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US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives to speak with the media about the recently withdrawn healthcare bill on Capitol Hill in Washington.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

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, during a House financial services committee hearing in Washington, on Wednesday. Photograph: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Low inflation remains a concern for US economy, US federal reserve chairman Janet Yellen warned on Wednesday, despite delivering an upbeat assessment (...)

CRH was up 2.5 per cent on Wednesday, matching its European peers.

European and US stocks rose toward records on Wednesday, US Treasuries rallied and the dollar retreated after Janet Yellen signaled the US Federal Res(...)

Janet Yellen could be making one of her last appearances before Congress if she fails to win a second term from Donald Trump in the new year.

Janet Yellen has acknowledged the Federal Reserve is facing uncertainty as to when US inflation will finally pick up in response to the strengthening (...)

Emails released by Donald Trump jnr on Tuesday show he agreed last year to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democratic White House rival Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Reuters

The dollar edged down to 14-month lows against the euro in Asian trading on Wednesday as investors, already wary ahead of Federal Reserve chair Janet (...)

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