THE Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday at its first policy meeting of the year, with the head of the US central bank pointing to continued moderate economic growth and a "...

GOLD REPORT

FEDERAL Reserve policymakers have kept interest rates steady at 1.5 per cent to 1.75 per cent as US economic data shows signs of stability. Dot plot projections on the US Federal Funds Target Rate...

PAUL Volcker, the towering former Federal Reserve chairman who tamed US inflation in the 1980s and decades later inspired tough Wall Street reforms in the wake of the global financial crisis, died...

FRIDAY'S booming US jobs report should give the Federal Reserve all it needs to stick to its plan not to cut interest rates further in the near future, so when US central bankers meet this week,...

[WASHINGTON] Paul Volcker, the towering former Federal Reserve chairman who tamed US inflation in the 1980s and decades later inspired tough Wall Street reforms in the wake of the global financial...

[WASHINGTON] US manufacturing recovered in the third quarter after a bruising start to the year in which President Donald Trump's trade wars put a major dent in factory output, the Federal Reserve...

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...