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Janet Yellen seals success as market's therapist

'Normalcy' of her statement underscores triumph, given the 'extraordinary' Fed moves when she took over

Ms Yellen's success in getting the US economy closer to normal can be measured in the yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which hit a record low of 1.375 per cent in July 2016.

JANET Yellen's final act as chair of the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday was a subtle change of tone on inflation, a finesse that epitomised her slow and steady approach to getting the economic world back to normal.

If Ms Yellen's predecessor, Ben Bernanke, was the surgeon who performed a

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