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    1. 13 hours ago

      Central bankers fear threat of low-growth rut

      As the world’s central banking elite gathered at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Janet Yellen provided the assurances that many...

    2. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      Week ahead: Fed minutes, Japan GDP, Walmart

      US equity markets touched fresh record highs propelled by oil prices and a rally in shares of department stores this...

    1. June 17, 2016

      Hawkish Bullard turns ultra-dove on Fed rate rise

      Close watchers of the Federal Reserve were bemused this week after an unidentified policymaker forecast just a single...

    2. Fast FT

      June 17, 2016

      St Louis Fed sees only 1 rate rise through 2018

      James Bullard, the president of the St Louis Federal Reserve, revealed he expects rates will remain unchanged in 2017...

    3. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Markets: 'tedium with occasional bouts of violence'

      Equity benchmarks are mostly in the red while oil prices slip and the market appears cowed by uncertainty surrounding a...

    4. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Drifting

      With few major developments to push markets higher, US stocks, the dollar and oil prices drifted lower overnight. The...

    5. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Fed's Bullard on jobs and inflation

      The effects of a stronger dollar seem to be easing, while a fairly tight US labour market could push inflation up, St....

    6. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Week ahead: US GDP, G7 summit, Greece

      The timing of the next rate rise dominated markets this week and next week attention turns overseas as investors focus...

    7. April 17, 2016

      Fed member Bullard cites weak growth for caution on rate rises

      Soggy US growth in the early months of the year has raised new questions over the next Federal Reserve interest rate...

    8. April 17, 2016

      Week Ahead Markets Diary: Investor focus on US consumer

      Investors will watch closely for an update on the health of the US consumer in the week ahead, after the latest US jobs...

    9. Fast FT

      March 28, 2016

      Yellen heads ranks of Fed speakers this week

      There’s a familiar pose for investors this week: all eyes on Janet Yellen. Remarks on Tuesday by the Federal Reserve...

    10. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      EM's month-long rally comes to a halt

      The month-long rally in emerging market assets hit a wall this week after a growing number of US Federal Reserve...

    11. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Fed's Bullard: considered dropping out of dot plot

      James Bullard, one of the Federal Reserve governors setting interest rates this year, has considered dropping out of...

    12. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      Week ahead: Fed speak, euro data, Nike earnings

      A full slate of speeches by Federal Reserve officials this week will be closely scutinised after the central bank last...

    13. January 19, 2016

      Alarm bells ring louder on US inflation

      Even as the Federal Reserve was lifting short-term interest rates last month, several policymakers were expressing...

    14. January 15, 2016

      Dollar gains on exodus from EMs

      The dollar exuded calmness in a tense week for currency traders, though it gained strength more from investors turning...

    15. January 14, 2016

      Fed official warns on weak inflation expectations

      Tumbling inflation expectations in the financial markets are becoming “worrisome”, a Federal Reserve interest-rate...

    16. November 16, 2015

      Fed faces the risk of waiting too long

      When Eric Rosengren, the Boston Federal Reserve president, flagged up the growing number of cranes dotted across his...

    17. Gavyn Davies

      September 24, 2015

      Financial conditions and a catch-22 for the Fed

      When Janet Yellen announced last week that the Federal Open Market Committee had considered, but decided against, a...

    18. July 26, 2015

      Strengthening US economy bolsters case for rate rise

      A strengthening economy and gathering momentum in the property market are bolstering arguments for higher interest...

    19. July 26, 2015

      Clarity expected over Fed’s rate rise plan

      The coming week presents a broad mix of new data. Second-quarter growth figures are out for the UK and US on Tuesday...

    20. April 15, 2015

      Fed’s Bullard presses on need for rate rises to prevent bubbles

      A Federal Reserve policy maker said the US was headed to “boom time” lows in unemployment and that this reinforced...

    21. March 30, 2015

      Time to find out hard way if asset management is systemic risk

      Scan the financial horizon of late and you might come away with two impressions. First, that the world is about to end....

    22. March 23, 2015

      Raise rates or face ‘devastating’ bubbles, says Fed official

      The US risks inflating asset price bubbles with “devastating consequences” if it leaves interest rates at zero,...

    23. March 23, 2015

      What markets are watching this week

      After all the focus on the Federal Reserve and the dollar of late, attention this week should shift back to the battle...

    24. March 13, 2015

      Gold slides to 10th day of losses

      Gold surrendered its gains and was heading for a 10th consecutive day of losses as the US dollar resumed its relentless...

    25. March 12, 2015

      An ultra-low interest rate show that could run and run

      This week, all eyes have been fixed on the relationship between the euro and the dollar. No wonder. A year ago, the...

    26. March 11, 2015

      Fed rate rise is overdue, warns Bullard

      The end of the Federal Reserve’s near-zero interest rate policy is overdue given the rapid pace of improvement in the...

    27. October 26, 2014

      Fed likely to strike dovish tone if QE ends

      The meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday will be the most important event of the week. Estimates...

    28. October 17, 2014

      Dollar hit by taper delay speculation

      Investors drew breath on Friday at the end of a turbulent week for financial markets, leaving the US dollar the main...

    29. October 16, 2014

      Market turmoil casts further doubt over Europe revival

      Turmoil across global financial markets and a spike in Greek borrowing costs on Thursday reignited fears about Europe’s...

    30. October 16, 2014

      St Louis Fed chief calls for taper delay

      The US Federal Reserve should carry on with its asset purchases in October, said James Bullard of the St Louis Fed on...

    31. October 2, 2014

      Dwindling US inflation casts shadow

      Market expectations of US inflation have slid to levels rarely seen over the past decade, overshadowing the outlook for...

    32. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Barclays’ boys club: Barclays was the title sponsor of last week’s US PGA Tour...

    33. August 25, 2014

      James Bullard says Fed will need to alter guidance

      The US Federal Reserve will soon need to modify its policy statement as the economy improves and asset purchases end,...

    34. Gavyn Davies

      July 23, 2014

      Another false alarm on US inflation?

      There have been a few false alarms about a possible upsurge in inflation in the US in the past few years, even as core...

    35. April 13, 2014

      Fed policy maker warns on low rates stance

      The US Federal Reserve’s plan to keep interest rates low even once the economy is back to normal could risk a policy...

    36. FT Alphaville

      February 28, 2014

      Part-time problems

      Anyone who has tried to work out the extent of US labour market slack has risked getting lost in a thicket of detailed...

    37. FT Alphaville

      February 21, 2014

      Fed flying blind

      Given the release of the 2008 FOMC transcripts, the St Louis Fed has shrewdly tweeted a speech from last year by its...

    38. FT Alphaville

      February 19, 2014

      How to better understand labour force participation, eventually

      It’s a big day for Fed-watchers, with the FOMC minutes to the January meeting just out and Fed speeches by three...

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