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    Congress nears deal on road funding

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  1. July 8, 2014

    Markets feel toppy – but might well get toppier yet

    Just how complacent are investors? After yesterday’s price drops took the Dow back below 17,000 and knocked 1 per cent from...

  2. July 8, 2014

    Bankers warn over rising US business lending

    US lending to businesses is reaching record levels but banks are privately warning that the activity should not be seen as...

  3. July 8, 2014

    Europe stock issuance soars to surpass US and Asia

    European equity issuance jumped in the first half of 2014, surpassing volumes from both the US and Asia, as growing...

  4. July 4, 2014

    The Long View: Stocks correction better than comeuppance

    Americans have much to celebrate this Independence Day weekend. The recovery in employment remains intact and is gaining...

  5. July 4, 2014

    Bourses slip as Wall Street takes holiday

    Friday 17:30 BST. The strong upward momentum enjoyed by risk assets for much of the week faded away on Friday as Wall...

  6. July 3, 2014

    Utility stocks cool with temperatures

    Energy utility company stocks cooled along with US midwest and east coast weather forecasts, with natural gas prices trading...

  7. July 3, 2014

    US jobless fall raises pressure for rate rise

    The US unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 per cent last month, bolstering hopes that the world’s largest economy is gaining...

  8. July 1, 2014

    Manufacturing conditions improve in Indonesia

    US America’s manufacturing sector has failed to make it five months in a row. The pace of expansion in the US factories was...

  9. June 30, 2014

    US stocks and bonds enjoy strong first-half gains

    Investors can be forgiven for thinking they have the midas touch at the halfway stage of the year. Solid returns across many...

  10. June 26, 2014

    An unbalanced recovery is no cause for complacency

    The UK economy is growing strongly – far more strongly, I am pleased to admit, than I expected. Is all well, then? No. The...

  11. June 25, 2014

    Reasons to be cheerful, despite shrinkage of the US economy

    The US economy shrank far more in the first quarter than anyone imagined, dropping 2.9 per cent on an annualised basis...

  12. June 20, 2014

    US stocks sail on but scan the horizon for a correction

    Is the stock market all present and correct? This week saw yet more records for the S&P 500 index of US stocks, by far the...

  13. June 20, 2014

    Wall Street questions US companies’ revenue growth

    The ability of US companies to deliver faster revenue growth this year has met with scepticism from Wall Street analysts,...

  14. June 19, 2014

    A tale of two US central bankers

    Here’s a tale of two central bankers. The first, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, thinks shares are not especially...

  15. June 19, 2014

    New York Federal Reserve takes on key role in repo market

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has emerged as the single largest player in an important segment of the short-term...

  16. June 18, 2014

    Bond star Michael Hasenstab warns on US debt

    Ukraine’s clash with Russia, which intensified suddenly at the end of February, frightened many global investors. But for...

  17. June 17, 2014

    Inflation becomes relevant again as US consumer prices climb 2.1%

    The US Federal Reserve will have to consider growing evidence that inflation is on the rise after the consumer price index...

  18. June 16, 2014

    IMF warns US to keep rates low as it cuts growth forecast

    The US will have to keep interest rates low for longer than markets expect, the International Monetary Fund has warned in a...

  19. June 16, 2014

    Time to take some chips off the table

    Investors have rekindled their romance with the “Great Moderation”, and fallen back in love with “goldilocks”. These two...

  20. June 13, 2014

    US equity bulls rest case on low inflation

    Judging by the latest research tidings coming out of Wall Street, the equity bull market has a lot further to run. Maximum...

  21. June 10, 2014

    US Treasury bonds look appetising

    Record highs for US equities and an expanding US jobs market have hardly weighed on US Treasury bonds this year. But the...

  22. June 10, 2014

    Three events that shaped our world

    This year is the 100th anniversary of the start of the first world war, the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the 25th...

  23. June 8, 2014

    Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ hits 7-year low

    Wall Street’s “fear gauge” has fallen to a seven-year low, helping propel US stocks to a record peak but suggesting investor...

  24. June 6, 2014

    Five takeaways on US jobs report

    It is the calm before the storm for the US jobs market. Sometime later this year or early in 2015, the economy will approach...

  25. June 6, 2014

    Risk-friendly US jobs report keeps dollar in check

    A risk-friendly US jobs report kept the dollar in check yesterday as currencies returned to calmer trading after the swings...

  26. June 6, 2014

    US employment passes pre-recession peak

    The number of Americans in work has surpassed the pre-recession peak, recording four straight months of growth above 200,000...

  27. June 5, 2014

    US jobs report key to outlook for bonds

    More than ever, and with good reason, investors are obsessed with America’s jobs market. Every month, US non-farm payrolls...

  28. June 4, 2014

    Jobs data to give clear signal on US growth

    For the first time in a weather-disrupted year, non-farm payrolls due on Friday should give clear signals on the state of...

  29. June 3, 2014

    Sales of boom-era ‘PIK’ debt soar

    The sale of complex debt products popular in the pre-crisis boom years has soared in 2014 as investors have embraced riskier...

  30. June 3, 2014

    US housing benefits from falling yields

    Falling US bond yields might be a worry for some market analysts. But try telling that to homebuyers. The trend has helped...

  31. June 3, 2014

    Rate rises will come despite lower bond yields

    At the beginning of the year, for the first time in a long while, we had a consensus view about markets. Over the past few...

  32. June 2, 2014

    Every investor briefly wins with ISM survey

    The monthly ISM survey of purchasing manufacturers is the most closely watched US economic indicator after payroll figures....

  33. June 2, 2014

    US data mix-up sparks market swings

    US markets suffered a bizarre morning of volatility after the Institute for Supply Management revised its closely watched...

  34. June 2, 2014

    US apartments in debt deal rent for less

    Apartments that have been bundled into bonds are renting for significantly less than similar but unsecuritised homes,...

  35. June 2, 2014

    Hilton Worldwide eyes future in boutique hotels

    Hilton Worldwide is launching a new brand aimed at upscale travellers as the recently-relisted US hotel group seeks to catch...

  36. June 1, 2014

    Accountancy firms increasingly looking to poach staff from rivals

    Accountancy firms are increasingly looking to poach staff from rivals to capitalise on a pickup in the UK economy and more...

  37. May 30, 2014

    US inflation rise adds to Fed confidence

    There is growing evidence of an upward turn in US inflation that could have big implications for the timing of a rise in...

  38. May 30, 2014

    Supply and demand drive down US bond yields

    Supply and demand is a guiding principle of setting market prices. That dynamic may help explain why we have seen such a...

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