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      Greek GDP fell 0.6% in Q4; not as bad as expected

      In the fourth quarter of 2014, Greek GDP contracted 0.6 per cent, the second consecutive quarter of contraction, but...

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      Eurozone economy expanded by 0.3% in Q4

      The eurozone grew by a steady but unspectacular 0.3 per cent in the final three months of 2015 compared to the...

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      Kill the €500 note, weaken the euro

      If all of those criminals and hoarders using it have to swap out into USD or CHF then that’s presumably what will...

    2. 14 hours ago

      Rush for havens as market turmoil intensifies

      Global financial markets endured a day of turmoil on Thursday as investor fears rose over the cost to banks of negative...

    3. 19 hours ago

      Market fears are feeding on themselves

      This wasn’t supposed to happen. As world stocks at last lapsed into a bear market on Thursday, so currency and bond...

    4. 22 hours ago

      Why negative rates may dominate in 2016

      Central banks are pushing their benchmark borrowing costs deeper into negative territory, punishing financials and...

    5. February 11, 2016

      Negative rates: Why does Sweden’s move matter?

      Sweden is a small economy. Why should we care about what its central bank does? The Riksbank’s decision to delve deeper...

    6. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      US stock-index futures tumble 2%

      US stock-index futures plummeted on Thursday, while traders darted into haven assets, after a steeper than expected...

    7. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      Riksbank: key nuggets from its statement

      A little reminder of the trouble with forward guidance, from Nordea: It’s not easy being a central banker, you know....

    8. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Buckle up: Swedish rates day tomorrow

      You know the drill: When it comes to Nordic central banks, it pays to expect the unexpected. And tomorrow is Riksbank...

    9. February 9, 2016

      European banks uneasy over deeper negative interest rates

      This year’s rout of European bank stocks has raised concern about how far below zero the European Central Bank can cut...

    10. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      European systemic risk concerns overblown - Goldman

      No, European banks aren’t hurtling toward a Lehman moment-type event despite warning signs from the credit market,...

    11. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Brace for -0.7% deposit rate from ECB, says JP Morgan

      Negative interest rates are so hot right now. The European Central Bank broke the seal and went sub-zero with its...

    12. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Too fast? How JGB yields could spring back

      Beware the backlash. Yields on 10-year Japanese government bonds went negative for the first time earlier today, a...

    13. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      The ECB's growing euro headache

      More easing, you say? And more to come? The euro is flying high regardless. One unit of the common currency now buys a...

    14. FT Alphaville

      February 9, 2016

      Tin hat time... everywhere?

      So far in 2016, yes. From Deutsche’s latest House View: We’re currently blaming the banks and mostly the European banks...

    15. FT Alphaville

      February 9, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - At times like this I’m happy I’m poor. - Chesapeake falling… Catharsis or beginning? - Oil:...

    16. February 8, 2016

      Paper pushers take issue with plans to scrap €500 note

      The rise in the terror threat has led to fresh calls to scrap the €500 note, long viewed as an easy means to finance...

    17. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Greek stocks at lowest level since 1990

      Greek stocks have fallen to their lowest level since 1990. The Athens Exchange Index has dropped another 6.7 per cent...

    18. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Down, down, down go German bond yields

      After a reasonably bright start, nerves are back in global markets, propelling Germany’s safe-retreat government bonds...

    19. February 7, 2016

      Through the past, darkly, for Europe’s central bankers

      Re-reading John Weitz’s biography of Hjalmar Schacht, Hitler’s Banker , I noted some interesting parallels between the...

    20. February 7, 2016

      Week Ahead Economic Outlook: All eyes on Yellen

      The market’s focus will be firmly fixed on Fed chair Janet Yellen this week, as investors search for clues about the...

    21. February 7, 2016

      Is this the year politics starts to drive financial markets?

      Is this the year politics starts to drive financial markets? The potency of central banks’ ultra-loose monetary...

    22. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Bank bonds battered, CDS market signals stress

      European banks’ bonds are getting hammered along with their shares, as the outlook for the sector becomes increasingly...

    23. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      JGBs on the brink: 10-years yielding 0.01%

      Looks like today could be the day. One week after the surprise from Tokyo and the introduction of sub-zero interest...

    24. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Asian markets slide ahead of US payrolls

      Asian markets were slipping ahead of a highly anticipated US jobs report on Friday and its implications for the Federal...

    25. February 4, 2016

      Why it would be wise to prepare for the next recession

      What might central banks do if the next recession hit while interest rates were still far below pre-2008 levels? As a...

    26. February 4, 2016

      ECB will not ‘surrender’ to low inflation, Draghi says

      The European Central Bank will not surrender to low inflation, Mario Draghi vowed, reinforcing his case for ECB action...

    27. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Draghi coos, euro... jumps?

      Honestly, what does a central bank governor have to do to weaken their currency these days? Quite a bit, it seems....

    28. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      German 2-year yield falls to -0.5% for first time

      How low can you go? Yields on Germany’s 2-year government bond has dipped below minus 0.5 per cent for the first time,...

    29. February 3, 2016

      Brexit deal: would City safeguards have stopped bonus cap?

      What does Britain’s push to boost rights of non-euro countries actually achieve?  The draft “safeguards” are billed by...

    30. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Eurozone service sector makes limp start to 2016

      The eurozone economy has made a “disappointing” start to the year, with growth slowing in both services and...

    31. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Kuroda strikes again, pressing down JGB yields

      Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda is trying to wield his magic wand again, just as the immediate impact on the...

    32. February 2, 2016

      Stocks slide in tandem with oil prices

      Tuesday 21:00 GMT. Normal service was restored in global markets as equities staged a sharp retreat in tandem with a...

    33. February 2, 2016

      Eurozone IPOs set to outpace US in 2016

      Equity bankers are expecting the European market for initial public offerings to outpace its US counterpart for the...

    34. FT Alphaville

      February 2, 2016

      Corporate bond yields and the cold pull of negativity

      With a h/t to Tracy Alloway… Here’s the dark — once implausible, now almost inevitable — future of European corporate...

    35. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Growth concerns gnaw at global markets

      Stocks, oil prices and government bond yields are lower amid lingering concerns over waning global economic growth....

    36. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      RBA: how chilled out is Glenn?

      In November, Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens told reporters that, ahead of the holiday season, “We’ve...

    37. February 1, 2016

      Japan’s surprise easing spurs on more negative yield bonds

      One of the world’s fastest growing markets is in something that, 18 months ago, did not exist. In mid-2014, there was...

    38. February 1, 2016

      EU to probe €500 notes’ links to terrorism

      The €500 note, beloved by gangsters and Greek savers, is now being investigated for ties to terrorism. The EU...

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