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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. June 8, 2015

      Compression of swap trades gains pace as banks tear up old trades

      The global derivatives market contracted in notional size during the second half of 2014, driven by banks tearing up...

    8. May 26, 2015

      Why finance is too much of a good thing

      Is it possible to have too much finance? Harmed by the aftermath of financial crises, enraged by bailouts of financial...

    9. May 25, 2015

      Global regulators look to UK lead in push to tame market abuse

      Blink and you’d have missed it. In all the kerfuffle over the latest banking scandal — complete with colourful emails...

    10. May 20, 2015

      ISDA looks to overhaul single name CDS

      The financial industry is seeking to overhaul a vital but deteriorating part of the credit derivatives market.by...

    11. FT Alphaville

      May 5, 2015

      Camp Alphaville -- a line-up teaser...

      You should have the date in your diary already: Alphaville’s annual festival of finance, Camp Alphaville, July 1,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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....

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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....

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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