US Economy

Would like to see rate move early next spring: Fed's Fisher

Federal Reserve official expects rates to rise one quarter earlier than market.

Markets should brace for a wild ride

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Talk of the Fed's tightening has seen the surging greenback have a dramatic impact on currency markets around the world -- and there's more volatility to come.

Reading between the lines of the Fed's cautious communication

Normalisation of US monetary policy is likely to become a reality next year, but the Federal Reserve remains cautious in communicating this to markets for fear of sending investors rushing for the exit.

The Fed's tentative steps towards a rate rise

As concerns linger over the US labour market and wage growth, the Federal Reserve remains cagey about the timing of raising rates.

US Fed now more likely to hike in 2015

Fed chair Janet Yellen says 'considerable time' pledge is highly conditional as more officials expect first rate move in 2015.

Fed details exit strategy

US central bank further reduces stimulus, says rates on hold for 'considerable time'.

Moody's keeps US outlook stable

Ratings agency says US in good enough shape to keep its triple-A rating for a while.

A Fed rate rise will be timely for Australia

The Fed's anticipated normalisation of interest rates is likely to cause some market volatility, but the knock-on effects could be helpful for the resources sector.

The US production slip won't halt the Fed's plans

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The decline in US industrial production during August is not a concern. And, with the Fed set to cut its asset purchases this month, a rate rise is getting closer.

US industrial production falls in August

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US industrial production unexpectedly dipped in August after six months of gains.

US consumer sentiment rises further

Data reveals US consumers are more confident than they've been in over a year.

The RBA's dollar dreams might come true

The RBA's jawboning failed to move the stubbornly high dollar, but conditions in the US appear to be having a bigger impact.

Timing the Fed's interest rate liftoff will be tricky

Labour market slack will provide the Federal Reserve with some indication of when to raise rates, but it must also keep an eye on the vulnerabilities developing in some parts of the financial system.

Fed to hit banks with higher surcharge

Federal Reserve targets biggest US banks with costly new risk-reducing requirement.

US job openings near 13-year high

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US companies have also stepped up hiring to the fastest pace in nearly seven years.

Putting the weak US payrolls result into perspective

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The US recovery still has a way to go, but the latest payrolls data is likely just a brief misstep following six months of strong jobs growth.

It wouldn’t matter if China went into a recession

A recession in China might result in a temporary confidence shock here in Australia, but we'd get over that pretty quickly.

US trade gap narrows in July

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US trade deficit shrinks for third straight month on gains in exports.

US private payrolls growth slows

US businesses slowed pace of hiring in August, a closely-watched employment survey says.

US tweaks bank liquidity rules

US regulators adjust a new rule designed to prevent banks from running out of cash.