LATEST US DATA

US retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, which could raise fears that manufacturing-led weakness was spreading to the broader economy, keeping the Federal Reserve on...

[WASHINGTON] American central bankers have grown more fearful, saying a global slowdown and President Donald Trump's trade wars could drag down hiring and the broader economy with it, meeting...

[WASHINGTON] The American economy should continue its expansion, with strong jobs markets but with price pressures in check and inflation approaching the central bank's target, Federal Reserve...

[EFFINGHAM, Illinois] The Federal Reserve has delivered a boost to the economy this year not only with interest-rate cuts but also because it shifted away from its earlier view that it would need...

THE BOTTOM LINE

IF ever there was a case of political miscalculation, it's the collapsing relationship between US President Donald Trump and the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Jerome ("Jay") Powell.

THE US dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Friday, for its first weekly increase in three, prompted by hopes of progress in US-China trade talks and that the Federal Reserve would not...

THE Federal Reserve lowered interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, its second cut since late July, and suggested that it was prepared to move aggressively if the United...

[WASHINGTON] US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell downplayed concerns in recent days about a cash crunch in US financial markets, saying the situation says little about the real economy.

[WASHINGTON] Expectations are high for the US Federal Reserve to deliver the year's second interest rate cut on Wednesday as members conclude a hotly-anticipated policy meeting in Washington.

[BENGALURU] The US-China trade war will worsen or at best stay the same over the coming year, according to economists in a Reuters poll who expect the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates next...