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  1. August 21, 2014

    Supermarket price war prompts first annual drop in UK food spend

    A cut-throat pricing battle between Britain’s big supermarkets has contributed to the first annual drop on record in the...

  2. August 20, 2014

    Argentine bonds fall after Cristina Fernández proposes debt swap

    The prices of Argentine bonds fell to their lowest level in two months on Wednesday, after President Cristina Fernández...

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  1. beyondbrics

    August 14, 2014

    Hungary's growth: positive surprise

    Hungary’s economy expanded by 3.9 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter last year, helped by...

  2. FT Alphaville

    August 14, 2014

    Eurozone stops, waits for ECB

    Germany shrank, and France stagnated in the second quarter. Italy we’ve all agreed not to talk about until Matteo Renzi...

  3. August 12, 2014

    Bank of England statement to set the pace for sterling

    Watch sterling and gilts on Wednesday. UK jobs data are set for release at 0930 BST. An hour later the Bank of England is...

  4. beyondbrics

    August 12, 2014

    EM export surge reveals split in fortunes

    Emerging market (EM) economies are rebounding from an export malaise that has marred their fortunes since early 2012 and...

  5. FT Alphaville

    August 6, 2014

    How resilient is Japan to the higher consumption tax?

    Japan raised its consumption tax rate by 3 percentage points back in April. Unsurprisingly, spending jumped in the few...

  6. August 5, 2014

    Services survey signals strong UK growth

    Activity in the UK’s dominant service sector expanded at the fastest pace in eight months in July, signalling another strong...

  7. August 5, 2014

    Services survey signals strongest growth in eight months

    Activity in the UK’s dominant service sector expanded at the fastest pace in eight months in July, signalling another strong...

  8. August 5, 2014

    India’s central bank holds rates in inflation fight

    India’s central bank on Tuesday warned that high inflation remains a threat to the country’s long-term prospects, while...

  9. August 1, 2014

    UK manufacturing growth slows down

    Britain’s manufacturing growth spurt slowed in July but the sector still expanded at a healthy pace as the economy continued...

  10. FT Alphaville

    July 30, 2014

    US Q2 un-blips Q1

    A healthy Q2 print is no surprise: underlying growth was already known to be much better than the abysmal,...

  11. July 29, 2014

    UK mortgage approvals rise for first time in five months

    UK mortgage approvals increased in June for the first time since January, signalling that the disruption caused to the...

  12. July 23, 2014

    UK retail sales heat up with warmer weather

    Retail sales volumes rebounded in July, in a sign that UK consumers are continuing to spend. A monthly retail survey by the...

  13. beyondbrics

    July 22, 2014

    Hungary's interest rate cuts: that's it, for now

    The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) surprised the markets on Tuesday by lopping 20 basis points off its policy interest rate...

  14. beyondbrics

    July 22, 2014

    Brazil's inflation: near its peak?

    Brazilian inflation broke the upper bound of the government’s target range in the first half of July, reaching an annual...

  15. July 22, 2014

    Confidence soars among UK industrialists

    British manufacturers are increasingly confident about the economic recovery, with the number of companies expecting orders...

  16. July 17, 2014

    EM stocks need not fear another tantrum

    Emerging markets got over their Fed QE taper tantrum. But what will happen when the Federal Reserve starts raising interest...

  17. July 10, 2014

    French and Italian industrial output falls in May

    Industrial production in France, Italy and the Netherlands contracted in May, raising fresh concerns about the solidity of...

  18. beyondbrics

    June 27, 2014

    Bulgarian tycoon lashes out over stricken bank

    Controversial Bulgarian tycoon Tzvetan Vassilev blamed Sofia’s state prosecution service and media attacks for sparking a...

  19. FT Alphaville

    June 27, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville FAQ continues: Will Cardiff have a megaphone? Yes. Will that be his only crowd control tool? No.(Details and...

  20. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2014

    What would an oil price shock mean for EM?

    Although the violence in Iraq has so far had a muted impact on global oil markets, if prices continue to rise there could be...

  21. beyondbrics

    June 25, 2014

    Poland: investors shrug off the scandal

    Scandal? What scandal? Despite the intrigue of wiretapped phone calls and behind-the-scenes skulduggery enveloping Poland’s...

  22. June 25, 2014

    Winter and healthcare hit US growth

    The US economy faces a steeper climb back to positive territory after one of the country’s worst winters on record helped...

  23. beyondbrics

    June 19, 2014

    Colombia's GDP: goal!

    Colombia’s GDP data for the first quarter of 2014 came earlier than expected on Thursday morning, as if to be sure to avoid...

  24. beyondbrics

    June 17, 2014

    Counting the cost of Sri Lanka's violence

    Concern about the worst bout of communal fighting to hit Sri Lanka’s since the end of its civil war in 2009 deepened on...

  25. beyondbrics

    June 3, 2014

    China leads EM manufacturing uptick

    Stronger readings in China helped drive a marginal uptick in emerging market (EM) manufacturing activity in May, breaking a...

  26. May 28, 2014

    Treasury yields may not stay low for long

    Regular readers will be aware of the debate raging over why Treasury yields are so low while economic growth improves and...

  27. beyondbrics

    May 27, 2014

    Hungary's interest rates: the cuts go on

    It goes on, and on… and on. Hungary’s central bank trimmed its base rate once again on Tuesday – this time by a third...

  28. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    Mining strike seen slamming South Africa's Q1 growth

    When South Africa’s GDP growth numbers for the first quarter are announced at the end of the month, the destructive impact...

  29. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    Emerging Europe turns EM growth star in Q1

    Economic growth in emerging Europe surged in the first quarter as Germany’s dynamism drove manufacturing output and fears of...

  30. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    Hungary's growth roars back

    The Hungarian economic comeback really is underway – or so it would seem, given the release of first quarter preliminary...

  31. FT Alphaville

    May 12, 2014

    New normals in China

    From Bloomberg: Chinese President Xi Jinping said the nation needs to adapt to a “new normal” in the pace of economic growth...

  32. beyondbrics

    May 9, 2014

    Reform pressure seen easing after S Africa's poll

    The convincing nature of the African National Congress’ (ANC) victory in South Africa’s general election is likely to ease...

  33. FT Alphaville

    May 8, 2014

    The China over-invoicing export distortion is back (sort of)

    Let’s face it. Chinese national statistics are to some degree always treated with a pinch of salt by analysts and economists...

  34. beyondbrics

    May 6, 2014

    EM manufacturing: non-BRICs outshine BRICs

    April was a pretty subdued month for emerging market manufacturers. But it seems to have been worse for the BRIC countries –...

  35. May 2, 2014

    Five lessons from the US jobs report

    The six-month moving average for non-farm payrolls – the best way to read the volatile data – is now at 202,000. That is one...

  36. May 2, 2014

    Dollar and US stocks erase gains

    Friday 21.00 BST: Stocks erased earlier gains to end the day on a downbeat note after a volatile session on Wall Street in...

  37. beyondbrics

    April 30, 2014

    EM growth: where has it gone?

    The answer to that question, according to Capital Economics, is central and eastern Europe. Its latest GDP Tracker –...

  38. 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...

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