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      Japan governance: holding patterns

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      As China nears exhaustion investors must look elsewhere

      With the Olympics just ended, we are refreshed in the terminology of physical exhaustion: athletes hit the wall, suffer...

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      We already have a utility settlement coin: it's called the euro

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      Time for a rethink at the Federal Reserve

      Australia has a new one, India’s latest one is coming, Turkey and Malaysia are getting used to their newcomers. New...

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      August 24, 2016

      The dollar pairings most sensitive to Fed surprises - a chart

      Should Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen deliver a surprise in her keenly-awaited Jackson Hole speech on Friday, one...

    6. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      Deutsche Bank CEO hits out at negative rates

      Deutsche Bank’s chief executive, John Cryan, has become the latest senior German banker to train his sights on the...

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      August 24, 2016

      South African inflation falls to year low

      The rand has been rocked by reports of a potential police investigation of the country’s finance minister this week,...

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      August 23, 2016

      The neutral rate debate: Just how accommodative is Fed policy?

      R-star. It is probably not part of your every day vocabulary, but the term has taken on increased significance in the...

    9. August 23, 2016

      Yellen may cause a kerfuffle

      It’s that tumbleweed time of year, when the northern hemisphere summer combines with a data desert to often deliver...

    10. August 23, 2016

      Negative interest rates are not the drama they seem

      Ah, for the good old days of quantitative easing when central bankers agreed what needed to be done to spur economic...

    11. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Turkish central bank cuts lending rate

      Turkey’s central bank has cut its lending rate again, continuing on the path it has trodden since March, but left its...

    12. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Asian markets muted as dollar stalls

      The yen experienced a brief bout of strength on Tuesday, exerting downward pressure on the stock prices of Japanese...

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      August 22, 2016

      There's no yield, and Citi isn't going to take it anymore

      Citi’s Matt King has some harsh words for central bankers ahead of this week’s gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming: he...

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      August 22, 2016

      Introducing India's new central bank governor

      The news is nearly two days old by now – but for those of you who weren’t browsing the Indian finance ministry’s web...

    15. August 22, 2016

      When the circumstances change, what do you do, Sir?

      Better late than never Seven years into the global recovery, we are still . . . recovering. The shallowness of growth...

    16. August 21, 2016

      Questions about central bank firepower loom at Jackson Hole

      As investors squabble over when the Federal Reserve might lift short-term interest rates, central bankers meeting in...

    17. August 21, 2016

      India’s choice of central bank governor signals continuity

      When Raghuram Rajan quit in June as governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and after scurrilous at­tacks on him by a...

    18. August 21, 2016

      Week Ahead Economics Diary: Yellen speaks to Jackson Hole bankers

      The Federal Reserve’s policy committee is divided over when to move rates, at loggerheads about how to read the...

    19. August 21, 2016

      Reserve Bank of India opts for orthodoxy with Urjit Patel

      Days after his unexpected decision to return to the US when his term expired, Raghuram Rajan, India’s highly regarded...

    20. August 20, 2016

      India promotes deputy to replace Rajan as head of central bank

      India has appointed Urjit Patel, the Reserve Bank of India deputy governor in charge of monetary policy, to lead the...

    21. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Week ahead: Jackson Hole, UK GDP, US GDP

      After the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s July meeting showed that policymakers are divided about when to raise...

    22. August 19, 2016

      Weaker dollar gives Janet Yellen an opening at Jackson Hole

      Deciphering the Federal Reserve’s messages is a task to test the sharpest of codebreakers. This week left some traders...

    23. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Bank Indonesia holds new benchmark rate, trims lending rate

      Indonesia’s central bank has trimmed a lending rate from 7 per cent to 6 per cent in what one analyst dubbed “stealth...

    24. August 19, 2016

      Welcome to the Alice in Wonderland world of UK government bonds

      It will be hard to better this week’s example of the Alice in Wonderland world that is today’s fixed income market. On...

    25. August 18, 2016

      ECB hints at taking further monetary policy action in September

      The European Central Bank has hinted at taking further action next month should economic conditions in the eurozone...

    26. August 18, 2016

      Negative rates starting to weigh on banks’ profits

      European banks could be forced to slash costs, make riskier loans or charge fees for current accounts to offset...

    27. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Cautious ECB hints at further action in September

      Policymakers at the European Central Bank have said the latest wave of uncertainty in the global economy needed “very...

    28. August 17, 2016

      Central bankers are threatening the engine of the economy

      You can pay me now . . .” counsels the sensible mechanic promoting Fram oil filters in the old-time advert, “ . . . Or...

    29. August 17, 2016

      Fed in hard-fought debate on rate rise timing

      A divided Federal Reserve left open the prospect of a further interest rate rise this year even as policymakers...

    30. August 17, 2016

      The Fed ponders making a change to its target

      This week’s news that US core inflation came in lower than expected in July has increased the likelihood that the US...

    31. August 17, 2016

      Dollar hedging costs rise for yen and euro investors

      Just last week we noted how a strong auction of US Treasuries pointed to continued sturdy foreign demand. With 10-year...

    32. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Yen cools, pressure lifts from stocks

      Equity benchmarks are mostly firmer as calmer conditions prevail in forex with the dollar recovering ground after a...

    33. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Bank of Cyprus aims to repay ECB emergency funds by 2017

      The Bank of Cyprus is hoping to draw a line under its 2013 banking crisis by repaying all of its emergency central bank...

    34. August 17, 2016

      Saudi Arabia has oil traders hanging on every word

      Central bankers have long understood that a few well-placed words can wield nearly as much power as pulling the actual...

    35. August 16, 2016

      Easy money is a dangerous cure for a debt hangover

      Sweden’s Handelsbanken is an exemplar of prudence, barely touched by the 2008 financial crisis. It operates globally...

    36. August 16, 2016

      EM forex reserves resume rise after 18-month slide

      Emerging market countries’ stockpile of foreign exchange reserves is starting to rise again after an 18-month slide....

    37. August 16, 2016

      US inflation retreat clouds Fed rate outlook

      The US inflation rate retreated in July, in a further sign of the benign price pressures that have allowed the Federal...

    38. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      ECB set to run out of bonds to buy - Credit Agricole

      Liquidity, liquidity everywhere and not a bond to drink. In a world of record negative yielding sovereign bonds and...

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