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    1. FT Alphaville

      August 11, 2016

      An auction addendum...

      So, while we were knee-deep in game theory trying to determine the best way to sell gilts, the Bank of England had some...

    2. FT Alphaville

      August 10, 2016

      Could immigration controls be the solution to New Zealand's frothy housing market?

      Here’s an interesting thought from Grant Spencer, the Deputy Governor in charge of financial stability at the Reserve...

    Special Reports

    1. Exchanges, Trading & Clearing

      Regulators are using powerful algorithms to spot market manipulation. Meanwhile, we lo...
    2. The Future of the Renminbi

      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
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    1. June 26, 2016

      BIS warns of too much focus on inflation

      Central banks are focused too much on inflation, the Bank for International Settlements has said, as it called on...

    2. June 9, 2016

      UK start-up NetOTC blames new swaps rules as it halts operations

      A UK start-up aiming to bring clearing house-style risk management to off-exchange derivatives trading is to wind down...

    3. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      JPMorgan fleshes out currency trade rejection rules

      JPMorgan has released a new set of guidelines to its currencies customers explaining why it sometimes rejects trade...

    4. FT Alphaville

      May 27, 2016

      Alphachat: Guy Debelle on the Fed, China, and FX

      Guest: Guy Debelle, assistant governor (financial markets), RBA Guy was in the US to release the new FX global code of...

    5. May 26, 2016

      Currency conduct code wants raucous traders to clean up their language

      Raucous currency traders will have to follow much stricter rules when describing market conditions under a new code of...

    6. May 26, 2016

      Q&A: How to act like an ethical FX trader

      The sprawling currencies market finally has some globally-recognised, industry-wide guidelines on how to behave and...

    7. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      FX code of conduct: key points

      The sprawling currencies market finally has some globally-recognised, industry-wide guidelines on how to behave and...

    8. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      BIS releases FX code of conduct

      A new global code of conduct to restore confidence in the foreign exchange market has acknowledged that some forms of...

    9. FT Alphaville

      May 24, 2016

      Is the IMF under-counting the Greek government's financial assets?

      According to the International Monetary Fund, the Greek government’s financial assets were worth around €3bn in 2015,...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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