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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(...)

In the US  the Dow Jones opened more than 100 points higher and the S&P 500 gained more than half a per cent as investors went bargain-hunting

Markets were more buoyant on Tuesday following some weeks of caution due to an unstable international political climate. “People were back buying stoc(...)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has said the central bank could use asset purchases again if the US economy fell into a deep rut. Photograph: Reuters

The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and said it expected to start winding down its massive holdings of bonds “relatively so(...)

Sterling fell slightly in morning trading.

European stocks advanced, rebounding after three days of declines amid a series of market reversals. Gold headed for the first drop in four days, whil(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi (R) and Vice President Vitor Constancio address a news conference at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. (Photograph: Reuters)

The dollar headed for weekly losses on Friday, wallowing at its lowest levels against the euro in nearly two years after what markets perceived as haw(...)

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (above), along with Donald Trump Jr, is due to  appear  before the Senate judiciary committee next Wednesday. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP

Renewed concerns about the ongoing Russian investigation and a continuing impasse on the Republican healthcare plan weighed on the US dollar on Thursd(...)

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives to speak with the media about the recently withdrawn healthcare bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photograph: Reuters)

The dollar nursed losses on Wednesday after skidding to a 10-month low against a currency basket as Republican legislators’ failure to pass a stalled (...)

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