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    1. February 26, 2015

      Reduced angst puts focus on valuations

      So, the Greek crisis is on the backburner. The European Central Bank’s quantitative easing splurge is on its way. There’s no...

    2. February 25, 2015

      Rise in US oil stocks drives spread wider

      The difference between US and global oil prices rose to the highest level in almost a year following data that showed a...

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    1. February 18, 2015

      Why the UK’s low inflation is not universally welcomed

      With the publication of figures showing prices in January were just 0.3 per cent higher than a year ago, UK inflation has...

    2. February 17, 2015

      Don’t expect big rise in JGB yields

      The Bank of Japan will deliver its latest monetary strategy decision on Wednesday. Consensus is for no shift in policy....

    3. beyondbrics

      February 11, 2015

      Original sin stalks vulnerable EMs as US dollar surges

      Fears over “original sin” are once again stalking emerging markets (EM). As the US dollar surges against most EM currencies,...

    4. beyondbrics

      February 3, 2015

      Bric countries, except India, sap EM dynamism

      The Bric countries – minus India – embellished their growing reputation as laggards in the emerging market (EM) universe in...

    5. January 30, 2015

      Mortgage approvals in the UK rise after six-month lull

      Mortgage approvals in the UK have risen for the first time in six months but remain low by historic standards. Large lenders...

    6. January 30, 2015

      UK retail spending rises as ‘feel-better factor’ returns

      UK consumers are increasing their spending in the shops as they become more confident about personal finances, according to...

    7. FT Alphaville

      January 29, 2015

      Band on the run

      The Danish central bank cut rates on January 19. Also on January 22. And again, today, January 29. Here’s a quick reaction...

    8. January 23, 2015

      Unexpected rise in UK retail sales

      More shoppers hit the UK’s high streets in December than economists had predicted, but internet sales saw their biggest...

    9. beyondbrics

      January 22, 2015

      It's big bazooka day - but is the ECB shooting EM blanks?

      After building expectations for so long, it will come as a disappointment today if the Eureopean Central Bank does not...

    10. January 21, 2015

      UK wages grow at fastest rate in 2 years

      The recovery in Britain’s jobs market is at last starting to filter through to workers’ pay packets with wages growing at...

    11. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2015

      India, Peru and Egypt show acceleration in EM's easing cycle

      Unexpectedly early interest rate cuts in India, Peru and Egypt on Thursday indicate that falling oil prices and gathering...

    12. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2015

      Oil price slump cleaves divisions between EM winners and losers

      The skidding prices of oil and other commodities are starting to cleave sharp divisions between those emerging market (EM)...

    13. January 9, 2015

      Europe: Deflation decoded

      The spectre of deflation descended over the global economy this week as the eurozone recorded falling prices for the first...

    14. beyondbrics

      January 9, 2015

      Brazil inflation: good for not being outright bad

      Consumer price inflation in Brazil was 6.4 per cent last year, the country’s statistics office said on Friday. This was in...

    15. FT Alphaville

      January 9, 2015

      Deflating China

      Here’s what 33 months of negative Producer Price Index inflation in China look like: Of course, we’re now at 34 months,...

    16. beyondbrics

      January 6, 2015

      EM manufacturing subdued as Russia slumps, China ebbs

      A severe slump in Russia and ebbing momentum in China contributed to an overall subdued performance for manufacturers across...

    17. December 23, 2014

      UK looks set to miss 3% growth forecast

      Growth this year is likely to miss the government’s 3 per cent forecast, undermining the boast by George Osborne that the...

    18. December 16, 2014

      Emerging markets grapple with rouble crisis

      As the crisis on Russia’s financial markets spills over to other emerging economies, the question facing investors and...

    19. December 10, 2014

      Cost of insuring Venezuela debt soars

      Market fears over Venezuela’s creditworthiness are approaching panic levels as the price of oil plunges. The cost of...

    20. FT Alphaville

      December 5, 2014

      Your Shanghai equity "frenzy"

      Shanghai + Shenzhen turnover over 1 trillion yuan today.. markets not even closed yet — Jacky Wong (@jackycwong) December 5,...

    21. beyondbrics

      December 1, 2014

      Brazil's economy: more for the new team to think about

      A reminder for Brazil’s new finance minister, if he needed one, of the task ahead: the country’s manufacturing purchasing...

    22. FT Alphaville

      November 28, 2014

      I see currency wars

      The first rule of currency wars is: you always talk about currency wars. The second rule is: you can always find one to talk...

    23. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Monetary policy divergence splits EM into two camps

      As Alan Beattie wrote recently, a clear divergence in monetary policy is polarising the emerging market (EM) universe. Some...

    24. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Mexico growth: more good than bad, but forecasts still cut

      Mexico’s government has bowed to the inevitable and cut its 2014 GDP growth forecast, to between 2.1 and 2.6 per cent this...

    25. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2014

      ECB QE and the prospect of gold purchases

      One of the problems with ECB QE, as we all know, is the lack of a collective eurobond or sovereign-neutral asset to target,...

    26. November 11, 2014

      Ancien régime of bank bailouts is not yet confined to history books

      The interests of banks, politicians and regulators rarely overlap neatly, but when it comes to ending taxpayer bailouts all...

    27. beyondbrics

      November 10, 2014

      Four stubborn troubles for EM investors

      “If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.” For...

    28. November 4, 2014

      Saudi private sector growth slows sharply

      Growth in Saudi Arabia’s private sector economy is slowing as lower oil prices and labour market reforms dampen sentiment,...

    29. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      Will Tunisia's polls free the Mediterranean tiger?

      Hopes are high for Tunisia’s economy after Nida Tunis, the country’s main secular party, won power in the second free...

    30. October 24, 2014

      Best of the 2014 - The deficit will kill the property bubble

      I have a friend who has been trying to sell a central London flat for eight months. Another has had a large house on the...

    31. October 23, 2014

      Oil rises on claims of Saudi supply cut

      Oil prices moved higher on Thursday amid claims that Saudi Arabia, Opec’s largest producer, had cut the amount of crude oil...

    32. beyondbrics

      October 23, 2014

      China's underlying growth trend slows into Q4

      Unofficial readings on China’s industrial activity released on Thursday add to a sense that the underlying economic vibrancy...

    33. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      Cheaper oil a balm, not a cure, for Turkey

      With its hefty energy import bill and high inflation, Turkey is an obvious winner from the drop in oil prices, which...

    34. October 17, 2014

      Oil rallies sharply after near 4-year low

      After a torrid week that saw prices sink to their lowest level in nearly four years, crude oil recovered on Friday as...

    35. October 12, 2014

      Emerging markets enter slow growth era

      Growth in emerging markets is slowing to its lowest ebb since the aftermath of the financial crisis due to a combination of...

    36. October 10, 2014

      Fresh data add to signs of UK slowdown

      Britain’s exports fell in August and the country’s builders also had a bad month, adding to signs of a slight slowdown in...

    37. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2014

      Depreciating currencies and EM inflation: watch out

      The IMF has joined a rising chorus of concern over inflation in many big emerging economies. External imbalances that led to...

    38. beyondbrics

      October 7, 2014

      Rouble's tumble hurts Russian consumers and companies while government wins

      As the rouble continues its decline – hitting a new low against the dollar and euro this week – it is Russian consumers who...

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