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    1. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2015

      FirstFT (the new Cut)

      Athens’ chances of finding itself without an EU financial backstop in one week will come down to a bitter face-off in...

    2. October 27, 2014

      LME taps China investors’ metals interest

      It is a tradition at the London Metal Exchange’s annual black tie dinner in the ballroom of the Grosvenor House Hotel to bet...

    1. FT Alphaville

      October 8, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Nagging concerns about the outlook for global growth and doubts about the effectiveness of central bank policy...

    2. August 12, 2014

      Banks wait on sidelines of new silver benchmark

      Build it and they will come. Or that is what participants in London’s $1.6tn-a-year silver market will be hoping. There are...

    3. August 8, 2014

      Gold climbs as Middle East violence flares

      A combination of sectarian violence in Iraq and geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine helped gold break...

    4. June 30, 2014

      PPG to buy Mexico’s Comex for $2.3bn

      PPG Industries has agreed to buy Mexico’s Comex for $2.3bn to boost the US paint group’s reach into Central and South...

    5. January 20, 2014

      Sherwin-Williams: rosy picture

      Painting by numbers is not child’s play in the case of Sherwin-Williams. The figures are equivocal for the US paint company....

    6. January 6, 2014

      Strong Asian demand gives gold a boost

      Gold continued its strong start to 2014, rising to its highest level in three weeks on the back of strong physical demand...

    7. January 2, 2014

      Copper climbs to seven-month high

      Copper bounded to a seven-month high amid shrinking stocks of refined product and optimism about the economic outlook in...

    8. beyondbrics

      December 4, 2013

      Itaú sets its sights on Mexico

      The surprising thing about Brazilian banking giant Itaú’s decision to open up investment banking operations in Mexico is,...

    9. October 15, 2013

      US Treasury bill demand slumps at auction

      Investors retreated sharply from weekly Treasury bill sales on Tuesday, pushing up short-term US borrowing costs, as...

    10. October 14, 2013

      Gold rebounds after sharp slide

      Gold bounced back from a three-month low, rising 1 per cent to $1,278 a troy ounce on Monday as traders took stock of recent...

    11. FT Alphaville

      July 29, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks fell ahead of a speech by BoJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda, and US data and central bank meetings in the US and...

    12. FT Alphaville

      July 26, 2013

      No, the Comex is not going to default

      There’s a stupid rumour going around in the gold community that the Comex is “bleeding” inventory (especially from the JP...

    13. FT Alphaville

      July 26, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE No, the Comex is not going to default: There’s a stupid rumour going around in the gold...

    14. FT Alphaville

      July 24, 2013

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Can Chinese policymakers can keep their nerve? - Commodities are a poor portfolio diversification...

    15. July 22, 2013

      US watchdog acts on metals warehousing

      The US commodity futures watchdog has sent letters to metals warehouse owners demanding they preserve records, in a sign of...

    16. beyondbrics

      July 18, 2013

      Mexico rejects $2.3bn Sherwin-Williams paint deal

      If there were any doubts that Mexico is getting serious about fostering greater competition in the country, the move on...

    17. April 23, 2013

      Goldman ends gold ‘short’ call

      Goldman Sachs, whose bearish call helped push down the gold price two weeks ago, has advised clients it was closing the...

    18. FT Alphaville

      April 17, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks rose for the first time in three days as new-home construction in the US beat forecasts and the yen weakened,...

    19. April 16, 2013

      Gold rout leaves precious metals exposed

      The rout in the gold market has led to falls in silver, platinum and palladium prices, raising fears that investors in...

    20. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2013

      Iron pyrite - Australian edition

      The biggest ASX fallers on Monday… … all gold. (yes, even PanAust) And if you’re thinking that’s just a bunch of speculative...

    21. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2013

      Goldman advises to short gold

      Last week it was SocGen that declared the gold era was over. Now the precious metals team at Goldman is taking a similar...

    22. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks fell, continuing a global-sell off over concerns about Italy’s unclear election outcome. The MSCI Asia Pacific...

    23. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Cameron to promise in-out EU ballot: “David Cameron will on Wednesday vow to settle Britain’s future in the European Union...

    24. FT Alphaville

      January 17, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Virtually all Boeing 787 Dreamliners have been grounded by aviation regulators worldwide, after an incident with an ANA...

    25. FT Alphaville

      January 11, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Japan unveils Y10.3tn stimulus: Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, unveiled a Y10.3tn ($116bn) economic stimulus package...

    26. beyondbrics

      December 21, 2012

      London headlines

      * Asian shares fall after US budget setback * Chinese trail in top CEO rankings * Argentina deploys border guards after...

    27. FT Alphaville

      November 29, 2012

      Some cliffs are golden

      Gold experienced a sizable wobble on Wednesday, so no surprise people are still trying to make sense of it: The best comment...

    28. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian shares were higher on Tuesday with the MSCI Asia Pacific index rising 0.6% on hopes of a compromise on the US fiscal...

    29. beyondbrics

      November 13, 2012

      Sherwin-Williams bets big on Mexican paint maker

      Comex, the number-one Mexican paints company which is being acquired by Sherwin-Williams of the US, was founded 60 years ago...

    30. FT Alphaville

      November 12, 2012

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP FT markets round-up: “Investors started the week in timid mood as worries about the looming Washington’s budget...

    31. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Obama wins: Networks project victory for Barack Obama after Democrats lead in key states including Ohio. Democrats are...

    32. FT Alphaville

      August 30, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Mario Draghi said it was justified for the ECB to use “exceptional measures” as part of its mandate to keep prices stable in...

    33. FT Alphaville

      August 29, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Most Asian stocks rose ahead of US 2Q GDP revisions due on Wednesday and Fed chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech on monetary...

    34. FT Alphaville

      August 23, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      China’s flash PMIs signal faster contraction: The preliminary manufacturing PMI from HSBC/Markit Economics was 47.8,...

    35. FT Alphaville

      August 13, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Japan’s Q2 GDP was much weaker than expected, at 0.3% growth compared to consensus forecasts of 2.3%. The preliminary...

    36. FT Alphaville

      July 9, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stock markets fell and the yen rose after data showed Japanese machinery orders fell 14.8% in May from the previous...

    37. FT Alphaville

      July 6, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks and crude oil fell and the euro headed for its worst week this year after stimulus measures from major central...

    38. FT Alphaville

      July 5, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks were slightly lower today as investors await central bank decisions. The ECB is anticipated to cut rates to a...

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