Emerging markets aren’t in Janet Yellen’s economic club.
Monetary policy since the financial crisis has flooded the market with cheap capital. A rate rise will reverse this and put developing economies at risk.
Janet Yellen’s political mortgage has fallen due, but the economics makes sense too.
The mixed picture of the US economy makes for caution on interest rates, but Janet Yellen the economist is likely to win over Yellen the politician.
Traders will be paying close attention to the Fed’s decision on interest rates.
Why the US is set to raise its interest rates this week for the first time since the financial crisis.
For everyone, there are things to like and not like in higher interest rates.
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The Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates for the first time in nine years next week. What does it mean for you?
Charting a different course.
With economies in Europe and America forging very different recoveries, their central banks are having to navigate by different stars.
There’s nothing a couple beers can’t fix.
October was a strong month for jobs gains, but the president and Congress need to stop waiting for the numbers to improve and begin to act more proactively.
US jobs market needs a boost.
Jobs growth slowed in September, yet the despite the disappointing figures there's no political will to do anything about it.
It may take a magic wand from the RBA (or the Turnbull government) for Australia to escape a recession.
Volatility is not going away any time soon, and if the US Fed decision plays the wrong way on the Australian dollar, our central bank could soon be back in the jawboning business.
Her hands may be folded, but Janet Yellen is far from inactive.
The Fed decided to hold its key interest rate at about zero, but that doesn't mean it did nothing.
Chair Yellen and her colleagues decided the economy isn’t ready.
The Fed's policy-setting committee decided to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged. Here's why that's the wrong call.
The Fed building in New York: just a nice facade?
Market speculation on whether the Fed will raise rates is reaching fever pitch, but the central bank no longer has the pull it once did.
The sour face means the Fed must be about to raise rates.
Whenever speculation grew louder that the Federal Reserve would lift its target interest rate this year, stocks took a dive. Here's why.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s rates balancing act would be easier if the government got in the game.
The more important question is when the federal government will get in the game and help support the economy.
Will she or won’t she?
The global economy is in a delicate position, which is why so many are fixated on this month's US decision on interest rates.
Running the economy is a bit like running a race…
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Workers are still feeling a little pinched.
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The July employment report suggests the recent trend of lackluster gains in jobs and wages is continuing, and a rate hike should therefore be off the table for the time being.
Iraqi troops training with the US Army June 2015.
On the face of it, Iraq and the US Federal Reserve share little. One is a country plagued by division, war and mayhem since the US invasion of 2003. It is a brutal world where there are no friends, few…
Implementing monetary policy is like treating a patient. A central bank needs the freedom to choose which instrument will work best.
The desire of some lawmakers to subject the Fed to extra scrutiny betrays a misunderstanding of central bank independence and monetary policy.
Are the eyes windows into her soul or the FOMC rate-hike calendar?
Janet Yellen and her Fed colleagues know that wage growth and inflation are still too low to support an increase in interest rates in June.
Monetary policy is not to blame for the widening gap between rich and poor.
Treasurer Joe Hockey and billionaire Rupert Murdoch recently made impassioned speeches expressing their deep concern about the problem of rising inequality —the rich are getting richer, while the poor…