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    Global imbalances remain a threat to stability, IMF warns

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    The finances of US consumers have improved sharply in the past couple of years and are now able to support faster growth in...

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  1. September 26, 2014

    Modern realities are increasing the discomfort of the comfortably off

    When will it end? Can house prices really continue to rise faster than wages, year after year? Can European nations send...

  2. September 26, 2014

    Dollar run extends as recovery gains pace

    The dollar extended its run of weekly gains to 11 this week – a feat not achieved in four decades of records compiled by...

  3. September 26, 2014

    US economy grows 4.6%

    The US economy grew by an annualised 4.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2014, compared with an earlier estimate of 4.2...

  4. September 23, 2014

    Divergence as an approach can only go so far

    Wall Street is at its best when remixing old ideas to present in fancy new bottles. Remember decoupling, the idea popular in...

  5. September 16, 2014

    US household incomes stagnate despite economic recovery

    The United States has suffered another year of stagnant incomes as the economic recovery fails to translate into rising...

  6. September 15, 2014

    Outlook darkens on global economy, OECD says

    Fears of disruption following a Scottish vote for independence and intensifying conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine...

  7. September 15, 2014

    Nasdaq Composite eyes return to dotcom bubble level

    There are plenty of comeback stories on Wall Street. Many are watching whether the Nasdaq Composite can complete what the...

  8. September 12, 2014

    Tracking the US market benchmarks

    Investors focus on two major benchmarks in the US: the S&P 500, tracking the world’s largest equity market and the 10-year...

  9. September 5, 2014

    US jobs growth disappoints

    A weak employment report contradicted a host of other data showing strength in the world's largest economy, as the pace of...

  10. September 5, 2014

    US non-farm preview: Job creation set to accelerate

    The European Central Bank surprised investors by cutting interest rates on Thursday. Twenty hours later focus has switched...

  11. September 4, 2014

    US economy looks strongest since 2009

    The US is enjoying its strongest run of economic data since the recovery began in 2009 and analysts expect it to continue...

  12. September 3, 2014

    Financial reform: Call to arms

    The financial crises and the years of economic malaise that followed represent profound failures of the economy and of...

  13. September 3, 2014

    Fed survey points to robust recovery

    All twelve districts of the US Federal Reserve reported growing economic activity through the summer in the latest sign of a...

  14. September 3, 2014

    OECD warns wage cuts create deflation risk

    Further cuts in real wages in countries whose labour markets have been hardest hit by the economic crisis would risk...

  15. September 1, 2014

    Fed ignores likelihood of weaker growth

    The US Federal Reserve may have a problem. When it finally does move to increase short-term interest rates, it may prove too...

  16. August 31, 2014

    Margins: the new normal

    The valuation bears – who think the stock market is overpriced relative to fundamentals, and is set to fall – are still...

  17. August 29, 2014

    Chart that tells a story . . . S&P 500

    What does this show? The S&P 500, an equity index tracking the largest 500 companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange...

  18. August 29, 2014

    Stocks at records yet recovery is elusive

    Another summer day, another record for the stock market as both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average set new...

  19. August 28, 2014

    Seasonal trends depend on momentum

    Wall Street will be shut on Monday for the US Labor Day break. That may make investors that little bit more reluctant to...

  20. August 26, 2014

    Opportunist shareholders must embrace commitment

    Limited-liability, privately owned joint-stock companies are the core institutions of modern capitalism. These entities are...

  21. August 26, 2014

    Autumn shadows lurk for global stocks

    The S&P 500 has hit 2,000, so where next? Andrew Wilkinson, chief market analyst at Interactive Brokers, says this has...

  22. August 26, 2014

    Little fanfare as S&P 500 passes 2,000

    When the S&P 500 reached 1,000 for the first time in February 1998, Kenny Polcari was trading equities for ICAP from the...

  23. August 25, 2014

    S&P 500 passes 2,000 for the first time

    The S&P 500, the world’s largest equity market and a bellwether of the US economy, rose above the 2,000 threshold for the...

  24. August 25, 2014

    No need to panic about high-yield bonds

    Keep calm and carry on has characterised the market for high-yield bonds despite a recent bout of intensive selling by...

  25. August 22, 2014

    Yellen highlights labour market dilemma

    Janet Yellen highlighted extreme uncertainly about how many more jobs the US economy can create before inflation picks up in...

  26. August 19, 2014

    Home Depot: head of household

    If you are among the millions of young Americans still living with your parents because you cannot afford a home of your...

  27. August 18, 2014

    Don’t fight the US Treasury bond rally

    The consensus among market watchers last September was that, with US interest rates so low and the US Federal Reserve about...

  28. August 17, 2014

    Europe pessimistic on income equality as Americans cling to dream

    Most Europeans think their societies are far less equal than they are, while Americans are unusual in believing that their...

  29. August 15, 2014

    US Treasury bears face irresistible force

    Persistently low yielding US government bonds show little sign of reversing course. This is much to the chagrin of many...

  30. August 13, 2014

    Markets push rate rise bets back after BoE report

    The Bank of England has halved its wage growth forecast for this year, leaving financial markets betting that UK interest...

  31. August 12, 2014

    Record income gap fuels US housing weakness

    The income gap between America’s richest and poorest metropolitan regions has reached its widest on record, shaping an...

  32. August 12, 2014

    US housing: Battle scars

    The first thing that strikes you in the low-income suburbs of south Sacramento is the number of overgrown front lawns. Then...

  33. August 12, 2014

    A second home is my first choice of reward

    When entrepreneurs sell their companies, the first big purchase they make is usually a second home. And now is the time of...

  34. August 12, 2014

    Watch for risks from indebted corporate Asia

    August can be a perilous month for investors. It is a month when there is little volume or liquidity in financial markets...

  35. August 11, 2014

    Investors need a BuzzFeed listicle of reasons to be careful

    For pictures of cats which look like central bankers, you’ll have to go elsewhere (for now). But in deference to the $850m...

  36. August 11, 2014

    Unwary yield hunters risk liquidity trap

    High-yield bonds have had a record run. With a cumulative return of more than 150 per cent since 2009, they have beaten...

  37. August 8, 2014

    Bull run shows signs of exhaustion

    Global investors’ long-running love affair with risk assets, such as equities and junk bonds, may be turning into a nasty...

  38. August 7, 2014

    US banks told to steer billions to hard-hit areas

    Big US banks will have to offer billions of dollars more in relief to the communities hardest hit by the financial crisis,...

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