INSIDE VIEW

1What do you think was the most significant event that took place this week?

[WASHINGTON] President Donald Trump's pick to lead the US central bank on Monday defended regulations that have made the financial system more crisis-proof, and said interest rates are likely to...

A MAJORITY of US central bankers favour raising benchmark interest rates in the near term, signalling the Federal Reserve is likely to tighten monetary policy next month, minutes from their last...

US central bank chief Janet Yellen announced on Monday she will leave the Federal Reserve in February once her successor as chair is sworn in.

US President Donald Trump's administration is expected, by Nov 2, to announce its choice, subject to Senate approval, to succeed Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve Board in February...

THE BOTTOM LINE

THE US Federal Reserve has followed a predictable line on rate rises this year, unlike in 2015 and 2016 when hawkish rhetoric was not followed by action.

THE price of gold, which has risen 12 per cent so far this year, has dropped from a 13-month high since the US Federal Reserve's hint that interest rates will go up in December...

THE US Federal Reserve has finally "pressed the button" on ending its massive monetary easing, but the action has created remarkably little market alarm so far. However, this calm is likely...

[WASHINGTON] The US central bank is expected to keep interest rates steady and announce the end of a post-financial crisis economic stimulus programme following a two-day policy meeting on Wednesday.

[NEW YORK] The three major US stock indexes edged higher on Tuesday, logging closing records, with financial stocks providing the biggest boost a day ahead of the Federal Reserve's concluding...