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    1. beyondbrics

      May 19, 2016

      The Fed’s ‘China problem’

      You don’t hear much these days about capital outflows from China. The renminbi seems well behaved, and China’s foreign...

    2. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Currencies code of conduct coming on May 26

      Foreign-exchange market nerds: a date for your diary. The Bank for International Settlements says the first phase of a...

    Special Reports

    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
    2. Exchanges, Trading & Clearing

      A series of market shocks have demonstrated the complex relationship between humans an...
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    1. beyondbrics

      May 6, 2016

      China's extend and pretend is only making things worse

      For some, China represents a positive scenario of structural reforms returning the country to its position as the...

    2. May 5, 2016

      OTC derivatives shrink to lowest level since financial crisis

      A chunk of the global derivatives market has shrunk to its lowest level since the financial crisis, according to data...

    3. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2016

      A global reserve requirement for all those eurodollars

      From the New York Times, November 13, 1979 (please note emphasised text): PARIS – Central banks of the major Western...

    4. April 14, 2016

      Globalisation is changing, not going into reverse

      Trade growth is slowing and international financial flows are stuttering. Are we seeing the demise of globalisation? I...

    5. FT Alphaville

      April 11, 2016

      The case for more capital

      Back when the Basel III regulations were being debated in the wake of the crisis, it was common to hear dire warnings...

    6. March 28, 2016

      The challenge posed by oil’s ‘Minsky moment’

      The history of the oil industry over the past decade fits very closely the model for speculative booms set out by Hyman...

    7. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      FirstFT - Hopes in Havana and a world without borders

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Central banks prove Einstein’s theory The...

    8. March 21, 2016

      Oil and gas: Debt fears flare up

      About 600 people packed on to the Machinery Auctioneers lot on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas, last week to pick...

    9. March 17, 2016

      Emerging market debt: A trawl for yield

      The eight sleek, military grey patrol boats sitting on the concrete of Maputo port would not look out of place in a...

    10. March 16, 2016

      EM debt: high and getting higher

      Levels of debt in emerging markets continue to rise and are becoming a source of “significant concern”, the Institute...

    11. March 14, 2016

      China’s outflows: households also matter

      How quickly the narrative surrounding Chinese capital outflows has shifted. Just two months ago, all was panic, with...

    12. Gavyn Davies

      March 10, 2016

      Mario Draghi and the ECB learn from experience

      Even central bankers can learn from their past mistakes. The package of measures unveiled on Thursday by the European...

    13. March 9, 2016

      Chinese outflows ‘not driven by capital flight’

      The unprecedented decline in China’s foreign exchange reserves is being driven more by an unwinding of the renminbi...

    14. March 6, 2016

      Bank for International Settlements warns of negative rates risk

      Negative interest rates risk backfiring the longer and more deeply central banks in Europe and Japan venture into this...

    15. February 16, 2016

      Don’t always believe a balance sheet

      According to the latest data from the Bank for International Settlements, the central bankers’ central bank, the total...

    16. February 10, 2016

      The two moons pulling the tides of gloom for emerging markets

      The dramatic effect of The Big Short , a film about the US housing market crash, comes from audience empowerment. While...

    17. February 9, 2016

      European banks uneasy over deeper negative interest rates

      This year’s rout of European bank stocks has raised concern about how far below zero the European Central Bank can cut...

    18. FT Alphaville

      February 5, 2016

      "It's the stocks, not the shocks"

      Jaime Caruana, the general manager of the Bank for International Settlements, and the former boss of the Bank of Spain,...

    19. February 5, 2016

      Lending to emerging markets comes to halt

      The surge in lending to emerging markets that helped fuel their own — and much of the world’s — growth over the past 15...

    20. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      Moody's gives nod to systemic role of clearing houses

      Moody’s released its new methodology for rating clearing houses on Thursday, a move that underscores the growing...

    21. December 6, 2015

      Central banks warned to be firm on rate rises

      Central banks should press ahead with plans to tighten monetary policy and not let market volatility sway their...

    22. December 6, 2015

      EMs ‘not discriminated against’ by rating agencies

      Rating agencies do not systematically discriminate against emerging market countries by unfairly awarding them lower...

    23. December 6, 2015

      BIS argues for tighter monetary policy in spite of ‘uneasy calm’

      Central banks must not let market volatility halt their plans to retreat from crisis-fighting monetary policies, the...

    24. November 30, 2015

      SDR move seen as vote of confidence in China’s leaders

      China’s leaders have long sought to win a place for the renminbi in the International Monetary Fund’s elite basket of...

    25. November 10, 2015

      Credit crunch threatens emerging market moves to kick-start growth

      An imminent credit crunch in emerging markets threatens to derail efforts by governments to kick-start growth in their...

    26. November 9, 2015

      Banks / TLAC: how to succeed at failure

      Big numbers are impressive. But in banking it is often the small ones that matter. So get over the shock of the up to...

    27. The Exchange

      October 9, 2015

      Is the Fed being goaded into raising rates too soon?

      All year, financial markets have been expecting the US Federal Reserve to begin the process of normalising interest...

    28. October 4, 2015

      Sandwich casualties of the pensions time-bomb

      Anyone who has paid even passing attention to pensions recently is familiar with the concept of the demographic shift....

    29. September 16, 2015

      Emerging market companies worry about higher US rates

      As the US Federal Reserve meets on Thursday to decide whether to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a...

    30. September 15, 2015

      BIS breathes new life into calls for rate rises

      In introducing the Bank for International Settlements’ latest quarterly report Claudio Borio, head of the BIS’s...

    31. September 3, 2015

      EM dollar bond issuers engage in corporate ‘carry trade’

      What happens when industrial companies act like hedge funds? The companies in question are manufacturers, transport...

    32. July 12, 2015

      The tricky business of currency hedging

      It is a truism to say that today’s markets are more beholden to central bankers than ever before. It is also true that...

    33. June 30, 2015

      Free Lunch: Keep flooring it

      Tightening temptations It has become fashionable in certain circles to see low interest rates as a Bad Thing. The Bank...

    34. June 28, 2015

      BIS urges structural reform to boost growth

      The Bank for International Settlements, often described as the central bankers’ bank, has warned for years of the...

    35. June 28, 2015

      A cloud hangs over the Masters of the Universe

      Asset managers are the new “Masters of the Universe”. At least, that is the view of some in the market as the industry...

    36. June 28, 2015

      Bank for International Settlements warns of emerging market risks

      Economists and foreign investors may have overestimated the potential economic output of a quintet of Latin American...

    37. June 28, 2015

      Low rates hold back global growth, BIS warns

      Ultra-low interest rates hold back global growth and fuel instability, the Bank for International Settlements has...

    38. June 11, 2015

      Emerging markets display US rate resilience

      The recent rise in US bond yields has not delivered the same degree of fretting in emerging market assets that a...

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