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  1. Money Supply

    April 16, 2014

    Are Britons finally getting richer again?

    The UK’s labour market figures have sparked a lot of excitement – and a certain amount of confusion – on the hot topic of...

  2. Off Message

    March 25, 2014

    Why claims about real wages are inflated

    On Tuesday, official data showed that UK inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, rose by 1.7 per cent in the...

  1. Andrew Smithers

    March 25, 2014

    When should UK interest rates rise?

    “When will the Bank of England raise interest rates?” is the usual question. “When should it?” is the important one. The...

  2. beyondbrics

    March 2, 2014

    The week ahead, Mar 3-9

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Ashton in Kiev; China’s NPC kicks off; Pistorius on trial; it’s Carnival! Monday, March...

  3. FT Alphaville

    February 26, 2014

    Raghuram 'Volcker' Rajan... good luck with that

    “If you do a Volcker, you kill the supply side, and then you are in a bad situation,” Mr Rajan said during an interview in...

  4. FT Alphaville

    February 7, 2014

    A lesson from Japan's falling real wages

    Here’s an observation from Capital Economics in response to this week’s news about Japanese wages that hasn’t been much...

  5. February 6, 2014

    Global investors drop Japanese stocks

    Global investors ditched Japanese stocks at the fastest pace in four years last week, amid jitters over emerging markets and...

  6. January 31, 2014

    The incredible shrinking pay packet

    There are some “positive signs”, Britain’s prime minister said last week, that people’s take-home pay is rising faster than...

  7. beyondbrics

    January 19, 2014

    The week ahead: Jan 20-25

    It’s a week of high-level meetings, with Davos, the African Union and LatAm summits all taking place; FMCG-giants Unliver...

  8. beyondbrics

    January 14, 2014

    India inflation: vegetables off the boil

    India rejoice! Vegetable prices are easing up. That’s helping bring inflation down to single digits. It’s good news for the...

  9. beyondbrics

    January 6, 2014

    Argentina: price freezes herald start of political battle

    The bibs are back: printed with the slogan “we monitor the prices” and worn by young pro-government activists, the foot...

  10. beyondbrics

    December 16, 2013

    India WPI: rate hike a-coming

    Counting them India’s November inflation – the Wholesale Price Index version – is out and, once again, the news is worse...

  11. FT Alphaville

    December 13, 2013

    Your RBI regime change

    And on silent feet they… moved towards price stability with CPI inflation as the new nominal anchor. The RBI’s report on how...

  12. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2013

    India inflation and IP: bin the optimism

    Just when investors were becoming optimistic about the Indian economy – and its markets – it looks like inflation is ticking...

  13. December 11, 2013

    India and Turkey current account deficits narrow

    Better news on Wednesday for two members of the “fragile five” emerging economies as the current account deficits of both...

  14. December 8, 2013

    British Airways launches legal bid to block change to APS pension

    British Airways is taking legal action against the trustees of one of its pension schemes, seeking to prevent increases in...

  15. beyondbrics

    December 3, 2013

    Hungary on the upswing but corruption remains a problem

    Hungary has been pumping out the positive spin on economic news for over a year now. Back then it was surely premature, but...

  16. beyondbrics

    November 26, 2013

    S Africa GDP: analysts' view

    It’s clear that South African growth has stalled – Q3 figures out on Tuesday confirmed another quarter of sluggish growth of...

  17. beyondbrics

    November 26, 2013

    Hungary: still cutting, cutting, cutting

    As expected by the markets, Hungary’s central bank cut the base rate from 3.4 per cent to 3.2 per cent on Tuesday – the...

  18. Money Supply

    November 13, 2013

    UK monetary policy

    This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 11:47 on 13 Nov 2013. Bank of England governor Mark Carney will be...

  19. November 12, 2013

    Sterling gets slippery as data emerge

    It’s already been a busy week for sterling. It could get even more frantic. On Tuesday, the pound fell sharply after the...

  20. beyondbrics

    November 10, 2013

    The week ahead: Nov 11-17

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Chile holds its presidential election on Sunday. Plus Burberry, Foxconn, Tencent and...

  21. beyondbrics

    November 3, 2013

    The week ahead: Nov 4 - 9

    The week ahead in emerging markets: China’s president Xi Jinping is thought to set out a programme of reforms for China in...

  22. beyondbrics

    October 20, 2013

    The week ahead: Oct 21-27

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Q3 earnings season kicks into high gear with McDonald’s, China Mobile, America Movil and...

  23. October 18, 2013

    UK state pension to rise by £2.95 per week

    State pension payments are expected to rise by £2.95 a week from next April following the release of official inflation data...

  24. FT Alphaville

    October 17, 2013

    Data delayed, taper too?

    Anyone fiending for economic data after the shutdown delays might be disappointed. Here’s a guide from Capital Economics,...

  25. beyondbrics

    October 14, 2013

    Chinese food inflation: it could be structural, you know

    How much? How do you deal with complaints of rising food inflation? Blame it on the weather. FT readers will be aware of...

  26. FT Alphaville

    October 14, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Inflation in China: Veg now, pork later: David points us to a report by Nomura’s Zhiwei...

  27. beyondbrics

    October 13, 2013

    Week ahead, Oct 14-20

    The week ahead in emerging markets: all eyes will be on a swathe of results, including luxury brand Burberry, Nestlé and...

  28. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2013

    India: CPI vs WPI, which to use?

    How do you measure that? Here’s a growing dilemma for India’s policy makers. According to the Wholesale Price Index,...

  29. beyondbrics

    September 8, 2013

    Week ahead, Sep 8 - 13

    Coming up this week: Lots of economic data out from China, Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto unveils his eagerly awaited...

  30. FT Alphaville

    August 9, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Why so calm JGB’s: An interesting aside to the consumption tax argument from BNP...

  31. FT Alphaville

    August 9, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks were mixed as investors await Chinese industrial production data, with the Nikkei flat despite a 15% fall in...

  32. FT Alphaville

    July 30, 2013

    Inflationistas and the global supply shock

    Here’s a funny thing. There was an amusing altercation between self-declared Austrian Peter Schiff (of “I see inflation...

  33. beyondbrics

    July 28, 2013

    Week ahead, Jul 28 - Aug 2

    The week ahead in emerging markets: elections in Zimbabwe, Mali and Pakistan. Company results from P&G, Reckitt Benckiser...

  34. July 26, 2013

    Stocks end on soft note after choppy week

    Friday 21:15. World stock markets adopted a moderately softer tone at the end of a week characterised by choppy,...

  35. beyondbrics

    July 21, 2013

    Week ahead, July 22 - 26

    The week ahead in emerging markets from beyondbrics: Pope Francis heads for Brazil in his first overseas trip; Apple,...

  36. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The foreign-law distinction, Egypt and the emirate edition: There’s one thing about how...

  37. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks rose and gold, the dollar and the Korean won all rallied after Alcoa kicked off US earnings with better than...

  38. June 28, 2013

    Flat Japanese consumer prices aid Kuroda

    Core consumer prices in Japan were flat in May, handing a modest boost to Haruhiko Kuroda, the central bank governor, as he...

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