The taming of the Fed’s balance sheet

More tricky financial alchemy is needed to reduce $4tn debt pile

Greek debt markets offer little insight

Large financial groups are hardly ignoring risks of default

Dollar rallies as yen hits 7-year low

Europe stocks slip after China hits multiyear high

Banks warn on new risk models for trading

Letter to regulators says proposals will raise market volatility

Japan stock valuations echo 1980s peak

Valuation of shares on TSE main board return to late-1980s peak

China brokers’ capital rush fuels margin-fed rally

Record fundraisings ploughed back into loans to invest in market

Junk-rated Chicago to test bond market

Yields on long-term bonds have risen to similar levels to Rwanda

Bonds have forgotten Buffett’s first rule

In fixed income, fingers everywhere are crossed, finds John Plender

Solid infrastructure is built on monopoly

This type of investment is not as risk free as government bonds, warns David Oakley

‘Greek fatigue’ plagues Ukrainian bonds

Europe’s weak support for Ukraine is a strange form of economics, says John Dizard

China opens to Hong Kong-registered funds

Recognition scheme will allow global asset managers to sell direct to Chinese investors

ECB battles to keep euro under control

Central bank gets vocal to push single currency back down

Care needed in defeating deflation

Battle against falling prices must not become too successful

S&P claims record as rate concerns fade

Dollar weaker while Treasuries gain

Eurozone companies to boost cash returns

Shareholder friendly behaviour to close gap with US companies

Demand for infrastructure raises risks

Returns are falling as pension funds seek long-term cash flows

Hurdles remain for single-name CDS

Solution touted by banks and investors is central clearing

Bond price swings loom on summer lull

ECB to bring forward buying on worries over lack of new issuance

Retail funds flock to high yield bonds

A Fed rate rise could end two decades of higher returns

Stocks and bonds choppy after Fed minutes

Dollar holds bulk of earlier gains

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