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    1. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      US data deluge, ECB, Opec - Week ahead

      Investors: Start your engines. Next week is going to be jam-packed with key economic reports and closely-watched...

    2. May 27, 2016

      Voters need a credible alternative to populism

      The European Central Bank this week added its voice to a chorus warning of the dangers of populism. The surge in...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Markets are gearing up for the ECB's corporate debt spree

      The European Central Bank will be dipping its toes into the corporate bond market for the first time in its history...

    2. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      ECB set to top balance sheet rankings

      The European Central Bank is on course to break a record (look away now if you’re German). The prospect of an €80bn...

    3. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Bunds in demand, yet again

      Germany’s two-year debt yields have dropped to a two-and-a-half month low, while 10-year Bund yields have hit a 2-week...

    4. May 26, 2016

      Banco Popular’s €2.5bn rights issue plan jolts investors

      Shares in Banco Popular fell more than 20 per cent on Thursday, after the Spanish lender unveiled plans for a €2.5bn...

    5. FT Alphaville

      May 26, 2016

      Why the death of cash may have been exaggerated

      The Cambridge Security Initiative jointly led by Sir Richard Dearlove, former chief of the Secret Intelligence Service,...

    6. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      Banco Popular to launch share issue; stock tanks 23 per cent

      Spain’s Banco Popular has announced plans to raise €2.5bn from a share issue that will provide a major test of investor...

    7. May 25, 2016

      ECB set to accept Greek bonds as collateral

      Eurozone central bankers are set to take a big step towards rehabilitating Greece’s banking system next week by...

    8. FT Alphaville

      May 25, 2016

      The Greek government's equity portfolio

      According to data published by the Bank of Greece, which follows common standards set by the European Central Bank and...

    9. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Greece hopeful for new ECB bond waiver next week

      Greek officials are optimistic that the eurozone’s top monetary policymakers will take a big step towards...

    10. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Four things to expect after Greece's debt relief deal

      Greece’s creditors agreed a wide-ranging deal to secure debt relief for the country, after marathon talks in Brussels...

    11. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Greek bonds on the march after debt relief breakthrough

      Now there’s something you don’t see every day. Greek 10-year bonds are yielding under 7 per cent for the first time...

    12. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Greece reaches debt relief breakthrough with creditors

      Greece’s creditors agreed a wide-ranging deal to secure debt relief for the country, after marathon talks in Brussels...

    13. May 24, 2016

      ECB warns of populist risk to financial stability

      The rising tide of populism has raised the threat of economic and financial instability in the eurozone and could make...

    14. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Three things to expect from today's Greek eurogroup

      Eurozone finance ministers will be meeting in Brussels later this afternoon for their latest round of negotiations over...

    15. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Can Greece really pay back its debt?

      Greece’s international creditors have spent the last two weeks trying to thrash out measures they can agree on to...

    16. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Greek bonds jump bailout on hopes

      Bring on the debt relief. Yields on 10-year Greek government debt have fallen to their lowest level since mid-November...

    17. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      'Creative' ECB will defeat deflation says Praet

      The European Central Bank stands ready to adopt a “creative” approach to fight off adverse economic shocks in the...

    18. May 22, 2016

      Week Ahead Economic Outlook: Tick-up in EU activity expected

      Developments in the eurozone take the lead this week with the release of preliminary Purchasing Managers’ Indices for...

    19. May 20, 2016

      ECB to demand data on 100m eurozone business loans

      The European Central Bank will demand data on about 100m loans from across the single currency area as it attempts to...

    20. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Deutsche Bank: 'Sell ‘EM all'

      Emerging market currencies have edged up today after heavy losses this week, but according to Deutsche Bank’s quarterly...

    21. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Corporate bond yields dive ahead of ECB buying

      Yields have fallen below 1 per cent on more than half of Europe’s investment grade corporate bonds as prices surge in...

    22. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      German producer prices fall for 33rd month

      German factory gate prices fell for their 33rd consecutive month in April. In the latest setback for central bankers...

    23. May 19, 2016

      Flexible budget rules are in the eurozone’s interest

      Spain and Portugal are off the hook — at least for the time being. Wary of fuelling public resentment against austerity...

    24. May 19, 2016

      ECB steps up call for reform

      The European Central Bank has stepped up its calls for structural reform in the eurozone to support its own ultra-loose...

    25. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      ECB airs frustration at government resistance to reform

      The scale of the European Central Bank’s challenge in convincing eurozone governments to support its aggressive...

    26. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Euro bond market still humming

      It is yet another busy day in the European credit markets as the wave of supply unleashed by the European Central...

    27. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      European bond yields climb after Fed message

      Yields on the safest European government debt are rising this morning as investors take stock of an unexpectedly...

    28. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      German court to rule on ECB bond-buying plan

      Germany’s powerful constitutional court will finally deliver its ruling on the European Central Bank’s programme to buy...

    29. May 17, 2016

      Smoke, mirrors and helicopter money

      The term “helicopter money” is derived from a vivid image created by the US economist Milton Friedman in which a...

    30. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      BAML: ECB corporate QE could double size of market

      Since the European Central Bank unveiled its plans to start buying corporate bonds in March, the number of new bonds...

    31. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      European banks face risk 'profit shock' - ECB's Praet

      Rising levels of bad loans and higher costs mean Europe’s banks are at risk of a “severe profitability shock”, the...

    32. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Another 'buy' rating for a Greek bank

      The bandwagon behind buying Greek bank stocks is gaining momentum. Alpha Bank’s shares have fallen 94 per cent over the...

    33. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      ECB criticism stems from blurred lines - Weidmann

      The European Central Bank’s extraordinary stimulus measures have drawn criticism because they risk overstepping the...

    34. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Merged Italian banks to announce job cuts

      Banco Popolare and Banca Popolare di Milano, the two Italian banks merging to create Italy’s third largest lender, have...

    35. May 16, 2016

      European Central Bank faces renewed pressure in Germany

      The European Central Bank has come under renewed pressure in Germany, after a group of academics and business people...

    36. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Euro shorts lowest since pre-negative rates

      Euro short positions have dropped to a two-year low, falling back to levels not seen since before the European Central...

    37. May 15, 2016

      Should we get rid of the €500 note?

      Yes, writes Kenneth Rogoff The dirty little secret of advanced-country central banks is that the vast bulk of all...

    38. May 15, 2016

      Negative interest rates ‘poison’ German pension funds

      The German regulator has piled further pressure on the European Central Bank over its low interest rate policy, which...

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