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  Spanish stock index IBEX35 dropped 3 per cent last Wednesday – but soon recovered the following day as most Ibex 35 stocks companies have little exposure to Catalonia. Photograph: EPA/MARISCAL

There’s been surprisingly little chatter about a crucial issue facing financial markets: who will be the next chair of the Federal Reserve? Donald Tru(...)

People walk the streets as they evacuate their homes in Houston, Texas, after the area was flooded by Hurricane Harvey

US employment fell in September for the first time in seven years as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left displaced workers temporarily unemployed and dela(...)

US president Donald Trump pauses as he speaks with reporters during his arrival at the White House from Indianapolis, in Washington DC. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The dollar and US bond yields rose on Thursday after President Donald Trump proposed the biggest US tax overhaul in three decades and as strong US eco(...)

Ryanair, which was under pressure in the previous session, added 0.4 per cent and closed at €16.42. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

European shares steadied on Tuesday, helped by gains in some big oil stocks and Nestlé after the food giant surprised investors positively by setting (...)

Fed chair Janet Yellen said the US central bank was ready to change the interest rate outlook if needed.

The yen declined and the dollar extended gains against major peers as the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan (BoJ) announced diverging monetary (...)

Providence Resources was the biggest loser on the Iseq on Friday, closing down  5.56%. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

World stocks climbed toward their best week in six on Friday as a near three-year high in emerging market shares and a roaring rally in metals bolster(...)

Fed chairwoman  Janet Yellen at Jackson Hole. She said  reforms have made the system “substantially safer”

Janet Yellen stepped up the Federal Reserve’s defence of regulatory reforms pushed through after the financial crisis in the face of claims from some (...)

Sterling touched its weakest level versus the euro since October on August 23rd.

The pound headed for its fourth consecutive weekly decline against the euro as concerns over Brexit negotiations and tepid economic data weighed on th(...)

US stocks were mostly lower in early  trading on Thursday, with investors cautious as they await comments on monetary policy from central bankers gathered for their annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Photograph: Getty Images

Gains by cyclical sectors helped push European stocks higher on Thursday, while heavy losses in Dixons Carphone after a profit warning dominated tradi(...)

Smartening up at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming this week Photograph: EPA

The first time Janet Yellen went to Jackson Hole as Federal Reserve chair in 2014 she faced activists protesting against the prospect of interest rate(...)

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