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    1. May 20, 2015

      Fed minutes show doubts about strength of US recovery

      Doubts about the strength of the US recovery appeared to grow among Federal Reserve policy makers in their latest...

    2. May 19, 2015

      Democratic bill eases small bank rules

      Democrats have set up a showdown with Republicans over financial reforms by unveiling a rival bill that spurns huge chunks...

    3. May 19, 2015

      US homebuilding at seven-year high

      The volume of US homebuilding jumped 20.2 per cent in April compared with March, the US Census Bureau said, the highest...

    4. May 15, 2015

      No spring bounce in flat US economy

      The second-quarter economic resurgence that policy makers have predicted in the US has yet to materialise. Consumer...

    5. May 15, 2015

      Relief for investors as profit fears ease

      Fears that profits at the largest US publicly traded companies would significantly retreat during the first half of the year...

    6. May 14, 2015

      How savvy asset managers can fend off the regulators

      When US politicians wanted to court voters after the global financial crisis, they knew who to attack: the “fat-cat bankers”...

    7. May 13, 2015

      Seasons cloud the outlook for US growth

      How much weight should the Federal Reserve put on the economy’s first quarter swoon? The conundrum has deepened after an...

    8. May 13, 2015

      Flat US retail sales offer no spring bounce

      US retail sales were flat in April, starting the second quarter of the year on a weak footing and confounding analysts’...

    9. May 8, 2015

      Weak patches visible behind better US jobs data

      America’s jobs market has recovered some of its poise after hiring was crushed in March by the freeze that hit the North...

    10. May 8, 2015

      US adds 223,000 jobs as unemployment rate falls to 7-year low

      US recruitment rebounded last month and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest rate since May 2008, in a sign of renewed...

    11. May 6, 2015

      Low productivity alarms US policy makers

      US innovators claim they have never been busier, but their ideas are persistently failing to transform the country’s...

    12. May 5, 2015

      US trade gap widens on demand for cars and mobile phones

      The US recorded its biggest monthly trade deficit since the 2008 global financial crisis in March, fuelling concerns that...

    13. May 3, 2015

      Henderson ‘vigilant’ about US after weak growth

      Global equity manager Andrew Jones has said the US is the region he is most “vigilant” about, following the market’s recent...

    14. May 1, 2015

      The Federal Reserve watches and waits

      When confronted by uncertainty that is likely to be resolved in the near future, the best course is often to watch and wait....

    15. April 30, 2015

      US labour market starts to tighten

      Wage growth, one of the key missing pieces of the US recovery puzzle, picked up sharply earlier this year in a sign of a...

    16. April 30, 2015

      Dollar bulls retreat as growth hopes fade

      Dollar bulls are feeling the after-effects of a bleak US winter, and as they exit their holdings of the reserve currency,...

    17. April 30, 2015

      Fed grapples with seasonal blues

      The Federal Reserve found itself in disconcertingly familiar territory on Wednesday morning. Just as in 2014, the US central...

    18. April 29, 2015

      Fed damps rate expectations as economy loses momentum

      The US recovery has lost momentum and the pace of hiring has moderated, the Federal Reserve said, fuelling market...

    19. April 29, 2015

      Slower US economy sets the stage for Fed

      The US’s economic expansion faltered badly in the first quarter with gross domestic product rising by a sluggish 0.2 per...

    20. April 27, 2015

      Reluctant share rally continues, but the risk of equities remains

      The reluctant rally continues. Investors are buying shares in disgust as they hunt for alternatives to super-low — in Europe...

    21. April 26, 2015

      Apple set to be latest to suffer dollar impact

      A surge in the US dollar has already wiped more than $20bn from first quarter sales at the largest US companies, a sum...

    22. April 23, 2015

      US fears a European sequel to Lehman Brothers

      Another week, yet another wave of Greek drama. But as investors speculate about a possible Greek default, they should take...

    23. April 22, 2015

      Taking advantage of low summer volatility

      OK, so it’s not as snappy as “sell in May and go away”, but “short volatility in April and come back in a few months,...

    24. April 20, 2015

      Investors must look beyond US assets

      Over the past six years investors have been rewarded for adopting a consistent and simple strategy: overweight the US. For...

    25. April 14, 2015

      Lack of vocational education stifles US mobility

      If Torres Hughes had grown up in his part of the west side of Chicago in the 1960s or 1970s, manufacturing would have been a...

    26. April 12, 2015

      US and eurozone growth rates seem to converge

      At the beginning of 2015, the US was thought to have embarked on a vigorous upswing, with economic growth of at least 3 per...

    27. April 10, 2015

      Momentum to stall as profits talked down

      “You just haven’t earned it yet, baby, You must suffer and die for a longer time.” — The Smiths, 1986 Earnings season is...

    28. April 8, 2015

      America’s female labour force needs a new deal

      It is not often that companies as dissimilar as Walmart and Apple sing from the same corporate hymn book. When they do,...

    29. April 6, 2015

      Bill Dudley says US economy hit by ‘temporary factors’

      The US economy probably grew by a weaker than expected 1 per cent in the first quarter of this year but growth should...

    30. April 3, 2015

      Federal Reserve wary over US jobs but will wait to study trend

      The US job-creation engine has faltered. After a year-long streak of monthly gains exceeding 200,000, payroll growth dropped...

    31. April 3, 2015

      US companies cut back sharply on hiring

      US companies scaled back hiring sharply last month, adding to evidence that the economy has lost momentum since the start of...

    32. April 3, 2015

      US equity bulls face tough earnings test

      Staying bullish on US equities has become a lot harder lately. Lofty valuations, a strengthening dollar and sharply lower...

    33. April 1, 2015

      Good Friday shutdown will not be total

      This is a rarity. The US non-farm payrolls report will be released at the end of the week but most markets will be closed...

    34. April 1, 2015

      Value investors suffer during steady QE rally

      Cheap stocks have an annoying habit of staying cheap these days. The “value” style of investing — buying companies that look...

    35. March 30, 2015

      US jobs report crowns active week ahead

      For investors the focus this week will probably switch from blockbuster corporate deals to economic and political...

    36. March 27, 2015

      US growth slows despite robust spending

      US growth slowed in the fourth quarter despite robust spending by consumers, official figures confirmed today, amid signs of...

    37. March 26, 2015

      Dow Transports puts shadow on US equities

      Investors are shunning US transport stocks and this barometer of the economy and overall equity sentiment on Thursday...

    38. March 25, 2015

      The American century will survive the rise of China

      In 1941 Time editor Henry Luce proclaimed “the American century”. Some now see this coming to an end as a result of the...

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