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European Central Bank president Mario Draghi

Last autumn it looked as if interest rates would start to rise this year, for the first time since the economic crisis. September had been pencilled i(...)

 Federal Reserve board chairman Jerome Powell:  A combination of poor economic data and more cautious notes from the Fed helped fuel the jump in rate cutting expectations. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Investors are now pricing in a greater probability that the Federal Reserve will cut rates rather than raise them in 2019, highlighting the rising fea(...)

Global stock investors took fright in early October as the US Federal Reserve signalled a possible more aggressive path for rate hikes, sending US bond yields to eight-year highs. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Stock-market Cassandras warning of impending danger were a brave species at the start of the year, as Wall Street indices hit fresh all-time highs on(...)

A trader working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on December 26th. Photograph: REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Wall Street was marked by volatile trading on Wednesday as investors returned following a turbulent run-up to Christmas that had helped wipe more than(...)

Investor worries are growing as US president Donald Trump threatens a partial government shutdown.  Photograph: Reuters

Global stock markets came under renewed pressure on Thursday, with Wall Street dropping further as the threat of a US government shutdown this weekend(...)

A trader on the NYSE watches as stocks fall following the Fed’s rate announcement.

US equity investors delivered their sharpest response to an interest rate rise since 1994, after Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell set out the reaso(...)

Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell. The Fed pared back its forecasts for further increases and indicated it is less certain about future moves.

The Federal Reserve defied pressure from US president Donald Trump and equity investors by boosting rates for the fourth time this year even as it fla(...)

There have been reports that US president Donald Trump is concerned about a possible economic slowdown. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump was given a brief reprieve from the Mueller investigation as he flew to Argentina this weekend for the G20 summit. On Friday Mr Trump st(...)

 US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.

Jay Powell is to address Wall Street bankers on Wednesday amid an intensifying White House campaign to undermine the Federal Reserve chairman’s rate i(...)

 US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.

The Federal Reserve stayed on course for further increases in short-term interest rates, with the next move widely expected as soon as December, as th(...)

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