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  1. April 16, 2014

    Bond investors parse the frontier story

    Many of the world’s poorest countries have notched up a debut dollar bond issue in recent years, taking advantage of strong...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Wall Street rallies as techs rebound

    Tuesday 21:00 BST. US stocks rebounded after three days of losses and their European counterparts pared early declines, as...

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  1. April 2, 2014

    India’s Sensex heads for another record on Modi mania

    India’s pre-election rally continued on Wednesday as foreign investors gamble that a new business-friendly government will...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 1, 2014

    South Africa February data points to slowing economy

    At first glance, it looks as if South Africa’s latest announcements on trade and manufacturing data suggest two different...

  3. March 31, 2014

    Corporate USA can save stock rally, bulls say

    As colleagues note on these pages, the first-quarter US earnings season starts soon – and analysts are fairly downbeat....

  4. March 27, 2014

    UK retail sales rebound more than expected in February

    UK retail sales grew strongly in February, boosting hopes that the economy is powering ahead in the first quarter of the...

  5. beyondbrics

    March 25, 2014

    Hungary finds time for one last cut before the elections

    Has the Great Magyar Rate-Cutting Cycle come to an end? To many, it looks that way, following the central bank’s decision on...

  6. March 25, 2014

    Rand benefits from calmer emerging market waters

    The South African Reserve Bank on Thursday will deliver its latest monetary policy decision. Analysts’ consensus is for the...

  7. beyondbrics

    March 14, 2014

    Russia holds rates as alarm rises over Ukraine

    What price an invasion? Rising alarm at the stand-off between Russia and the west over Ukraine is feeding straight through...

  8. beyondbrics

    March 12, 2014

    South Africa sees "wrong" kind of deficit reduction

    South Africa’s current account deficit narrowed in the fourth quarter of last year to 5.1 per cent of GDP from 6.4 per cent...

  9. beyondbrics

    March 12, 2014

    China slowdown clouds sub-Saharan Africa outlook

    In a world of shrinking liquidity, sub-Sahara African governments are finding little room to manoeuvre in stimulating their...

  10. beyondbrics

    March 3, 2014

    China’s GDP growth target to reveal policy intentions

    So rarely does China’s official GDP growth target bear more than a passing resemblance to subsequent reality (see chart),...

  11. beyondbrics

    March 3, 2014

    Ukraine in crisis: weighing up the damage

    Just as things were starting to look up for many economies in central and eastern Europe, along comes the crisis in Ukraine....

  12. beyondbrics

    February 27, 2014

    Ukraine: recent history points to economic pain

    If recent examples of revolution and politcal transition are anything to go by, Ukraine is in for a nasty shock in terms of...

  13. February 24, 2014

    Euro bulls should proceed with caution

    A Moody’s upgrade for Spain, scrunching eurozone peripheral spreads, easing Ukraine tensions and Monday’s stronger than...

  14. February 21, 2014

    How to invest in gold

    Much like Marmite, gold often divides opinion. Advocates of the precious metal say it is a way to preserve wealth when...

  15. beyondbrics

    February 18, 2014

    Egypt: back to 2008 levels

    Source: Bloomberg Who says military rule is bad for stock markets? The EGX30, Egypt’s main stock index, is now over 7,700 –...

  16. February 15, 2014

    China bank lending surge adds to credit addiction concern

    Chinese banks burst out of the 2014 starting blocks with a four-year high in monthly new lending that appeared to fly in the...

  17. February 12, 2014

    Mark Carney warns on economic impact of UK flooding

    The Bank of England’s governor has said that flooding across southern England “will affect the near-term outlook”, in...

  18. February 12, 2014

    Some perspective on recovery is needed

    When equity benchmarks hit their recent lows on February 4, it meant the world market capitalisation, as calculated by...

  19. February 7, 2014

    US jobs report: 5 key takeaways

    The US January jobs figures are out and they missed economists’ consensus forecasts by a long shot, but the labour...

  20. 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...

  21. February 6, 2014

    Geert Wilders outlines case for a Dutch ‘Nexit’ from the EU

    Geert Wilders, leader of the far-right Freedom Party (PVV) that is leading in Dutch polls for May’s European parliament...

  22. January 29, 2014

    Implications of Turkey’s aggressive interest rate rise

    In a moment of drama at midnight on Tuesday, Turkey’s central bank performed a volte face, increasing interest rates across...

  23. January 28, 2014

    Rising US yields bode badly for bullion

    The market expects the Federal Reserve will decide to lop another $10bn off its monthly bond buying stimulus programme at...

  24. beyondbrics

    January 27, 2014

    EM sell-off: whatever happened to differentiation?

    For all the talk of differentiation, emerging markets are having a bad Monday. Major currencies, such as the Turkish lira...

  25. FT Alphaville

    January 24, 2014

    Your guide to EM compartmentalisation

    It’s been a tough day for EM. But just in case you were tempted to bundle the whole region together to make a sweeping...

  26. FT Alphaville

    January 24, 2014

    Inflated worries, part 2 -- a different look at the labour-market slack conundrum

    As a reminder, the big unknown about the US labour market is the extent to which the demographic-adjusted decline in the...

  27. January 23, 2014

    Metals hit by China demand concerns

    Base metals come under pressure on Thursday as weak factory data reawakened concerns about demand in China, the world’s...

  28. beyondbrics

    January 21, 2014

    Turkey's interest rates: sowing confusion

    So, Turkey’s central bank has passed up a chance to affirm its independence and, apparently, bowed to political pressure by...

  29. January 19, 2014

    Recovery likely to widen wealth gap between London and regions

    The economic chasm between London and the rest of the UK is likely to persist even as recovery takes hold in the regions,...

  30. beyondbrics

    January 17, 2014

    Brazil’s inflation conundrum

    Imagine you’re Brazil’s central bank president, Alexandre Tombini. It’s an election year and your boss is Dilma Rousseff....

  31. beyondbrics

    January 15, 2014

    CEE outlook: much like its weather

    The weather in central Europe tends to be unspectacular but not unpleasant; the region’s economic forecasts for 2014 are...

  32. January 10, 2014

    UK recovery slows in fourth quarter

    Optimism about Britain’s economic prospects took a knock after some unexpectedly weak official data from the manufacturing...

  33. FT Alphaville

    January 7, 2014

    The economy is great and then it's not and then it is and then...

    This morning’s US trade numbers had the effect of significantly boosting the estimates for Q4 growth from a few...

  34. January 2, 2014

    UK manufacturing activity remains strong

    Manufacturing activity in the UK continued to grow at a fast pace in December, though momentum slipped slightly from the...

  35. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2013

    Seasonal cheer for central and eastern Europe

    The boys and girls of central and eastern Europe have been pretty good this year and Santa looks like he has some goodies...

  36. December 18, 2013

    Shares jump as India maintains rates

    India’s central bank took markets by surprise on Wednesday when it left key interest rates unchanged in spite of sharply...

  37. December 17, 2013

    UK inflation falls to four-year low of 2.1%

    UK inflation fell to a four-year low in November, dipping to 2.1 per cent from 2.2 per cent in October on the back of lower...

  38. beyondbrics

    December 16, 2013

    China Flash PMI: not always on the money

    How are China’s manufacturers feeling? Ending the year on a bit of a downer it seems, if HSBC’s Flash PMI is anything to go...

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