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US president Donald Trump: wants to name two political allies to fill two open seats on the Fed’s board of governors. Photograph: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump said on Sunday that actions by the US Federal Reserve have hindered US economic growth and stock market gains by perhaps 30 (...)

Stephen Moore speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in Washington, DC, on March 22nd. Trump said he’s nominating Moore, a long-time supporter of the president, for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Investors should be alarmed by US president Donald Trump’s decision to nominate his chief economist, Stephen Moore, for a powerful post on the Federal(...)

US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell   insisted the US economy remains strong, but many commentators speculated the Fed must be increasingly concerned about a looming slowdown Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Investors have been pricing in a more dovish Federal Reserve policy for months but they were nevertheless taken aback by the extent of the Fed’s U-tur(...)

  Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell turned unexpectedly dovish after markets soared last week. Photograph: Reuters

Markets soared last week after Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell turned unexpectedly dovish, performing a policy U-turn that had analysts everywhere(...)

Philip Lane will be in charge of monitoring the 19 national economies of the single currency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mario Draghi will likely end his eight years at the helm of the European Central Bank (ECB) helm in October without raising rates once. His last board(...)

‘It wouldn’t surprise me at all if we slipped into a recession real soon,’ says Nobel economist Robert Shiller. Photograph:  Reuters/Michelle McLoughlin

The US economic expansion, now almost 10 years old, is within seven months of becoming the longest in history. However with stocks falling into bear m(...)

Housebuilders Glenveagh and Cair offer the highest upsides, according to Irish stock market analysts. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stock bargain-hunters out in these early days of January seem to have spotted value in Dublin – home to Europe’s second-worst performing market index (...)

Wall Street bounced back on unexpectedly strong US job numbers. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks made gains on Friday, as investors were buoyed by good news on the US economy, interest rates and trade tensions. Equity markets put T(...)

Nancy Pelosi reacts as she is confirmed Speaker of the House during the 116th Congress and swearing-in ceremony.

US stock index futures ticked higher Friday as the US House of Representatives passed legislation in an effort to end a government shutdown and China-(...)

US President Donald Trump makes a video call to service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard stationed worldwide in the Oval Office on Christmas Day. Photograph: Zach Gibson-Pool/Getty Images.

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the partial shutdown of the federal government was going to last until his demand for funds to build a wall (...)

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