Outlook not so great?
Business conditions aren't translating to confidence, despite growing profits and jobs.
This man may soon be the world’s ‘second-most-powerful person.’
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The chair of the Federal Reserve is often considered the world's 'second-most-powerful person.' So who is Jerome Powell and why does it matter that he may soon head the Fed?
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Why is it that the US -- which suffered a major downturn -- seems to have a stronger economy than Australia , which did not even go into recession in 2008-09?
Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison likes to remind us of the economic achievements of the past.
Repeatedly boasting about the past won't distract from the fact Australia's economy is looking shaky.
The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort serves as the backdrop for an annual meeting of economic heavyweights.
The annual meeting of central bankers and economics professors in Wyoming is a chance for some to send a message on the path of monetary policy.
Janet Yellen says another financial crisis is unlikely in our lifetimes.
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Why does the Chair of the Federal Reserve believe there won't be another financial crisis in our lifetimes?
Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a press conference following the rate-hike decision.
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The Federal Reserve lifted rates for the second time this year and expects to do so once more, suggesting it's fairly confident the economic recovery will continue. Is it overconfident?
Families benefit when fathers and mothers get paid parental leave.
The nation needs a more comprehensive approach to family leave and relief for parents with child care expenses. But the proposals the Trump team rolled out initially fell short.
Trump has his sights set on the US Fed.
Trump's economic "plan" has a good chance of sending the US economy back to the Fred Flintstone era.
Incoming RBA Governor Philip Lowe appeared before the House Standing Committee on Economics this week.
The odds are the Fed will raise rates once and the RBA will cut once before the end of the year.
Serious problems may loom. And not just from a possible vote from the Brits to leave the European Union.
US Fed Chair Janet Yellen is worried about the slowdown in job creation.
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Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens and US Fed Chair Janet Yellen are facing the same problems.
Both the US and Australia face a global economy that is in deep, deep trouble.
Confidence numbers reflect many are waiting to see if it’s safe to invest.
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The economic news of the week wasn't that bad - but there's still plenty of timid types around.
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.
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…
Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve board.
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The US Federal Reserve this week has moved one step closer to lifting interest rates by ending its controversial bond-buying program. This begins a long-anticipated process that will take many months to…
Janet Yellen will make waves next year.
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As the US economy emerges from recession, the prospect of the US Federal Reserve raising interest rates grabs the attention of the financial markets more and more. US rates have been close to zero for…
Last year’s G-20 knees up. This year expect the taper, the IMF and corporate tax evasion to be the main themes.
Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of 20 major economies will meet in Sydney this week. A lot of troubled financial waters have flowed under the bridge since this group last met…