Daily News Digest


October 16, 2019

Wall Street Journal

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of New York added $87.7 billion to the financial system Tuesday, using the market for repurchase agreements, or repo, to relieve funding pressure in money markets.
  • The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Tuesday that longer-run inflation expectations hit the lowest level the bank has ever tracked in its latest monthly Survey of Consumer Expectations.


American Banker

  • A list of cases published Tuesday that the Supreme Court has either accepted or rejected did not include a challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's constitutionality, suggesting that the high court will decide at a later date whether to take the case. Legal experts believe the Supreme Court could still decide to hear the case, Selia Law v. CFPB, which involves a California law firm that claimed it was not required to respond to a CFPB civil investigative demand because it claimed the bureau is unconstitutional. At issue is a statutory provision that a CFPB head can only be fired "for cause," not simply at the president's discretion.
  • While loans to manufacturing companies has been relatively benign for lenders in recent years, there are indicators that credit issues are looming. 
  • Citi said Tuesday that its U.S. consumer bank took in about $2 billion of deposits in the third quarter, largely by offering such perks as points and cash back to credit card customers who open accounts via digital channels. Year-to-date, the digital-first approach has brought in some $4 billion of consumer deposits — two-thirds of which have come from outside of its traditional branch footprint.


New York Post

  • JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon warned on Tuesday that a recession is on the horizon thanks to the continuing trade tensions with China.



  • U.S. policymakers are so concerned about Facebook's plans to launch a new digital currency that they're contemplating a novel response — having the Federal Reserve create a competitor. Inside and outside the Fed, the idea which was once considered outlandish is increasingly attracting attention, thanks in large part to Facebook's planned Libra cryptocurrency.


Karen Armstrong
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