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...

US manufacturers increasingly worry trade spats and other factors will dampen their growth prospects, while widespread worker shortages are also hampering industries nationwide, the Federal...

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has privately discussed the possibility of firing Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, a move that could roil already volatile financial markets, two sources familiar...

THE eurozone economy is down but not out after a year battered by freezing weather, trade wars, budget disputes and car trouble.

THE BOTTOM LINE

MINNEAPOLIS Federal Reserve president Neel Kashkari's defiance on the US Federal Reserve's interest rate increases has made commentators wonder if he was angling for Jerome Powell's...

US President Donald Trump has attacked the soft underbelly of the Federal Reserve's campaign to raise interest rates, exposing what Jerome Powell himself probably recognises is a potential...

LATEST US DATA

US JOB gains rebounded by more than forecast in August and wages unexpectedly registered their biggest advance of the expansion, keeping the Federal Reserve on track to lift interest rates this...