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European shares jump on Dutch election result and dovish Fed

European shares hit their best level in 15 months on Thursday helped by the Dutch election and the laid back approach by the Federal Reserve.

European shares hit their best level in 15 months on Thursday helped by the Dutch election and the laid back approach by the Federal Reserve.

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Federal Reserve raises benchmark interest rate to 1.0 percent

The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time in three months, a move spurred by steady economic growth and strong job gains.

The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time in three months, a move spurred by steady economic growth and strong job gains.

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Financial markets braced for US interest rate hike

Federal Reserve policymakers have started a two-day meeting which is almost certain to produce an increase in the cost of borrowing in the US.

Federal Reserve policymakers have started a two-day meeting which is almost certain to produce an increase in the cost of borrowing in the US.

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Obama's men out, Trump's in: What impact on global finance?

As central bankers bid farewell to the devil they know, financial regulation has entered a period of high uncertainty – and high anxiety for policymakers as they await an announcement from Mar-a-Lago.

As central bankers bid farewell to the devil they know, financial regulation has entered a period of high uncertainty – and high anxiety for policymakers as they await an announcement from Mar-a-Lago.

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Federal Reserve meets, interest rate hike expected

The Federal Reserve's policy meeting is expected to end with a 0.25 percent interest rate rise, but all eyes are on Donald Trump to see how he reacts.

The Federal Reserve's policy meeting is expected to end with a 0.25 percent interest rate rise, but all eyes are on Donald Trump to see how he reacts.

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US Q3 GDP growth beats estimates

Better than expected GDP and Income data from US suggest Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December.

Better than expected GDP and Income data from US suggest Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December.

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Federal Reserve keeps borrowing costs unchanged

As expected, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates unchanged and reinforced expectations for higher borrowing costs in December.

As expected, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates unchanged and reinforced expectations for higher borrowing costs in December.

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Exports boost US economic growth

The US economy grew at its fastest pace in two years in the third quarter - up 2.9 percent - helped by a surge in exports.

The US economy grew at its fastest pace in two years in the third quarter - up 2.9 percent - helped by a surge in exports.

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Rising US inflation makes December interest rate hike more likely

US consumer prices rose in September - up 1.5 percent year-on-year - keeping the Federal Reserve on track to raise the cost of borrowing in December.

US consumer prices rose in September - up 1.5 percent year-on-year - keeping the Federal Reserve on track to raise the cost of borrowing in December.

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Clinton vs Trump - Round One

In Business Line we assess the debate in which the presidential candidates clashed over trade, taxes and how to remake the US economy.

In Business Line we assess the debate in which the presidential candidates clashed over trade, taxes and how to remake the US economy.

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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.