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Yellen defends Federal Reserve against Trump bias accusations

Janet Yellen, the head of the US central bank, has defended it against accusations from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump saying: "The Federal Reserve is not politically compromised".

Janet Yellen, the head of the US central bank, has defended it against accusations from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump saying: "The Federal Reserve is not politically compromised".

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Federal Reserve policy meeting starts - interest rate hike not expected

Policymakers at the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, started a two day meeting on Tuesday. A majority of economists expect its benchmark main interest rate to be left unchanged.

Policymakers at the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, started a two day meeting on Tuesday. A majority of economists expect its benchmark main interest rate to be left unchanged.

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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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European markets hit by worries over US rate hike timing

Monday was a rough day for the world's financial markets amid fears that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates again as early as next week.

Monday was a rough day for the world's financial markets amid fears that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates again as early as next week.

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US job growth slows in August

US employment growth slowed more than expected in August to 151,000, probably ruling out an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve this month.

US employment growth slowed more than expected in August to 151,000, probably ruling out an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve this month.

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US jobs jump in June

US payrolls increased by 287,000 in June as manufacturers and retailers boosted hiring, confirming the economy has regained speed.

US payrolls increased by 287,000 in June as manufacturers and retailers boosted hiring, confirming the economy has regained speed.

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The ECB and Federal Reserve talk Brexit

The Head of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi has vowed immediate action if Britain votes to leave the EU.

The Head of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi has vowed immediate action if Britain votes to leave the EU.

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Brexit breeds caution among banks and money makers

Money markets and investors world wide are waiting with bated breath for the UK’s decision next week on its future, in or out, of the European Union.

Money markets and investors world wide are waiting with bated breath for the UK’s decision next week on its future, in or out, of the European Union.

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Fed due to call on interest rate hike

The Federal Reserve is deep in a policy meeting and it is extremely unlikely that an interest rate rise is on the cards.

The Federal Reserve is deep in a policy meeting and it is extremely unlikely that an interest rate rise is on the cards.

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Another US interest rate hint from the Federal Reserve

One of the top policymakers at the US central bank is dropping strong hints about the cost of borrowing going back up there.

One of the top policymakers at the US central bank is dropping strong hints about the cost of borrowing going back up there.

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Fed: June US interest rate rise could be 'appropriate'

Minutes from the latest meeting of Federal Reserve's policymakers reveal they feel the US economy could be ready for an interest rate increase as early as June.

Minutes from the latest meeting of Federal Reserve's policymakers reveal they feel the US economy could be ready for an interest rate increase as early as June.

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US Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged

The US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday (April 27). However it left the door open to a hike in June by signalling

The US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday (April 27). However it left the door open to a hike in June by signalling

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No interest rate change expected from Federal Reserve policy meeting

Federal Reserve policymakers are expected to leave the cost of borrowing unchanged in the face of disappointing word on durable goods orders and consumer confidence.

Federal Reserve policymakers are expected to leave the cost of borrowing unchanged in the face of disappointing word on durable goods orders and consumer confidence.

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After a volatile 2015, a look forward to 2016

On the season finale of Business Middle East we summarise a volatile year and discuss the 2016 forecast for global and MENA markets with Nour Eldeen

On the season finale of Business Middle East we summarise a volatile year and discuss the 2016 forecast for global and MENA markets with Nour Eldeen

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European markets welcome Federal Reserve's US interest rate rise

European shares surged on Thursday following the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate rise, as investors took the move as a sign of confidence in the

European shares surged on Thursday following the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate rise, as investors took the move as a sign of confidence in the

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US Fed rate decision boosts confidence as markets rally

European shares surged in early trading on Thursday on news of the Fed’s decision. The European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 1.8 percent by just

European shares surged in early trading on Thursday on news of the Fed’s decision. The European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 1.8 percent by just

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US Fed rate decision boosts confidence as Asian markets rally

Investors have chosen to take the historic hike in US interest rates as a sign of confidence in the world’s largest economy. Asian stock markets

Investors have chosen to take the historic hike in US interest rates as a sign of confidence in the world’s largest economy. Asian stock markets

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Why a Federal Reserve interest rate hike matters

The Federal Reserve, the US central bank, is poised to announce it will raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. This announcement is seen

The Federal Reserve, the US central bank, is poised to announce it will raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. This announcement is seen

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Inflation data boosts Federal Reserve rate rise expectations

The Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting to set interest rates that could see the first rise since before the financial crisis ends on Wednesday. An

The Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting to set interest rates that could see the first rise since before the financial crisis ends on Wednesday. An

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Fear spreads across markets ahead of Fed rate decision

In this week’s Business Middle East we take a look at global markets’ performance ahead of the US interest rate decision. With the countdown underway

In this week’s Business Middle East we take a look at global markets’ performance ahead of the US interest rate decision. With the countdown underway

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Strong US job gains further fuel rate rise expectations

US job growth increased solidly in November – another sign that the economy is holding up – and for many another reason for the Federal Reserve to

US job growth increased solidly in November – another sign that the economy is holding up – and for many another reason for the Federal Reserve to