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US retail were disappointing in January. Photograph: iStock

US inflation rose more than expected last month, adding to concerns that the US economy may be overheating and increasing speculation about faster int(...)

Bank of Ireland strategists said volatility was set to pick up further this year for both bond and stock markets.

Stock investors, rattled by a 9 per cent drop in global markets over the past two weeks, should get used to more volatility and a sharp drop over the (...)

New Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell is untested but is likely to follow Janet Yellen’s dovish script. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Are the robots to blame for the current market turbulence? A lot of commentators, including US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin, seem to think so, mu(...)

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) speaking at  the World Government Summit in Dubai on Sunday. Photograph: Christopher Pike/Reuters

Financial reforms are needed to avoid the next big crisis, the head of the International Monetary Fund has warned, though the recent sharp swings on (...)

The numbers are displayed after the closing bell of the Dow in New York on Thursday. Photograph:  Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the world’s most widely followed share price index. It was created more than 120 years ago by the Wall Street Jour(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks with reporters aboard Air Force One: turbulent week on the markets. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

The television in the boardroom on Air Force One was switched off this week as US president Donald Trump returned to Washington DC from Iowa. Trump u(...)

A man walks past an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo

European markets followed Asian peers lower on the last trading day of the week as nerves about rising borrowing costs and soaring volatility put worl(...)

Traders signal offers in the S&P options pit at the Cboe Global Markets exchange yesterday.

European stock markets were largely trading higher on Wednesday afternoon despite markets remaining on edge as Asian equities pared their advance US m(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. It followed a day of huge stock market falls on Monday, with US markets experiencing their biggest one-day decline since August 2011. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The White House sought to play down the global stock market rout yesterday, insisting that the fundamentals of the US economy were strong and brushing(...)

General Motors  posted better-than-expected quarterly results as cost cutting and higher vehicle prices offset a double-digit decline in US sales volume. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

General Motors said on Tuesday that a richer mix of full-size pickups and mid-size SUVs in North America should help it offset higher commodity costs (...)

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