RATE CUTS

MARKETS in Asia may have largely shrugged off the latest series of central bank measures that were widely expected, but the moves point to lingering fears of a global economic slowdown.

COMMENTARY

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump's trade war with China keeps undermining the confidence of businesses and consumers, worsening the economic outlook.

[WASHINGTON] President Donald Trump resumed his attacks on Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday, blaming him for keeping the economy from growing much faster.

[WASHINGTON] The inversion of portions of the Treasury bond yield curve this week "would have to be sustained over a period of time" to be taken as a "bearish" signal for a US economy that...

EDITORIAL

LAST week, the US Federal Reserve lowered its short-term interest rates for the first time since 2008. It was a reversal from the position early this year when expectations of a strong US economy...

FED WATCH

THE US Federal Reserve has surprised few by delivering a 25 basis point cut - its first in 11 years - following its July meeting.

[SAN FRANCISCO] US central bankers are expected to lower borrowing costs this week for the first time since the depths of the financial crisis more than a decade ago. That's the easy part.

[NEW YORK] The Federal Reserve this week will most likely cut interest rates for the first time since 2008, when the economy was mired in a deep recession, as the central bank tries to keep a...

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump on Monday used a Federal Reserve official's own words to amplify his continual demands for lower interest rates.

[NEW YORK] Traders on Friday rushed away from bets that the Federal Reserve will slash rates by a half-point this month, a day after clamouring for them.