US Economy Braked Sharply In Q1

The economy grew at a disappointing 0.5 percent pace, the weakest since the first quarter of 2014, due to slower growth in China and low energy prices.


Janey Yellen

Video: 2016, Central Banks Done With Easing?

Bank after central bank eased rates or pumped stimulus into the economy in 2015, more than 40 of them, in a bid to boost growth, fight deflation, or both. The results, though, are questionable, with many investors asking whether 2016 will be the year when ultra-loose monetary policy is seen to reach the limits of its potential.
The US Federal Reserve

Video: Which Countries May Follow The Fed Hiking Rates?

Hot on the heels of the Federal Reserve, Hong Kong's central bank raised interest rates by a quarter point. Are others likely to follow too, or will many go the other way and ease monetary policy?  David Pollard reports.