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      Yellen warns global turbulence could hit growth

      Persistent global financial market turbulence could set back US growth and slow the pace of corporate hiring, the...

    2. February 5, 2016

      US jobs resilient despite global headwinds

      The US unemployment rate dropped below 5 per cent last month and wage growth accelerated despite slower hiring,...

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      The world economy is at a fork in the road. On one path, 2016 looks likely to see a de...
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    1. February 5, 2016

      Why nobody is happy with the US economy

      Nobody is happy about the US economy. You do not need to read the business sections to know that; the political section...

    2. February 5, 2016

      The small but serious threat of a US recession

      Could America be heading for recession? To a casual observer, it seems improbable. Since American output bounced back...

    3. February 4, 2016

      Risk of US recession low but rising

      Risk of US recession is low but rising The dollar is falling sharply, while the market bets ever more confidently that...

    4. February 3, 2016

      Risk of US recession back on the agenda for markets

      The risk of a US recession is back on the agenda, and rapidly moving towards the top of it. As the year turned, with...

    5. February 3, 2016

      Funds reverse bullish bets on banks

      When Wall Street suffered a dive on Tuesday, many investors took the current default position of bemoaning further...

    6. February 1, 2016

      US millennials caught in the parent trap

      After graduating from university in 2005, Rick Spies thought he would follow in his parents’ footsteps into American...

    7. January 29, 2016

      US economic growth slows to 0.7%

      The US economy barely grew in the final three months of 2015 as a strong dollar sapped exports, manufacturing sputtered...

    8. January 27, 2016

      Fed meeting: what to watch for

      US Federal Reserve policymakers will give their latest assessment of the economy on Wednesday against a backdrop of a...

    9. January 20, 2016

      US bull market era on borrowed time

      The most sceptical of bull markets — that has been a common refrain among investors and observers describing the long...

    10. January 15, 2016

      US retail sales dip feeds economy fears

      US retail sales dipped in the final month of 2015, triggering fresh doubts about the momentum of the economy and...

    11. January 14, 2016

      US industry weighed down by strong dollar and weak oil price

      With the US oil industry sinking and a strong dollar affecting overseas sales, Goldens’ Foundry and Machine Co is...

    12. January 13, 2016

      Barack Obama still has time to establish his legacy

      The playwright, Harold Pinter, taught us that what is unsaid often matters more than what is said. By that measure...

    13. January 8, 2016

      Worst start to market year in two decades

      More than $2.3tn was wiped off global stocks this week as China’s slowing economy and currency depreciations spooked...

    14. January 7, 2016

      US jobs report: what to watch for

      The US jobs market has sparkled even as worries cloud the global economy and markets quake. The country added 211,000...

    15. January 3, 2016

      Equities: And then there were nine

      Had it not been for a small group of nifty companies, 2015 would have entered the history books as a terrible year for...

    16. January 1, 2016

      Cheer up America: the sky is not falling on your head

      Vitalstatistix, the cartoon character and chief of Asterix’s village, is best known for warning the sky is about to...

    17. December 18, 2015

      No easy way for the Fed to reverse course

      The Federal Reserve has just embarked on its first interest rate-raising cycle for a decade, but that does not mean it...

    18. December 17, 2015

      Fed’s united front belies tricky path ahead

      The Federal Reserve presented an impressively united front on Wednesday as Janet Yellen pushed through the first...

    19. December 16, 2015

      Banks raise prime rates after Fed move

      The first Fed rate rise in nine years will push mortgage rates higher in 2016, economists say, potentially discouraging...

    20. December 15, 2015

      The Federal Reserve may be jumping the gun

      Just because it seems inevitable does not mean it is a good idea. The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee, which on...

    21. December 15, 2015

      There is no money behind the fiscal tree

      Russell Long, the southern Democrat who was long-serving chair of the US Senate finance committee, composed the ditty...

    22. December 11, 2015

      New problems but old tools at Federal Reserve

      The Federal Reserve’s meeting next week, at which financial markets are confident it will raise interest rates,...

    23. December 10, 2015

      How New York stole Silicon Valley’s crown

      If you want to break the ice at a corporate seasonal party in America these days, try popping this revealing question:...

    24. December 10, 2015

      Middle-class meltdown: Older Americans reshape the economy

      Asked when she plans to retire, Christine Acosta’s answer is emphatic. Never. The Florida resident restarted her career...

    25. December 9, 2015

      America’s Middle-class Meltdown: Core shrinks to half of US homes

      America’s middle class has shrunk to just half the population for the first time in at least four decades as the forces...

    26. December 8, 2015

      The challenges of central bank divergence

      The European Central Bank eased monetary policy last week, albeit not enough to please markets. But the US Federal...

    27. December 7, 2015

      Rate rise belies frailties in US economy

      Expectations are carved in stone that the US Federal Reserve will shift borrowing costs higher next week with the...

    28. December 6, 2015

      Central bankers do not have as many tools as they think

      While debate about the relevance of the secular stagnation idea to current economic conditions continues to rage, there...

    29. December 4, 2015

      Solid US jobs data clear rate rise path

      The US added jobs at a robust pace in November, removing a hurdle to the Federal Reserve’s first increase in short-term...

    30. December 3, 2015

      A puzzle Janet Yellen cannot solve with a rate rise

      This week the US Federal Reserve received a small gift. On Wednesday statisticians released data showing that...

    31. December 3, 2015

      Yellen says strong dollar means rate rises will be gradual

      The drag of the high dollar on US exports is one reason for the Federal Reserve to take a gradual approach to...

    32. December 2, 2015

      Yellen lays ground for interest rate rise

      The US economy has “recovered substantially” from the Great Recession and is set for further growth and firmer...

    33. November 26, 2015

      Black Friday crucial for big retailers

      Investors are watching whether the famed American consumer loosens his or her purse strings on Black Friday, and...

    34. November 24, 2015

      US third-quarter growth revised higher

      The US economy grew faster than initially thought in the third quarter, with the strong momentum likely to further...

    35. November 16, 2015

      Fed faces the risk of waiting too long

      When Eric Rosengren, the Boston Federal Reserve president, flagged up the growing number of cranes dotted across his...

    36. November 16, 2015

      US equities endure challenging November

      In a sign of growing apprehension, investors have quickly unravelled positions in US equities this month, sending the...

    37. November 15, 2015

      FT interview with Eric Rosengren

      The following is an edited transcript of an interview between Sam Fleming of the Financial Times and Eric Rosengren,...

    38. November 12, 2015

      America’s bold voice cannot be the only one

      Faced with a historic crisis seven years ago, the G20 acted to avert a global depression and rebuild the global economy...

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