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      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 companies...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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 jobless...

    3. 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 non-farm...

    4. 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 latest...

    5. 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 threatening...

    6. 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 as...

    7. 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 will be...

    8. 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 evidence...

    9. 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 this...

    10. 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 While...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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 has...

    13. 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 another...

    14. 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 on...

    15. 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 — grew...

    16. 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, builders...

    17. 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 Federal...

    18. 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 not...

    19. 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...

    20. 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 saw the...

    21. 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...

    22. 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 timing...

    23. 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...

    24. June 4, 2015

      IMF warns Fed to hold fire on rate rise

      The International Monetary Fund has urged the Federal Reserve to wait until next year to raise interest rates, cautioning...

    25. June 3, 2015

      Fed survey sees growth return to US economy

      Growth seems to have returned to the US economy over the past two months albeit at a “modest to moderate pace” and with a...

    26. June 3, 2015

      OECD slashes global growth forecast

      The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has slashed its forecasts for global growth, as it warned that...

    27. June 1, 2015

      US economy too weak for rate rise, says Eric Rosengren

      The US recovery is too weak to justify a rise in interest rates with consumers showing signs of a profound “behavioural...

    28. June 1, 2015

      High valuations test US equity bulls

      US equity bulls these days better be economy bulls, too. The US share market stands at a crossroads, with valuations at...

    29. May 28, 2015

      All EU economies set to expand for first time since crisis

      All the economies of EU member states are set to expand this year for the first time since the financial crisis as a...

    30. May 28, 2015

      Germany outpaces US in economic ‘wellbeing’ index

      Germans are benefiting more from their country’s economic rebound than Americans are from the US recovery thanks to greater...

    31. Andrew Smithers

      May 27, 2015

      Sterling, productivity and central bankers

      Unemployment cannot fall much more in Japan, the UK and the US without inflation rising. The actual growth of gross domestic...

    32. May 26, 2015

      US economic recovery masks tale of many cities

      Nearly half of the biggest US metropolitan areas have yet to recoup all the lost jobs from the Great Recession and almost a...

    33. May 26, 2015

      Cheap oil fails to spark consumer spending boom

      Call it the mystery of the missing oil money. When the price of Brent crude more than halved in the second half of last...

    34. May 25, 2015

      Productivity: It’s a drag

      Drew Greenblatt surveys the shop floor of his small factory in a down-at-heel district of Baltimore, Maryland, where two...

    35. May 22, 2015

      Janet Yellen expects US economy to strengthen

      The US economy is likely to strengthen following a first-quarter setback that was heavily influenced by fleeting factors...

    36. May 22, 2015

      Growth stalls as oil dividend remains unspent

      Why haven’t consumers spent their oil dividend? It may be the most crucial question for the world’s capital markets as the...

    37. May 21, 2015

      Nerves affect equities as bond yields rise

      Goldman Sachs has weighed in on the debate about whether rising bond yields will hurt shares. In its latest global asset...

    38. May 20, 2015

      Fed minutes show doubts about strength of US recovery

      Doubts about the strength of the US recovery appeared to grow among Federal Reserve policy makers in their latest...

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