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  1. FT Alphaville

    6 hours ago

    Putting Draghi in his box, and getting him back out again

    A week ago, Mario Draghi set euro policy-watchers all a-flutter, departing from his prepared remarks at Jackson Hole to...

  2. FT Alphaville

    6 hours ago

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Following the activists wherever that might lead: David cites a report by Citi that...

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  1. 6 hours ago

    Trend-setting dollar lifts frustrated bulls

    Dollar bulls have been waiting a long time. A year ago, the near-consensus view of investors was that the greenback was...

  2. 6 hours ago

    Eurozone inflation hits fresh five-year low at 0.3%

    The eurozone's inflation rate sank further in August to 0.3 per cent on an annual basis, keeping pressure on the European...

  3. 23 hours ago

    QE in Europe: Yield to wurst

    It takes one to know one. In the first half of this year, Japanese investors bought more French government bonds than US...

  4. August 28, 2014

    ECB QE: will it happen and what next?

    Markets’ initial response to Mario Draghi’s Jackson Hole speech has been to inch up the probability that the European...

  5. August 28, 2014

    Ukraine worries rekindle risk aversion

    Thursday 21:15 BST. Escalating concerns over the situation in Ukraine reintroduced an element of risk aversion into the...

  6. FT Alphaville

    August 27, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - A look at income inequality, hour by hour. And real wage growth this year. - Olivier Blanchard on...

  7. August 27, 2014

    ECB signs up BlackRock to advise on bond buying

    The European Central Bank has stepped up preparations for a fresh move to combat deflation by appointing BlackRock to advise...

  8. FT Alphaville

    August 27, 2014

    When FX wars become negative interest wars

    Beat Siegenthaler, FX strategist at UBS, has been wondering about what the Swiss National Bank may do if the ECB’s measures...

  9. FT Alphaville

    August 27, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Bob’s back: Paul notes that Wednesday sees a resumption of trading in Atlas Mara...

  10. August 26, 2014

    Rating rise to ‘buy’ propels RSA higher

    Shares in RSA Insurance shone in London on Tuesday, as the FTSE 100 returned from its late-summer long weekend to play...

  11. August 26, 2014

    France borrowing costs slide on ECB hopes

    As France awaits its new government and the outcome of a domestic political battle over how best to tackle its economic...

  12. August 26, 2014

    Compelling stimuli for bank debt issuance

    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, made some obliquely dovish comments over the weekend. Cue stock market...

  13. August 26, 2014

    Hollande replaces firebrand economy minister with former banker

    President François Hollande has unveiled a rehashed Socialist government, stripped of leftwing dissidents, charged with...

  14. The A-List

    August 26, 2014

    The French crisis reflects the eurozone's woes

    As soon as the latest gross domestic product figures emerged, showing that the French economy was becalmed in the second...

  15. August 25, 2014

    Markets rally after Draghi QE hint

    Global markets rallied on Monday on expectations that the European Central Bank had moved a step closer to making billions...

  16. August 25, 2014

    James Bullard says Fed will need to alter guidance

    The US Federal Reserve will soon need to modify its policy statement as the economy improves and asset purchases end, said...

  17. August 25, 2014

    S&P 500 passes 2,000 for the first time

    The S&P 500, the world’s largest equity market and a bellwether of the US economy, rose above the 2,000 threshold for the...

  18. Gavyn Davies

    August 25, 2014

    Draghi steals the show at Jackson Hole

    For macro investors, the end of summer is usually signalled by the Kansas City Fed’s annual conference at Jackson Hole. On...

  19. August 24, 2014

    Central banks at the crossroads

    The world’s central bankers gathered at Jackson Hole last week in the great annual gathering of the monetary policy clan....

  20. August 24, 2014

    Inflation and jobs data for eurozone closely watched this week

    Highlights this week include inflation and unemployment data for the eurozone, Japan and Germany as well as more information...

  21. August 24, 2014

    Eurozone inflation trend raises alarm at ECB

    Sharp falls in financial markets’ expectations about future eurozone inflation rates are creating increasing alarm at the...

  22. August 24, 2014

    Summertime blues descend on European equities

    European equities have been hit with a dose of summertime blues. Investor sentiment has been soured by an unpalatable...

  23. August 24, 2014

    Nightmare of debt deflation stalks Europe

    Europe, bloody hell!”, as Sir Alex Ferguson, the former manager of Manchester United, might have put it had he ever chosen...

  24. FT Alphaville

    August 22, 2014

    Draghi's speech at Jackson Hole

    Read it here, and see also the slide deck. As with all things ECB-related, we recommend following Lorcan’s twitter feed. An...

  25. August 22, 2014

    Draghi softens tone on austerity

    Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, has signalled he is becoming increasingly concerned about high...

  26. August 21, 2014

    Janet Yellen to see Jackson Hole return to wonky roots

    There will be no Wall Street economists in the audience when Janet Yellen addresses the Kansas City Fed’s annual Jackson...

  27. August 21, 2014

    Spectre of ‘lost decade’ haunting Europe

    When Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz was asked in Germany this week if the country and its neighbours would suffer a lost...

  28. August 21, 2014

    EU bank bond buying helps squash yields

    Robust bond buying by eurozone banks has helped push governments’ borrowing costs to record lows amid poor economic data....

  29. August 21, 2014

    Eurozone government borrowing costs hit record lows

    Eurozone government borrowing costs sank to historic lows on Thursday as investors increased bets that the European Central...

  30. August 21, 2014

    Dramas to match scenery at Jackson Hole

    The annual August summits of the world’s top central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, have a dramatic mountain backdrop,...

  31. August 20, 2014

    Draghi has to do, as well as say, whatever it takes

    Mario Draghi does his redoubtable best to reassure us: the eurozone recovery, he tells us, is “on track”. Rather than face...

  32. August 20, 2014

    ECB bank audit to cover consultants in cash

    European regulators will pay close to half a billion euros to consultancy firms and auditors for their work on the region’s...

  33. August 20, 2014

    A split emerges in Threadneedle St

    In his first year as governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney has never faced dissent within the Monetary Policy...

  34. August 20, 2014

    Bank of England unanimity on rates crumbles

    The Bank of England has moved a step closer to ending the era of ultra-low borrowing costs after two of the nine Monetary...

  35. FT Alphaville

    August 19, 2014

    QE for me but not for thee, Switzerland vs Eurozone edition

    Philipp Hildebrand, the former boss of the Swiss National Bank, has an op-ed column in today’s paper arguing against the...

  36. August 18, 2014

    Euro’s weakness helps counter recent gloom

    Eurozone share prices rebounded on Monday, but August is proving a turbulent month. Last week’s growth data showed the...

  37. August 18, 2014

    The Fed’s regimen will not remedy Europe’s ills

    Once again, these are gloomy days for the eurozone. The yield on German 10-year government debt dipped below 1 per cent for...

  38. August 18, 2014

    Borrowing costs close to the edge in Europe

    Weak economies, fragile governments and double-digit joblessness are hardly the typical companions of record low sovereign...

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