The Fed left interest rates unchanged but said improving economic data means it will likely lift them later this year. We asked two scholars – and ex-Fed officials – if it was the right call.
Just like apes, humans fear the unknown, and that's why there's so much uncertainty this week as markets brace for an interest-rate decision by the Federal Reserve.
The Australian economy continues to deliver mixed, but on the whole positive, signals.
All in all this was a fairly positive week for global economies.
Central banks around the world are struggling with the failure of low (or negative) interest rates to breathe life back into ailing economies.
All economic data is pointing to disappointing global growth.
Regulators trying to keep taxpayers from having to foot the bill for the next wave of bank bailouts are placing too much on emphasis on size and missing the 'bigger' picture.
Serious problems may loom. And not just from a possible vote from the Brits to leave the European Union.
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.