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Eight years on - the collapse of Lehman Brothers

US investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed on September 15, 2008, sparking the the global financial crisis, the effects of which the world is still feeling.

US investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed on September 15, 2008, sparking the the global financial crisis, the effects of which the world is still feeling.

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Fed trims stimulus, the effects are felt worldwide

The US Federal Reserve has eased its stimulus for a second straight month in a decision that wasn’t unexpected The central bank’s policy committee

The US Federal Reserve has eased its stimulus for a second straight month in a decision that wasn’t unexpected The central bank’s policy committee

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Federal Reserve maintains strong US stimulus

The policymakers at the Federal Reserve have concluded that the US economy’s recovery is still not strong enough for an end to stimulus measures

The policymakers at the Federal Reserve have concluded that the US economy’s recovery is still not strong enough for an end to stimulus measures

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Fed surprises by staying with stimulus as it cuts growth outlook

In a move that surprised the financial markets, the Federal Reserve has said it is not yet ready to wind down its massive monetary stimulus. The

In a move that surprised the financial markets, the Federal Reserve has said it is not yet ready to wind down its massive monetary stimulus. The

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Shares soar as Fed opts to stick with stimulus

The unexpected decision by the US Federal Reserve not to reduce its economic stimulus programme sent European share indexes soaring to multi-year

The unexpected decision by the US Federal Reserve not to reduce its economic stimulus programme sent European share indexes soaring to multi-year

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US Fed favourite pulls out of race

Lawrence Summers, the man tipped to become the next head of the US Federal Reserve, has pulled out of the running. Although a brilliant economist

Lawrence Summers, the man tipped to become the next head of the US Federal Reserve, has pulled out of the running. Although a brilliant economist

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Top central bankers are no-shows at Jackson Hole

The annual gathering of the world’s top central bankers lacks some of its biggest names this year. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is a

The annual gathering of the world’s top central bankers lacks some of its biggest names this year. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is a

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Bernanke promises Fed will be flexible on stimulus wind down

Choosing his words carefully, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has tiptoed through a policy statement about when the US central bank will start

Choosing his words carefully, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has tiptoed through a policy statement about when the US central bank will start

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Bernanke treads fine line on stimulus tapering

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is back with his balancing act on future policy. The head of the US central bank is testifying to

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is back with his balancing act on future policy. The head of the US central bank is testifying to

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Bernanke says Fed stimulus continues for now

Monetary stimulus from the US central bank is helping the country’s economy recover, but the head of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke has said

Monetary stimulus from the US central bank is helping the country’s economy recover, but the head of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke has said

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Central banks surprise

Central banks worked hard during the Labour Day week. Both the US Federal Reserve and the European Central bank held their monthly meetings and both

Central banks worked hard during the Labour Day week. Both the US Federal Reserve and the European Central bank held their monthly meetings and both

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Bernanke: enrich not beggar they neighbour

US central bank head Ben Bernanke has been defending its aggressive stimulus measures. To try to keep long-term borrowing costs low, the Federal

US central bank head Ben Bernanke has been defending its aggressive stimulus measures. To try to keep long-term borrowing costs low, the Federal

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Bernanke promotes Fed stimulus benefits, downplays risks

A cheerleader for continued monetary stimulus for the US economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the central bank will keep buying bonds

A cheerleader for continued monetary stimulus for the US economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the central bank will keep buying bonds

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Fed's new year resolve

The US Federal Reserve has said that from now on its stimulus measures will be linked not just to inflation, but also to unemployment. The central

The US Federal Reserve has said that from now on its stimulus measures will be linked not just to inflation, but also to unemployment. The central

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Fed makes new rate pledge

The Federal Reserve is significantly boosting its stimulus programme for the US economy and has taken the unprecedented step of saying it will keep

The Federal Reserve is significantly boosting its stimulus programme for the US economy and has taken the unprecedented step of saying it will keep

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US bank chief spells out warning on fiscal cliff

Striking a quick deal to avoid the so called fiscal cliff could result in a, “very good year” for the U.S. economy. That’s the view of Ben

Striking a quick deal to avoid the so called fiscal cliff could result in a, “very good year” for the U.S. economy. That’s the view of Ben

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Fed OKs more stimulus until job growth picks up

In a bold move, the Federal Reserve has launched a third round of monetary stimulus – to try to boost the weak US economy.   In an open ended

In a bold move, the Federal Reserve has launched a third round of monetary stimulus – to try to boost the weak US economy.   In an open ended

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Fed says prepared to do more, but no details

Members of the US Senate banking committee and the financial markets were disappointed by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s update on the

Members of the US Senate banking committee and the financial markets were disappointed by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s update on the

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Fed rate vow signals recovery is a long way off

The US Federal Reserve has said it is not likely to raise interest rates from their current exceptionally low levels until at least the back end of

The US Federal Reserve has said it is not likely to raise interest rates from their current exceptionally low levels until at least the back end of

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Fed leaves policy unchanged, flags up risks

The Federal Reserve has held off from fresh stimulus measures for the US economy at its final policy-setting meeting of the year, but warned

The Federal Reserve has held off from fresh stimulus measures for the US economy at its final policy-setting meeting of the year, but warned

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Fed's outlook for US economy rattles markets

World stocks fell to a new one-year low on Thursday, battered by fears of slowing global economic growth. That came after the Federal Reserve

World stocks fell to a new one-year low on Thursday, battered by fears of slowing global economic growth. That came after the Federal Reserve

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Fed looks set to boost US growth

The Federal Reserve is today expected to announce moves to boost the faltering US economic recovery. The central bank policymakers are looking at

The Federal Reserve is today expected to announce moves to boost the faltering US economic recovery. The central bank policymakers are looking at

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No new Fed moves to boost US economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s much anticipated speech to an economic conference in the US on Friday turned out to be a bit of a damp squib

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s much anticipated speech to an economic conference in the US on Friday turned out to be a bit of a damp squib

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Fed to keep interest rates low for 'extended period'

The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, says interest rates there will likely stay low for an “extended period” and that – as originally planned –

The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, says interest rates there will likely stay low for an “extended period” and that – as originally planned –

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Bernanke backs financial reforms

Denying investors any clues on what the Federal Reserve might be planning to further stimulate the lacklustre US economy, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

Denying investors any clues on what the Federal Reserve might be planning to further stimulate the lacklustre US economy, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

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Fed keeps US interest rates low

The US Federal Reserve has held interest rates near zero and renewed its pledge to keep the cost of borrowing very low for a long time. The central

The US Federal Reserve has held interest rates near zero and renewed its pledge to keep the cost of borrowing very low for a long time. The central

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Bernanke heads for second Fed term

The US Senate Banking Committee has approved the nomination of Ben Bernanke for a second four-year term as head of the country’s central bank. The

The US Senate Banking Committee has approved the nomination of Ben Bernanke for a second four-year term as head of the country’s central bank. The

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No change on US interest rates

Even though the Federal Reserve is becoming more upbeat about the recovery of the US economy, it has left interest rates unchanged and close to zero

Even though the Federal Reserve is becoming more upbeat about the recovery of the US economy, it has left interest rates unchanged and close to zero

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Ben faces battle over Fed's powers

He may have saved America’s, nay, the world’s banking system but Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke is facing a Senatorial bid to claw back some of

He may have saved America’s, nay, the world’s banking system but Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke is facing a Senatorial bid to claw back some of