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 (...)

Smartening up at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming this week Photograph: EPA

The first time Janet Yellen went to Jackson Hole as Federal Reserve chair in 2014 she faced activists protesting against the prospect of interest rate(...)

Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the US Federal Reserve, left, Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, center, and William Dudley, president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

One of the Federal Reserve’s top policymakers has attacked attempts to reverse the post-crisis drive for tougher regulation, calling efforts to loosen(...)

Wall Street was near session lows on Monday afternoon as energy stocks slipped along with oil prices, and Amazon and Netflix weighed on consumer stocks. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks fell for the fourth time in five days as bond yields rose amid renewed uncertainty over the health of the global economy after commen(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street snapped a three-day losing streak on Monday as financial stocks rose after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said the case for an interest rate hike had strengthened. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks fell amid growing speculation that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates as soon as next month.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index retr(...)

DoubleTree by Hilton: Dalata’s announcement that  it was looking at taking over the former Burlington sent shares in the hotel group up by more than 5.4%. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

European equities climbed for a third day, with investor confidence slowly coming back amid the calmest market in more than a year. Dublin’s Iseq ro(...)

In the ongoing “will they, won’t they” saga, the next key marker is Fed chair Janet Yellen’s speech this Friday at the gathering of world central bankers in Jackson Hole in Wyoming. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

It is not an easy job being chair of the US Federal Reserve Board in one of the most unusual periods in recent monetary history. In any “normal” econo(...)

Wall Street recovered earlier losses on Monday as gains in healthcare stocks offset a slide in the energy sector.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks edged higher on Monday after falling the week before, as Swiss chemical company Syngenta gained after US regulators cleared a takeover(...)

Stanley Fischer of the US Federal Reserve: “I expect GDP growth to pick up in coming quarters, as investment recovers from a surprisingly weak patch and the drag from past dollar appreciation diminishes.”

Federal Reserve vice chairman Stanley Fischer said the US economy is close to the central bank’s goals and he expects growth to pick up in the future.(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB). In a world of negative rates, he currently charges 0.4 per cent on the euros deposited by banks in his coffers overnight. (Photograph: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg

Japanese families seem to have a sudden affinity for home safes. According to the Tokyo-based manufacturer Eiko, shipments have doubled since last fa(...)

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