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      Dollar strength slices $100bn off US company revenues

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    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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,...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. July 2, 2015

      Puerto Rico crisis in America’s back yard

      There is never a perfect time to announce you are virtually bankrupt. For Puerto Rico, however, this week was a better...

    22. July 2, 2015

      US employers hire apace but pay stalls

      US employers added jobs at a resilient pace in June, but stalling wage growth and falling labour force participation...

    23. July 1, 2015

      US payroll report tipped to show gain of 230,000

      More than half a decade after the unemployment rate hit 10 per cent, the US is edging closer to full employment. The...

    24. July 1, 2015

      Markets look to early US jobs report

      Barring any fresh development in the Greek debt crisis, the market’s main risk event on Thursday should be the US...

    25. Andrew Smithers

      July 1, 2015

      How fast is moderate growth?

      It is an old adage that the market is a weighing machine in the long-term and a voting one in the short-term. The...

    26. June 30, 2015

      Puerto Rico’s unfolding Greek-style disaster

      Comparisons between Puerto Rico and Greece may be overblown. The heavily indebted island commonwealth is neither...

    27. June 30, 2015

      Obama proposes broader overtime pay cover

      President Barack Obama has unveiled a long-awaited change to US rules on overtime pay, potentially raising the wages of...

    28. June 26, 2015

      That Russelling is the sound of indices being realigned

      As I write this, in New York on the morning of Friday June 26, stock market traders are locked in to what they know...

    29. June 25, 2015

      US spending shows economic rebound under way

      Spending by US households jumped by the most in nearly six years in May, lifted by stronger incomes and reinforcing...

    30. June 25, 2015

      Earnings may be catalyst for US rally

      And still the S&P 500 is stuck in the roughly 80 point range held since February. As we have noted before, the longer...

    31. June 22, 2015

      Free Lunch: Can the US return to high growth?

      Before the reactions to Jeb Bush's growth pledge, a mini-update on Greece. While waiting for Punch and Judy to resume...

    32. June 18, 2015

      A bloated US Federal Reserve prepares to shape up

      Amid another wave of feverish speculation about US interest rates Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve,...

    33. June 16, 2015

      Small US banks left behind by dithering Congress

      Cruising past the leafy verges and homespun businesses of Americus, Georgia, a banker named Rick Whaley points to...

    34. June 15, 2015

      US dividend stocks smoked by higher yields

      As investors anticipate the end of easy US monetary policy this year, the fallout has landed with a thud in key sectors...

    35. June 11, 2015

      US retail data strengthens case for rate rise

      The case for a second-quarter recovery in the US economy — and a rate rise from the Federal Reserve later this year —...

    36. June 10, 2015

      The Federal Reserve risks inflating another US housing bubble

      No one has yet come forward to pay the $500m asking price. Still, in the exclusive Bel Air enclave of Los Angeles,...

    37. June 9, 2015

      US economic momentum leaves bonds vulnerable

      Top piece of economic data this week should be Thursday’s release of the US retail sales for May. The US consumer has...

    38. June 5, 2015

      US economy: the case (in charts) for optimism

      The big question hanging over the US economy is just how strongly it can bounce back from a grim first quarter which...

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