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Inflation jump raises rate rise worries in USA
America's Federal Reserve may be prompted to act more drastically should inflation take off, and higher interest rates mean slower economic growth.
Senate confirms Powell as next Federal Reserve chairman
Jerome Powell named new Fed Chair
The 64-year-old lawyer and former investment banker is currently governor of the US central bank.
Federal Reserve meets ahead of expected interest rate rise
US job growth rebound makes interest rate hike more likely
Federal Reserve set to wait on interest rate hike
No Trump bump for US economy
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.
Federal Reserve raises benchmark interest rate to 1.0 percent
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.
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.
Fed's Yellen warns against delaying interest rate hikes, speaks of 'uncertainty' over US fiscal policy
The US central bank is previewing interest rate rises, with Fed Chair Janet Yellen warning it is "unwise" to wait too long.
It's not easy running a central bank in these strange political times
Business Line reviews some of 2016's main economic changes and the responses of the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank and Bank of England.
US Federal Reserve raises interest rates for second time in a decade
The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates the first time this year and the second time in a decade.
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.
US Q3 GDP growth beats estimates
Better than expected GDP and Income data from US suggest Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December.
Oil falls again, dragging down dollar
The oil price continues to fall on doubts OPEC will agree production cuts.
Dollar muscles ahead, strongest since 2003 against basket of currencies
The US dollar has been boosted by Donald Trump's election victory and spending plans, and political and economic worries in Europe, Britain and Japan.
Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen hints at US interest rate hike in December
Fed Chair Janet Yellen says Donald Trump's election has done nothing to change the Federal Reserve's plans for a rate increase "relatively soon".
Federal Reserve keeps borrowing costs unchanged
No US interest rate rise expected from Federal Reserve this month
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.
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.
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.
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".