Is it an effective tool?
Helped by the Federal Reserve
'Critical' stage in negotiations
10-year Treasury yield passes 3%
Central bank concerns
Cuts inflation and growth forecast for Q2
'Any other decision would be a major surprise to markets': Chances of a May rate hike falls to just 8%
Drop of 90 percentage points in one month
35 years on
Sterling fell 0.7% to $1.38
Brexit uncertainty a major factor
Over the past quarter, the consensus view of many has been to challenge the role and attractiveness of fixed income as an asset class.
Up 6.2% since start of the year
Markets have benefitted from a co-ordinated global recovery, led by central banks operating in a synchronised manner.
Will assess regulation
Market anticipates a May hike
Consequences could be more severe than in stress tests
Experts cautious on UK economy's health
Avoiding domestic stocks
'The time has come to hold the crypto-asset ecosystem to the same standards as the rest of the financial system'
Both sides want to avoid mutual damage