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      Federal Reserve interest rate meeting: what to watch

      When Federal Reserve policymakers last gathered in June, the picture that confronted them was a murky one. Britain was...

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      US new home sales log highest pace since '08

      Sales of newly-built US homes rose more than Wall Street expected last month to the highest rate since 2008 in the...

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      US stocks waver as investors eye earnings

      US equities wavered in a tight range on Tuesday as traders digested the latest round of corporate earnings and braced...

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      July 25, 2016

      US energy stocks skid as oil drops

      The US energy sector came under pressure on Monday as crude oil prices dropped to the lowest level since May on the...

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      July 25, 2016

      Odds of '16 Fed rate rise climb to nearly 50%

      The Federal Reserve is widely expected to stand pat on interest rates when it meets this week, but market expectations...

    4. July 24, 2016

      Week Ahead Markets Diary: Policy decision from the Fed

      Attention shifts squarely to the US next week as investors watch for the latest monetary policy decision from the...

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      July 22, 2016

      Week ahead: US GDP, politics and the Fed

      Attention shifts squarely to the US next week as investors watch for the latest monetary policy decision from the...

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      July 19, 2016

      Koo: Why US Quantitative Easing "worked" better than other QEs

      This is a guest post from Richard Koo, chief economist of the Nomura Research Institute and, amongst many other things,...

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      July 15, 2016

      US stocks rise as S&P 500 eyes 'perfect week'

      The bulls are out in force. The S&P 500 eyed its fifth-straight closing high on Friday, in what would be the first...

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      July 15, 2016

      Markets edge down after record-breaking US rally

      US and European equity gauges are softer and government bond yields are nudging back toward record lows as traders...

    9. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Wall St eyes further gains after record run

      US stocks are set to edge higher on Wednesday as investors eye further gains after pushing the S&P 500 and the Dow...

    10. July 12, 2016

      An end to facile optimism about the future

      Some inventions are more important than others.” This is the most important point made by Robert Gordon of Northwestern...

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      July 12, 2016

      Asian markets continue rally, weak yen boosts Japan

      Asian stock markets continued a global rally on Tuesday as the afterglow of solid US jobs numbers pushed Wall Street to...

    12. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      S&P 500 eyes record levels as US futures rise

      US markets appeared poised to begin the week on the frontfoot with the S&P 500 within striking distance of its record...

    13. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      US stocks point to record; Yen doused

      Wall Street is on course for a record high, sparking a global rally in risk appetite, after US jobs data suggested the...

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      July 11, 2016

      Japanese shares lead as US jobs data boosts markets

      Japanese equities are heading for their best one-day gain in more than two months amid a broad stock market rally in...

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      July 8, 2016

      Week ahead: US earnings, BoE, China GDP

      With the US job’s report in the bag, investors will turn their attention to corporate America next week as second...

    16. Fast FT

      July 8, 2016

      US job growth roars back, adds 287k jobs

      The US jobs machine bounced back in a big way in June, with companies adding far more jobs than expected, in the latest...

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      July 7, 2016

      Brexit, Fed minutes keep Asian markets trading cautiously

      Stock markets in Asia were trading cautiously on Thursday amid ongoing nervousness owing to the fallout from Brexit and...

    18. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      US service sector clocks strong performance in June

      US service businesses performed surprisingly strongly in June, topping expectations to expand at the fastest pace all...

    19. July 5, 2016

      How vulnerable is the US to Brexit fallout?

      While the Brexit shock delivered a severe jolt to US markets, by the end of last week shares had recovered much of...

    20. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Asian markets continue global relief rally

      Asian stocks were on track to finish the quarter on an up note as investors remained in an upbeat mood after UK blue...

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      June 28, 2016

      US first quarter growth revised higher

      The US economy expanded at a slightly quicker rate in the first quarter than economists forecast, however, consumption...

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      June 24, 2016

      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...

    23. 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...

    25. 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...

    27. 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...

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      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...

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      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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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