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US jobs figures leave Fed in a fix

Federal Reserve only recently cited improving jobs market as one reason for reining in monthly stimulus to US economy<p>The latest jobs figures from the US leave the Federal Reserve with a real headache.<p>Only last month the US central bank cited an improving jobs market as one reason for beginning to …

Economics

US economy shrugs off shutdown with 3.2% growth in fourth quarter

Highest consumer spending levels in three years boosted growth, which had been hit by higher taxes and federal spending cuts<p>The US economy expanded at an annual rate of 3.2% in the last three months of 2013, the Commerce Department said on Thursday, as consumers and businesses largely ignored a …

US employment figures fuel fears job market recovery may have stalled

Department of labour says 113,000 new jobs added in January, a second month of poor results and far short of forecasts<p>The department that deals with US unemployment fuelled fears that the country's job market recovery could have stalled when it said the economy added only 113,000 new jobs in …

Tactless tapering

IN THE <i>Financial Times</i>, Willem Buiter, the outspoken chief economist at Citi, adds his voice to the chorus of complaints about Fed unilateralism. By …

Economy

Next Federal Reserve taper could come around January 28

Based on interviews and public comments of officials, the Federal Reserve is on course to announcing the second cut of its bond-buying program …

Federal Reserve

Countervailing motion

THOSE looking for someone to blame for the upheaval in financial markets tend to finger the Federal Reserve. By phasing out its scheme of suppressing …

QE, finitely

JUST a few months ago it appeared Ben Bernanke would finish his eight-year term as chairman of the Federal Reserve without knowing whether his …

Fed taper driving up volumes in futures market, says CME

The US Federal Reserve’s decision to reduce its asset purchase programme will help boost activity in futures markets, the chairman of CME Group said …

World Bank Says Fed Tapering Could Threaten Africa’s Growth

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Both better, and worse, than it looks

FOR the last month, America’s economy has been suffused with something rarely seen these last five years: optimism. Evidence of accelerating economic …

Economy

US oil demand growth outstrips China in 2013, says IEA

US demand for oil grew by more than China’s last year for the first time since 1999, according to the International Energy Agency, giving the …

US economy shows brisk momentum

Growth in the US economy accelerated to an annualised pace of 3.2 per cent in the last quarter of 2013, validating the Federal Reserve’s decision to …

US data and debt ceiling concerns rattle markets

Weak US manufacturing data and a new warning about the federal debt ceiling shook financial markets on Monday underlining the enduring risks to the …

Fed Presidents Say Stock Decline Unlikely to Derail QE Taper

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US employment disappoints in January

The US economy added just 113,000 jobs in January, as the unemployment rate edged down to 6.6 per cent – dashing hopes of a steady acceleration in …