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  1. April 16, 2014

    Yellen warns inflation may lag recovery

    Even a recovering US economy may not pull inflation back up towards the Federal Reserve’s 2 per cent target, Janet Yellen...

  2. April 14, 2014

    Tech correction clouds IPO prospects

    Now you see it, now you don’t. The recent boom and sudden gloom for dozens of newly listed US technology companies is...

  3. April 8, 2014

    Junk bond investors dig deep for value

    Just as hopeful prospectors venture back to abandoned gold mines in California, so fund managers are engaged in a similar...

  4. April 6, 2014

    US stocks / buybacks: musical shares

    There are worse things to do with cash. US companies, having stockpiled record amounts of it, have been reluctant to spend...

  5. April 6, 2014

    Global economic recovery ‘hinges on reforms’

    The recovery in the world’s leading economies is strengthening but concerted action by governments is needed to rebuild lost...

  6. April 4, 2014

    US labour market emerges from winter blues

    The US economy added 192,000 jobs in March in a sign that underlying growth is strong and a winter slowdown really was due...

  7. April 3, 2014

    ‘Sellside’ warns on high junk bond valuations

    A growing cadre of bond specialists employed by the big banks that make their money by selling securities to investors is...

  8. April 3, 2014

    US equity bulls confident growth will speed up

    US equity bulls are looking to March’s jobs report on Friday with rising confidence that America’s strengthening economy...

  9. April 2, 2014

    Prison numbers curb US freedom to raise employment rate

    When it emerged that two of Janet Yellen’s real-life examples of the struggle to find work were people with criminal records...

  10. March 31, 2014

    Alert on leveraged loan terms

    One of the biggest buyers of US leveraged loans is sounding the alarm over unusual new terms being jammed into deals,...

  11. March 31, 2014

    Corporate USA can save stock rally, bulls say

    As colleagues note on these pages, the first-quarter US earnings season starts soon – and analysts are fairly downbeat....

  12. March 31, 2014

    US equity investors ignore warning signs

    As US equity investors bid adieu to the weakest first quarter in five years, few are dwelling on the lacklustre performance....

  13. March 30, 2014

    US energy boom fuels population and income growth

    The US energy revolution triggered population and income growth last year in regions mainly west of the Mississippi river...

  14. March 28, 2014

    Shift to value as growth stocks lose appeal

    Being digital royalty no longer seems quite so cool. London-based King Digital’s shares have plunged 18 per cent in the...

  15. March 28, 2014

    Momentum slows as markets wait for growth

    US equity investors who have enjoyed chasing the “Big Mo” for many months, are looking a tad exhausted as the calendar flips...

  16. March 26, 2014

    ‘Fruity’ tech stocks lose their flavour

    Frankly, if you fill the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with people dressed as large pieces of fruit, you should not...

  17. March 21, 2014

    Retail investors join the US equity party

    How optimistic are US equity investors at the moment? It is a question that matters in terms of gauging how much life...

  18. March 20, 2014

    Few of US long-term jobless find work

    America’s long-term jobless face huge obstacles in returning to steady full-time employment, with just 11 per cent...

  19. March 20, 2014

    Yellen comments spark dollar rally

    The dollar climbed to a three week high on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve signalled it could begin raising interest...

  20. March 20, 2014

    Guess slides on unexpected loss forecast

    Shares in Guess, the US retailer, slid on Thursday after the company forecast an unexpected first-quarter loss and said...

  21. March 19, 2014

    Riskier corporate loans make US comeback

    Second-lien corporate loans, a type of debt structure that was popular in the build-up to the financial crisis, are staging...

  22. March 18, 2014

    United Rentals: driving force

    Pile on enough pressure, and eventually something cracks. Hertz shareholders have been telling the auto rental company to...

  23. March 18, 2014

    Crisis-hit US mortgage insurers return

    Five years after the US housing bubble burst, bringing the mortgage insurance industry to its knees and knocking two...

  24. March 17, 2014

    Fed drains monetary punchbowl but others replenish

    Most believe since the Federal Reserve began tapering its quantitative easing programme, monetary policy has turned from...

  25. March 16, 2014

    Alibaba announces it will seek US listing

    Alibaba Group, China’s largest ecommerce company, said on Sunday that it would pursue an initial public offering in the US,...

  26. March 13, 2014

    US equity bulls are banking on growth

    Sir John Templeton, Anglo-American mutual fund pioneer and founder of the Templeton Growth Fund, famously said: “The four...

  27. March 11, 2014

    Wall Street less important to US economy than thought

    The much-criticised US financial sector contributes far less to economic output than previously thought, say official...

  28. March 10, 2014

    Bull run stretched and primed for a fall

    Keep calm and carry on being optimistic has worked very well for equity investors since the financial crisis. Five years and...

  29. March 10, 2014

    Investors pull $18bn from biggest US ETF

    Investors have pulled nearly $18bn out of the biggest and best known S&P 500 exchange traded fund so far this year even as...

  30. March 7, 2014

    US jobs data: more to the numbers than the weather

    The February payrolls numbers came in a little stronger than expected, with headline jobs growth of 175,000 compared with...

  31. March 7, 2014

    US job growth eases pressure on Federal Reserve

    Unexpectedly robust US jobs figures cleared some of the clouds from America’s economic outlook on Friday cementing...

  32. March 5, 2014

    Not all beaten-down stocks bounce back

    It is exactly five years since the best buying opportunity of modern times. The S&P 500 hit 666 on March 6, 2009, taking it...

  33. March 5, 2014

    US feels the chill of more weak jobs data

    Fears are rising of another weak payrolls report this Friday as the long, cold winter in parts of the country puts a freeze...

  34. March 5, 2014

    Regulator to investigate Nationstar

    New York’s chief financial regulator will investigate the “explosive growth” of Nationstar Mortgage, in the latest instance...

  35. March 4, 2014

    Obama aims to rally Democrats with $3.9tn US budget

    President Barack Obama has laid out a $3.9tn budget that slashed tax breaks for the wealthiest households and businesses to...

  36. March 3, 2014

    US inflation expectations boost Tips demand

    US inflation expectations for the next five years rose to their highest level in seven months on Monday, as investors...

  37. March 3, 2014

    Neck-and-neck rally for US stocks and bonds

    What does it portend when stock and bond prices both move higher? The two markets usually move in opposite directions, but...

  38. February 28, 2014

    Obama seeks poll dividend from wage fight

    Just four city blocks divides the White House from the part-time workers in the Gap store on Washington’s Connecticut...

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