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      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...

    2. 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,...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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 –...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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....

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. beyondbrics

      August 27, 2014

      Why EM asset managers are on a hair trigger for selling

      Hyun Song Shin, head of research at the Bank for International Settlements, has been sounding alarm bells over the debt...

    24. FT Alphaville

      August 21, 2014

      Video and review: "The System Worked", by Dan Drezner

      While reading Dan Drezner’s The System Worked, I kept thinking of the well-publicised conversation between Barack Obama and...

    25. July 20, 2014

      Eurozone needs quantitative easing

      Should the European Central Bank carry out a large expansion of its balance sheet? The answer is: yes. The ECB must now do...

    26. July 18, 2014

      A peek into the IMF machine

      A couple of years ago, Liaquat Ahamed, a Washington-based fund manager turned writer, flew to Tokyo to participate in the...

    27. beyondbrics

      July 15, 2014

      Guest post: does the world really need a Brics bank?

      By Ousmène Jacques Mandeng, Pramerica Investment Management Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are...

    28. Gavyn Davies

      July 10, 2014

      'Artificially' high asset prices

      Paul Krugman has written two interesting comments (here and here) on my recent “Keynesian Yellen versus Wicksellian BIS”...

    29. Gavyn Davies

      July 6, 2014

      Keynesian Yellen versus Wicksellian BIS

      The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) caused a splash last weekend with an annual report that spelled out in detail...

    30. July 3, 2014

      Low volatility hits derivatives trading

      Prospects for interest rate rises in the US and UK brought isolated bursts of activity to an otherwise slack first half of...

    31. July 1, 2014

      Bad advice from Basel’s Jeremiah

      I admire the Bank for International Settlements. It takes courage to accuse its owners – the world’s main central banks – of...

    32. Business Blog

      June 30, 2014

      The financial herd flees from investment banking

      Given that financial crises are caused by herd-like behaviour by banks, it is hard to know whether to be encouraged or...

    33. FT Alphaville

      June 30, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE TWO DAYS TO GO UNTIL CAMP ALPHAVILLE! – Last chance to get your tickets for the finance...

    34. June 29, 2014

      BIS urges central banks to exit loose monetary policy

      When the Bank for International Settlements’ chief economist warned in 2003 that dangerous imbalances were building up in...

    35. June 29, 2014

      ‘Euphoric’ capital markets are out of step with reality, warns BIS

      The Bank for International Settlements has warned that “euphoric” financial markets have become detached from the reality of...

    36. June 24, 2014

      Don’t bank on a comfortable interest rate ride

      With debt in the developed world standing at higher levels than before the financial crisis, one of the more disturbing...

    37. April 27, 2014

      Swaps and derivatives: Tougher capital rules boost traders’ feelings of security

      Last month the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (Isda), a trade body, asked members and swaps users if...

    38. April 15, 2014

      Hong Kong regulators move to safeguard bank liquidity

      Hong Kong’s regulators have stepped up scrutiny of the city’s banking sector, prompted by a spike in lending to China-based...

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