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      Fed on alert for US economic recoil

      The UK’s vote to leave the European Union has significantly damped expectations for monetary tightening by the Federal...

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      9 hours ago

      US dollar in historic rally

      The US dollar jumped by as much as 3.4 per cent against the currencies of America’s trading partners, in one of the...

    1. June 22, 2016

      US risks future of low growth, says IMF

      The US faces economic “headwinds” and “pernicious” trends including a shrinking middle class that could slow growth in...

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      June 22, 2016

      Markets cautiously positive ahead of Brexit vote

      Equity benchmarks are firmer while the pound is strengthening and gold softer as investors adopt a cautiously positive...

    3. June 21, 2016

      Yellen warns on 'considerable uncertainty' over US economy

      Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said she will tread carefully as she gauges when to lift short-term interest rates...

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      June 15, 2016

      Wall Street weighs in on June Fed meeting

      The Federal Reserve opted to leave interest rates unchanged at its June meeting in line with forecasts as it noted that...

    5. 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...

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      June 12, 2016

      Why hasn't the productivity crisis caused a bear market (yet)?

      The 2016 calendar year may well see productivity growth in the US economy slumping to around 0.5 per cent, a...

    7. Fast FT

      June 7, 2016

      Asian markets climb as Fed looks steady in June

      Asian stocks outside China advanced cautiously on Tuesday after Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chair, dropped strong...

    8. Fast FT

      June 6, 2016

      US jobs data: glass half full or half empty?

      Talk about mixed messages. Depending on how you look at it, the US jobs report released last week could either be...

    9. Fast FT

      June 6, 2016

      Mixed session for Asian markets after US job shock

      A reversal in expectations around a US interest rate rise rumbled through Asian markets on Monday, with the Japan the...

    10. Gavyn Davies

      June 5, 2016

      Global activity steady, but the US slows again

      This month’s regular update from the Fulcrum nowcast models shows that global economic activity is growing fractionally...

    11. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      Delay rate rise until higher core inflation - Fed's Evans

      US central bankers should hold steady on another interest rate rise for over a year, as they await further signs of...

    12. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      Equities firmer ahead of US jobs report

      Global equities are mostly firmer, with US index futures trading at seven-month highs, as oil holds above $50 and...

    13. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      Asian markets rise modestly ahead of US jobs data

      Asian markets were making modest gains on Friday as investors hunkered down ahead of the key US non-farm payrolls...

    14. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      Upbeat mood in markets, but gold snaps losing streak

      Stocks, the dollar and short-term Treasury yields are all hovering near multi week highs as markets appear increasingly...

    15. Fast FT

      May 30, 2016

      Dollar continues ascent in mixed session for Asian markets

      Buoyed by a weaker yen, Japanese markets were out in front in a mixed session for Asia, as the US dollar continued to...

    16. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      S&P 500 logs best week since March

      The bulls stormed Wall Street this week, sending the benchmark S&P 500 index 2 per cent higher in its best run since...

    17. May 27, 2016

      Yellen points to summer rate rise

      The head of the US Federal Reserve said on Friday that a rate rise would probably be appropriate in “coming months” if...

    18. May 27, 2016

      US growth slowed less than expected in first quarter

      The US economy grew at a slightly swifter pace than initially thought in the first three months of 2016, suggesting it...

    19. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      First-quarter US economic growth revised higher

      The US grew at a slightly swifter pace than initially thought in the first three months of 2016, suggesting the world’s...

    20. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      US markets tame ahead of GDP, Yellen

      The US dollar rose against major currencies and US stock-index futures were largely unchanged on Friday as investors...

    21. May 26, 2016

      Fed governor sees rate rise ‘fairly soon’

      A continued strengthening in US economic data could clear the way for a second increase in short-term interest rates...

    22. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      Fed's Powell: data should support rate rise 'fairly soon'

      A continued strengthening in US economic data could clear the way for a second increase in short-term interest rates...

    23. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      US pending home sales hit highest level in 10 years

      A forward-looking indicator of US housing activity rose last month to its highest level in more than a decade as the US...

    24. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Delayed rate rise may have softened US slowdown - NY Fed

      The Federal Reserve’s decision last year to delay the first rate rise since 2006 staved off a much sharper slowdown in...

    25. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Stocks get their mojo back; oil nears $50 again

      Global stocks are in bullish mood as oil prices rally back toward $50 a barrel, Greece seals a new debt deal, and...

    26. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to follow Wall St higher, oil gains

      US crude prices rose to their highest level since October, but it was strong gains for financial and technology stocks...

    27. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Fed's Bullard on jobs and inflation

      The effects of a stronger dollar seem to be easing, while a fairly tight US labour market could push inflation up, St....

    28. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Week ahead: US GDP, G7 summit, Greece

      The timing of the next rate rise dominated markets this week and next week attention turns overseas as investors focus...

    29. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Asian stocks look to end cautious week on up note

      Asian markets were squeezing out a gain, following a cautious week in which the prospects of an interest rate rise from...

    30. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Philadelphia manufacturing continues retreat in May

      More decidedly mixed US economic data to digest for investors trying to gauge the strength of the US economy this...

    31. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Asian markets fall as Fed's June meeting looks "live"

      Most stock markets around Asia sank and currencies retreated against the dollar as investors digested the renewed...

    32. May 19, 2016

      Pacific Rim trade deal would barely nudge US growth, says report

      An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal being touted by US President Barack Obama would add just 0.15 per cent annually to...

    33. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Wall St retreats as Fed rate rise back in focus

      US stocks were in retreat and yields on two-year US Treasuries advanced on Tuesday after a spat of new data on...

    34. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      US manufacturing bounces back in April

      US manufacturing production bounced back in April, rising for the first time in three months as demand from the auto...

    35. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Home Depot raises 2016 guidance

      Some investors may be worrying about the outlook for the US economy but American consumers are still willing to loosen...

    36. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      US recession worries flare up ... again

      A measure of the US Treasury yield curve flattened on Friday to levels not seen since early March, reviving once again...

    37. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Dollar climbs on retail sales surprise

      Va va voom. The US dollar is getting fresh leg in its rally on Friday after US retail sales data for April came in...

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      May 13, 2016

      US retail sales climb most in a year

      A bit of good news for those who have been fretting about the state of US consumer spending. US retail sales grew the...

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