European Central Bank Faces Hurdle in Cutting Stimulus: A Weak Dollar

By JACK EWING September 7, 2017 FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank had been expected to announce a major policy shift on Thursday. The dollar has had other plans. Since early 2015, the European Central Bank has been flooding the 19-nation eurozone...

Bankers and Economists Fear a Spate of Threats to Global Growth

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM August 27, 2017 GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — In the decade since the financial crisis, economic policy makers, professors and protesters have gathered here every August to argue about the best ways to return to faster...

Economic Trends: Janet Yellen and the Case of the Missing Inflation

Economic Trends By NEIL IRWIN June 14, 2017 Inflation has stubbornly stayed lower than the Federal Reserve has desired for the past eight years, and it has been falling in the last few months. In a move that could well define her chairmanship of the central...

Markets Unfazed as Federal Reserve Nears Plan to Shed Bonds

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM June 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve, which holds more bonds than any other investor, is planning how to shed some of them starting this year. And no one is too worried about it. The Fed is expected to announce in the...