US economy

FTSE 100 gains on US Fed’s new patient stance on rate hike

Investors have responded positively this morning to the US Federal Reserve’s promise to take a cautious approach to raising interest rates.

The dollar makes its move – and the only way is up

About once a decade, the dollar makes a world-shaking lurch. It’s time to prepare for the next one, says James Ferguson.

US pre-open: New York seen opening higher on good retail sales data

American markets are expected to be buoyed by positive retail sales data in the US.

A buy signal for US stocks

History suggests the third year of every presidential term is the time to load up on American shares.

US pre-open: New York wary ahead of ECB stimulus meeting

A European Central Bank meeting to discuss stimulus measures will dictate investor sentiment in America when the market opens.

US pre-open: Firmer start seen with oil and Apple in focus

All eyes will be on Apple when the Nasdaq stock exchange opens shortly, with the falling price of oil also on investors’ minds.

US pre-open: Softer open for New York on weak global data and oil woes

Oil stocks are expected to take the brunt of a softer opening on the New York Stock Exchange.

Net neutrality: a turning point for the internet

US telecoms are battling President Obama’s call for all internet traffic to be treated equally. How might this regulatory spat affect internet users? Simon Wilson investigates.

Supply glut sends oil price tumbling below $80

The price of oil has continued to fall, while Saudi Arabia resists cutting back on production.

The verdict on American QE

The Federal Reserve has brought to a close an unprecedented monetary experiment.

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