US Economy

Fed's Williams warns on zero lower bound

Speech says issue likely to be recurring for central banks that target low levels of inflation.

China’s shadow banking third largest in the world: FSB

Shadow banking grows to $US75 trillion industry, nears pre-crisis peak.

What a rising dollar means for US growth

The US economy continues to grow at a healthy pace, but renewed strength in the US dollar poses a risk.

US GDP lifts steadily in Q3

Commerce Department print shows 3.5 per cent annual growth as trade balance, government spending turn up.

US jobless claims edge up to 287,000

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Labour Department data follows optimistic Fed comments on employment outlook.

QE over, now what?

Employment up, inflation stable and QE is at an end. What does that mean for the US bull run? Adam Carr explains in this video.

A bullish Fed changes everything

The Fed has finally acknowledged that the US economy is out of danger. Its latest statement is a game changer.

Federal Reserve calls end to QE3

US central bank wraps up bond-buying program, more bullish on US economy.

US consumer confidence rebounds in October

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US consumer confidence jumps more than market had anticipated.

US durable goods orders fall in September

Commerce Department data disappoints expectations, shows second consecutive decline.

US pending home sales rise modestly

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Number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes lifts slightly in September.

Falling wages could hold back growth in the US and UK

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The US and UK are relying disproportionately on employment growth to drive consumption, but it won't be sustainable in the long term.

US jobless claims rise to 283,000

Labor Department data shows slightly larger than expected increase.

Natural gas markets spark fuel for thought

Cheaper natural gas is helping to make US manufacturing more competitive, but in other parts of the world gas prices are heading in the opposite direction.

Why the Fed won't flex its muscles on rates

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A dovish Federal Reserve is unlikely to act prematurely on rates, and continued modest inflation is likely to delay a rate rise until there is sufficient wage growth.

US consumer prices edge up in September

Labor Department print shows 0.1 per cent rise for the month, in line with expectations.

US existing-home sales rebound

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Existing-home sales lift in September to their highest pace of the year.

Fed's Fisher will support bond-buying

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Dallas Federal Reserve President says no upside pressure on inflation apparent.

Weekend Economist: Watch for 2015

The spate of recent 'one-off' events have given forecasts of modest movements from central banks in 2015 and 2016 undue credit.

US consumer confidence grows further

Confidence about future weighs heavily on Thomson-Reuters/University of Michigan survey.