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      Stress tests do little to restore faith in European banks

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    1. July 29, 2016

      ‘Who Moved My Interest Rate?: Leading the Reserve Bank of India Through Five Turbulent Years’, by Duvvuri Subbarao

      Duvvuri Subbarao had been in charge at the Reserve Bank of India for just 11 days when Lehman Brothers collapsed,...

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 29, 2016

      Cbank digital currencies and the path to Gosbankification

      Central banks issuing their own digital currencies (on blockchains, naturally) is an idea currying ever more favour in...

    3. July 29, 2016

      Investors Chronicle: William Hill, Unite, Hammerson

      Buy: William Hill (WMH) At 296p, William Hill shares are down on our previous buy tip, but the company recently...

    4. July 29, 2016

      BoE expected to take total rate cuts since Lehman to 673

      It’s not yet recovery by a thousand cuts, but the world’s central banks appear to be heading there. Although the Bank...

    5. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Yen surging, government bond prices sliding as BoJ disappoints

      The yen is surging and government bond prices are sliding after the Bank of Japan delivered stimulus measures that fell...

    6. July 28, 2016

      ECB policymaker seeks to ease concerns over cash hoarding

      One of the European Central Bank’s top officials has said policymakers will reach the economic limits of their pursuit...

    7. July 28, 2016

      Brace for continued flat bond markets

      Bond markets are flattening faster than a poorly made soufflé. That is worrying economists and frustrating investors,...

    8. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Major central banks have cut rates 672 times since Lehman

      Recovery by (nearly) a thousand cuts. Should the Bank of Japan carry out a much expected interest rate cut tomorrow,...

    9. July 28, 2016

      Next Reserve Bank of India governor faces rough ride

      Five days before the UK voted to leave the EU, Indian media were abuzz with talk of “Rexit”: Raghuram Rajan’s sudden...

    10. July 28, 2016

      Central banks are not the enemy

      Economies are founded on trust. Credit, the cornerstone of finance, comes from the Latin word for trust. JP Morgan, the...

    11. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      US and European equity gauges firmer

      US and European equity gauges are firmer after hopes for a chunky fiscal boost by the Japanese government hit the yen...

    12. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Rate cut on the table as Australian 2Q inflation cools

      The possibility of the Reserve Bank of Australia cutting interest rates at next week’s policy meeting is still in play...

    13. July 26, 2016

      The world leans ever more on America

      Financial markets are like small children. They find it hard to focus on more than two things at once.” That is the...

    14. July 26, 2016

      New Zealand housing: staying hinged

      Island dwellers have a thing for houses. But when a population’s love of bricks and mortar collides with a government’s...

    15. July 26, 2016

      Why a Fed repeat of 2015 will not help the dollar

      For all the drama and turmoil that has defined 2016, an air of predictability is starting to settle over this year....

    16. July 26, 2016

      Hungary holds rates at record low 0.9%

      The Hungarian National Bank has left rates on hold at a record low for the second consecutive month following a streak...

    17. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Markets cautious ahead of key central bank meetings this week

      Tension ahead of important central bank meetings this week are bolstering perceived havens like gold, Treasuries and...

    18. July 26, 2016

      MPC member Martin Weale shifts stance to back stimulus call

      One of the UK’s top monetary policymakers has indicated he has changed his mind after a series of negative business...

    19. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Markets in retreat as investors gear up for Fed, BoJ

      Asian markets were softer on Tuesday after Wall Street pulled back from a record high and investors readied themselves...

    20. July 25, 2016

      Central banks store up pain for investors

      Masayoshi Son’s swift £24.3bn swoop on the British chip designer Arm Holdings last week was at least partly driven by...

    21. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Bank of Israel cites Brexit risks as it keeps rates on hold

      Israel’s central bank has cited the UK’s Brexit vote among the main considerations behind its decision to keep interest...

    22. July 25, 2016

      Will the Fed be more upbeat? Big questions for markets this week

      The last week before the (sometimes) slow days of August promises much that could excite markets. Two more central bank...

    23. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Why eurozone QE is working - ECB

      Inflation is still proving elusive in the eurozone 16 months after the European Central Bank launched its unprecedented...

    24. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Singapore plans to hold monetary policy steady in 2016

      Singapore’s central bank will not loosen monetary policy further this year unless there is a “marked deterioration” in...

    25. Gavyn Davies

      July 24, 2016

      Regime changes in the financial markets

      Ever since the crash of 2008, the global financial markets have been subject to prolonged periods in which their...

    26. July 24, 2016

      The high price of Europe’s misguided pragmatism

      The ease with which an ob­server spots an unsustainable development increases with distance. The Brexit vote and...

    27. July 24, 2016

      Week Ahead Markets Diary: Policy decision from the Fed

      Attention shifts squarely to the US next week as investors watch for the latest monetary policy decision from the...

    28. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Week ahead: US GDP, politics and the Fed

      Attention shifts squarely to the US next week as investors watch for the latest monetary policy decision from the...

    29. July 22, 2016

      Investors Chronicle: Conviviality, Arbuthnot Banking, BT

      Buy: Conviviality (CVR) We expect to see Conviviality complete another deal in the near to medium term, writes Harriet...

    30. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      BoE rate cut hopes jump after grim PMIs

      Market expectations for an August UK rate cut have increased to their highest ever level as the country’s first major...

    31. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Stocks slip on slew of weak earnings; ECB stays on hold

      Stocks are ending the week on a downbeat note as traders reassess the chances of more central bank support, and after...

    32. July 21, 2016

      Euro softer after ECB stands pat

      Thursday 19:40 BST. Global stocks clung to eight-month highs as benchmark bond yields began inching lower as the single...

    33. FT Alphaville

      July 21, 2016

      Supersonic helicopters with stealth capabilities and formidable arsenals...

      Helicopter money has been going through an important conceptual transition this month. For years it was deemed the...

    34. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Bank Indonesia defies cut hopes to keep rates hold

      Indonesia’s central bank held steady on another interest rate cut on Thursday, opting to step away from another rate...

    35. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      European Central Bank meeting - what to expect

      The European Central Bank’s governing council is meeting today to discuss whether to alter its monetary policy mix....

    36. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Markets hold on to gains ahead of ECB meeting

      Global stocks are hugging eight-month highs, benchmark bond yields are steady and the single currency is a touch...

    37. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Asia Pacific shares buoyed by Wall Street

      Equities across the Asia Pacific region were supported on Thursday by a strong overnight session on Wall Street, with...

    38. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Brazil holds key rate at 10-year high

      Brazil’s central bank kept interest rates on hold for the eighth consecutive time as the country battles stubbornly...

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