James Bullard

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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 chairman Jay Powell: the Fed noted that inflation continued to run below its 2% target

The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady but shifted towards a more dovish stance and pointed to possible interest rate cuts in the future, citi(...)

Things can change quickly in markets, as Amazon shareholders have discovered. Photograph: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters

Investors fret over global slowdown Last Wednesday was an especially bloody day for stock markets. Tech stocks were hammered, with the Nasdaq’s 4.4 p(...)

The dollar has been pressured by uproar over US president Donald Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey. Photograph: Getty Images

The dollar steadied close to six-month lows against a basket of currencies on Monday, as investors took stock of a week of political turmoil in the Un(...)

Irish government bonds fell in early trading on Wednesday as investors continued to fret about the impact of Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election.

Irish and other European government bonds fell in early trading on Wednesday as investors continued to fret about the impact of Donald Trump’s victory(...)

In Dublin, Aer Lingus shares rose 3.4 per cent, marking  a reversal of recent sentiment towards airline stocks in the wake of the Ebola scare. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks rose yesterday, ending the longest rout in 11 years, while Italian and Greek bonds gained on prospects for more stimulus. Ten-year It(...)

Bank of Ireland was one of the main movers on the day, up 2.1 per cent at closing to 29.1 cent. Traders said 280 million shares changed hands on the day, and it was the most traded stock on the exchange. Photograph: Frank Miller

European stocks declined, paring their biggest weekly gain in six months, after Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen underscored the persistence(...)

Comments last week from James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, saw Asian markets slip over-night over renewed concerns about the Federal Reserve’s policy stance. Photograph: David Vilder/Bloomberg

Most Asian markets slipped in over-night trading as a soft lead from Wall Street and renewed concerns about the Federal Reserve’s policy stance took t(...)

A police officer guarding the Federal Reserve building in Washington, DC: the challenge in unwinding current policies is not technical. As Fed chairman Ben Bernanke explained in February 2010, exit from quantitative easing and bloated central bank balance sheets is technically straightforward. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Since the beginning of May, monetary policy has undergone a substantial tightening. This has taken the form of a rise in the yield on the bonds of hig(...)