Gold holdings expand by 500 tonnes and price hits highest level in two years as investors seek safe-havens amid a tumultuous global political situation
Traders say an interest rate hike by the American central bank is now 'off the table'
Policymakers forecast a 0.5 per cent rate rise driven by two separate increases this year
Stocks soared after the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate; House prices to rise by 50% in 10 years; Facebook teams up with Uber
Slashing the interest rate to historic lows was one of the ways that the Federal Open Markets Committee tried to get the US economy growing again after the crisis hit.
Some analysts are the FOMC announcement the most important thing to happen to global markets since Lehman brothers went bust in 2008
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Opec disarray and expectations of Fed hike push oil price down by 5 per cent
The Federal Reserve and Bank of England can’t see that things are good enough to raise interest rates
The Department of Labor reported that 142,000 non-farm jobs were created in the month, well down on the 201,000 that analysts had expected
US interest rates have been at historic lows since the financial crisis in 2007
The White House is preparing new rules to ease embargo on Cuba; US Federal Reserve decides to leave interest unchanged
The US Senate on Monday confirmed Janet Yellen as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve by a vote of 56 to 26.
A week in Washington has convinced me that the economy there has turned the corner. Interest rates are rising, which means that ours will surely follow
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An uneven recovery began to strengthen. The US, despite having to cope with feuding over its budget, seems to have sped up