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      European markets steady as UK takes bank holiday

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    1. Fast FT

      22 hours ago

      Dollar continues ascent in mixed session for Asian markets

      Buoyed by a weaker yen, Japanese markets were out in front in a mixed session for Asia, as the US dollar continued to...

    2. Fast FT

      May 30, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: A solid lead

      Asian markets look set to follow Wall Street higher after the S&P 500 rose on Friday, rounding out its best weekly...

    3. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      US data deluge, ECB, Opec - Week ahead

      Investors: Start your engines. Next week is going to be jam-packed with key economic reports and closely-watched...

    4. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      S&P 500 logs best week since March

      The bulls stormed Wall Street this week, sending the benchmark S&P 500 index 2 per cent higher in its best run since...

    5. May 27, 2016

      Yellen points to summer rate rise

      The head of the US Federal Reserve said on Friday that a rate rise would probably be appropriate in “coming months” if...

    6. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      US dollar rises, Treasuries fall on Yellen comments

      Janet Yellen on Friday became the latest — and most important — Federal Reserve policymaker to prime the markets for a...

    7. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Yellen sees rate rise as probable in 'coming months'

      The head of the Federal Reserve said on Friday that a rate rise would likely be appropriate in “coming months” if the...

    8. May 27, 2016

      US growth slowed less than expected in first quarter

      The US economy grew at a slightly swifter pace than initially thought in the first three months of 2016, suggesting it...

    9. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      US markets unmoved by US GDP revision

      The markets greeted news that US first quarter economic growth was revised moderately higher with a collective yawn on...

    10. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      US markets tame ahead of GDP, Yellen

      The US dollar rose against major currencies and US stock-index futures were largely unchanged on Friday as investors...

    11. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Markets snooze with Yellen ahead; oil retreats

      Bourses are gently mixed, consolidating recent gains amid cautious trading, with Treasury yields nudging higher as the...

    12. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Asian markets higher despite oil's retreat

      Asian shares were mostly higher on Friday morning, overcoming a soft lead from Wall Street and a retracement in the...

    13. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Shares up early as Yellen speech looms

      Investors in Asia today will be digesting a dismal set of inflation data from Japan and likely heading to the sidelines...

    14. May 25, 2016

      US productivity slips for first time in three decades

      Productivity is set to fall in the US for the first time in more than three decades, raising the prospect of persistent...

    15. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Asian markets and commodity prices sink

      Asian markets eased into another subdued trading session as investors wait for further clues on the pace of US interest...

    16. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Asian markets slide as Fed stays in focus

      Asian markets outside China retreated on Monday as the growing prospect of the Federal Reserve raising short-term...

    17. 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...

    18. May 20, 2016

      The US Fed nudges investors towards another increase

      Say what you like about the US Federal Reserve: when it thinks a market needs a nudge it does not hold back. With the...

    19. May 19, 2016

      Fed puts investors on notice over rates

      After treading water since December, the Federal Reserve has taken a big step towards restarting its rate-raising...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      May 19, 2016

      Yellen and Lew are welcomed to Japan

      Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Janet L. Yellen chats with US Secretary of the Treasury...

    21. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      June rate rise 'appropriate' if data warrant - Fed

      Federal Reserve policymakers opened up the option of lifting short-term interest rates at their next meeting, even as...

    22. May 17, 2016

      Markets underestimate chance of June rate rise, says Fed official

      Financial markets are being overly pessimistic about the US outlook and may underestimate the chances of an...

    23. May 12, 2016

      Federal Reserve is too ‘white and male’, say Democrats

      More than a hundred Democratic party lawmakers have written to Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen complaining of a lack...

    24. Gavyn Davies

      May 10, 2016

      Update on the Fed's current thinking

      This blog has barely commented on the Federal Reserve’s thinking in the past few weeks, which is unusual. It probably...

    25. May 6, 2016

      Donald Trump would be wise to keep his counsel over Janet Yellen

      Donald Trump, were he to become US president, would probably replace Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve when...

    26. The World

      May 6, 2016

      El Donald, El Trump, El Presidente

      The Trumpistan rollercoaster is running at full tilt. Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the House of...

    27. May 5, 2016

      Trump raises prospect of replacing Yellen

      Donald Trump would probably replace Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair if he wins the presidential election, the...

    28. May 5, 2016

      US wage growth shows signs of life

      While Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen appeared dismissive in March when asked whether wage growth was accelerating...

    29. May 4, 2016

      Janet Yellen drives the currency bus as dollar dives

      Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen and her central bank counterparts in Europe and Japan are turning on its head that...

    30. May 3, 2016

      New Federal Reserve push to limit fallout from bank failures

      The Federal Reserve is proposing new measures to prevent a chaotic bank collapse by asking institutions that trade with...

    31. April 28, 2016

      ‘Dot plot’ can help anticipate Fed’s move

      Three central bankers did nothing. One moved the markets. Haruhiko Kuroda’s decision to eschew further policy...

    32. April 26, 2016

      Dollar stirs in currency jungle ready for a sustained run

      Something is stirring in the currency jungle, and those who know its terrain best wonder whether it’s the mighty beast...

    33. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Asian markets in holding pattern ahead of C-bank meetings

      Asian shares dipped into the red on Tuesday after a week lead from Wall Street and as investors sit on the sidelines...

    34. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Global bond yields rise ahead of Fed decision later this week

      Government bond yields are edging up again today after jumping sharply last week, as the strengthening risk appetite...

    35. April 15, 2016

      The magic of do-nothing central bankers

      All talk, no action is usually an insult. But for the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, it’s the magic mantra of...

    36. April 15, 2016

      Staying home pays off for China’s Premier — at least for now

      Over recent months, foreign diplomats bearing invites for Premier Li Keqiang to visit their capitals have been politely...

    37. April 15, 2016

      Bond sale sees scramble for long-dated debt

      Strong investor demand for long-dated debt meant that US banks walked away from Thursday’s 30-year Treasury bond sale...

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      April 14, 2016

      US consumer prices tick higher in March

      US consumer prices edged slightly higher in March as the fading impact of low oil prices, and a tightening labour...

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