Fed Raises Interest Rates, Sets Stage for Two More in 2018
Federal Reserve officials signaled Wednesday they could pick up the pace of interest-rate increases this year and next to keep a rapidly expanding economy on an even keel.
ECB Seen Signaling the End of Bond-Buying Program
The world's no. 2 central bank could signal Thursday the winding down of its $2.9 trillion quantitative-easing program, but the decision has been complicated by multiplying threats to eurozone growth.
Don't Forget About the Two Other Central Bank Meetings
Asian stocks fell on Thursday, led by a 1.5% drop in Korea's Kospi. Investors are watching for signs about when the European Central Bank will wind down its monthly bond-buying program at the conclusion of its Thursday meeting, before attention shifts to the Bank of Japan, which is scheduled to release its latest policy decision on Friday.
China's Push to Tame Debt Starts to Sting Economy
China's economy is starting to feel pain from Beijing's monthslong effort to curb debt, with business activity slowing and the central bank deciding to not follow the U.S. Federal Reserve in adjusting interest rates.
Don't Underestimate the Risk of a Chaotic Brexit
A consensus seems to have emerged in the past week that the U.K. is heading for the softest of Brexits. Yet behind this consensus lurks a dangerous complacency, writes Simon Nixon.
Saudis, Russia to Talk Oil Output Boost Ahead of OPEC Summit
Saudi Arabia's oil minister is flying to Russia this week to discuss ways to manage an output boost both producers say they want to propose at an OPEC summit.
World Cup Fever Spells Dull Markets
Research has found that trading activity dips significantly during the global soccer tournament as traders focus on the games.
Analysis: What Will the Fed Do With an Overshoot?
The Federal Reserve's dilemma is intensifying: When has the economy had too much of a good thing?
U.S. Government Bonds Fall After Fed Raises Rates
U.S. government bond prices dropped after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time this year and penciled in two more increases this year.
U.S. Preparing to Proceed With Tariffs on Chinese Goods
The Trump administration is preparing to levy tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods in the coming week, perhaps as early as Friday-a move that's likely to spark retaliation from Beijing.