The US has held off on raising rates, as the world waits to see which way the Brexit vote will go.
Both the US and Australia face a global economy that is in deep, deep trouble.
There is more uncertainty in financial markets, an improving labour market in Australia (despite a monthly blip in January) and the US, but no sign of much growth.
Our scholars delivered a steady supply of research and analysis on what was a busy year in business and economics.
Just as football coaches reconsidered when to opt for a two-point conversion after the NFL made a change, the Fed adjusts its decisions in line with an evolving economy.
The Fed lifted its target interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade, which was hardly a surprise. What happens next may still stump us.
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.
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.
Why the US is set to raise its interest rates this week for the first time since the financial crisis.
The Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates for the first time in nine years next week. What does it mean for you?
With economies in Europe and America forging very different recoveries, their central banks are having to navigate by different stars.
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.
Jobs growth slowed in September, yet the despite the disappointing figures there's no political will to do anything about it.
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.
The Fed decided to hold its key interest rate at about zero, but that doesn't mean it did nothing.
The Fed's policy-setting committee decided to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged. Here's why that's the wrong call.
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.
Whenever speculation grew louder that the Federal Reserve would lift its target interest rate this year, stocks took a dive. Here's why.
The more important question is when the federal government will get in the game and help support the economy.
The global economy is in a delicate position, which is why so many are fixated on this month's US decision on interest rates.