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      Draghi warns of ‘uncharted waters’ if Greece crisis deteriorates

      Mario Draghi said the euro area was better equipped than it had been in the past to deal with a new Greek crisis but warned...

    2. April 18, 2015

      Lew urges Greece to speed up reforms

      US Treasury secretary Jack Lew warned on Friday that a full-blown crisis in Greece would cast a new cloud of uncertainty...

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    1. Central & eastern Europe: Banking and Finance 2013

      The shadows that gathered last year have started to recede. The banking sector has sho...
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    1. April 17, 2015

      No easy answers in emerging markets

      You probably don’t need to worry about the outcome of the UK general election if you’re a long-term investor. As our feature...

    2. April 17, 2015

      Moscovici warns Greece to agree to reforms or face default

      The EU’s top economic official has set the mid-May meeting of eurozone finance ministers as the “decisive” moment for Greece...

    3. FT Alphaville

      April 16, 2015

      About that ELA rulebook (all two pages)

      With Greek sovereign yields blowing wider on Thursday (and pretty much staying there), it’s worth revisiting what exactly...

    4. April 16, 2015

      Bund yield nears zero on Grexit fears

      Germany’s benchmark 10-year borrowing costs have fallen below 10 basis points as fears of a Greek exit from the euro...

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      April 16, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - The asymmetric-information problem doesn’t disappear; it merely regresses. - “Reading Wilhelm II on...

    6. April 16, 2015

      A ‘flash crash’ or two gives needed jolt

      “I was flabbergasted, I could not believe it.” The veteran portfolio manager at a top US fund was this week recalling the US...

    7. FT Alphaville

      April 16, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Greece is now even more likely to go bust in May after German finance minister...

    8. April 15, 2015

      Protester throws ECB press conference into chaos

      A protester briefly threw Mario Draghi’s meeting with the press into chaos on Wednesday, jumping on the podium and dumping...

    9. April 15, 2015

      Bond yields move lower as ECB confirms purchases

      Europe’s debt markets smashed through another set of records on Wednesday as the European Central Bank reaffirmed its...

    10. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2015

      European bonds not scarce (yet), says Draghi

      We were too distracted by wardrobe-malfunctioning protesters to pay proper attention to what Draghi was saying. Luckily,...

    11. April 15, 2015

      Protester throws ECB press conference into chaos

      A protester briefly threw the monthly press conference of Mario Draghi into chaos on Wednesday, jumping on the podium and...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      April 15, 2015

      Confetti attack

      A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in...

    13. April 15, 2015

      Dollar bulls exude patience and wait for sunny data

      Betting on further strength for the US dollar has become a crowded trade in the parlance of traders and such positioning...

    14. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2015

      Caption competition: Protest in motion

      From Reuters: To the comments with your captions! See also: Protester leaps on ECB president Mario Draghi's desk,...

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      April 15, 2015

      Live: Mario Draghi's press conference

      This Live Blog session closed at 15:04 on 15 Apr 2015.The European Central Bank’s governing council is meeting against a...

    16. April 15, 2015

      ECB holds rates ahead of upbeat assessment for eurozone economy

      The European Central Bank has kept interest rates on hold for the sixth meeting in a row as Mario Draghi prepares to assess...

    17. April 15, 2015

      Monte dei Paschi investors risk unknown price in €3bn issue

      Shareholders in stricken Italian bank Monte dei Paschi will on Thursday morning be asked to vote on a €3bn capital raising...

    18. April 14, 2015

      Economic upturn unlikely to curb ECB bond-buying programme

      Nascent signs of an economic upturn in the eurozone are not yet convincing enough to persuade policy makers at the European...

    19. April 14, 2015

      QE raises fears of eurozone liquidity squeeze

      When the European Central Bank launched quantitative easing a month ago, eurozone government bond markets braced themselves...

    20. The World

      April 14, 2015

      Five key takeaways from the IMF's World Economic Outlook

      Listen to the International Monetary Fund and you are liable to think it is giving out two contradictory messages. Last week...

    21. April 13, 2015

      ECB QE alchemy transforms junk bonds

      Higher yield equals greater risk, a maxim that eurozone investors appear increasingly willing to ignore. For investors...

    22. April 12, 2015

      US and eurozone growth rates seem to converge

      At the beginning of 2015, the US was thought to have embarked on a vigorous upswing, with economic growth of at least 3 per...

    23. April 12, 2015

      Economic Outlook: Last inflation and jobs data before UK poll

      Chinese releases, US inflation, a rate announcement from the European Central Bank and the last inflation and labour market...

    24. April 12, 2015

      German 10-year bond yields heading below zero

      Germany’s benchmark 10-year government borrowing costs are on track to fall below zero for the first time, raising fresh...

    25. April 10, 2015

      Buy Europe as Draghi gets it all wrong

      Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, fired his quantitative easing (QE) bazooka weeks ago. Many celebrated...

    26. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      Guess the chart, pick your rally carefully edition

      Answer below the break, courtesy of BofAML’s Michael Hartnett: In 67 trading days this year we have seen 26 rate cuts, the...

    27. April 8, 2015

      Greece sells short-term bills and raises €1bn

      Greece sold €1.14bn of six-month Treasury bills on Wednesday, gaining some breathing room as the country negotiated with...

    28. April 8, 2015

      ECB credibility convinces southern states they can survive a Grexit

      Policy makers in Italy, Portugal and Spain say their economies and financial systems are strong enough to survive a Greek...

    29. April 8, 2015

      Stalemate can be replaced with sanity in eurozone dealings with Greece

      There is a growing sense of fatalism about Greece. Negotiations with the eurozone are not working. Indeed in their current...

    30. April 7, 2015

      Beware of twist in tale of low bond yields

      Investors love a simple story, and little in bond markets is simpler than the explanation of why US yields are so low:...

    31. April 7, 2015

      Athens scrapes together cash for April but default looms in May

      Greece has scraped together funds to repay international creditors this month but will exhaust its cash reserves by the end...

    32. April 7, 2015

      Eurozone bond-buying hits €52.5bn in first month

      The eurozone’s central bankers bought €52.5bn-worth of government bonds in the first month of their landmark quantitative...

    33. April 7, 2015

      Spectre of Grexit back as cash runs out

      “Grexit” is the phrase once again on everyone’s lips in Europe. Even if Greece is able to pay back a €450m loan to the...

    34. April 6, 2015

      EU considers probe into unfair state aid for south European banks

      The EU is collecting evidence to determine if Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy should face an investigation into whether...

    35. April 6, 2015

      Greece falling short of final debt deal

      For a government struggling to make a repayment to the International Monetary Fund this week, Greece’s Syriza administration...

    36. April 5, 2015

      Investors expect European banks to outperform, key survey finds

      European banks will beat other financial sector investments this year but valuations will not catch up to international...

    37. April 2, 2015

      German bank files suit to avoid ECB monitors

      A regional German bank has filed a suit to avoid being supervised by the European Central Bank, becoming the first lender to...

    38. April 2, 2015

      ECB policy makers question upbeat growth forecasts

      Policy makers at the European Central Bank flagged up their concerns that eurozone growth could prove weaker than the upbeat...

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