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European and Asian markets rise ahead of US earnings season. Photograph: iStock

European stocks followed Asian markets higher as investors awaited the US earnings season, a potential catalyst for further gains. US equity index fu(...)

A recent speech by ECB chief Mario Draghi led investors to believe the bank will reduce extraordinary stimulus soon

Euro zone bond yields stayed near recent highs as expectations on global growth and tighter monetary policy overshadowed any concerns prompted by a tr(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi’s upbeat remark boosts euro.

The euro touched a one-year high and government bond yields climbed as investors digested a series of hawkish messages from central banks. European st(...)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. “If Trump wishes to take a small step towards establishing a reputation for judgment he should reappoint Yellen.”

The US Federal Reserve is ahead of other important western central banks, in normalising monetary policy. This has provoked lively debate. Prominent(...)

Governor Mark Carney will speak later at the annual high-profile Mansion House even

The split among Bank of England policy makers widened this month as two officials joined Kristin Forbes in her call for a rate increase, warning that (...)

Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen and her colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee are widely expected to pull the trigger on a second rate increase this year

The Federal Reserve is likely to forge ahead with plans to tighten monetary policy later on Wednesday despite a succession of poor inflation readings (...)

FED chairwoman Janet Yellen: Investors fully expect a rate rise largely because Fed officials have told them to

Asian shares turned mixed on Wednesday, while the dollar was left adrift as investors everywhere awaited clarity on the Federal Reserve’s future path (...)

New York Stock Exchange: Historically low levels of anxiety have confounded those who assumed an upsurge in volatility was a given in 2017. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s political travails injected some volatility into stock markets recently but 2017 has largely been a very quiet year. Prior to the Trump(...)

US president Donald Trump points to British prime minister Theresa May: both have changed direction at the first glimpse their policies may not be popular. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

A few weeks ago Donald Trump set a record that I assumed was unassailable; Theresa May has since sailed past it with ease. The leaders of the US and t(...)

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen: Reaction to  a 0.25 point interest rate  increase in the US  shows how a few sets of positive economic figures and some nudging from those in charge can change expectations – dramatically – in a matter of weeks. Photograph:  Yuri Gripas/Reuters

There is one lesson for Irish borrowers – and savers – from this week’s increase in US interest rates. It is how quickly expectations in the market ca(...)

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