US economy

America’s stalled withdrawal from Syria

Donald Trump stuns his allies over his plans to pull troops from Syria.

Trump boxed in by his own wall

Donald Trump continues to battle Democrats over his planned wall, with neither side backing down.

The US booms and China starts spending again: is the bear market over?

A grim Christmas trading period has given way to New Year euphoria. John Stepek looks at whether it really is time to celebrate, and explains what it means for your money.

Uber IPO to be 2019’s crucial test case

The flotation of the world’s biggest ride-hailing app will be a pivotal moment for equity markets, says Matthew Lynn.

Money printing turns to money burning

The latest decision on interest rates from the Fed provided no comfort to markets – indeed, it supplied the impetus for the latest sell-off.

US Senate investigates Russian meddling

Russian internet activity aimed at polarising American society has spread, according to analysis for the US Senate.

Beware – the yield curve is inverting

One of Wall Street’s most reliable signals of danger in the markets is flashing. Is it time to worry, asks Marina Gerner.

Why America is still king

The global economic dominance of the US was supposed to be fading by now. But it’s just not happening, says Matthew Lynn.

The legacy of George H.W. Bush

The effects of George HW Bush’s economic policies are still felt to this day.

Keep your eye on the yield curve

Brexit is hogging all the headlines, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But for investors, there’s something more interesting going on in the bond market.

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