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US jobs figures leave Fed in a fix

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 throttle back on the monthly stimulus it has been providing to the world's biggest economy. Monthly asset purchases …

Five reasons to be hopeful about the US economy in 2014

This could really be the year. After years of post-crisis malaise, the stars look to be aligning for the US economy in 2014. Here’s why, according to Wall Street’s economy watchers.<p>1. Government austerity won’t be as much of a drag on growth.<p>“The impact of higher tax rates and sequestered …

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

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 government shutdown and fight over the debt ceiling.<p>The pace of growth slowed from 4.1% in the previous quarter but still means …

US employment figures fuel fears job market recovery may have stalled

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 January.<p>Economists had been expecting around 180,000 new jobs, and this was the second month of disappointing jobs news from …

Gold Market Awaits U.S. Jobs Report; Is QE Tapering Already Priced in?

<b>(Kitco News) -</b>There just might be a little more uncertainty than usual on how gold will react Friday when the U.S. Labor Department releases the monthly employment report.<p>Over the last year, strong reports tended to undermine gold on ideas that they would prod the Federal Open Market Committee to …

Why The Fed Should Not Taper Alone

The Fed’s decision to taper its large-scale asset purchases is causing turmoil in emerging markets. But neither the Fed nor the US Treasury seem remotely concerned. The FOMC’s latest decision to continue the taper at $10bn per month makes no mention of anything other than US domestic conditions. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Inflation

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 | Financial Times

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 …

Why the world shouldn’t fear the taper

By Ylan Q. Mui<p>Ylan Q. Mui<p>Bio Follow<p>The Federal Reserve’s plan to wind down its trillion-dollar stimulus program is only half of the biggest story in the global economy this year. The other is how markets will react as that spigot starts to dry up.<p>A new report by the World Bank suggests that the …

World Bank Says Fed Tapering Could Threaten Africa’s Growth

Tighter global financing conditions, lower commodity prices and political unrest could weaken growth prospects in sub-Saharan Africa, according to …

The Fed Will Have No Need To 'Taper' If It Adopts A Dollar-Price Rule

With the Federal Reserve’s recent announcement that it’s set to begin reducing its monthly purchases of interest-bearing bonds, the conversation has partially shifted to the economic implications of the central bank’s pivot. If the ‘taper’ is engineered properly, the near and long-term results have …

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 …

US oil demand growth outstrips China in 2013, says IEA | Financial Times

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 | Financial Times

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 | Financial Times

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

Two Federal Reserve district bank presidents signaled a decline in global stock markets probably won’t deter the Fed from further trimming bond …

US employment disappoints in January | Financial Times

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 …