Yellen indicates Fed rate hike by year-end

The end of 2015 could finally see a rate hike from the US Federal Reserve, almost nine years after it signalled a regime of low rates in order to help global growth. The Feds chair Janet Yellen on Thursday 24 September, said she was confident of a US recovery amid a sluggish global economy and reiterated plans to withdraw the central banks extraordinary stimulus by year-end as long as inflation was stable and employment levels remained strong. Sep 25, 2015

George Osborne upbeat on slowing China economy

Chancellor George Osborne expressed his confidence in the slowing Chinese economy on 20 September, and called for more Chinese investment in the UK during a visit to Beijing. Sep 21, 2015