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    1. July 27, 2015

      S&P 500 needs stronger company commitment

      The bumpy recovery in domestic consumption is helping support US stocks in the face of more limited room for progress...

    2. July 26, 2015

      Strengthening US economy bolsters case for rate rise

      A strengthening economy and gathering momentum in the property market are bolstering arguments for higher interest...

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    1. July 24, 2015

      Fed accidentally releases staff forecasts

      Confusion surrounding an inadvertent release of staff forecasts by the Federal Reserve deepened on Friday evening after...

    2. July 21, 2015

      Emerging market unemployment rises sharply

      Unemployment across emerging markets has risen sharply this year, reversing a six-year slide, even as it has continued...

    3. July 20, 2015

      Savannah makes waves as it lures shipping

      On a subtropical summer afternoon at the Port of Savannah, Georgia, it is tempting to conclude that the Savannah...

    4. July 20, 2015

      Dangers abound for the ‘back from the precipice’ strategy

      Last week the world lurched back from the precipice. Beijing stabilised its stock market and reported that the economy...

    5. July 20, 2015

      US chiefs less upbeat on expansion than overseas peers

      US chief executives are much less confident about growth and the global economy than counterparts in Europe and Asia,...

    6. July 17, 2015

      Stanley Fischer defends Fed’s role as lender of last resort

      Stanley Fischer has launched a robust defence of the Federal Reserve’s lender of last resort functions amid attempts by...

    7. July 16, 2015

      US earnings set to eclipse frosty forecasts

      A sense of déjà vu beckons for investors braced for the first year-on-year decline in large-cap US profitability since...

    8. July 15, 2015

      Upbeat Yellen puts faith in strong US recovery

      The International Monetary Fund this month implored the Federal Reserve not to raise short-term interest rates in 2015,...

    9. July 15, 2015

      Rates must rise to avert next crisis

      In 1898, Swedish economist Knut Wicksell argued that there existed a “natural” rate of interest that balanced the...

    10. July 12, 2015

      Reit investors see a buy signal in cells

      At a private prison in the US, a group of men is being escorted through the bare corridors. But instead of being told...

    11. July 10, 2015

      Yellen reiterates case for 2015 rate rise

      The US economic recovery has solid underpinnings and should strengthen in coming years, Federal Reserve Chair Janet...

    12. July 8, 2015

      Data point to poorer global middle class

      The global middle class The global middle class is both smaller and poorer than previously thought, according to a new...

    13. July 7, 2015

      Dollar rise threatens US growth and emerging markets, IMF warns

      More gains by the dollar could leave US growth “significantly debilitated” and have repercussions across emerging...

    14. July 3, 2015

      Wall Street braced for profit declines

      Wall Street is bracing itself for the first year-on-year decline in profits in almost three years with S&P 500...

    15. July 2, 2015

      Puerto Rico crisis in America’s back yard

      There is never a perfect time to announce you are virtually bankrupt. For Puerto Rico, however, this week was a better...

    16. July 2, 2015

      US employers hire apace but pay stalls

      US employers added jobs at a resilient pace in June, but stalling wage growth and falling labour force participation...

    17. July 1, 2015

      US payroll report tipped to show gain of 230,000

      More than half a decade after the unemployment rate hit 10 per cent, the US is edging closer to full employment. The...

    18. July 1, 2015

      Markets look to early US jobs report

      Barring any fresh development in the Greek debt crisis, the market’s main risk event on Thursday should be the US...

    19. Andrew Smithers

      July 1, 2015

      How fast is moderate growth?

      It is an old adage that the market is a weighing machine in the long-term and a voting one in the short-term. The...

    20. June 30, 2015

      Puerto Rico’s unfolding Greek-style disaster

      Comparisons between Puerto Rico and Greece may be overblown. The heavily indebted island commonwealth is neither...

    21. June 30, 2015

      Obama proposes broader overtime pay cover

      President Barack Obama has unveiled a long-awaited change to US rules on overtime pay, potentially raising the wages of...

    22. June 26, 2015

      That Russelling is the sound of indices being realigned

      As I write this, in New York on the morning of Friday June 26, stock market traders are locked in to what they know...

    23. June 25, 2015

      US spending shows economic rebound under way

      Spending by US households jumped by the most in nearly six years in May, lifted by stronger incomes and reinforcing...

    24. June 25, 2015

      Earnings may be catalyst for US rally

      And still the S&P 500 is stuck in the roughly 80 point range held since February. As we have noted before, the longer...

    25. June 22, 2015

      Free Lunch: Can the US return to high growth?

      Before the reactions to Jeb Bush's growth pledge, a mini-update on Greece. While waiting for Punch and Judy to resume...

    26. 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,...

    27. June 16, 2015

      Manila in midst of ‘township’ boom

      The economic boom in the Philippines has come at a price: chronic traffic congestion. In Manila, the capital, gridlock...

    28. June 16, 2015

      Small US banks left behind by dithering Congress

      Cruising past the leafy verges and homespun businesses of Americus, Georgia, a banker named Rick Whaley points to...

    29. June 15, 2015

      US dividend stocks smoked by higher yields

      As investors anticipate the end of easy US monetary policy this year, the fallout has landed with a thud in key sectors...

    30. June 11, 2015

      US retail data strengthens case for rate rise

      The case for a second-quarter recovery in the US economy — and a rate rise from the Federal Reserve later this year —...

    31. June 10, 2015

      The Federal Reserve risks inflating another US housing bubble

      No one has yet come forward to pay the $500m asking price. Still, in the exclusive Bel Air enclave of Los Angeles,...

    32. June 10, 2015

      Reasons to fear a ‘triple taper tantrum’

      The “taper tantrum” during summer 2013 was a chastening exercise in exit communication. Since then, not only the...

    33. June 9, 2015

      US economic momentum leaves bonds vulnerable

      Top piece of economic data this week should be Thursday’s release of the US retail sales for May. The US consumer has...

    34. June 8, 2015

      IMF raises growth forecast for Spain to 3.1% this year

      The International Monetary Fund has raised its growth forecast for Spain for the second time in three months, and now...

    35. June 5, 2015

      US economy: the case (in charts) for optimism

      The big question hanging over the US economy is just how strongly it can bounce back from a grim first quarter which...

    36. June 5, 2015

      US economy beats expectations with 280,000 more jobs in May

      The US added a better than expected 280,000 jobs in May in another sign that the economy is returning to growth after...

    37. June 5, 2015

      Dollar rallies after US jobs data beats forecasts

      The dollar rallied on Friday after stronger-than forecast jobs data reignited the debate in the markets on the likely...

    38. June 4, 2015

      Britain shows US the benefits of targeted welfare

      Once the US was viewed as an employment powerhouse in which a weak system of welfare support drove people to accept...

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