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Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Tina trade – the idea that there is no alternative to stocks in a low-yielding world – has helped support the US bull market over the last nine ye(...)

Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve: insists  central bank is “removed from the political process” and will try to do the right thing for the economy. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Federal Reserve policymakers said they would forge ahead with further rises in interest rates, with some talking of pushing borrowing costs into restr(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US shares were lower in mid-afternoon trading in all-round choppy session on Wednesday. Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares fell on Wednesday, as markets globally were rattled by weaker-than-expected quarterly sales from technology giant IBM as well as fears(...)

US president Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump in Washington on Thursday. The president’s grasp of basic economics is even weaker than it already appears to be. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US indices have seemed oblivious to the troubled mood pervading global markets in 2018 but that finally changed last Wednesday, when the S&P 500 s(...)

“The Fed is going loco,” Donald Trump bellowed, using the Spanish word for “crazy”. “They’re raising interest rates and it’s ridiculous.”

Following the interruption of a chuckling audience at the United Nations general assembly late last month after he boasted about his administration’s (...)

Major indices bounced off their lows in Europe and across Asia and futures trading pointed to gains on Wall Street.

The torrid sell-off that has swept through global stock markets eased on Friday after a bruising string of losses for investors triggered by worries o(...)

US president Donald Trump hugs rapper Kanye West at the White House where they spoke of prison reform. Photograph: Oliver Contreras

President Donald Trump hit out at the Federal Reserve on Thursday as stock markets in the United States and Europe continued to fall. In a phone inte(...)

Stock markets across Asia Pacific tumbled on Thursday as a global sell-off in equities and bonds rippled around the globe spurred by worries over the impact of rising interest rates

Stock markets across Asia Pacific tumbled on Thursday as a global sell-off in equities and bonds rippled around the globe spurred by worries over the (...)

US President Donald Trump’s trade war with China may hit global growth. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The International Monetary Fund said the world economy is plateauing as the lender cut its growth forecast for the first time in more than two years, (...)

The New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan. US equities are flirting with all-time highs but this is far from the case elsewhere in the world. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The big news in financial markets over recent days was not the the full-blown culture war raging in the US over the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, but a (...)

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