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    1. April 5, 2015

      Mutual funds deny systemic risk in developing markets

      Mutual fund investors own only a small slice of emerging market assets and are unlikely to pose a systemic risk to the...

    2. March 29, 2015

      Regulators compete to predict worst fund havoc

      Global financial regulators appear to be engaged in their own private game. The winners will be those who can sound the...

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    1. Exchanges, Trading & Clearing

      The market structure industry, which includes exchanges, clearing houses, brokers, tra...
    2. World Economy

      As China prepares to take over from the US as global top dog the success of its econom...
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    1. March 22, 2015

      Fund manager pay is ‘key’ factor in price bubbles

      The way fund managers are paid is a “key” contributing factor to the threat of price bubbles that inflate equity and bond...

    2. March 18, 2015

      Deflation and the price of money

      It took the arrival of deflation in the eurozone, in the form of falling prices in December and January, finally to push the...

    3. March 18, 2015

      New rules for OTC derivatives delayed for 9 months

      Tougher rules for trading over-the-counter derivatives have been delayed by nine months after regulators acknowledged that...

    4. The World

      March 18, 2015

      How dangerous is deflation?

      The spectre of deflation is seldom something to fear, according to economists at the Bank for International Settlements who...

    5. March 18, 2015

      BIS warns on risks from big fund groups

      Decisions taken by only a few big fund managers could determine how well bond markets function in future crises, researchers...

    6. March 13, 2015

      Dollar drives emerging market gloom

      At the end of last year the world’s oldest international financial organisation made a dire prediction. If the dollar...

    7. March 5, 2015

      Stress tests for banks are a predictable act of public theatre

      When the US government announced in 2009 that it was launching stress tests for the country’s largest banks, it seemed like...

    8. February 19, 2015

      Free Lunch: The sources of growth

      Economists take the long view We are barely out of an acute financial crisis, but a fizzing interest in long-term economic...

    9. FT Alphaville

      February 19, 2015

      Coming to terms with bond prices

      Finance, particularly the fixed income variety, lends itself to maths which suggest neatness — messy human hopes and...

    10. FT Alphaville

      February 16, 2015

      Crush the financial sector, end the great stagnation?

      Productivity growth in the rich world started slowing down around the same time that the financial sector’s share of...

    11. February 7, 2015

      BIS says financial flows partly to blame for oil collapse

      The near 50 per cent fall in oil prices since mid-June cannot be solely explained by changes in consumption and production,...

    12. FT Alphaville

      February 7, 2015

      BIS: There's an oil-debt-dealer nexus

      FT Alphaville has written before about how the pronounced collapse in the price of oil appears very reminiscent of the...

    13. February 5, 2015

      Greece is just part of the global debt challenge

      As he raced between European capitals, Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s flamboyant leftwing finance minister, would have enjoyed...

    14. FT Alphaville

      February 2, 2015

      Digging into China's debts

      Since 2008, debts owed by China’s nonfinancial sector have soared by more than 90 percentage points relative to GDP. As...

    15. February 1, 2015

      ETF giants bet on futures for flows

      After another record year for asset gathering, ETF providers have set their sights on the global derivatives market. The...

    16. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2015

      Getting around the "safe asset shortage", Australian style

      For those who forgot to mark their calendars, January 1 marked the official start date of the Liquidity Coverage Ratio,...

    17. December 18, 2014

      Russia sounds a warning on the frailties of global debt

      A couple of weeks ago, Claudio Borio told investors to wake up to the threat posed by currency mismatches. In the past few...

    18. December 11, 2014

      Banks tempted with ‘carrot or stick’ plan on packaged loans

      Banks that simplify the bundles of asset-backed loans they sell to investors could be rewarded with lower capital...

    19. December 10, 2014

      Rising dollar set to harm emerging markets

      As emerging markets have slowed along with the world economy over the past few years, their exporters have struggled to...

    20. December 10, 2014

      Bank for International Settlements warns on riskier loan deals

      Top central bankers have warned that investors are underestimating the risks in racier “sliced and diced” loans. European...

    21. December 8, 2014

      The emerging problem of foreign currency debt

      It is not so long ago that many emerging economies, especially those in Latin America, were complaining bitterly about...

    22. December 8, 2014

      Mizuho Financial Group focuses on lending beyond Japan blue-chips

      The president of Mizuho Financial Group has vowed to do more lending outside Japan, anticipating higher margins and less...

    23. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2014

      These are not the dollars you're looking for

      The big story on Monday is the warning from the BIS that a resurgent dollar could disrupt EM markets due to the fact that...

    24. December 7, 2014

      Bank for International Settlements sounds alarm over dollar

      Global financial policy makers have sounded the alarm about the impact of a resurgent US dollar on emerging markets, where...

    25. November 24, 2014

      Liquidity puzzle lurks within bond funds’ extraordinary rise

      James Carville, in his time as adviser to former president Bill Clinton, was clear on how he would like to be reincarnated –...

    26. November 10, 2014

      Printing money to fund deficit is the fastest way to raise rates

      What is the right course for monetary policy? The International Monetary Fund seems to answer with forked tongue. Its latest...

    27. November 4, 2014

      Clearing house members fear they may have to stump up in case of a failure

      Post-financial crisis, regulators have been steadfast in their insistence that more of the derivatives market be passed...

    28. October 16, 2014

      Markets are parched for liquidity despite a flood of cash

      If Guy Debelle was a hedge fund trader, he might have made a killing this week. Three days ago Mr Debelle – a top official...

    29. October 15, 2014

      After QE: Taking off the stabilisers

      In the six years since Lehman Brothers collapsed, global financial markets have held to one certainty: central banks were...

    30. October 15, 2014

      Clearing house recovery plan urged

      Clearing houses should be given all the tools needed to keep the critical market infrastructure alive rather than close them...

    31. October 9, 2014

      Macroprudential policy can be a useful tool

      Housing booms and busts felled a number of advanced economies in 2007-09. Lately, warning lights have been flashing again....

    32. October 6, 2014

      Investors weigh rising risks of EM assets

      Will investors finally forsake emerging markets as the end of Federal Reserve bond-buying looms? Foreign investment into...

    33. September 30, 2014

      Australia: I should be so lucky

      The lucky country. The 1964 book that provided the nickname for Australia was, in fact, a critique of the nation. In the...

    34. September 18, 2014

      Emerging markets brace for a bumpy ride

      In 2008 investors learnt about financial chain reactions. This was not simply because the demise of Lehman Brothers hit...

    35. September 15, 2014

      Developing world is vulnerable to rapid fixed income growth

      The rapid growth of emerging market funds, combined with “herd behaviour” by investors, threatens to be a source of...

    36. September 14, 2014

      Banks resume lending abroad as confidence returns to sector

      Banks have started to lend more abroad for the first time in nearly three years, in a sign that confidence in the sector is...

    37. FT Alphaville

      September 4, 2014

      BIS says we should follow the money

      On Wednesday we wrote about the growing consensus among scholars and policymakers that unencumbered financial flows are bad,...

    38. FT Alphaville

      September 3, 2014

      Financial globalisation not so great, says the BIS

      “It, therefore, agreed that the Fund’s Articles should be amended to make the promotion of capital account liberalization a...

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