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    1. August 27, 2015

      Strong US growth in Q2 poses rate conundrum for Fed

      The US economy grew much more strongly than expected in the second quarter of this year, according to data that...

    2. August 26, 2015

      Fed’s William Dudley cools talk of September liftoff

      A senior Federal Reserve official has damped expectations that the US central bank would raise interest rates next...

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    1. August 26, 2015

      US approaches a true bear market

      Markets need another compass. Valuation is of limited use when stock markets have behaved as violently as they have in...

    2. August 25, 2015

      Market slide is vindication for growling bears

      Bears must feel vindicated. They have been growling for some time now over what had seemed to be an unstoppable rally...

    3. August 25, 2015

      Slide in petrol prices to bolster US spending power and growth

      A fall in fuel prices is expected to save US consumers about $90 per household per month by the end of the year,...

    4. August 20, 2015

      Productivity paradox deepens Fed’s rate-rise dilemma

      Brace yourself to hear the phrase “data dependent” — a lot — over the next month. With this week’s release of the US...

    5. August 20, 2015

      Clock is ticking on US equity correction

      By any measure, this has been some bull market for US stocks. Nothing illustrates this better than the fact that 46...

    6. August 19, 2015

      Why New York takes biggest slice of asset pie

      Investors have much to learn from academics — and certainly not just from economists. The burgeoning field of...

    7. August 17, 2015

      More capital is a less painful way to fix the banks

      The US economy has just been through an unprecedented debilitating financial crisis and six years of economic...

    8. August 17, 2015

      Bond trouble ahead as equities keep calm

      Confidence levels in corporate bond and equity markets have diverged to an extent not seen since the financial crisis...

    9. August 14, 2015

      Long bonds rally as deflation fears stir

      As the dust settles from this week’s dramatic shift in China’s currency policy, investors are left asking whether the...

    10. August 13, 2015

      The US economy is infested with zombie corporate cash

      When US Federal Reserve officials meet in September to decide whether to raise interest rates, they will have a...

    11. August 13, 2015

      Why Dow ‘Death Cross’ did not prove fatal

      Wall Street has delivered a lesson to those overly beholden to technical indicators. During the renminbi-induced...

    12. August 10, 2015

      US consumers are less healthy than investors hope

      Investors and most economists are expecting the US economy to experience a solid second half in 2015, despite a...

    13. August 7, 2015

      US jobs report boosts market expectations of early rate rise

      The latest snapshot of the US jobs market revealed neither pleasant nor nasty surprises, but the status quo was enough...

    14. August 7, 2015

      US jobs data narrow rate-rise odds

      Traders narrowed the odds for a September interest rate rise by the Federal Reserve after the release of data showing...

    15. August 3, 2015

      Cash needed to get US transport systems back on track

      When Andrew Cuomo, New York’s governor, declined an invitation from a pressure group for subway passengers to ride on...

    16. August 2, 2015

      Dollar strength slices $100bn off US company revenues

      The sharp rise in the US dollar may slice more than $100bn off dollar-denominated revenues at some of America’s largest...

    17. July 31, 2015

      The world gears up for a surge in the US dollar

      As a symbol of how the US punches above its weight, nothing beats the pre-eminence of its currency. The US may account...

    18. July 31, 2015

      US wages increase at slowest rate since 1982

      Expectations of a Federal Reserve rate rise in September took a knock on Friday when data showed quarterly US wage...

    19. July 31, 2015

      Treasuries rally after soft US wage data

      Friday 21:00 BST. The dollar fell and Treasury bond prices rallied strongly as weak US wage data capped a week...

    20. July 30, 2015

      The land of free markets, tied down by red tape

      Every nation needs a unifying idea. Americans love to see themselves as champions of free markets and entrepreneurial...

    21. July 30, 2015

      US economy bounces back with 2.3% growth

      The US economy accelerated in the second quarter after a stronger start to the year than previously estimated,...

    22. July 30, 2015

      Dollar up as Fed rate expectations build

      Thursday 21:0 0 BST. The dollar and shorter-term US Treasury bond yields crept back towards multiyear highs amid...

    23. July 29, 2015

      Fed leaves options open for rate rise

      The US Federal Reserve has signalled that it remains on course to increase interest rates this year. But the central...

    24. July 29, 2015

      Job licences prove occupational hazard, warns White House

      From auctioneers and barbers to scrap metal recyclers and travel guides, the number of jobs requiring a licence has...

    25. July 27, 2015

      S&P 500 needs stronger company commitment

      The bumpy recovery in domestic consumption is helping support US stocks in the face of more limited room for progress...

    26. July 26, 2015

      Strengthening US economy bolsters case for rate rise

      A strengthening economy and gathering momentum in the property market are bolstering arguments for higher interest...

    27. July 24, 2015

      Fed accidentally releases staff forecasts

      Confusion surrounding an inadvertent release of staff forecasts by the Federal Reserve deepened on Friday evening after...

    28. July 21, 2015

      Emerging market unemployment rises sharply

      Unemployment across emerging markets has risen sharply this year, reversing a six-year slide, even as it has continued...

    29. July 20, 2015

      Savannah makes waves as it lures shipping

      On a subtropical summer afternoon at the Port of Savannah, Georgia, it is tempting to conclude that the Savannah...

    30. July 20, 2015

      Dangers abound for the ‘back from the precipice’ strategy

      Last week the world lurched back from the precipice. Beijing stabilised its stock market and reported that the economy...

    31. July 17, 2015

      Stanley Fischer defends Fed’s role as lender of last resort

      Stanley Fischer has launched a robust defence of the Federal Reserve’s lender of last resort functions amid attempts by...

    32. July 16, 2015

      US earnings set to eclipse frosty forecasts

      A sense of déjà vu beckons for investors braced for the first year-on-year decline in large-cap US profitability since...

    33. July 15, 2015

      Upbeat Yellen puts faith in strong US recovery

      The International Monetary Fund this month implored the Federal Reserve not to raise short-term interest rates in 2015,...

    34. July 15, 2015

      Rates must rise to avert next crisis

      In 1898, Swedish economist Knut Wicksell argued that there existed a “natural” rate of interest that balanced the...

    35. July 12, 2015

      Reit investors see a buy signal in cells

      At a private prison in the US, a group of men is being escorted through the bare corridors. But instead of being told...

    36. July 10, 2015

      Yellen reiterates case for 2015 rate rise

      The US economic recovery has solid underpinnings and should strengthen in coming years, Federal Reserve Chair Janet...

    37. July 7, 2015

      Dollar rise threatens US growth and emerging markets, IMF warns

      More gains by the dollar could leave US growth “significantly debilitated” and have repercussions across emerging...

    38. July 3, 2015

      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...

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