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    1. June 28, 2015

      Fed’s Dudley: September rate rise ‘very much in play’

      A Federal Reserve interest-rate hike will be “very much in play” at the central bank’s September meeting if the recent...

    2. June 25, 2015

      Fed’s looming rate rise is bad news for bonds

      Another day, another missed Greek deadline. Those who no longer have the energy to worry about the eurozone periphery can...

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    1. June 24, 2015

      US slowdown less than earlier estimate

      The economic contraction in the US during the first three months of the year was smaller than previously estimated,...

    2. Gavyn Davies

      June 21, 2015

      US productivity - the dog that isn't barking at the Fed

      Before last week’s FOMC meeting, there was much debate about whether the Fed would officially draw attention to the awful US...

    3. June 18, 2015

      Biotech leads Nasdaq to fresh record close

      The Nasdaq Composite closed at a new record high on Thursday as the prospect that the Federal Reserve will only gradually...

    4. June 18, 2015

      A bloated US Federal Reserve prepares to shape up

      Amid another wave of feverish speculation about US interest rates Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve,...

    5. June 18, 2015

      ‘Gradual’ is the word as Yellen seeks to assuage markets

      While investors talk of a dramatic “lift-off” in US interest rates, Janet Yellen made it clear that the central bank is...

    6. June 17, 2015

      Yellen points to gradual rate rises

      The Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates only gradually in coming years, Janet Yellen said on Wednesday, as...

    7. FT Alphaville

      June 17, 2015

      Reminder: US Macro Live special edition, Fed presser edition

      Matt and I will be hosting Macro Live for Wednesday afternoon’s FOMC presser. We’ll start at 2:25pm EST (7:25pm in London),...

    8. June 16, 2015

      Federal Reserve’s high-wire act takes on fresh hazards

      The US Federal Reserve’s judicious communication is always a high-wire act. But at this week’s meeting the safety net has...

    9. June 16, 2015

      Yellen’s market-moving power on show

      Imagine Janet Yellen as Rory McIlroy, a nine-iron in her hands, measuring up her shot on to the green. That is how John...

    10. May 26, 2015

      US economic recovery masks tale of many cities

      Nearly half of the biggest US metropolitan areas have yet to recoup all the lost jobs from the Great Recession and almost a...

    11. May 26, 2015

      The taming of the Fed’s balance sheet

      The exact timing of the Federal Reserve’s first interest rate rise is uncertain, but even less clear is what will happen to...

    12. FT Alphaville

      May 26, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Feeling unproductive today? You won’t be the only one – it’s a problem all over...

    13. May 25, 2015

      Investors expect trimming of US growth data

      Even as Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen said she expected the US economy to strengthen, investors expect...

    14. May 22, 2015

      Janet Yellen expects US economy to strengthen

      The US economy is likely to strengthen following a first-quarter setback that was heavily influenced by fleeting factors...

    15. FT Alphaville

      May 22, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Yellen may be telling

      Janet Yellen could give a telling speech later today on the state of the US economy and the likelihood of interest rate...

    16. May 18, 2015

      Finance chiefs urge action on bubble fear

      A group of leading financial executives have urged authorities around the world to bolster their crisis-busting arsenals...

    17. May 11, 2015

      US government bond market hit by sell-off

      The US government bond market suffered its worst sell-off in more than two months on Monday as contagion from the European...

    18. May 7, 2015

      Never mind the politicians, worry about the central bankers

      I know there was an election this week, and that a lot of people are complaining about mediocre politicians and sound bite...

    19. FT Alphaville

      May 7, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Share prices are “quite high”, said Janet Yellen, and “there arepotential dangers...

    20. May 6, 2015

      Crude jump speeds up bond sell-off

      Oil prices jumped to their highest level this year, nearing $70 a barrel and accelerating a sell-off in global debt markets....

    21. May 6, 2015

      Share prices ‘quite high’, says Yellen

      Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen said valuations in the stock market were “quite high” — even if overall risks to...

    22. May 1, 2015

      The Federal Reserve watches and waits

      When confronted by uncertainty that is likely to be resolved in the near future, the best course is often to watch and wait....

    23. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      Countdown to lift off

      Expect much jaw-jawing over the consequences of rises in US interest rates, pencilled in for the end of this year, or maybe...

    24. April 16, 2015

      US still too weak for rate rises, says Fed official

      The US economy is still too weak for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, a senior official has warned, as he...

    25. April 15, 2015

      Dollar bulls exude patience and wait for sunny data

      Betting on further strength for the US dollar has become a crowded trade in the parlance of traders and such positioning...

    26. Gavyn Davies

      April 12, 2015

      Who is right about the equilibrium interest rate?

      The equilibrium real interest rate continues to lie at the heart of discussions about economic policy in the US and...

    27. April 7, 2015

      Wall Street wary of ‘audit the Fed’ campaign

      Wall Street banks are recoiling at a Republican push to subject the Federal Reserve to greater congressional oversight as...

    28. April 3, 2015

      A June rate rise can now surely be ruled out

      US unemployment data are notoriously noisy. They are maddeningly prone to huge revisions, and many in the market complain...

    29. April 3, 2015

      US companies cut back sharply on hiring

      US companies scaled back hiring sharply last month, adding to evidence that the economy has lost momentum since the start of...

    30. Gavyn Davies

      April 2, 2015

      Yellen shoots for 'equilibrium' interest rates

      The financial markets listened to Janet Yellen’s speech on “normalising” monetary policy last Friday, shrugged, and moved on...

    31. FT Alphaville

      March 31, 2015

      The Fed's inflation target doesn't mean what you think it means

      I consider short term as referring to less than, say, a year or two, medium term as ranging from around two to six years,...

    32. March 27, 2015

      Janet Yellen says US interest rates likely to rise gradually

      US interest rate rises are likely to happen only at a gradual pace after an initial increase later this year, as the...

    33. March 27, 2015

      US growth slows despite robust spending

      US growth slowed in the fourth quarter despite robust spending by consumers, official figures confirmed today, amid signs of...

    34. March 25, 2015

      Key trends scrutinised as US braces for lower growth

      The US economy recorded its strongest performance of the post-financial crisis era in 2014. With a 2.4 per cent rise in...

    35. March 23, 2015

      US rate rise hinges more on numbers than words

      Now the currencies market has minded its language, it’s time to get back to basics with a bout of data watching. Janet...

    36. March 22, 2015

      Exchange rates: Transatlantic divergence

      Angry protesters surrounded the European Central Bank’s new headquarters in Frankfurt last week, saying its response to the...

    37. March 20, 2015

      Dollar’s direction falters on Fed worries

      Four words in this week’s US Federal Reserve policy statement triggered a remarkable 24-hour rollercoaster for the dollar....

    38. March 19, 2015

      Fed’s ‘Moonwalk’ sparks bets on low rates

      Bond investors are betting that US rates will remain near historic lows following mixed signals from the Federal Reserve,...

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