US Federal Reserve

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Janet Yellen is the perfect choice to tackle the worst economic crisis in a century, and the problems that lie beyond.

US Federal Reserve

Donald Trump has had four of his nominations for the US Federal Reserve rejected. Now he has another two.

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Why does the Chair of the United States Federal Reserve say another financial crisis is unlikely in our lifetimes, asks Richard Holden.

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Donald Trump’s criticism of the US Federal Reserve has economists worried, writes Richard Holden.

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Jobs data lowers the likelihood of a US interest rate hike, Australian business investment beats expectations, but retail trade remains flat, writes Richard Holden.

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Both the US and Australia face a global economy that is in deep, deep trouble, writes Richard Holden.

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If a treasurer or a billionaire blames quantitative easing for rising inequality and argues the best solution is to lower taxes, I recommend a little scepticism, writes James Morley.

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The Federal Reserve is winding down its quantitative easing programs and all eyes are on it to see when there will be “liftoff” of the federal funds rate from zero.

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It is significant to have a woman at the head of the US Federal Reserve for the first time, but in terms of monetary policy it's probably business as usual. And that is a good thing for us all, writes Geoffrey Garrett. 

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While the decline of the Australian dollar has been appreciable, there's no reason to think we're facing anything like the dire conditions of the Asian financial crisis 15 years ago, writes Geoffrey Garrett.