A world drunk on debt

2019-07-23 13:48

The only way to lower current global debt levels is by decreasing government spending or increasing taxes. That won’t be happening anytime soon, which means the debt spiral continues.

Trump tests limits of Republican patience on Fed, Trade Wars

2019-05-04 13:58

United States President Donald Trump dropped his choice of Stephen Moore for the Fed on Thursday as it became apparent the Heritage Foundation fellow and 2016 Trump campaign adviser lacked the votes to get confirmed.

More Fed officials favour rate-hike pause

2019-01-10 06:25

Four Federal Reserve regional chiefs declared that the central bank can take its time to assess market turbulence and risks to the US economy before adjusting monetary policy again.

Trump sees winning hand as critics see presidency spiralling down

2018-12-25 20:02

Donald Trump is coming off one of his roughest weeks as president, at least in his critics’ eyes.

Trump now wants to fire Fed boss Jerome Powell, say insiders

2018-12-22 13:18

US President Donald Trump has discussed firing Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell as his frustration with the central bank chief intensified following this week’s interest-rate increase and months of stock-market losses, according to four people familiar with the matter.

Fed says millennials are just like their parents. Only poorer

2018-11-29 22:30

American cheese. Credit cards. Taxis. The Thanksgiving turkey. Even divorce. This generation’s cultural killing spree has left few corners untouched.

European stocks extend downturn after US jobs data

2018-10-05 19:58

European equities fell further Friday after US jobs data, while missing forecasts, seeemed to strengthen the case for rapidly rising US interest rates, analysts said.

Asia markets fall after Trump criticises Fed rate hikes

2018-07-20 07:33

Asian markets mostly tumbled, tracking a fall on Wall Street after US President Donald Trump criticised the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes amid lingering fears about a global trade war.

One of the world's top investment chiefs says one thing could turn a healthy market correction into a deeper slump

2018-02-20 11:40

Inflation expectations are key to the market's fortunes, according to the investment chief at JPMorgan.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2017-03-13 07:27

On Tuesday we will see the release of the latest SA mining and manufacturing data. The next day, all eyes will be on business confidence and retail sales figures.


US jobs rise above-forecast 224 000, diluting Fed-cut case

2019-07-05 15:51

US hiring rebounded in June and topped all estimates of economists, a sign of labour-market strength that may ease calls for a Federal Reserve interest-rate cut.

US Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019

2019-03-20 21:02

Federal Reserve officials scaled back their projected interest-rate increases this year to zero.

Trump may have done lasting damage to the Fed

2018-12-26 06:00

We need to start thinking about what happens if Trump tries to fire Powell. Short version: It would likely be an absolute mess, says Tim Duy.

Trump rips Fed as economy's only problem; Doesn't mention Powell

2018-12-24 19:50

President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on the Federal Reserve, commenting publicly on the central bank for the first time following last week’s interest-rate hike and reports he has discussed firing Chairman Jerome Powell.

Euro risks remain to the downside as Fed may do little for bulls

2018-12-16 10:34

Euro bulls may not be able to count on the Fed meeting next week for support as European policy makers grow more concerned over the region's growth prospects.

Fed officials debated hiking rates to restrictive territory

2018-10-17 22:00

Federal Reserve officials stepped deeper into a debate over how high to push interest rates, with a majority appearing to favour an eventual and temporary move above the level they deem neutral for the economy in the long run.

Trump's stunning comments about the Federal Reserve could actually backfire

2018-07-20 09:44

The US president said he is "not thrilled" about the Fed's recent interest rate hikes.

3 reasons the gold slump may be over

2018-05-18 12:08

Some think gold prices may have hit a floor for this year.

US jobs report sends global stocks higher

2017-08-06 15:26

Rosy US jobs numbers sent Wall St higher, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising to an eighth straight record finish.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2017-02-13 07:12

The local unemployment rate is due on Tuesday while the Fed’s Janet Yellen is to talk about the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report on Wednesday.

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