US Economy

Yellen outlines the Fed's flexible flight path

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The Fed is following the road to higher rates, but chair Janet Yellen has laid out the areas of concern that will shape the timing and speed of the ascent.

US optimism for TPP

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US Trade Representative says Senate decision to fast-track legislation has helped progress.

Fed on track for 2015 rate hike: Yellen

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Fed chair says first move still likely this year, but normalisation process will be slow.

US consumer prices rise for third month

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Inflation rate seen stabilising in the US as core inflation jumps most in almost 2.5 years.

US factory activity slows in May

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Flash purchasing managers' index falls to 53.8 in May from a final 54.1 reading in April.

US existing-home sales slow in April

by AFP
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US existing-home sales slowed in April from March as supplies tightened and prices climbed.

US jobless claims lift to 264,000

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Labor Department print still consistent with longer trend of strong payrolls growth.

June rate hike unlikely: Fed

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Federal Reserve minutes indicate first move likely to be delayed beyond June meeting.

US jobless rate may be lower than 5%: Evans

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Central banker hints inflation may take longer than expected to reach Fed's target.

US housing starts jump 20.2% in April

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Commerce Department data signals pick-up from sluggish winter season.

US homebuilder confidence falls in April

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Fourth fall in five months indicates slow recovery from winter season.

Why the Fed is starting to get nervous

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Economists remain fairly optimistic about the US economy but the Federal Reserve may not be thinking along the same line.

US consumer confidence sinks in May

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Consumers turned more sceptical about the economy in early May, closely-watched data show.

US industrial output falls for fifth month

by AP
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Output at US factories, mines and utilities dips for fifth straight month in April.

Analysts slash US growth forecasts

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Forecasters sharply lower their outlook for US economic growth after a raft of weak data.

US producer prices fall 0.4%

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April print shows latest sign of persistently low US inflation.

US jobless claims fall to 264,000

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Labor Department print shows greater than expected drop in benefit claims.

US import prices fall in April

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Print disappoints expectations for a rise as weak global demand weighs.

US retail sales flatline in April

by AP
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Commerce Department print signals jobs growth yet to significantly boost incomes.

US job openings slip from 14-year high

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Closely-watched labour market report offers mixed news for Federal Reserve.

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