WHEN the US Federal Reserve kept lifting interest rates this year, a world away in Jakarta profits dropped to next to nothing at Andy Kurniawan's shop selling collectible action figures...

FEDERAL Reserve policymakers on Friday signalled further interest rate increases ahead, even as they raised relatively muted concerns over a potential global slowdown that has markets betting heavily...

FURTHER interest rate hikes by the US central bank this year should not be projected as a given, and that any decisions on policy should depend on incoming data, said St Louis Federal Reserve Bank...