US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell: ‘no need to rush for judgment’ on interest rates. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Federal Reserve is likely to refrain from raising interest rates for the rest of the year, cementing the US central bank’s sharp shift towards a “(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May addresses MPs following the results of voting on amendments put forward by MPs over the UK government’s Brexit deal, in the House of Commons, London.  Photograph: PA Wire

Sterling rose on Wednesday after declines triggered by the UK parliament’s rejection of amendments to delay Brexit, as investors bet the government wo(...)

Trump’s tweets about monetary policy have intensified as US stocks tumble amid signs the world’s largest economy may be moderating. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Donald Trump slammed the Federal Reserve on the eve of a pivotal policy meeting for “even considering” another interest-rate increase, and s(...)

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell announces the US central bank is raising interest rates for the third time this year. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The US Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates for a third time this year and signalled it would forge ahead with plans to tighten policy eve(...)

Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, testifying before the  house financial services committee   in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Jay Powell gave a markedly bullish assessment of the US economic outlook in his first congressional testimony as Federal Reserve chairman, triggering (...)

Federal Reserve Board chairwoman Janet Yellen is handing over to her successor Jay Powell after a single four-year term in which she began gradually withdrawing the crisis-era monetary stimulus the Fed injected into the economy. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Janet Yellen kept the Federal Reserve on course for a further interest rate rise in March in her final meeting as chairwoman of the central bank, with(...)

Janet Yellen is likely to field questions about how the Fed feels about tax cuts.  Photograph: Bloomberg

With traders fully primed for an interest-rate increase at the Federal Reserve’s final meeting of the year, investors’ focus on Wednesday will be on F(...)

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference after a two-day Federal Open Markets Committee policy meeting in Washington. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US Federal Reserve officials voted unanimously to leave interest rates unchanged while signalling they remain on track to hike once more this year, a (...)

Emails released by Donald Trump jnr on Tuesday show he agreed last year to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democratic White House rival Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Reuters

The dollar edged down to 14-month lows against the euro in Asian trading on Wednesday as investors, already wary ahead of Federal Reserve chair Janet (...)

Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen and her colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee are widely expected to pull the trigger on a second rate increase this year

The Federal Reserve is likely to forge ahead with plans to tighten monetary policy later on Wednesday despite a succession of poor inflation readings (...)

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