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Federal Reserve Board chairwoman Janet Yellen is handing over to her successor Jay Powell after a single four-year term in which she began gradually withdrawing the crisis-era monetary stimulus the Fed injected into the economy. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Janet Yellen kept the Federal Reserve on course for a further interest rate rise in March in her final meeting as chairwoman of the central bank, with(...)

Janet Yellen, head of the US Federal Reserve. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Federal Reserve is expected to leave interest rates unchanged on Wednesday while signalling a gradual tightening of monetary policy later this yea(...)

House Speaker Paul Ryan: House is willing to accommodate health concerns of some Senate members for vote’s timing. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The timeline of the Republican tax reform plan remains uncertain amid signs that a much-anticipated vote in the Senate next week may be postponed due (...)

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(...)

Guo Ping, a deputy chairman of Chinese communicaitons giant Huawei and one of its rotating chief executives, who will  will sign a research collaboration accord with Trinity College  on Monday.

Monday December 11th Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Nov); US consumer inflation expectations (Nov). Meetings: Trinity and Huawei sign researc(...)

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen: academic heavyweight whose expertise helped guide her through what has been a tumultuous decade in financial markets. Photograph: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The biggest risk facing global markets today is a mistake in monetary policy by the Federal Reserve or the European Central Bank (ECB), according to B(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index advanced with banks outperforming after US Fed Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen’s proposed replacement, Jerome Powel(...)

Stockmarket

Financial markets have largely shaken off US president Donald Trump’s many communications blunders since his election last November – from goading Nor(...)

The Hang Seng index. The vaue of Chinese stocks fell 3%.

The dollar is on the defensive on Thursday after suffering its worst drubbing in five months, as the biggest slump in Chinese stocks in almost two yea(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at their meeting in Silicon Valley

The Taoiseach’s networking in Silicon Valley seems to be paying dividends: Facebook has confirmed it plans to create hundreds of new jobs in Ireland n(...)

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