Charles Evans

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US president Donald Trump with Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A widely watched bond market indicator sent its strongest recession warning in more than a decade this week, as the global growth outlook dimmed and q(...)

Federal Reserve HQ, Washington: The Fed raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, as anticipated, but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, as anticipated, but left its rate outlook for the coming ye(...)

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(...)

Japan’s Nikkei jumped to a near two-year high on Tuesday and European stock markets built on their biggest one-day gain in two months.

Japan’s Nikkei jumped to a near two-year high on Tuesday and European stock markets built on their biggest one-day gain in two months as central banke(...)

Federal Reserve Board chairwoman Janet Yellen:  won’t leave the bank until her term expires in about 12 months. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images/AFP

US treasury yields jumped on Tuesday after Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen said it would be unwise to wait too long to raise interest rates, s(...)

A book of condolence for husband and wife Laurence and Martina Hayes is signed in Athlone Civic Centre following their deaths in Tunisia. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The three Irish victims of the Tunisia terror attacks will be home within 24 hours, Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has said. Final preparat(...)