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    The US Federal Reserve is highly likely to slow its asset purchases by another $10bn next week as the economy shakes off its...

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    High long-term unemployment in the US may fail to hold down inflation, creating a challenge for Federal Reserve plans to...

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  1. FT Alphaville

    April 17, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets are struggling to maintain an upbeat tone in spite of solid gains on Wall Street, but Hong Kong...

  2. April 16, 2014

    Yellen warns inflation may lag recovery

    Even a recovering US economy may not pull inflation back up towards the Federal Reserve’s 2 per cent target, Janet Yellen...

  3. April 11, 2014

    Fed minutes and flight to safety give dollar a bad week

    It was a tough week for dollar bulls as the publication of minutes from the last policy meeting of the Federal Reserve’s...

  4. April 10, 2014

    Safe for bond investors to go back in the water

    It is safe for short-term bond investors to head back into deeper water. After three weeks of market anxiety over the...

  5. April 10, 2014

    Wall St slides as biotechs take a beating

    Thursday 21:15 BST. An aggressive sell-off for biotech stocks left Wall Street reeling as renewed worries about valuations...

  6. FT Alphaville

    April 9, 2014

    Takeaways from the minutes to the March 18-19 FOMC meeting

    Our brief thoughts on the FOMC minutes: 1) When Janet Yellen said at the FOMC presser that the public, in thinking about the...

  7. April 9, 2014

    Fed debated scrapping 6.5% jobless threshold

    Federal Reserve officials held an unusual video conference last month to debate scrapping the 6.5 per cent unemployment rate...

  8. April 3, 2014

    Stronger payrolls will please yen bears

    Janet Yellen believes the US labour market is still weak. The stock market likes such dovishness from the Federal Reserve...

  9. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The highest-ranking American airport (Cincinnati) is 27th in the world. - High-frequency traders...

  10. March 31, 2014

    Janet Yellen says US jobs market still weak

    Janet Yellen said there was still considerable slack in the US economy and labour market, implying the Federal Reserve would...

  11. March 25, 2014

    Stocks rally as Ukraine worries ease

    Tuesday 20:00 GMT. US and European stocks regained their upward momentum as concerns about the situation in Ukraine appeared...

  12. Gavyn Davies

    March 23, 2014

    Did Yellen intend to tighten policy last week?

    When Janet Yellen was nominated to be Fed Chair in October 2013, the markets viewed her as the most dovish candidate the...

  13. March 21, 2014

    Federal Reserve dissenter Kocherlakota attacks new guidance

    The US Federal Reserve damaged its credibility and created uncertainty that will weaken the US economic recovery, said a...

  14. March 21, 2014

    An uncommon outbreak of common sense

    A few weeks ago I wrote about venture capital trusts. Some people said I was too hard on them and their managers. Others...

  15. FT Alphaville

    March 21, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff parses what Janet Yellen actually said about the ditching of thresholds in...

  16. March 20, 2014

    Pitfalls and perils of Fedspeak

    Even for someone with Janet Yellen’s experience, it is hard to anticipate how much the world will hang on your every word....

  17. March 20, 2014

    Yellen comments spark dollar rally

    The dollar climbed to a three week high on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve signalled it could begin raising interest...

  18. March 20, 2014

    European stocks drop on rate fears

    Europe’s main equities markets followed their Asian and Wall Street peers lower on Thursday as investors reassessed the...

  19. March 20, 2014

    Janet Yellen puts Treasury markets on edge

    Transitions are rarely smooth and as the end of the US Federal Reserve easy money era looms investors are preparing for some...

  20. FT Alphaville

    March 20, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets wilted after Janet Yellen stumbled in her first meeting as chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve after...

  21. March 20, 2014

    Bulls put US rate worries to one side

    Thursday 22:00 GMT. A calmer tone prevailed in US equity and bond markets as participants appeared to get to grips with the...

  22. March 19, 2014

    Confused delivery distracts from Fed’s main message

    The same desk where Ben Bernanke used to sit was waiting for Janet Yellen’s first press conference as US Federal Reserve...

  23. FT Alphaville

    March 19, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The battle of China’s two tech titans. Make that three. - The cunning optimism of the IMF. - A...

  24. March 19, 2014

    Markets rattled as Fed points to earlier interest rate rises

    Asian markets wilted after Janet Yellen stumbled in her first meeting as chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve after sending...

  25. FT Alphaville

    March 19, 2014

    US Markets Live today, special Janet Yellen first presser edition

    Tune in at 2:25pm EST (6:25pm in London) today for a special edition of US Markets Live and join the rabble to watch Janet...

  26. March 18, 2014

    Investor risk profile edges away from Federal Reserve policy

    Janet Yellen on Wednesday delivers her first policy decision as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve. The market fully expects...

  27. March 17, 2014

    US Fed likely to adapt forward guidance

    Fomc: what is expected ● A further taper of $10bn to $55bn asset purchases a month ● Explain more about how it will behave...

  28. Money Supply

    March 12, 2014

    Overshooting and the Fed

    I think people are confusing two separate questions in the recent debate about wage rises and spare capacity in the US...

  29. March 12, 2014

    Stanley Fischer calls for continued expansionary monetary policy

    The US economy needs to continue with expansionary monetary policy because unemployment is too high and inflation is below...

  30. FT Alphaville

    March 7, 2014

    We knew this day would co... wait never mind the day hasn't come yet

    If Janet Yellen and the FOMC are breathing a sigh of relief after today’s jobs report, it’s probably just a very shallow...

  31. March 7, 2014

    US job growth eases pressure on Federal Reserve

    Unexpectedly robust US jobs figures cleared some of the clouds from America’s economic outlook on Friday cementing...

  32. March 6, 2014

    Fed must follow BoE rethink on forward guidance, says FOMC member

    The Federal Reserve needs to follow the Bank of England and ditch “irrelevant” forward guidance on monetary policy linked...

  33. March 3, 2014

    SF Fed president wants new verbal rate guidance ‘very soon’

    The brief heyday of numerical forward guidance on interest rates is ending, as an influential US Federal Reserve official...

  34. March 2, 2014

    Time to end the destructive force of QE

    The new chair of the Fed, Janet Yellen, has picked up where her predecessor left off by continuing the policy of...

  35. February 28, 2014

    US GDP cut to 2.4% as growth slows

    The US economy grew at a slower pace in the last quarter of 2013 than initially estimated, extending a string of weak data...

  36. FT Alphaville

    February 27, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - What PayPal’s past means for Bitcoin’s future. - Ryan Avent is book-club blogging Thomas Piketty’s...

  37. February 27, 2014

    Janet Yellen wants ‘firmer handle’ on the weather effect on data

    The Federal Reserve wants a “firmer handle” on the causes of a recent string of weak economic data to determine whether it...

  38. February 26, 2014

    Banking ‘in transition’ as role models emerge

    There are no women senior executives portrayed in the recent crop of films that feature the financial sector – including The...

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