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  1. February 6, 2010

    US data send out mixed message as 1m more jobs lost

    The US unemployment rate fell to a five-month low of 9.7 per cent in January, even as revisions to earlier data showed the...

  2. February 6, 2010

    US jobs data show mixed picture

    Anyone looking for clarity about the direction of the US labour market will have been disappointed by the mixed picture in...

  1. February 5, 2010

    US jobs data show mixed picture

    Anyone looking for clarity about the direction of the US labour market will have been disappointed by the mixed picture in...

  2. December 18, 2008

    Equities subdued despite Fed's drastic rate cut

    US government bonds soared and the dollar came under intense pressure yesterday as investors considered the implications of...

  3. December 17, 2008

    Overview: Equities subdued despite Fed’s drastic rate cut

    US government bonds soared and the dollar came under intense pressure on Wednesday as investors considered the implications...

  4. November 26, 2008

    Unease resurfaces despite boost for US banks

    Stock markets in Europe and the US rose modestly yesterday, following Monday's big gains, as investors digested fresh US...

  5. November 25, 2008

    Overview: Unease resurfaces despite US banks aid

    Stock markets in Europe and the US lacked momentum on Tuesday, following Monday’s big gains, as investors digested fresh US...

  6. November 5, 2008

    Three-year note heads US Treasury debt sale

    The US Treasury said on Wednesday it would sell $55bn in new debt next week, led by the return of the three-year note. The...

  7. November 1, 2008

    Volatility reigns as rate cuts end torrid October

    Volatile trading characterised the final week of a torrid month for investors in equities, currencies, bonds and commodities...

  8. October 31, 2008

    Overview: Volatility reigns as rate cuts end torrid October

    Volatile trading characterised the final week of a torrid month for investors in equities, currencies, bonds and commodities...

  9. October 4, 2008

    Markets' most volatile week since crunch began

    World markets endured their most volatile week since the credit crunch began more than a year ago, as lending between...

  10. October 3, 2008

    Overview: Most volatile week since crunch began

    World markets endured their most volatile week since the credit crunch began more than a year ago, as lending between...

  11. September 6, 2008

    Investors take cover as bears gain upper hand

    Financial markets were rocked this week from mounting worries about the global economy, increasing concerns over the health...

  12. September 5, 2008

    Overview: Investors take cover as bears return

    Financial markets were rocked this week from mounting worries about the global economy, increasing concerns over the health...

  13. June 26, 2008

    Volatile trading after Fed leaves rates at 2%

    There was volatile trading in US Treasury bonds, equities and the dollar yesterday after the Federal Reserve expressed...

  14. June 25, 2008

    Overview: Equities rally as Fed holds rates

    There was volatile trading in US Treasury bonds, equities and the dollar on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve expressed...

  15. May 29, 2008

    Long-dated US bond yields approach high

    Long-term US Treasury yields approached their highest levels since the start of the year yesterday, which will keep...

  16. May 29, 2008

    Investors focus on oil and favourable US data

    Oil provided the main driving force in financial markets yesterday as crude prices suffered a hefty slide before staging a...

  17. May 28, 2008

    Long-dated US bond yields approach highs

    Long-term US Treasury yields approached their highest levels since the start of the year on Wednesday, which will keep...

  18. May 28, 2008

    Overview: Investors focus on oil and US data

    Oil provided the main driving force in financial markets on Wednesday as crude prices suffered a hefty slide before staging...

  19. May 1, 2008

    Uncertainty continues ahead of Fed decision

    Uncertainty continued to reign in financial markets yesterday as investors awaited a crucial interest rate announcement...

  20. April 9, 2008

    Equity and credit markets rally hits the buffers

    The recent rally in global equity and credit markets juddered to a halt yesterday as investors focused on the mounting...

  21. April 9, 2008

    Equity and credit markets rally hits the buffers

    The recent rally in global equity and credit markets juddered to a halt yesterday as investor focus returned to the...

  22. April 8, 2008

    Overview: Slowdown in housing drags equities down

    The recent rally in global equity and credit markets juddered to a halt on Tuesday as investors focused on the mounting...

  23. April 3, 2008

    Investors remain hopeful that the worst is over

    Global equities maintained their upward momentum yesterday as investors brushed aside unsettling comments from Ben...

  24. March 13, 2008

    Fed must try harder to secure better report card

    Like a demanding teacher, the report card from the markets says that the Federal Reserve must try harder. The central...

  25. March 12, 2008

    Fed must try harder to restore confidence

    Like a demanding teacher, the report card from the markets says that the Federal Reserve must try harder. The central bank’s...

  26. February 21, 2008

    Jump in prices raises worry of US stagflation

    Prices in the US rose at an unexpectedly rapid rate last month, figures showed yesterday, raising fears that the world's...

  27. February 6, 2008

    Harbingers of recession leave investors nervous

    US and European stock markets tumbled and government bonds surged yesterday as further evidence of economic slowdown...

  28. February 6, 2008

    Harbingers of recession leave investors nervous

    US and European stock markets tumbled and government bonds surged yesterday as further evidence of economic slowdown...

  29. February 6, 2008

    Harbingers of recession leave investors nervous

    US and European stock markets tumbled and government bonds surged yesterday as further evidence of economic slowdown...

  30. February 5, 2008

    Overview: Equities tumble as ISM fuels recession fears

    US and European stock markets tumbled and government bonds surged on Tuesday as further evidence of economic slowdown...

  31. February 2, 2008

    Investors seek comfort in a swirl of US data

    Global equity markets saw more wild swings this week as investors reacted to a mixed batch of US economic data, another...

  32. February 1, 2008

    Overview: Investors seek comfort in mixed US data

    Global equity markets saw more wild swings this week as investors reacted to a mixed batch of US economic data, another...

  33. January 31, 2008

    Tough call on Fed rate decision sparks caution

    Uncertainty over whether the Federal Reserve would continue on its path of aggressive interest rate cuts made for another...

  34. December 8, 2007

    Reassuring data and rate cuts help lift spirits

    Reassuring US jobs figures, a White House agreement to freeze rates on some subprime mortgages and interest rate cuts in...

  35. December 8, 2007

    Reassuring data and rate cuts help lift spirits

    Reassuring US jobs figures, a White House agreement to freeze rates on some subprime mortgages and interest rate cuts in...

  36. December 7, 2007

    Global overview: Equities enjoy more gains

    Reassuring US jobs figures, a White House agreement to freeze rates on some subprime mortgages and interest rate cuts in the...

  37. November 15, 2007

    Investors remain wary despite upbeat US data

    Uncertainty remained the key theme in financial markets yesterday as investors digested mixed economic data and heard some...

  38. October 6, 2007

    Increased belief in prospects for US economy

    Growing confidence in the outlook for the US economy helped drive global equities to fresh highs this week and relieved...

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