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  1. November 22, 2008

    Choices likely to reflect pragmatic approach

    As president-elect Barack Obama’s likely choices for his cabinet took shape on Friday, his most fervent supporters could be...

  2. June 27, 2008

    Statistics on growth boost expectations

    The US economy emerged from the first quarter in better shape than the initial data suggested and remains on a positive...

  1. June 27, 2008

    Outlook in better shape than expected

    The US economy emerged from the first quarter in better shape than the initial data suggested and remains on a positive...

  2. June 26, 2008

    US commerce secretary upbeat on economy

    The US economy emerged from the first quarter in better shape than the initial data suggested and remains on a positive...

  3. May 2, 2008

    New push to ease strains in global markets

    Central banks in the US and Europe launched a fresh co-ordinated assault to ease strains in financial markets on Friday, as...

  4. May 1, 2008

    US growth fails to allay fears of recession

    The US economy grew by 0.6 per cent in the first three months of this year - avoiding outright contraction due to a...

  5. April 30, 2008

    Growth fails to allay recession fears

    The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 0.6 per cent in the first three months of this year, avoiding outright...

  6. March 8, 2008

    $200bn lifeline for banks

    A deepening sense of financial crisis yesterday spurred the US Federal Reserve into new emergency action to try to ease...

  7. March 8, 2008

    $200bn lifeline for banks

    A deepening sense of financial crisis yesterday spurred the US Federal Reserve into new emergency action to try to ease...

  8. March 7, 2008

    Fed expands lending to tackle liquidity crisis

    A deepening sense of financial crisis yesterday spurred the US Federal Reserve into new emergency action to try to ease...

  9. February 1, 2008

    US suffers first drop in jobs since 2003

    US employment fell for the first time since 2003, the Labor Department reported on Friday, with non-farm payrolls falling by...

  10. February 1, 2008

    Bush steps up efforts to win support for Colombia trade deal

    The Bush administration has stepped up its effort to win congressional support for its trade agreement with Colombia,...

  11. January 31, 2008

    Bush presses Congress on Colombia trade deal

    The Bush administration has stepped up its effort to win Congressional support for its trade agreement with Colombia,...

  12. December 20, 2007

    A relationship that is broad but too shallow

    After meeting the incoming Chinese commerce minister in a series of encounters in and around Beijing last week, Carlos...

  13. December 20, 2007

    A dialogue that is broad but politically shallow

    After meeting the incoming Chinese commerce minister in a series of encounters in and around Beijing last week, Carlos...

  14. December 19, 2007

    A relationship that is broad but too shallow

    After meeting the incoming Chinese commerce minister in a series of encounters in and around Beijing last week, Carlos...

  15. December 14, 2007

    China and US agree to speed treaty on investing

    The US and China have agreed to accelerate talks on a bilateral investment treaty amid concern in Beijing that the Chinese...

  16. December 13, 2007

    China and US to speed treaty on investing

    The US and China have agreed to accelerate talks on a bilateral investment treaty amid concern in Beijing that the Chinese...

  17. December 8, 2007

    Hopes of half-point Fed rate cut slim

    The likelihood that the US Federal Reserve will cut interest rates by more than a quarter point next week fell sharply...

  18. December 7, 2007

    Hopes of half-point Fed rate cut slim

    The likelihood that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates by more than a quarter point next week fell sharply on...

  19. December 3, 2007

    US ratifies embargo despite Castro exit

    The US economic embargo of Cuba will remain in place despite the de facto transfer of power from Fidel Castro to his...

  20. December 3, 2007

    US ratifies embargo despite Castro exit

    The US economic embargo of Cuba will remain in place despite the de facto transfer of power from Fidel Castro to his brother...

  21. September 25, 2007

    Vote on US-Peru trade deal welcomed

    Peru’s president Alan García hailed the country’s pending free-trade agreement with the US after the deal was passed on...

  22. August 11, 2007

    US to clamp down on illegal migration

    President George W. Bush's administration announced a clampdown on illegal immigration yesterday, six weeks after a more...

  23. August 10, 2007

    US to clamp down on illegal migration

    President George W. Bush’s administration announced a clampdown on illegal immigration on Frirday, six weeks after a more...

  24. July 14, 2007

    US warns China over safety of its exports

    The Bush administration has told China to step up efforts to ensure the safety of its exports after a spate of product...

  25. July 13, 2007

    US warns China over export safety

    The Bush administration has told China to step up efforts to ensure the safety of its exports after a spate of product...

  26. June 18, 2007

    US tightens China export restrictions

    The US has tightened restrictions on exports of technology to China in a move aimed at curtailing Beijing’s military...

  27. May 22, 2007

    US ‘impatient’ at pace of China talks

    Washington is growing impatient at the pace of progress in economic talks with China, Hank Paulson, US Treasury secretary,...

  28. March 31, 2007

    China tariff move hits dollar

    A fresh trade war between the US and China over subsidies triggered a sharp fall in the dollar on Friday after the Bush...

  29. February 28, 2007

    US sees repression ‘worsening in Cuba’

    The Bush administration official whose job is to hasten the end of communism in Cuba on Tuesday claimed the Castro...

  30. February 13, 2007

    Democrats round on Bush over trade gap

    Democrats rounded on the Bush administration as figures released on Tuesday showed the US trade deficit widened to an all...

  31. December 14, 2006

    Washington seeks 'joint vision' over Beijing's economic reforms

    The US hopes to agree at high-level talks in Beijing today and tomorrow a "joint vision" for the next phase of China's...

  32. December 13, 2006

    Home Depot to pursue acquisitions in China

    Home Depot, America’s second-largest retailer, said it could make more acquisitions in China following its agreement on...

  33. November 15, 2006

    Beijing urged to widen market for US film sales

    Carlos Gutierrez, US commerce secretary, on Tuesday called on Beijing to grant US film studios and other content creators...

  34. November 14, 2006

    Observer: Denting the deficit or a drop in a bucket?

    Carlos Gutierrez, US Commerce secretary and leader of this week's Business Development Mission to China, cheerfully greeted...

  35. November 13, 2006

    Denting the deficit or a drop in a bucket?

    Carlos Gutierrez, US Commerce secretary and leader of this week’s Business Development Mission to China, cheerfully greeted...

  36. November 7, 2006

    Paulson ‘wise to keep arm’s length’ from polls

    The Republican administration’s star recruit of the year will on Wednesday be thanking his lucky stars he managed to stay...

  37. September 5, 2006

    US tourism 'must give warmer welcome'

    An influential committee of top US travel executives will today call for an increase in "friendliness and efficiency" at...

  38. September 4, 2006

    US tourism ‘needs a warmer welcome’

    An influential committee of US travel executives will on Tuesday call for an increase in “friendliness and efficiency” at...

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