US economic growth rebounds on boost from exports

2016-10-28 15:23

US economic growth has picked up in the third quarter after an uninspiring first quarter as a build in inventories and a jump in exports helped cushion softer household spending.

Payrolls in US rise 156 000

2016-10-07 18:14

Employers have continued to add to payrolls in September as people streamed into the workforce and most found jobs amid record openings.

US loses crown as world's top grain shipper to black sea

2016-07-06 11:49

The Black Sea, a burgeoning source of grain exports, has probably overtaken the US for the first time to become the largest shipper on the global market.

US should brace for rates hikes, says Fed's Yellen

2016-06-06 19:59

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says interest rate hikes are likely on the way because "positive economic forces have outweighed the negative" for the United States.

US firms add fewest jobs in 5 years in May

2016-06-03 17:12

US employers overall have added just 38 000 jobs in May, the fewest in five years, while an index has shown services firms grew at the slowest pace in over two years.

US consumers barely spend, save more of their income

2016-03-28 16:20

Personal spending barely increased in February and the prior month’s advance was revised down as Americans saved more of their incomes.

Yellen warns of rising risks to US economy

2016-02-10 23:28

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has warned that the US economy faces risks from tightening domestic financial conditions as well as global economic turmoil.

Suffer the in-store shopper

2016-01-26 06:39

Bricks and mortar still don’t get it – at least in the USA, says Daniel Silke.

Bond guru warns of Yellen's flawed inflation fear

2015-12-17 07:22

Bond guru Bill Gross says Janet Yellen is overly concerned about inflation, and that will hurt the world’s biggest debt market.

Next US recession will hit in 2018 - economists

2015-09-11 18:35

Citigroup's chief economist says there is a 55% chance of some form of global recession in the next couple years.


Fed inclined to hike rates if next president pumps up budget

2016-10-25 09:36

The Federal Reserve is inclined to raise interest rates higher than otherwise if the next president pursues a more stimulative fiscal policy.

From Nenegate to Brexit - see what moved rand the most

2016-07-14 07:52

INFOGRAPHIC: Nenegate, Brexit, Nkandla, China and US markets and political uncertainty in SA have sent the rand on a rollercoaster ride in 2016.

Brexit vote influences Fed call to hold rates steady

2016-06-15 22:00

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says next week’s Brexit referendum was a factor in the US central bank’s decision to hold interest rates steady.

US economic growth slackens to slowest pace in 4 years

2016-06-06 07:22

Economic growth will slacken in 2016 to its slowest pace in four years as uncertainty about the presidential election weighs on the outlook, according to a survey of forecasters.

Why the rand will continue to appreciate

2016-04-05 11:40

The Nkandla verdict as well as domestic and global economic prospects will favour the movement in the rand in weeks to come, says an economist.

Fed scales back rate-rise forecasts as global risks remain

2016-03-17 06:20

Federal Reserve officials have held off from raising borrowing costs and scaled back forecasts for how high interest rates will rise this year.

Gold surges as turmoil skewers rate outlook

2016-01-26 07:39

Gold has re-established its credentials in the opening month of 2016 as the commodity that can outperform when aversion to risk increases.

US existing-home sales jump in December

2016-01-24 12:10

Sales of US existing homes have rebounded sharply in December from a November slump, scoring the biggest one-month gain on record.

No escape for SA from possible US rate shocks

2015-09-15 20:00

A US rate hike will have repercussions for all global financial markets including SA’s forex, bond, credit and equity markets, warns Overberg Asset Management.

Solid US jobs report bolsters case for rate hike

2015-08-09 13:45

US employment has increased at a solid clip in July and wages rebounded after a surprise stall in the prior month, opening the door for an interest rate hike.

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