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      Delayed rate rise may have softened US slowdown - NY Fed

      The Federal Reserve’s decision last year to delay the first rate rise since 2006 staved off a much sharper slowdown in...

    2. Fast FT

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      US stocks poised to extend rally

      US stock-index futures climbed on Wednesday after the S&P 500 index notched its best rally since early March as a deal...

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    1. FT Property

      Concerns are growing that some residential and commercial markets in key global cities...
    2. FT 400 Top Financial Advisers

      There appears to be no shortage of worries for American investors in 2016. Recent mark...
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    1. 10 hours ago

      China central bank sets renminbi fix at 5-year low

      China’s central bank set its daily currency “fix” at the lowest level in five years, tracking a weaker market price as...

    2. Fast FT

      15 hours ago

      Asian markets jump on Wall St lead, higher oil

      Asian markets were on track for their best gains in weeks as they took their lead from Wall Street and shot higher on...

    3. 23 hours ago

      Wall Street lifted by bank and tech stocks

      Tuesday 21:00 BST. Hefty gains for financial and technology stocks drove equity indices sharply higher on both sides of...

    4. Fast FT

      23 hours ago

      S&P 500 logs sharpest rally since March

      US stocks zoomed higher on Tuesday, with the broad S&P 500 notching its biggest gain in more than two months, as...

    5. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Discount rate minutes highlight rising Fed hawkishness

      The hawks are circling in. The number of regional Federal Reserve banks that voted for an increase in the rate the...

    6. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      US 2-year auction sees strong demand

      Direct bidders walked away with the largest portion of Tuesday’s two year treasury auction since October 2012, in a...

    7. May 24, 2016

      US fracking bust sparks surge in car debt

      A surge in overdue car loans in oil-rich parts of the US in the past year and a half has exposed the damage done by the...

    8. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      US stocks, dollar rise on economic optimism

      The bulls stormed Wall Street on Tuesday. US stocks zoomed higher by more than 1 per cent, while the dollar climbed,...

    9. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Gold slides 1% as hawkish Fed dulls allure

      Gold prices skidded to the lowest level in almost a month as rising expectations for a summer rate rise by the Federal...

    10. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      US stocks set to rise as dollar pushes higher

      US stock-index futures were solidly in the black on Tuesday as the dollar climbed against many of its developed-market...

    11. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      German equity investors feeling bullish - Sentix

      Investors in German equities think things will get better. A survey of institutional and individual investors released...

    12. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Turkey cuts rates again

      Turkey’s new central bank Governor Murat Cetinkaya has cut rates for the second time, having completed just one full...

    13. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Lira bounce helps emerging-markets currencies

      Emerging market currencies have gained a welcome reprieve after a market friendly appointment by Turkey’s new prime...

    14. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Markets: 'tedium with occasional bouts of violence'

      Equity benchmarks are mostly in the red while oil prices slip and the market appears cowed by uncertainty surrounding a...

    15. FT Alphaville

      May 24, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday - Delong versus Volcker. - Brad Setser makes a case for more public investment in Germany. - The...

    16. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Drifting

      With few major developments to push markets higher, US stocks, the dollar and oil prices drifted lower overnight. The...

    17. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      US stocks drift lower in light trading

      The S&P 500 sputtered on Monday, with trading volume on the Big Board running about 25 per cent below the 30-day...

    18. May 23, 2016

      Dollar bounce as US policy reappraised

      The dollar is heading for its best month in half a year as Federal Reserve officials talking up the prospect of a...

    19. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Dollar eyes best month since Nov on hawkish Fed

      The US dollar is heading for its best month in half a year, as Federal Reserve officials talking up the prospect of a...

    20. The Exchange

      May 23, 2016

      The Fed, the markets and expectation management

      Over the last two weeks, markets have priced in a notably higher probability of a 2016 interest rate rise by the...

    21. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Kenya unexpectedly cuts rates to 10.5%

      Kenya’s central bank has unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate by 100 basis points to 10.5 per cent, citing...

    22. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Israel keeps rates on hold

      Israel’s central bank has decided to hold steady, maintaining its main interest rate at 0.1 per cent in May....

    23. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Fed's Bullard on jobs and inflation

      The effects of a stronger dollar seem to be easing, while a fairly tight US labour market could push inflation up, St....

    24. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      European equities rebound led by banks

      European equities started the day with a sharp drop into the red, but have rallied since then, hauling themselves back...

    25. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      European bonds start week with a bounce

      European government bonds have started the week with a bounce, dragging down yields, as equities trade cautiously and...

    26. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Oil steps back; Japan's manufacturing shock

      Traders are starting the week in tentative mood, delivering mostly cautious equity moves and mild forex action, as they...

    27. FT Alphaville

      May 23, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday - Banks play fast and loose with what constitutes “cash on hand” in case of a crisis. - The Fed...

    28. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Asian markets slide as Fed stays in focus

      Asian markets outside China retreated on Monday as the growing prospect of the Federal Reserve raising short-term...

    29. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: US rates still in focus

      Investors have a chance to pause for breath after expectations for an interest rate rise from the Federal Reserve were...

    30. May 22, 2016

      The helicopter money drop demands balance

      Eight years after the 2008 financial crisis the global economy is still stuck with slow growth, inflation levels that...

    31. May 22, 2016

      US close to passing test for June rate rise, Fed official says

      The US is on the verge of meeting most of the economic conditions the Federal Reserve has set to increase interest...

    32. May 22, 2016

      Federal Reserve and interest rates: big questions for the week

      These are the key questions we at FT Markets are asking as a new week beckons. Where are short-term US Treasury yields...

    33. May 22, 2016

      Economists’ expectations grow over Federal Reserve rate rise

      Federal Reserve survey More than half of economists expect the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy at one of its...

    34. FT Alphaville

      May 22, 2016

      Podcast: our long chat with Paul Volcker (plus transcript and highlights)

      This episode is a two-part chat with Paul Volcker. In the first part we discuss his intellectual influences and early...

    35. Gavyn Davies

      May 22, 2016

      Reluctant partners: the Fed and the global economy

      The influence of the global economy on the decisions of the US Federal Reserve has become a topic of frontline...

    36. May 22, 2016

      A change of heart from Warren Buffett

      Our round-up of the week’s best markets comment and analysis from the Financial Times looks at a change of heart from...

    37. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Week ahead: US GDP, G7 summit, Greece

      The timing of the next rate rise dominated markets this week and next week attention turns overseas as investors focus...

    38. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      S&P 500 wobbles on week as traders eye Fed

      US stocks wavered this week, while Treasuries sold off, as investors digested hawkish minutes from the Federal Reserve....

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