed Announces QE3, Bigger Than Expected

The Federal Reserve will begin buying more than $80 billion of securities per month in the third attempt at stimulating the U.S. economy by boosting the central bank's balance sheet.

US Federal Reserve Sept. 13 Meeting Statement [Full Text]

In the statement, the Federal Reserve announced Thursday it will buy $40 billion per month of mortgage-backed securities, the start of the so-called third round of quantitative easing, QE3. The Fed also said it will continue 'Operation Twist,' bringing total securities purchased per month to $85 billion.

US Homebuilder Stocks Surge, But Will It Last?

One of the best-performing sectors this year was also one of the hardest hit by the recession: homebuilders, whose stocks have outpaced the broader market with a modest rebound in home prices and increased demand for properties, but much of recovery has unevenly benefited the luxury sector.

Paul Volcker, Regulation Icon, Freed Fannie Mae From Oversight

Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman and a great proponent of new bank regulations, was a key enabler in the rise and eventual collapse of Fannie Mae, the government-sponsored enterprise focused on mortgage financing, according to a new book.

Shari Arison: The Wealthiest Woman In The Middle East

Shari Arison is the most powerful woman in Israel and the Middle East, and has a net worth of $3.9 billion to boot. But despite her numerous non-profit organizations and 25% stake in Israel's largest bank, Arison says she doesn't consider herself "a powerful person."

Entitlement Vs. Empowerment

Are you entitled or empowered? Do you feel you are owed, or do you feel you own something? This simple choice reflects your view of the world. It stands for your self-image.

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