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  1. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    How to forward a new golden age

    This is a guest post by Carlota Perez, Centennial Professor of International Development at the London School of Economics...

  2. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    The importance of patience and the danger of information overload

    That Andrew Haldane, chief economist of the Bank of England, believes that short-termism is a bad thing for markets is...

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    Unexpected upswing in growth gives rise to reflection on whether ‘fog of crisis’ is li...
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  1. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Chinese equities led Asia-Pacific bourses higher on hopes that the manufacturing sector in the world’s...

  2. July 23, 2014

    Mark Carney signals BoE preparing to raise interest rates

    Mark Carney on Wednesday sent the strongest signal yet that the Bank of England was preparing to raise interest rates. But...

  3. July 23, 2014

    A place in the sun – but don’t get burnt

    The market for holiday homes is back. From apartments on the Costa del Sol and villas on the Côte d’Azur to ski chalets in...

  4. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2014

    ‘The Age of Asset Management' -- less risk, not more

    This guest post, from Brian Reid, chief economist of the Investment Company Institute, is a response to this speech in April...

  5. July 23, 2014

    BoE governor Mark Carney says UK rate rise drawing closer

    Interest rates “will need to start to rise” in the months ahead, Mark Carney said on Wednesday, while reiterating the Bank...

  6. July 23, 2014

    Bank of England rates decision becoming ‘more balanced’

    Members of the Bank of England’s rate setting committee voted unanimously this month to keep rates and quantitative easing...

  7. July 22, 2014

    Risks to sterling may not be appreciated

    Sterling has had a good run, last week hitting a near six-year high close to $1.72. But it’s time to go sell cable (GBPUSD),...

  8. July 21, 2014

    Osborne warns UK on financial impact of Russian sanctions

    George Osborne has warned that Britain must be prepared to take an economic hit under a tougher sanctions regime against...

  9. July 21, 2014

    China and Switzerland sign bilateral currency swap line

    The central banks of China and Switzerland have struck a bilateral currency swap agreement, a move that advances the...

  10. July 21, 2014

    Euro resilience facing severe tests

    Are we finally, finally, going to see some sustained euro weakness versus the buck? The single currency started the week...

  11. July 21, 2014

    Scotland’s financial sector at ‘risk’

    Scotland’s financial services industry would be put at “significant risk” by the creation of a border with the rest of the...

  12. July 20, 2014

    Carney leads push to break ‘too big to fail’ impasse

    Officials led by Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, are attempting to bridge sharp differences among leading G20...

  13. July 20, 2014

    Macropru is credit rationing by another name

    The process by which easy money boosts asset prices is implicitly understood by every homeowner. Lower monthly mortgage...

  14. July 18, 2014

    Dollar and yen benefit from haven status

    Risk aversion played a big part on the foreign exchange stage this week as investors sought havens from geopolitical...

  15. Andrew Smithers

    July 16, 2014

    QE and the economic risks of underfunding

    In the past governments have funded their deficits – for example, they have borrowed in the bond market rather than through...

  16. July 15, 2014

    Bank of England warns on risks of long-term mortgages

    Britons are taking out mortgages with longer repayment periods as they pay for more expensive properties, creating...

  17. July 15, 2014

    UK inflation jumps to 1.9%

    Expectations have grown that Britain’s first interest rate rise in the current economic cycle will come around the turn of...

  18. Money Supply

    July 14, 2014

    ECB caught up in economists' spat

    The European Central Bank has found itself caught in the crossfire of a battle raging between the world’s leading...

  19. July 13, 2014

    BoE pushing to ease Basel capital requirements on small lenders

    The Bank of England has been lobbying for an easing of global capital requirements for small banks, amid concerns that the...

  20. July 13, 2014

    Central bank leaders’ views to set the tone for the week

    Testimony by central bankers to parliaments will be a highlight this week as Bank of England governor Mark Carney will...

  21. July 13, 2014

    New Aviva head Euan Munro sets high standard

    Euan Munro, the main architect of Standard Life Investments’ giant Gars fund, has unveiled his bid to replicate the success...

  22. July 11, 2014

    BoE eyes limits on use of coco bonds to meet leverage goal

    Banks face restrictions on their use of coco bonds when attempting to meet leverage rules under tough new proposals from the...

  23. FT Alphaville

    July 11, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: The meteoric rise of Cynk Technology, a former penny stock which appears to boast one employee and no reported...

  24. July 10, 2014

    Bank of England considers impact on system of misconduct fines

    The Bank of England is assessing how banks will cope with further big fines for misconduct, amid concern that ever larger...

  25. July 10, 2014

    Bank of England holds rates and QE

    The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee kept interest rates and monetary policy on hold, judging that slack in the...

  26. July 10, 2014

    Rising bond yields point to rate rises

    Investors’ radar screens have long been clear of the one blip guaranteed to sound the alarm in financial markets: interest...

  27. July 10, 2014

    Young minister has the skills to climb to the top in Westminster

    At a time when young politicians are accused of lacking experience in the real world, Matthew Hancock’s brush with the harsh...

  28. July 10, 2014

    London property market ‘losing momentum’, says Rics

    The familiar picture of a soaring London property market set against stagnant activity in the rest of the country is showing...

  29. July 9, 2014

    New Bank of England deputy governor hints at rate rises

    The Bank of England’s new deputy governor, Minouche Shafik, has hinted at higher interest rates during questioning from MPs...

  30. July 9, 2014

    Cash predicted to flow out of Scotland after Yes vote

    British banks face a serious risk of Scottish depositors shifting their money south of the border if there is a Yes vote in...

  31. The A-List

    July 9, 2014

    Does the Bank of England still have an independent monetary policy committee?

    Since Mark Carney took over from Lord King as governor of the Bank of England a year ago, the members of the Monetary Policy...

  32. July 7, 2014

    ECB under pressure to tackle ‘crazy’ euro

    Pressure is mounting on the European Central Bank to take action against a persistently strong euro with a leading...

  33. July 7, 2014

    More than 30 new UK banks could open under looser regulations

    More than 30 new banks could open in the UK as a loosening of regulation and an accelerated approvals process encourages...

  34. July 7, 2014

    How united is UK business on Brexit?

    If it comes to a UK referendum on EU membership, which prime minister David Cameron has pledged to hold by 2017 if he wins...

  35. July 7, 2014

    Gilt strategists look for Carney’s Maradona feint

    British homebuyers who pay attention to the UK’s gilt market may be feeling a little anxious right now. Last month Mark...

  36. July 7, 2014

    UK regulator warns banks on mortgage capital levels

    British banks have been warned that they may face new rules preventing them from using very low risk weights when they...

  37. July 7, 2014

    Political risks top concerns for UK company finance chiefs

    Political risks created by next year’s general election and a potential EU referendum concern the finance chiefs of...

  38. July 6, 2014

    Fund managers hold the potential for systemic risk

    Could fund managers pose a systemic risk? Regulators round the world started to ask the question, and answered “perhaps”....

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