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Milton Friedman, “who used to be the ultimate avatar of conservative economics, has essentially disappeared from right-wing discourse”. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Recently Senator Rand Paul, potential presidential candidate and self-proclaimed expert on monetary issues, sat down for an interview with Bloomberg B(...)

“On Wall Street, a culture of greed just won’t let go”, the New York Times headlined last week, following the publication of a survey of attitudes to (...)

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (attends a news conference as part of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors’ meeting. Photograph: Grigory Dukor/Reuters

The Group of 20 nations put growth ahead of austerity as it seeks to rebalance a multi-speed global economy, pledging to shift policy carefully so tha(...)

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate banking committee in Washington DC yesterday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Stock markets around the world extended their rally yesterday as investors felt reassured the Federal Reserve would unwind stimulus measures with care(...)

In his twice-yearly report to Congress on monetary policy, US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke  said the Fed’s bond- buying programme would cease by mid-2014, but stressed the plan was not set in stone. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke gave a modest boost to stock markets around the world yesterday, by reassuring that the US central bank’s mon(...)


STOCKS rallied globally last week following stimulus assurances from Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke, although most markets remain well shy of thei(...)

A trader working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the market opened yesterday. Global stocks  rose sharply  after Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke suggested  the US central bank may not yet  wind down its stimulus policy. Photograph:  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

European stocks advanced to a one-month high after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the US economy would continue to need stimulus measures.(...)

US Federal Reserve Chairman  Ben Bernanke

A slowing of US Federal Reserve asset purchases is still in the balance with many officials wanting more gains in the jobs market first, according to (...)

A sign relating to jobs from US investment in Ireland at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland annual Independence Day lunch in the Four Seasons Hotel, Dubin. US jobs data showed 195,000 new posts were filled last month. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

US job growth increased more than expected in June, which could draw the Federal Reserve closer to implementing a plan to start scaling back its massi(...)

Disappointing US growth figures could weigh on the Federal Reserve which was considers whether the economy is strong enough for it to start scaling back its monetary stimulus. Pictured is Fed chairman Ben Bernanke. Photograph:  Christopher Gregory/The New York Times.

US economic growth was more tepid than previously estimated in the first quarter, held back by a moderate pace of consumer spending, weak business in(...)

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