President Trump signed an executive memorandum on Thursday, 22 March, instructing the US Trade Representative (USTR) to consider imposing tariff […]
A new era for US central banking began on 20-21 March as Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell presided over his […]
Monetary policymakers at the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) have a problem and they have not been shy about highlighting it: […]
On 1 March, Jerome Powell of the US Federal Reserve will appear before the Senate Banking Committee and as the new […]
The minutes of the January Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) meeting reveal policymakers at the Federal Reserve becoming increasingly confident […]
Donald Trump swept into office riding a pledge to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States through a combination […]
The decision on 14 December 2016 by the FOMC to raise the target range for the US federal funds rate […]
The Carrier Corporation’s decision to limit planned offshoring of jobs to Mexico is unambiguously good news for the workers involved. […]
The election of Donald Trump as the next US President has led to a significant regime shift in the outlook […]
Since late March 2016, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has set the reference US dollar renminbi exchange rate (CNY) […]
In recent months, many investors have greatly reduced the odds of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) maintaining a steady […]
Just two months after starting a policy tightening cycle in December, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) finds itself in […]
The January 2016 FOMC minutes portray a Committee wrestling with a more uncertain economic and policy outlook due to tighter […]
On 16 December 2015 the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) took the historic step of raising the target range for […]
There was very little new information about the policy outlook in the December FOMC meeting minutes. On the surface, it […]
Weak global demand, low energy commodity prices and a strong US dollar have continued to put pressure on the US manufacturing and mining sectors in the US.
The FOMC appear to be attempting to ‘stick the landing’ despite the predicted challenge of a two-tenths fall in the unemployment rate in the next 2 years.
The FOMC strengthened its language towards the possibility of a rate hike and gradual policy normalisation in the 16-17 October meeting statement.