Robert Kaplan

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 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(...)

Things can change quickly in markets, as Amazon shareholders have discovered. Photograph: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters

Investors fret over global slowdown Last Wednesday was an especially bloody day for stock markets. Tech stocks were hammered, with the Nasdaq’s 4.4 p(...)

Antoinette Schoar, economist and professor of finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), speaks at the Jackson Hole economic symposium in  Wyoming Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Central bankers typically like to project steadfast confidence. But when Jay Powell opened the annual Jackson Hole gathering, the Federal Reserve chai(...)

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 (...)

The Frankfurt stock exchange building in Germany. Equity measures in Europe and Asia have recently reached multimonth highs

Global stocks are finishing a positive month on a mixed note as traders appear cautious about making fresh bold bets ahead of a speech by Donald Trum(...)