THE US dollar fell broadly on Friday as news of slower US employment growth in July and heightened US-China trade tensions fuelled expectations that the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates...

THE BOTTOM LINE

TO widespread applause in the markets and the news media, from conservatives and liberals alike, the Federal Reserve appears poised to cut interest rates for the first time since the global...

COMMENTARY

THERE are serious downsides to dropping interest rates that are already low. This may sound heretical, given the enthusiasm on Wall Street and in Washington for the interest rate cut that's...

THE US economy grew at a "modest" rate in recent weeks, with consumers continuing to spend and a "generally positive" outlook overall even in the face of disruptions caused by US trade policy, the...

US FEDERAL Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said that the central bank is "carefully monitoring" downside risks to US growth and "will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion", reiterating...

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday kept up pressure on the head of the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates, following a report that White House lawyers earlier this year explored whether...

EDITORIAL

THE rosy narrative of a strong revival in the global economy that was shaped by upbeat numbers in the first quarter of this year is wilting.

US President Donald Trump slammed the Federal Reserve for high interest rates in a tweet on Tuesday, complaining the euro and other currencies were "devalued" against the dollar.

FEDERAL Reserve officials signalled that they were in no rush to change interest rates even if the economy continued to strengthen, according to minutes from their April 30 to May 1 policy meeting...

LATEST US DATA

US retail sales stabilised in January after a plunge the prior month that was larger than first reported, indicating that consumers may still be able to help support growth after a dismal end to...