Fed says rate hike next month hinges on market volatility

2015-08-30 13:22

The Federal Reserve has left the door open to an interest rate hike even while several central bank officials acknowledged that market turmoil could delay its policy tightening.

Asian economies expected to bend, not break

2015-08-25 09:00

The world market turmoil bears ominous similarities to the contagion that has laid Asian economies to waste beginning in 1997: pressure on regional currencies.

China factory slowdown raises global growth fears

2015-08-21 10:30

Worries of a China economic slowdown has intensified after a survey showed the factory sector shrank at its fastest rate since in almost six-and-a-half-years.

Global economy: All eyes on Fed this week

2015-08-10 08:00

The search for clues to whether the Federal Reserve will raise US interest rates in September for the first time in nearly a decade is set to intensify.

Global economy: Asia pin hopes on US economy

2015-05-21 13:28

Eurozone business growth has been weaker than expected and factory activity in Asia remained stuck in low gear, putting the onus squarely on the US.

China factory activity disappoints again

2015-04-23 11:30

Manufacturing activity in Asia's top two economic powerhouses have slowed further in April, a disappointing outcome that calls for yet more stimulus.

Euro economy leads as ECB starts printing cash

2015-03-24 13:52

Eurozone businesses have ramped up activity this month, just as the European Central Bank starts printing money to spur growth and inflation.

World food prices continue to fall

2015-03-06 12:08

Global food prices have fallen 1% in February to their lowest in more than four-and-a-half years with only dairy prices rebounding sharply, says the United Nations.

Climate deal should not hamper growth - France

2015-02-05 16:45

A global deal to curb carbon emissions must recognise each country's right to develop, France's foreign minister says.

Lesson from Switzerland

2015-01-28 07:28

If people can be financially safe, economies can also be safe, says Edward Ingram.


China fears linger as focus on Fed sharpens

2015-08-30 13:06

Fears over the health of the Chinese economy kept world markets on edge last week and China will remain in focus, along with the question over a US interest rate increase.

Dismal business surveys intensify growth fears

2015-08-21 13:33

Signs China's slowdown is getting worse and weak growth in Europe have further damaged the outlook for the global economy.

Fed minutes, Chinese property prices in focus

2015-08-17 10:00

September looks increasingly certain for the US first rate hike in nearly a decade but China's growing economic troubles could yet mess up its plans.

China and Japan show hints of healing

2015-07-01 10:30

Growth in China's services sector has picked up in June while big Japanese companies planned to ramp up spending at the fastest pace in a decade.

Ripping the economic canvas

2015-05-20 11:20

Economies will stabilise only when interference with pricing stops, says Edward Ingram.

US loses sparkle as Europe shows signs of hope

2015-04-13 10:00

Investors will cast a wary eye on the latest gauges of the United States' economic health this week, while Europe shows early signs of turning the corner.

Global art market reaches €51bn in 2014

2015-03-12 11:00

The global art market has surpassed its pre-recession peak to reach €51bn in 2014, with the market helped by growing numbers of high net-worth individuals.

Global economy week ahead: Fed rate in spotlight

2015-02-23 08:51

Greece's struggles with its eurozone creditors may have grabbed much of the world's attention, but the US Federal Reserve is to reclaim the spotlight this week.

Global economy: Deflation alarms ring louder

2015-02-02 16:00

European and Chinese factories have slashed prices in January as production flatlined, heightening global deflation risks.

Japanese exports up 12.9% in Dec

2015-01-26 08:50

Japan's exports have jumped from a year earlier to ¥6.9trn in December for the fourth straight month of rise due to a weaker yen and rising vehicle shipments.

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