Emails released by Donald Trump jnr on Tuesday show he agreed last year to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democratic White House rival Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Reuters

The dollar edged down to 14-month lows against the euro in Asian trading on Wednesday as investors, already wary ahead of Federal Reserve chair Janet (...)

Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen and her colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee are widely expected to pull the trigger on a second rate increase this year

The Federal Reserve is likely to forge ahead with plans to tighten monetary policy later on Wednesday despite a succession of poor inflation readings (...)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen: the Fed is due to release its latest policy statement and updated economic forecasts on Wednesday.  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

The US central bank has raised short-term interest rates for the third time since the financial crisis, stepping up the pace of tightening as policyma(...)

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told US Congress  last week that “a further adjustment of the federal funds rate would likely be appropriate” if the economy continues to evolve in line with their expectations. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Federal Reserve officials expressed confidence they can raise interest rates gradually, while a hike “fairly soon” might be appropriate to avoid the r(...)

The Fed said it still expects it will need only gradual rate increases. Photograph: AFP

Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged while acknowledging rising confidence among consumers and businesses following Donald Trump’s (...)

  US Federal Reserve in Washington: chairwoman Janet Yellen has stressed to Congress that she does not want to jump the gun and make premature assumptions about the post-election shape of economic policy

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday will hold its final rate-setting meeting before US presidential-elect Donald Trump takes office. A quarter-point incr(...)

US Federal Reserve Board chairwoman Janet Yellen: The rate hike is a signal of the Fed’s confidence in the US economy – ultimately a good thing for Ireland.  Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

The backdrop The outcome of the Fed’s policy meeting will be announced on Wednesday evening, but markets and analysts are expecting a quarter percent(...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen on Wednesday, when the central bank announced it will hold rates.  Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

A heavily divided Federal Reserve left short-term interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but said the case for a rate increase “has strengthened”, in a(...)

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland president  Loretta Mester at the Kansas City Fed’s symposium at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

One of the United States Federal Reserve’s rate-setters has described the case for a further increase in short-term interest rates as “compelling”, ar(...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen has signalled that it will hold off raising rates this month, as she described Friday’s weak jobs report as disappointing

Janet Yellen has signalled that the US Federal Reserve will hold off raising rates this month, as she described Friday’s weak jobs report as disappoin(...)

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