[WASHINGTON] US business optimism has fallen in recent weeks amid uncertainty over tariff disputes, rising interest rates and continued labor shortages, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

THE BOTTOM LINE

PRESIDENT Trump, do yourself a favour. Stop attacking the Federal Reserve and its chairman, Jerome Powell (yes, the same Mr Powell you nominated). The result would be better for you, better for Mr...

US TREASURIES

A SECTION of the US Treasuries yield curve just inverted for the first time in more than a decade.

[WASHINGTON] Top US Federal Reserve officials say a strong economy will likely keep their rate increase plans intact, but on Monday a key signal began to waver that may intensify debate about whether...

[WASHINGTON] Economists and investors have been scratching their heads this week over signals from the Federal Reserve, which left the future of US monetary policy open to broadly divergent...

[WASHINGTON] US central bankers believe another interest rate hike is due "fairly soon," boosting widespread expectations the Federal Reserve will raise lending costs next month, according...

US FEDERAL Reserve chairman Jerome Powell gave investors a strong dose of optimism on Wednesday, saying that the central bank's policy rate is now "just below" estimates of a level...

[WASHINGTON] A day after President Donald Trump's latest attack on the US central bank, Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell hinted Wednesday the key lending rate would move higher but said there...

CURRENCIES

THE dollar rose for a fourth straight day on Wednesday as rising trade tensions prompted investors to seek the safe haven of the greenback, although a speech by the Federal Reserve's chairman...

BANKERS, executives and investors are warning Federal Reserve officials that record leveraged lending to companies from lightly-regulated corners of Wall Street could make any economic downturn...