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Incoming US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen must choose whether to further taper the quantitative easing program. EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo

Markets watch as Bernanke hands over to Yellen

Ben Bernanke prepares to vacate his seat as Chairman of the US Federal Reserve on Friday, making way for for Janet Yellen, just as the developed economies finally seem to be coming right. Yellen’s impact…
Fabrice Tourre, a former trader for Goldman Sachs, walks out of the United States Federal Court after being found liable for defrauding investors. AAP

Walking the line on GFC times

Echoes of the Global Financial Crisis resonate while debate continues on the best way of dealing with its consequences, including the actions taken by the Europeans and Americans to counter its effects…
Global markets have experienced sharp sell-down off fears of a wind-down in US quantitative easing. AAP

Reasons why we should expect a lower Australian dollar

The response to US Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke’s comments about the possibility of ending its policy of quantitatitive easing has helped evoke a global sell-off as markets question his upbeat assessment…

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