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    1. 7 hours ago

      Greek exit from euro is ‘a potential’, says Lagarde

      The head of the International Monetary Fund has acknowledged that Greece could leave the euro, while insisting that this...

    2. 8 hours ago

      Draghi’s impatience at the slow pace of reform

      Monetary decision-making was prised from the grip of finance ministers for good reason. Leaving such a tool in the hands of...

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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...
    2. Frankfurt as a Financial Centre

      Frankfurt is determined to rival London and New York as a financial centre. It aims to...
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    1. 10 hours ago

      ECB warns of risks posed by shadow banking sector

      The rapid growth of the shadow banking sector poses a risk to financial stability in the eurozone, the European Central Bank...

    2. 13 hours ago

      EU ombudsman rebukes ECB over market leaks

      The European Central Bank has come under fire from the EU over an error that led one of the bank’s top officials to disclose...

    3. May 28, 2015

      All EU economies set to expand for first time since crisis

      All the economies of EU member states are set to expand this year for the first time since the financial crisis as a...

    4. May 27, 2015

      Backstop against euro-dollar parity break

      The big picture for the euro remains one of weakness, despite the more double-edged risk dimensions the single currency has...

    5. May 27, 2015

      FDI into Europe surges over a third in year, poll says

      Foreign direct investment into Europe surged last year, with levels of interest from outside the region hitting a fresh high...

    6. May 26, 2015

      US companies dominate eurozone bond sales

      US companies are selling euro denominated debt at a record pace this year, with Eli Lilly on Tuesday the latest issuer...

    7. FT Alphaville

      May 26, 2015

      Of mangled markets and the Chatham House Rule*

      Some of you may remember how the ECB fecked up last week, when “an internal procedural error” meant an eventually market...

    8. Brussels Blog

      May 26, 2015

      The big eurozone overhaul may not be so big

      When eurozone leaders decided last year it was time for another look at overhauling their common currency, the main driver...

    9. May 24, 2015

      Will eurozone ever regain its spring?

      An unlikely buzzword is back in fashion in the top tiers of global financial officialdom: hysteresis. If it catches on, it...

    10. May 23, 2015

      Draghi and Fischer reject claim central banks are too politicised

      Two of the world’s most senior central bankers have hit back at charges that they have become too politicised, saying their...

    11. May 22, 2015

      Dollar gains led by fresh rate expectations

      The dollar made progress on Friday, ending a strong week on a high after stronger than expected inflation data reinforced...

    12. May 22, 2015

      ECB battles to keep euro under control

      They think it’s all over. Until this week, an unexpected rebound in the euro had threatened to upset the plans of the...

    13. May 22, 2015

      Draghi urges structural reforms to unlock eurozone’s potential

      Mario Draghi has said a lasting return to stability and prosperity in the eurozone needs structural reforms as well as...

    14. FT Alphaville

      May 22, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Yellen may be telling

      Janet Yellen could give a telling speech later today on the state of the US economy and the likelihood of interest rate...

    15. May 22, 2015

      Federal Reserve faces subpoena over leak

      The chairman of a Congressional committee has subpoenaed the Federal Reserve for documents relating to a leak of sensitive...

    16. May 21, 2015

      Fischer says euro area can survive crisis

      Europe’s single currency is very likely to survive its present crisis yet that will leave formidable economic challenges...

    17. May 21, 2015

      Eurozone companies expected to boost cash returns

      The widest gap between shareholder payouts in Europe and the US for 13 years may start closing, say analysts as the culture...

    18. May 21, 2015

      Summer bond drought threatens fresh price swings

      Eurozone bond markets are braced for a summer issuance drought that threatens fresh price swings as the European Central...

    19. May 21, 2015

      EU periphery holds while centre falls apart

      Quantitative easing turns the world upside down. That is certainly true in Europe. When the eurozone debt crisis was at its...

    20. May 20, 2015

      Benoît Cœuré speech highlights central bank links to financiers

      Benoît Cœuré, a European Central Bank board member, dropped a profitable nugget of information on an audience of hedge fund...

    21. May 20, 2015

      Investors eye consequences of a Greek default

      With Greece fast running out of cash, investors and policy makers have begun contemplating the possibility of a default and...

    22. May 20, 2015

      Bond ‘tantrum’ stops bank euro debt sales

      Sales of euro-denominated bank debt have dried up following this month’s bond “tantrum”, with markets focused on whether...

    23. May 19, 2015

      ECB ensnared in politics as it faces vote on Bank of Greece loans

      The European Central Bank is supposed to be apolitical but it has found itself ensnared by eurozone politics. On Wednesday,...

    24. May 19, 2015

      Transatlantic divergence returns as investors see what they want

      Transatlantic divergence is back. After a painful correction, investors were delighted to return to their comfort zone on...

    25. May 19, 2015

      Foreign investors take up to $15bn from emerging markets in May

      Investors have withdrawn as much as $15bn from emerging market bond and equity markets since the start of this month in...

    26. May 19, 2015

      The wary retreat of the bond bulls

      Is the three-and-a-half decade long bull market in the highest-rated government debt over? If so, would that be a good thing...

    27. May 19, 2015

      HSBC to charge for holding deposits

      HSBC has become one of the biggest global banks to say it will begin charging clients on deposits in a basket of European...

    28. May 19, 2015

      Pound retreats as UK slips into deflation

      Sterling declined and the UK bond market moderated expectations for higher borrowing rates from the Bank of England on...

    29. May 19, 2015

      European Central Bank steps up pace of bond buying

      The euro experienced its second biggest one-day fall in three and a half years after a surprise European Central Bank pledge...

    30. May 19, 2015

      Prospect of increased European Central Bank bond buying hits euro

      Tuesday 21.00 BST. Expectations for increased European Central Bank bond buying and contrasting data releases on either side...

    31. May 18, 2015

      Athens staggers closer to the financial precipice

      Nothing is easier than a posture of pessimism towards Greece. The debts maturing this summer are enough to pitch it into...

    32. Brussels Blog

      May 18, 2015

      What to make of the new "Juncker Plan" for Greece?

      The Greek daily To Vima has a nice scoop this afternoon about a document they’ve been leaked purporting to be a new proposal...

    33. May 17, 2015

      Investors look for clues in bank minutes

      After a deluge of economic data sent the euro soaring over recent days, investors will be keeping their gaze on central bank...

    34. May 17, 2015

      Tsipras letter reveals precariousness of Greece’s finances

      Greece came so close to defaulting on last week’s €750m International Monetary Fund repayment that the prime minister warned...

    35. May 17, 2015

      The simple core of the Grexit and Brexit conundrums

      There are two categories of problems facing the EU. There are those which are genuinely difficult to solve, such as the...

    36. May 17, 2015

      World’s central bankers braced for big divergence

      Since the global financial crisis, mankind has learnt to live with a third certainty along with death and taxes — monetary...

    37. May 15, 2015

      Draghi perches nicely on both sides of the fence

      “Men who can be right and sit tight are uncommon.” Coined by Wall Street trader Jesse Livermore, this saying works as well...

    38. May 15, 2015

      Hedge funds loom large in oil price moves

      Forget the interplay between supply and demand. When it comes to oil prices, hedge funds and speculators are exerting an...

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