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      10 hours ago

      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...

    2. 10 hours ago

      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...

    1. 17 hours ago

      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...

    2. Fast FT

      17 hours ago

      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...

    3. Fast FT

      17 hours ago

      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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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....

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. Fast FT

      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...

    22. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Markets cautious ahead of US retail sales data

      Stocks are under pressure, boosting demand for government bonds, as a strengthening yen and weaker oil prices highlight...

    23. Fast FT

      May 6, 2016

      Week ahead: US data, Brazil, Bank of England

      With a disappointing jobs report prompting many to pare back expectations for the Federal Reserve to raise interest...

    24. Fast FT

      May 6, 2016

      Japan's losses set tone for Asian markets as yen firms

      Stocks in Japan dropped on Friday as the yen strengthened, prompting other Asian markets to keep treading cautiously...

    25. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      US private payroll growth disappoints in April

      The US private sector added fewer jobs than expected last month, in the latest sign the world’s most important economy...

    26. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      European markets soft; gold and yen sparkle

      European stocks are mirroring a mostly soft Asian session as the Japanese yen surges to an 18-month high after Wall...

    27. April 28, 2016

      US economic growth cools in first quarter

      The US economy grew at its slowest pace in two years during the first three months of 2016, raising questions over the...

    28. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      US growth slows — Economists react

      For investors that, earlier this year, feared that the US was entering a recession, the latest growth figures might...

    29. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      US economic growth cools in Q1

      The pace of US economic growth slowed in the first three months of 2016 to the lowest level in two years as a strong...

    30. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Japan leads Asian markets higher ahead of BoJ

      Japanese shares were leading Asia higher after data showing the country slipped back into deflation raised hopes the...

    31. April 27, 2016

      Fed concerns about global economic risks ease

      The Federal Reserve signalled that its concerns about global economic and financial hazards have eased since its...

    32. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      US stocks rise as traders eye earnings, data

      US stocks climbed on Tuesday as investors digested a round of data on the US economy and a slew of corporate earnings...

    33. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Weak lead from US sets tone for markets

      Asian markets look set to ease on Tuesday after Wall Street pulled its horns in ahead of this week’s central bank...

    34. April 24, 2016

      Week Ahead Economic Outlook: Monetary policy in the spotlight

      This week features another episode of global currency wars, as two heavyweight contenders, the Federal Reserve and Bank...

    35. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Week ahead: Fed, US GDP, BoJ

      With the European Central Bank’s meeting in the rear view mirror, investors turn their attention to the Federal Reserve...

    36. Gavyn Davies

      April 20, 2016

      Important developments in US nowcasting

      As regular readers will know, this blog carries monthly updates of Fulcrum’s activity “nowcasts” for all of the major...

    37. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Fed's Lacker sees 'persuasive case' for rate rise

      A recent firming in US inflation and expectations for robust economic growth this year make a “persuasive case” for a...

    38. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Fitch maintains US 'AAA' rating, cautions on debt outlook

      Fitch Ratings affirmed the United States’s perfect ‘AAA’ credit rating and stable outlook on Tuesday, although it...

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