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      Corporate tax reform is vital to boosting America’s growth

      After more than a year of campaigning, the Republican and Democrat nominees have entered a sprint towards polling day....

    2. August 23, 2016

      Markets Spotlight: China hopes boosted by deflation progress

      Our round-up of the week’s best comment and analysis from the Financial Times examines some positive signals emerging...

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    1. FT 400 Top Financial Advisers

      There appears to be no shortage of worries for American investors in 2016. Recent mark...
    2. World Economy

      The world economy is at a fork in the road. On one path, 2016 looks likely to see a de...
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    1. August 21, 2016

      US manufacturing’s ills have been misdiagnosed

      The supposedly dismal condition of manufacturing industry in the US is one of the planks of Donald Trump’s presidential...

    2. August 21, 2016

      Fed’s Fischer upbeat on economic targets

      The Federal Reserve is close to meeting both its targets for the US economy, one of its leading policymakers said, as...

    3. August 16, 2016

      Clinton looks to tap into emerging optimism about US recovery

      While her opponent spreads dark warnings of economic decay, Hillary Clinton’s campaign rhetoric has recently carried...

    4. August 15, 2016

      San Francisco Fed president calls for inflation policy rethink

      Central banks need to consider aiming for a higher inflation target as they boost their room for manoeuvre in the...

    5. August 9, 2016

      Trump economic programme: under the microscope

      Donald Trump has repeatedly been criticised by opponents for releasing a paucity of policy detail during his campaign...

    6. August 7, 2016

      Donald Trump turns to economy to reboot campaign

      Donald Trump will seek to reorient his campaign this week amid alarm in the Republican party, with a new economic plan...

    7. August 4, 2016

      US economy: Decline of the start-up nation

      In the desert city of Tucson, Arizona, local entrepreneurs have gathered in the Pueblo Vida bar for a crash course in...

    8. August 4, 2016

      A tweak to helicopter money will help the economy take off

      Theresa May, the UK prime minister, has all but repudiated the economic policies of the previous chancellor of the...

    9. August 2, 2016

      Donald Trump is entitled to his opinion on stocks

      Donald Trump has made another dramatic intervention and taken on another new role. Now, he is a stock market seer. And...

    10. August 1, 2016

      QE-forever cycle will have an unhappy ending

      Policymakers have chosen to ignore the central issue of debt as they try to resuscitate activity. Since 2008, total...

    11. July 29, 2016

      US earnings reach a turning point

      This is going to be a difficult exercise. Let us cut out the noise, ignore events we cannot predict and examine the...

    12. July 29, 2016

      US economic growth of 1.2% misses estimates

      The US economy expanded at a significantly slower pace than expected in the first half of 2016, data released on Friday...

    13. July 28, 2016

      Lumber rally may have further to climb

      One of the more bullish-looking commodity price charts is that of lumber. After touching a four-year low around $215...

    14. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      US existing home sales continue rebound in June

      The US housing market continues to rebound with sales of previously owned homes climbing higher last month. Sales of...

    15. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      US housing starts jumped in June

      The rate of new US single-family home construction bounced back in a big way in June as low interest rates and and a...

    16. June 15, 2016

      US business leaders lower growth forecast for American economy

      US business leaders have offered a bleak view of the American economy, lowering their growth forecast for this year and...

    17. June 9, 2016

      Emerging markets poised for ‘rebound’

      Amid all the doom and gloom enveloping emerging markets GAM, a Swiss asset manager with $120bn under management,...

    18. June 6, 2016

      US economy: capital punishment

      Last week Brent crude futures closed above $50 for the first time since November. Sighs of relief all round: how bad...

    19. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      US service-sector growth falls to lowest since '14

      The pace of growth in the vast US services sector dropped last month to the lowest level since February 2014, adding to...

    20. June 3, 2016

      US job growth slowest since 2010

      Hiring by US employers slowed last month to the weakest pace since 2010, clouding the economic picture and dealing a...

    21. May 31, 2016

      US consumer spending rises by most in 7 years

      Americans lifted spending by the most in more than six years in April, confirming signs of an economic bounceback and...

    22. May 29, 2016

      The mystery of weak US productivity

      Look around you. From your drone home delivery to that oncoming driverless car, change seems to be accelerating. Warren...

    23. Lawrence Summers

      May 26, 2016

      Why Americans don’t trust government

      I have an op-ed in the Boston Globe today on infrastructure, addressing the issue of quality rather than quantity of...

    24. 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...

    25. May 23, 2016

      Kenya bucks Africa’s economic trend

      Kenya, one of the best-performing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, on Monday unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest...

    26. May 23, 2016

      Poll points to eurozone growth slowdown

      The eurozone’s pace of growth may be slowing after a rapid recovery at the start of the year, according to a closely...

    27. May 17, 2016

      ‘Double debt bind’ can only be lifted with growth and inflation

      It was never meant to be like this. After the initial fiscal pump priming that followed the financial crisis, the...

    28. May 15, 2016

      Fragile recovery in emerging markets

      An air of slightly uneasy calm hangs over the economies of emerging markets. EM asset prices — and currencies for the...

    29. May 13, 2016

      US retail sales climb on wages growth

      US retail sales grew the most in a year in April, as wage growth improved, suggesting that consumers could help revive...

    30. May 12, 2016

      Treasury yields threaten to break lower

      The US April retail sales report is due for release on Friday. Critics complain it is lacking as a good guide to the...

    31. May 6, 2016

      Lack of conviction reflects negative mood

      Why have markets started to behave as though they are alarmed about recession risks once more? Since the year began...

    32. May 6, 2016

      US rate rise chances recede as jobs growth slows

      Hiring by American employers decelerated in April to the slowest pace since September, taking some of the shine off the...

    33. 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...

    34. May 3, 2016

      Strong US car sales in April revive hopes for fresh record

      US new car sales were poised to set a record in the month of April, reviving hopes that the market’s steady recovery...

    35. April 29, 2016

      The curse of slow growth afflicts the US economy

      This week, the central banks of the world’s two richest advanced nations decided to do nothing. One of those decisions,...

    36. April 24, 2016

      US stock market set for second-longest bull run

      The US stock market is set to hit a new milestone on Thursday, surpassing the postwar boom as the second-longest...

    37. April 14, 2016

      US economy in charts: gloom versus data

      From Donald Trump’s assertions that the US is not winning any more to Bernie Sanders’ warnings of a “rigged economy”,...

    38. April 13, 2016

      Slow growth is a fact of life in the post-crisis world

      Once the acute phases of the financial and euro crises were over, it was clear that it would take time for advanced...

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