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    1. May 20, 2015

      MPC minutes show unanimous vote to keep interest rates on hold

      Policy makers voted unanimously to keep UK interest rates on hold in May, with the minutes of the monthly meeting sending a...

    2. May 20, 2015

      Japan GDP data suggests struggle for momentum

      Japan’s economy grew at an annualised pace of 2.4 per cent in the first quarter but mainly due to a huge build-up in...

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    1. May 19, 2015

      China effect weighs on emerging market exports

      The impact of China’s slowing economy is depressing export earnings across the developing world, not only from countries...

    2. May 14, 2015

      Italy bonds may be attractive amid sell-off

      Bond markets are throwing up a fundamental trading question on which fortunes and reputations can be made or lost. Is the...

    3. FT Alphaville

      May 6, 2015

      An RRR in China explainer

      Take your clicks elsewhere if you know everything about China’s reserve requirement ratio already. For those who don’t (and...

    4. April 30, 2015

      Japan maintains pace of monetary stimulus

      The Bank of Japan has finally admitted defeat and changed its timetable for reaching 2 per cent inflation as sluggish growth...

    5. April 27, 2015

      UK manufacturing recovery has slowed, CBI says

      The speed of the British manufacturing recovery has slowed and companies are more gloomy about their competitiveness in the...

    6. April 24, 2015

      Rallies point to commodities turnround

      Sharp rallies in the price of two key commodities have raised hopes that the sector — the worst performing major asset class...

    7. April 9, 2015

      Emerging markets grow at slowest pace since 2009 slump

      Emerging market economic growth has slipped to its slowest pace since the 2009 slump, new figures suggest, as developing...

    8. March 20, 2015

      UK deficit falls in boost to Tories

      The UK’s public finances improved further in February, making it increasingly likely that George Osborne will meet his...

    9. March 19, 2015

      Stronger dollar sees US trade deficit widen

      A stronger dollar saw the US current account deficit widen in the final three months of last year due to falling exports and...

    10. March 18, 2015

      Swissie and Kiwi among the FX vulnerable

      If the US dollar is to continue its longer-term rally, which currencies will suffer most in comparison? Candidates will be...

    11. March 13, 2015

      Gold slides to 10th day of losses

      Gold surrendered its gains and was heading for a 10th consecutive day of losses as the US dollar resumed its relentless rise...

    12. March 13, 2015

      A place in the sun and a tax-free pension

      What’s the “defining challenge of our time?” My guess is that not many FT readers are going to answer that question with...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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....

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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)...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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