Investors take the Fed's announcement as a sign that the US economy is strong enough to support further stock market gains
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Thursday 19 December 2013
So, it's finally happened. The Fed's decision to slice $10bn (£6.1bn) a month off its quantitative easing programme is the clearest signal yet that Ben Bernanke, and his successor Janet Yellen, smell a real, full-blown recovery on the wind.
Thursday 05 December 2013
The online currency Bitcoin plummeted more than 20 per cent today after Chinese regulators banned financial institutions from using it.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
The price at which a single unit of the digital currency trades has risen dramatically in recent months
Bitcoin: 'Assassination Market' website raising the online virtual currency to hire assassins that target key US figures revealed
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Those allegedly targeted on the site include Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, President Obama and NSA director Keith Alexander
Monday 18 November 2013
Letter from US Federal Reserve chairman highlights the "long-term promise" of virtual currencies
Thursday 14 November 2013
The Federal Reserve chairman-designate Janet Yellen vigorously defended the central bank's stimulus policies today, dismissing suggestions it had created "bubble conditions" in financial markets. She left scant doubt the Fed under her leadership would continue this strategy until the economy had returned to normal.
Saturday 09 November 2013
'Abenomics' seems to be doing the trick for the second-largest economy after two 'lost decades'. Danielle Levy reports
Friday 11 October 2013
The pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline missed out on the injection of optimism into the rest of the market yesterday as City analysts warned that it needs to spend more money on its pipeline of new drugs.
Thursday 10 October 2013
Janet Yellen named to chair Fed as latest minutes reveal central bank concerns
Wednesday 09 October 2013
To characterise Yellen as simply a safe pair of hands is to mistake the circumstances in which she takes up her post
Wednesday 09 October 2013
Global stock markets drifted Wednesday as news the Federal Reserve's vice chair will be nominated to head the US central bank gave only a slight lift to investor sentiment darkened by an IMF warning on the global economy.
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