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    1. April 29, 2016

      US adds China, Germany and Japan to new currency watchlist

      The US Treasury has placed China, Germany and Japan on a new currency watchlist, warning that all three faced extra...

    2. April 29, 2016

      The curse of slow growth afflicts the US economy

      This week, the central banks of the world’s two richest advanced nations decided to do nothing. One of those decisions,...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Week ahead: US earnings, IMF-World Bank, China GDP

      Corporate America steals the spotlight from central banks next week as earnings season kicks off. Here’s what to watch...

    15. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Bank shares lead US stocks sharply lower

      US stocks faced heavy selling on Thursday, led by a sharp decline in bank shares, as investors dashed into haven...

    16. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to slide after Wall St drop

      Renewed unease about the health of the US economy and financial markets handed Wall Street its biggest drop in a month,...

    17. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Trade deficit drags on US Q1 growth forecasts

      Fears of a US recession may have been allayed but the latest string of data suggest that growth in the first three...

    18. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      US services sector heats up in March

      The expansion in the vast US services sector picked up steam last month for the first time since October, underscoring...

    19. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      US trade deficit widens to highest since August

      The US posted a wider-than-expected trade deficit in February, a reading that could be an additional drag on already...

    20. Fast FT

      April 4, 2016

      BlackRock: US corporate debt no longer a bargain

      After posting a sharp rally since mid-February, US corporate debt is no longer a bargain, US asset manager BlackRock...

    21. Fast FT

      April 1, 2016

      Slow and steady — Wall St week in review

      US equities rose more than 1 per cent this week as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average posted modest advances...

    22. Fast FT

      April 1, 2016

      March US jobs report — Economists react

      The US labour market continues to look strong, economists said after the nonfarm payroll report showed that job growth...

    23. Fast FT

      April 1, 2016

      US adds 215k jobs; Jobless rate rises

      The pace of US job growth remained robust, while wages climbed more than forecast in March. However a rise in the...

    24. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      S&P 500 ekes out slim gain in turbulent Q1

      The S&P 500 ended the first quarter with a modest gain, a statistic the belies the torrid start to 2016 for the...

    25. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      US M&A market set for weakest quarter since '14

      The US mergers & acquisition market marched to a downbeat rhythm in the first quarter as the deals party seen in 2015...

    26. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      Yellen reiterates need for rates caution

      Janet Yellen has reiterated the need for the Federal Reserve to “proceed cautiously” in lifting interest rates given...

    27. FT Alphaville

      March 29, 2016

      Charles Kenny on trade adjustment, deindustrialisation, development and more (full transcript)

      Alphachatterbox is available on Acast, iTunes, and Stitcher. Our newest longform episode is a conversation with Charles...

    28. FT Data

      March 24, 2016

      Brexit and the Capital Markets Union

      If the UK were to leave the European Union, it will mean that it will also be outside the Capital Markets Union (CMU),...

    29. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      The dollar's bull run isn't over - Goldman

      The Federal Reserve’s dovish surprise last week will only be a temporary setback for dollar bulls who have bet that...

    30. FT Alphaville

      March 21, 2016

      The US and Cuba: incrementalism, reversal risk and the Dictator's Dilemma

      To analogise the ongoing diplomatic maneuvering between the US and Cuba to a scenario of mutual hostage-taking doesn’t...

    31. Fast FT

      March 17, 2016

      Asian equities and currencies rally after Fed decision

      A more cautious tone from the Federal Reserve set up Asian financial markets for solid gains on Thursday as the US...

    32. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      September now pencilled in for next US rate rise

      Pencil in September. Interest-rate futures markets suggest investors now expect the Federal Reserve to next raise...

    33. Fast FT

      March 9, 2016

      Happy seventh birthday, US bull market

      Despite an exacting start to 2016, the bull market for US equities has its seventh birthday on Wednesday, marking the...

    34. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      Asian markets subdued after solid week

      Asian stocks were subdued at the end of a solid week and ahead of tonight’s highly-anticipated US non-farm payrolls...

    35. Fast FT

      March 3, 2016

      The US services sector - is it holding up?

      The vast US services sector continued expanding in February, but the employment component shrunk for the first time in...

    36. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      The US is surprising again (in a good way)

      When it comes to the expectations game, at least, the US economy is on the up again. A US Economic Surprise Index...

    37. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Oil resurgence helps markets make bright start to month

      Better than expected US economic data, recovering oil prices and Wall Street’s sturdy start to the month are triggering...

    38. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Asian markets jump after strong US lead

      A more than 2 per cent jump on Wall Street set up Asian markets for solid gains on Wednesday, with Japanese shares on...

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