US economy

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.

This is the most important central bank story of the week so far

Stockmarkets shot up yesterday after the Federal Reserve said it would hold back on raising interest rates. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the change of heart and what it means for your money.

The US trade war with China has barely begun

The tit-for-tat raising of trade barriers has started to be felt by consumers – but it’s not been all bad.

All the signs point to incipient inflation

Traders are expecting a soft touch from the Federal Reserve next year, says Marina Gerner. They may be in for a nasty surprise.

David Stockman: Trump is playing with fire

It’s safe to say that David Stockman, former US government budget director, is not impressed by President Donald Trump

Paul Volcker: the US is in a "hell of a mess"

Paul Volcker, former chair of America’s central bank, isn’t happy about the state of the USA.

Markets slump as the central bank liquidity flood recedes

As central-bank largesse comes to an end, stocks are starting to look very highly valued indeed. Marina Gerner reports.

Betting on politics: a Senate battle in Arizona

This week, Matthew Partridge looks at Arizona, one of the key battlegrounds for the control of the US Senate.

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