US Economy

EU launches new trade dispute with US

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Subsidies for Boeing's new 777X jet program at centre of dispute.

US home value rebound slows

Property prices still rising, but not at the same rate of knots, says research.

The markets are bracing for the Fed's moment of truth

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The prospect that the US dollar might overshoot could complicate the normalisation of US interest rates, which could spark more volatility and a fresh bout of unintended consequences.

The Fed’s rates feint will spur stocks in 2015

The money is on at least one US rate rise next year, but low inflation should price out a rate hike and spur a surge in equity markets.

US jobless claims fall to 289,000

Labor Department data shows claims remain near 14-year lows.

Scoreboard: Patient Fed

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The Federal Reserve indicated it's in no hurry to raise rates, while a fall in US consumer prices fuelled a rally on Wall Street.

US Fed to remain 'patient' on rates

Central bank drops talk of 'considerable time', unlikely to hike in 'next couple of meetings'.

Fed officials see slower pace of rate hikes

Forecasts point to slower pace of rate normalisation strategy than previously tipped.

US current account deficit rises to $100bn

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Foreign institutions pay less in fines and penalties to Washington.

US consumer prices fall in November

Labor Department data shows plunging fuel prices muted inflation across the US economy.

US economic officials deeply experienced on Russia crises

Key officials at Fed, Treasury played senior roles in global response to Russia's 1990s crisis.

US housing starts fall 1.6% in November

Print disappoints forecasts, brings latest sign of uneven recovery.

The US is accelerating down the recovery road

Strong industrial production data out of the US is a sure signal the world’s biggest economy is recovering and well placed for growth in 2015.

US industrial production jumps 1.3%

US industrial production surges as factories ramp up output of cars, machinery and clothing.

NY Fed Empire State Manufacturing Index sinks in December

Data disappoints expectations for a rise, shows first decrease in close to two years.

IMF's Lagarde disappointed by US inaction

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As the IMF's largest shareholder by far, Congressional approval remains critical.

US producer prices fall in November

Without price pressure elsewhere in economy, falling energy costs drag down prices.

Three reasons to be optimistic about US household spending

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Strong data out of the US clearly shows that the economy's momentum has continued despite the Federal Reserve ending its asset purchasing program.

US economists tip 2.9% growth in 2015

US economy expected to enjoy robust expansion in 2015 despite offshore fears.

US retail sales, jobless data improve

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Latest data show US economy is continuing to strengthen in fourth quarter of calendar year.