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If this market turmoil forces a US rate cut, the outlook will truly be grim

Janet Yellen

This time last month stock markets were starting an end-of-year rally, cheerfully regarding the US Federal Reserve’s small increase in interest rates as evidence of the underlying strength of the global economy. Now, says William White, former chief economist of the Bank for International Settlements, the situation is as bad as in 2007, the onset of the banking crash.



Courtroom Gavel

Ex-RBS trader pleads guilty to lying to customers

A former Royal Bank of Scotland bond trader pleaded guilty to lying to customers in order to get them to pay higher prices as the U.S. continues probing tactics used in the market for complex debt -- undaunted by an appeals court’s rejection of a key conviction.