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      Gold has best week in more than 2 years

      The gold price has just capped its best week since July 2013. Gold advanced 4.9 per cent over the week to finish at...

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      US jobs report triggers rally for dollar

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    1. 16 hours ago

      Dollar bounces after payrolls data

      The dollar extended early gains on Friday following the release of US jobs data showing a fall in the unemployment rate...

    2. Fast FT

      18 hours ago

      US jobs growth slowed to 151,000 in January

      America’s labour market has begun the year with a sharp slowing in the pace of job creation from the final quarter of...

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      Fund flows favour Treasuries over equities

      US stock funds were hit with a fresh wave of redemptions over the last week as investors rushed into haven assets,...

    4. Fast FT

      23 hours ago

      US jobs data keeps markets in thrall

      Equities indices are steady ahead of today’s US jobs report, which will exert an important influence on the Federal...

    5. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      January's US jobs report: what to watch for

      Robust jobs growth has been a more consistent feature of this US expansion than GDP, which has proved far choppier....

    6. 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...

    7. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Dollar moves in focus

      Ahead of the highly-anticipated US jobs report later today, Asian markets look set to diverge this morning. US and...

    8. February 4, 2016

      Wall St pares gains as oil prices retreat

      Thursday 21:00 GMT. US stocks pared solid early gains as the positive impact of a renewed slide for the dollar on crude...

    9. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      US stocks flatline; dollar continues slide

      US stocks zigzagged early on Thursday, while the US dollar continued its descent as investors took a gloomier outlook...

    10. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Sterling dips after BoE lone hawk folds

      Sterling has dipped after the long-standing lone hawk on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee caved in and...

    11. 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...

    12. February 4, 2016

      Risk of US recession low but rising

      Risk of US recession is low but rising The dollar is falling sharply, while the market bets ever more confidently that...

    13. February 4, 2016

      Lloyd Blankfein makes first TV appearance since chemotherapy

      Lloyd Blankfein made his first TV appearance on Wednesday after 600 hours of chemotherapy, saying the US economy was...

    14. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Goldman Sachs revises Fed rate call

      Goldman Sachs has dumped expectations for another interest rate rise from the Federal Reserve in March, owing to...

    15. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Another day, another oil price swing

      Asian stocks look unlikely to recoup heavy declines from yesterday’s session, despite a sharp recovery in the oil price...

    16. February 3, 2016

      Dollar hit by weak US service sector data

      Wednesday 21:00 GMT. The dollar took a hammering and shorter-term Treasury yields touched fresh three-month lows as a...

    17. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      US crude rises most in a week amid dollar decline

      Crude prices extended their rally on Wednesday as the US dollar weakened the most in two months. West Texas...

    18. February 3, 2016

      The messy aftermath of the Fed’s mistake on the interest rate

      December 16 2015 may go down as the date of one of the most monumental policy errors in history. The financial markets...

    19. February 3, 2016

      Dudley flags tight conditions ahead of Fed meeting

      Global financial conditions have tightened markedly since the Federal Reserve lifted interest rates in December and the...

    20. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Crude prices jump amid weakness in greenback

      Oil prices are zooming ahead in spite of a larger-than-expected increase in US crude and gasoline stocks last week....

    21. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Dimming odds of a 2016 Fed rate rise — chart

      Futures markets pointed to 60 per cent odds that the Federal Reserve will not increase interest rates this year, up...

    22. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      US stocks, dollar slide after disappointing data

      Financials led US stocks sharply into negative territory, while the dollar skidded more than 1 per cent, on the back of...

    23. February 3, 2016

      Free Lunch: Four takes on the Fed fumble

      Second thoughts Remember September? Markets seemingly couldn’t wait for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates —...

    24. FT Alphaville

      February 3, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Larry Fink, secret clubs of investors, and the buyback debate. - Goldman: “there are broader...

    25. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      US energy sector slides amid oil rout

      US energy stocks took a beating on Tuesday as crude oil prices tumbled 5 per cent amid worries about cooling global...

    26. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Gold to average $1,103 this year — LBMA

      Gold is unlikely to hold its gains this year, with a survey of 31 analysts predicting an average price of $1,103 a troy...

    27. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      US stocks sink as oil sells off

      US stocks fell, while the 10-year Treasury yield dipped to a nine-month low, on Tuesday after a sharp drop in crude oil...

    28. 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....

    29. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      RBA steady, but watching for "turbulence"

      Glenn Stevens is a known jazz fan, but did the RBA governor swap a fetching black beret for a rastacap and strum Bob...

    30. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Fed's Fischer: too soon to judge effect of market volatility

      It is too soon to judge how the recent spell of market volatility will affect the US economy and policy, a senior...

    31. FT Data

      February 1, 2016

      Nigeria's finances, the Fed's credibility, manufacturing outlook, and football transfers: the day in 4 charts

      February 1: the day in 4 charts Today’s top stories: Nigeria has asked the World Bank and African Development Bank for...

    32. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Citi: UK doves in 'overshoot territory'

      Has the Bank of Japan got the overseas doves overexcited? Not long ago, hopes were high that the Bank of England would...

    33. February 1, 2016

      Hopes high for February market recovery

      January’s pessimism will give way to a more upbeat February, if a snapshot of market opinion is any guide. A...

    34. Fast FT

      January 31, 2016

      This week: US jobs, BoE & Iowa caucuses

      The Federal Reserve said last week that it would monitor economic and financial developments and assess their...

    35. January 31, 2016

      Week Ahead Markets Diary: Latest on US labour awaited

      The Federal Reserve said last week that it would monitor economic and financial developments and assess their...

    36. January 31, 2016

      Economists see 20% chance of US recession

      Leading global economists now see a 20 per cent chance of the US falling into recession this year, and a diminishing...

    37. January 31, 2016

      We are the QE generation — and it is quite a burden

      Will quantitative easing ever properly end? To put it another way, will quantitative tightening ever start? As some...

    38. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Oil's rebound and 3 other charts of the month

      It was a wild month for global financial markets. Few if any asset classes didn’t at one point or another find...

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