Robin Harding

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US first lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako listen to national anthems during a welcome ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday. Photograph: Nicolas Datiche/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump said he would welcome efforts by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe to help improve relations between Washington and Tehran,(...)

 The North’s official Korean Central News Agency did not specify what type of weapon was involved in the test. File Photograph: KCNA/EPA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will travel to Russia this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Thursday, announcing th(...)

Tesla vehicles charge at a Tesla Supercharger station on the Qualcomm campus in San Diego, California.  Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Toyota, the Japanese carmaker, has sold the last of its stake in Tesla as the electric car pioneer changes from potential ally to fierce competitor. (...)

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke  said rates were likely to stay low “for a considerable time after the asset purchases end.” Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The US Federal Reserve could cut the interest it pays to banks on their reserves in a dramatic move to offset an eventual slowing of its $85 billion-a(...)

The rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee made no changes to policy at its October meeting, keeping its asset purchases steady at $85 billion a month, but the statement implied it did not see a lot of damage from the government shutdown earlier this month

The US Federal Reserve yesterday said the world’s largest economy was still expanding at a moderate pace, suggesting a slowing of asset purchases i(...)

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said that one part of his tapering scenario included “inflation moving back toward our 2 per cent objective over time”. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

The cost of living in the US increased less than expected in August, but still pointed to a stabilisation in underlying inflation that could pave the (...)

Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke: in testimony to Congress last month, he noted: “The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the deficit reduction policies in current law will slow the pace of real GDP growth by about 1-1 percentage points during 2013, relative to what it would have been otherwise.” Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

It is easy to find people on Wall Street who believe that the aggressive monetary policies of central banks, particularly the US Federal Reserve’s qua(...)