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Janet Yellen: ‘I don’t think there’s going to be an inflationary problem. But if there is the Fed will be counted on to address them’. File photograph:  White House/Bloomberg

US treasury secretary Janet Yellen said on Tuesday she sees no inflation problem brewing, downplaying earlier comments that rate hikes may be needed t(...)

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European stocks struggled for traction and US futures slipped on Tuesday as technology shares continued to weigh on equities following weakness among (...)

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A wave of cash flooding bank balance sheets during the pandemic has prompted some of the largest US lenders to take the unusual step of advising corpo(...)

Berkshire Hathaway chairman and chief executive Warren Buffett  (left) and vice-chairman Charlie Munger during the virtual Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Warren Buffett told Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday that he was surprised by the “red hot” US economic rebound and warned the company was (...)

Shares in Facebook rose 1.4% ahead of results, which are due after the US markets close on Wednesday. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP via Getty

European stocks ended flat on Wednesday as optimism over a swathe of positive bank earnings was offset by caution setting in before the US Federal Res(...)

The pan-European Stoxx 600 index slipped 0.1%. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP via Getty

European stocks ended a shade lower on Tuesday as optimism over strong UK earnings was offset by UBS disclosing a hit from dealing with US investment (...)

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Shares dipped from record highs on Tuesday as optimism about the economic recovery was dented by caution ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy decisio(...)

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Global stocks gained on Wednesday as early indications of a rebound in European corporate earnings offset concerns over rising Covid-19 infections in (...)

Traders work during the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

World shares traded near record highs on Monday, as markets were generally upbeat about the prospects for a global economic recovery from Covid-19, ah(...)

The S&P information technology and communication services indexes, which include Apple , Microsoft and Facebook, led gains after underperforming last month. Photograph: Getty

European stocks closed at a record high on Thursday as a rally in commodity prices lifted mining stocks and a slate of upbeat earnings reports offset (...)

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