US Economy

The Fed's inflation folly

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By leaving the door open for a rate rise this year, the Fed is prioritising imaginary inflationary pressures over the long-term sustainability of the US recovery.

Fed 'won't wait for 2% inflation'

by AFP
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Central bank's vice-chair says Fed will likely raise rates before inflation hits 2% target.

US consumer sentiment slips in August

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Big swings in sharemarkets probably behind spooking of US consumers.

Fed's Fischer: 'haven't made decision yet'

by AFP
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Fed Vice Chair says it's 'too early to tell' if volatility has lessened case for rate hike.

Weekend Economist: Fed flounder?

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Despite volatility we expect the Fed to hike in September. Even if it blinks, don't expect the RBA's trajectory to change.

Fed's Kocherlakota would support more stimulus

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Policymaker again argues against any move to raise US short-term rates this year.

Recent volatility unlikely to change Fed's economic outlook: Bullard

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Federal Reserve policymaker says US fundamentals look good, despite global market turbulence.

US consumer spending rose 0.3% in July

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Modest spending growth suggests continuing momentum despite overseas turbulence.

The B-side of capital preservation

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Regulatory and market forces have made traditional capital preservation strategies less effective.

Our best defence against a Chinese slowdown

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We need economic policies to help weather the headwinds coming from China – and fast.

US pending home sales steady in July

by AFP
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Pending home sales index seen marginally higher, evidence of robust housing market.

US growth hit 3.7% in Q2

by AFP
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Commerce Department revises initial GDP estimate sharply higher.

US jobless claims fall to 271,000

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Latest print shows greater fall than expected, suggests US labour market remains healthy.

Fed normalisation needs to begin: George

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Policymaker says it's too soon to know if market volatility 'fundametally' changes the picture.

September rate hike 'less compelling': Fed

by AFP
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Fed's Dudley admits likelihood of a September move has been reduced by China turmoil.

New York economy a bright spot: Fed's Dudley

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Central bank policymaker's speech fails to comment on monetary policy, national economy.

US durable goods orders rise in July

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Commerce Department print shows second consecutive lift, signals growing optimism.

The Fed's decision could be a tipping point for markets

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Recent market gyrations have thrust the Fed's forthcoming decision on rates into sharper focus.

US consumer confidence rebounds in August

by AFP
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US consumer sentiment bounces back after July slump, data show.

US new home sales rise in July

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Commerce Department data shows 5.4 per per cent lift in the month, signals slow recovery.

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